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Colour Theory Workshop

Colour Theory Workshop

In Person Class

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of color during this intensive two-day workshop dedicated to color theory. Have you ever encountered the frustration of your colors turning muddy while painting? Have you struggled to achieve a vibrant purple by simply mixing red and blue? The conventional teachings of color theory from our school days often fall short when it comes to the intricacies of painting. Fear not, for in this workshop, we will unravel the secrets of creating dynamic and vibrant paintings. We will delve into the techniques that make colours sing on the canvas, empowering you to unlock the full potential of your acrylic palette. Join us as we explore the effective use of colours, unearthing the nuances that will breathe life into your artwork and elevate your painting skills to new heights.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Basic colour theory and why it’s not working
  • Understanding your acrylic colours
  • Tints, shades & tone
  • Understanding value and the role it plays
  • Different colour schemes
  • Mixing beautiful greys
  • And much more

A Note from The Tutor

‘A common stumbling block in painting lies in the understanding of colours. The vast array of colour variations across different brands can be overwhelming, especially when faced with numerous options for red pigments. Knowing which specific red to use in order to create a vibrant orange can be challenging. It is precisely for this reason I have curated this workshop, dedicated to unraveling the truth behind colour theory. By participating in this workshop, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate world of colour, specifically tailored to the realm of painting. Together, we will embark on a journey of discovery, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the complexities of colour selection and achieve remarkable results in your artwork.’ Michelle Gibbs

Workshop Details

  • Tutor: Michelle Gibbs
  • Dates: Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th April 2024
  • Times: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: Artists studio cabin in Horndean
  • Materials are included in the price including paint, brushes, paper
  • Note: Paper will be provided but it is recommended to bring a small canvas no larger than 16 x 12 inches. The tutor will also provide images to choose from, however if you have any of your own please bring the printed version with you.
  • Teas and coffees are provided
  • Class Size: Maximum of 6 people

Ability Level

This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to develop their knowledge of colour. From beginners to more advanced.

What to Bring

  • Old clothes / apron
  • Lunch
  • Bottle water / drink (tea & coffee provided
  • Canvas (optional) 20 x 16 inches max (I do have some if you wish so please bring cash, £7 each)
  • Any images you would like to work from, printed out


  • 2 day workshop: £165.00
  • Due today (deposit): £50, balance due 4 weeks before workshop date.
  • Please not deposits are non-refundable

Availability: 6 in stock

Availability: 6 in stock

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About the Tutor

I’ve been painting since 2003 and teaching art classes both on and offline since 2010, It has been incredibly fulfilling to witness the growth and transformation of countless students on their quest to become better painters.

I completely understand the frustrations that often accompany the process of learning to paint, as I’ve personally experienced it too. There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there, and not all of it is reliable or helpful. That’s why my mission is to make this artistic journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible for my students.

Nothing brings me more joy than being able to provide guidance and support to those embarking on their painting journey. I’m here to help you navigate through the challenges and discover your unique creative voice.

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