No More Muddy colours…

…how to mix the colours you want when you need them.

Subject – The course is designed to help you improve your colour mixing. It will also provide you with a grounding in colour theory to help you make informed choices when you plan and paint your pictures.

Length of the course10 weeks

Starts 11th September 2017

Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.

Level  – would suit a relative beginner to painting or someone who has been painting for some time

Time –  Mondays from 10:00 until 1pm

3 hours per lesson

Paint medium – this course can be undertaken using watercolours or acrylics

Costs  £180

Dates to attend:

11th , 18th, 25th of September 2017

2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th of October 2017

Please note:  no class at half term, the 23rd of October 2017

6th, 13th, 20th  of November 2017

Why does Jason think  this course would be of value to you as a watercolour painter ?

Many painters I meet have problems with colour mixing. They are often unaware of the reasons why they muddy their colours and consequenrtly fail to achieve the striking colours they crave.

Learning about colour from someone who has already done years of research and experimentation will save you hours of frustration in your colour mixing or when trying to make sence of the sometimes over complicated writings on colour theorists. Jason has spent nearly thirty years devising ways to explain colour theory in simple language, explored in fun painting exercises that slowly build your knowledge until you can explain to others how and why you have achieved the resulting colours or effects. Let Jason take the strain out of learning about colour and within ten weeks you will have revolutionised your painting methods.

The location:

Stocksfield Community Association

How do you get there?

By train  – The Stocksfield Community Association is a short walk from the railway station  – see map below

By Bus   – Bus stops are marked on the map below

By Car   – There is parking in the railway station car park and some parking spaces in the surounding streets.

What will you do on the course ?

Jason teaches by providing weekly demonstrations of exercises to be undertaken. He also provides hand outs and talks that help you better understand the practical applications of colour theory.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Know your colours by name to help you visualise colours

Know your primary and secondary colours

Mix clean and bright colours

Create a multitude of delightful  greys

Create a colour bias wheel as a useful reference tool for thinking through colour mixes

Be able to look at a coloured object and mix a closely matching colour

Be able to explain and use colour bias theory in your mixing

Mix a multitude of useful greens

Explore batch mixing skin tones of varying colour and tonality

Split your colours into warm and cold

Create distance through warm and cold colour use

Understand a little more about how we perceive colours emotionally

Understand how to balance the amount of colours you use in a picture to create the most dramatic effects

Examine paintings from the past and recognise the planning of colour use

Paint a number of your own sketches and pictures that show a deeper understanding of colour

What will you need to bring ?

You can choose to undertake this course using either acrylics or watercolour.

Please bring your painting kit to the first session including: water pots, palette, brushes, paper, drawing board, kitchen roll and masking tape.

I would also bring a pen, pencil and note book.

Jason will advise you on any additional paint colours required at the first session after looking at the materials you have brought with you.

Jason will advise you each week about the materials you will need for the following session. Anyone unable to attend a lesson should contact him by email and he will advise them about the materials and colours needed for the following class.

Email contact

Jason has some inspirational photographs/ images to work from, but you may wish to work from your own reference.

How can you book a place on the course ?

By clicking on the BUY NOW  button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £180, made payable to:

Painting with Skill LTD

…to Jason Skill, Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE403ND

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment –  book early.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for friends and family ?

Course cost – £180

Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales.Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND