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Spring 2022: Mixing Colour

Venue: Online

Dates: This workshop ran on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 26th February 2022 until Saturday 13th  March 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Over three sessions we will explore different ways of mixing paint to achieve the colours that you want.

We will work in watercolour, but the methods you will learn can be used for mixing acrylic and oil paints as well. You will learn why some of your paint mixtures produce ‘fresh’ colours and some produce ‘muddy’ colours. You will experiment with colour matching.  As well as mixing colour, we will discuss the sheen and texture of paint and how it affects the appearance of colour, as well as the way colours interact with one another optically to create an illusion of colour. By the end of the course, you should feel more confident about mixing and adjusting paint colours.  You will have learnt some ways to match a new mix to a previous colour and you will have made a set of sample boards to use for reference in the future.


This workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Sarah Hocombe. Sarah is a fresco painter and illustrator, with a special interest in silhouettes. Her illustration work has featured on products for well-known brands. Sarah is an experienced Creative Dimension Trust Tutor, and was a Visiting Lecturer at UAL for many years.



Students must report for group teaching at 9:30am. Classes will finish at approximately 4pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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