• All Levels
  • Painting

Based in colour theory and the primary colour palette, this hands-on course focuses on developing proficient and accurate colour mixing. Through structured exercises and practice, students will develop their ability to make intuitive choices regarding saturation, temperature and value and implement using practical applications.

Spring 2020: 

10 Weeks:  Base Tuition: $422

Notes: This is an introductory level course that is suitable for painters who want to build their colour language skills.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
126Martha EleenApril 17, 2020 to June 19, 2020
TERM - Spring 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10-week courses$422.00

What you will learn

  • Accuracy
  • Intuitive skill
  • Colour theory
  • Colour application

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts in case you need to return materials.

Oil or acrylic paints in tubes.

NB: Names of colours vary with different brands of paint. This list represents the most common names for fairly pure, warm and cool tones of each of the 3 primary colours (red, yellow, blue). Pure cadmiums and cobalts are very expensive - buy the hues, they are cheap and mix well. Inexpensive paint brands that don’t include cadmium hues will have the same colour under different names, you can pick by comparing the colour to some expensive cadmiums of another brand. No Liquitex.

Basic Colours:

  • Reds: Cadmium red light (hue), Cadmium dark (hue), Alizarin Crimson
  • Blues: Cobalt blue (hue), Ultramarine blue, Phthalo Blue
  • Yellows: Cadmium yellow light (hue), Cadmium yellow middle (hue), Cadmium Orange
  • Titanium White: large tube
  • Brushes: Inexpensive, long handled, stiff bristle #2, 3, 4, 6 Bright (flat)
  • Canvas paper pad; size: 12" x 16" or larger
  • Pad of palette sheets
  • Beige Masking tape


  • Odourless Mineral Spirits