Creative colour - Introduction to painting

Creative colour - Introduction to painting


Explore the wonderful world of colour!

This workshop aims to take you through simple colour-mixing techniques to enable you to paint with confidence. Have fun working through a range of exercises in a relaxed & informative way. Perfect for beginners, there will be lots of demos and step-by-step instruction.

We’ll start off with the absolute basics of colour mixing using just a small set of primary colours, creating a wide range of tints and tones – you will never need to buy lots of different tubes of paint ever again!

From colour swatches to creative compositions, this is a fun way to play with pigments, learn a little colour theory and create some mini works of art along the way!

You can work in watercolour, gouache or acrylics – the emphasis is on understanding colour rather than specific paint techniques.

What to bring:

A packed lunch

Watercolour or mixed media paper (200gsm or heavier) – several sheets of A4

Acrylics: Process Cyan, Process Magenta, Process Yellow, Black, White (I would recommend Daler Rowney System 3)


Watercolour: Phthalo Blue, Permanent Rose, Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow, Paynes grey or Black, White (white gouache is best)


Gouache: Primary Red, Primary Blue, Primary Yellow, White, Black

Brushes – I would recommend a flat synthetic & a round synthetic.

Dip pen or feather

Mixing palette / plate

Kitchen roll, water pots

Apron or old shirt to over your clothes (especially if using acrylics!)

Oil Pastels if you have them – not essential.

A small selection of paints are available to purchase at Micklems Farm on the day at a cost of £6.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

All other materials

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using "message the tutor" on the course page. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginner

Number of students: 10


Madeleine Murray at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

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Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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