• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

Based in colour theory and the primary colour palette, this 8 week hands-on ONLINE 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 them with practical applications. Focusing on these fundamental skills will give students time to revisit paint as a coloured material, experiment, and to build vocabulary as a painter. Interpretive colour mixing projects include working with flesh tones, observational colour mixing, and making chromatic greys.

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

8 weeks: Winter 2021: Tuition: $325 

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Kyla Brown is a Toronto based artist, educator and writer. She works in a project driven practice that includes community based works, subtle public interventions, drawing-installation and video works. Exploring mapping as a material practice, Brown’s work focuses on navigating city space, particularly in Toronto and London, Ontario. She has shown at the Khyber Centre for the Arts and the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Art Mur in Montreal, XEXE Gallery and Hang Man Gallery in Toronto, as well as DNA Artspace, ArtLab Gallery, and with McIntosh Gallery's community residency in London, ON. She earned her BFA from NSCAD University, and MFA from the University of Western Ontario.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
030Kyla BrownJan. 21, 2021 to March 11, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Winter 2021
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
8-week courses$325.00

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.


  • Reds: Cadmium (hue), Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium (light- optional),
  • Yellows: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium (hue), Lemon Yellow (cadmium light- optional)
  • Blues: Ultramarine, Cerulean, Cobalt (optional)
  • Titanium White 
  • Burnt Umber (a very dark brown). Burnt Sienna & Raw Sienna are very useful but not mandatory
  • Black*

* Note: Black will not be used in our regular palette, but black will be used for limited palette exercises, so you should have a small amount of it.  We will discuss how to create black.  We will discuss how to build a limited palette; with one of each primary colour, plus white and burnt umber.  

Optional MEDIUM: I suggest an acrylic gel medium with a low /semi gloss, not too viscous. Tri-Art is a good brand. Medium helps to extend the body of the paint and keep colour fresh looking


  • pad of Canvas Paper (16” x 20” or larger)
  • A sketchbook or notebook
  • Brushes: Inexpensive, long handled, hog bristle - 1/4”, 1/2”, 1” (flat, filbert)
  • Pad of palette sheets or a reusable palette that is white enamel or a wet palette with lid
  • Palette knife -metal, with a flat edge is best
  • 1-2 sheets stonehenge paper (22x30”) for the last three weeks
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Scissors and glue stick
  • Masking Tape
  • Rags (old cotton clothes) for cleaning up
  • Small spray bottle -TSA has some to use
  • Mirror to view whole head -TSA has some to use