Are you feeling unsure of where to start with colour? Are you stuck in a palette rut? Tackle colour conundrums head-on and become masters of your own paint palette with this one-day course. Whether you work in paint, pastels, textiles, or mixed media, you’ll complete exercises that will help you discover various pathways to colour choices in expressive artwork when realism is not your aim. Explore how different colours can convey mood, atmosphere, and emotions, allowing you to infuse depth and meaning into your work. This short course will empower artists of all levels with the confidence to choose colour effectively; selecting your palette to craft harmonious or expressionist combinations to make the statement that you want. This will be a personal journey to find the colour combinations that work for you, through group exercises that will inspire you as well as give you the tools to use in the future. As the day progresses, you’ll apply the skills you’ve learnt to your own choice of subject matter, supported by one to one tuition and group discussion. During this course, you will: • experiment with collage to find new and inspiring colour combinations • discover your personal links between emotion and colour • understand how the colour you use is affected by the surface you are working on • discover the benefits of limited palettes and how to build upon them • paint a provided still life, interpreting what you see with your own expressive colour palette based on what you have learned. Sarah Watson is a practicing artist, painter and teacher who exhibits in shows across the UK and is represented by Gallery6 in Newark, Nottinghamshire. She featured on the Sky Arts television show Landscape Artist of the Year in 2016 and was accepted for membership of the exclusive Lincolnshire Artists’ Society in 2019. Sarah has a First Class Honours degree in Combined Arts from De Montfort University where she specialised in abstract painting.

What's included in the price?

One day of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ