Bradness Gallery 

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK.  Tel: 01273 400606

Colour Mixing and Colour Theory

2 day course with Emma Burnett  -  £270

A very practical and information packed 2 day course that will be useful

whatever subject or medium you work with.


Small classes in a lovely atmosphere with fresh coffee, cake, delicious lunch and wine.

All materials and sketchbook are provided.  Just bring yourself.


In this course each person will create their own reference sketchbook.

This will remind you about all you have learnt over the 2 days and you

can continue adding to it over the years.  

We will use the sketchbook for annotated examples of mixed colours and colour theory.  



What is covered


We will look at and understand

The colour wheel

Primary colours

Secondary colours

Tertiary colours

Cold colours

Warm colours

Colour harmony

Colour discord

Tonal values

Colour contrast and energy

Background colours

Paint quality

Fugitive colours

The effect of different papers; hot pressed and not hot pressed and absorbent

Earth tones

Desaturation of strong colours

Useful mixing colours such as burnt umber


We will learn to mix a range of soft greys and natural tones as well as other colours such as mauve that can't be bought.  

We will understand why colour mixing can fail.  


We will look at famous artists and their use of colour and why it works and the purpose of different colours within a painting.


All materials and sketchbook are provided.  


Course Dates


Saturday and Sunday the 27th and 28th April 2019  - Full


Wednesday and Thursday the 24th and 25th July 2019  -  1 place left


Saturday and Sunday the 12th and 13th Ocotber 2019