Intro to Colour Theory in Acrylics Workshop

May 15, 2022



  • April 3rd (Sunday)
  • May 15th (Sunday)
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Instructor: Kate Brooks-Heinimann
  • Experience: Beginner
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $80 + Supplies


This workshop will give students an introduction to colour theory in acrylic paints. Topics include learning about value, the colour wheel, tints tones and shades, earth colours, discords and colour schemes. Students will leave with their own introductory colour theory guide made over the course of this workshop.



Registration Details

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Suppy List

– Variety of acrylic painting brushes (flat, round, filbert and a detail brush – recommend Opus Legato Acrylic Brush Set Assorted – need a flat #8 or larger)
– Variety of acrylic paint (must have a red, blue, yellow, white and black – recommend Opus Essential Acrylics 60 ml tubes: cadmium red medium, phthalo blue green shade, hansa yellow medium, titanium white and lamp black)
– Stretched and gessoed canvas or other primed painting surface (any brand, any size under 11” x 14”)
– Heavy weight paper (recommend Canson XL Watercolor Pad Size: 9X12)
– Sketchbook (or loose-leaf paper)
– Pencil and eraser
– Water jar
– rag / paper towel
– Palette
– Easel (only if you would like to bring your own. We do have table top and full height easels available on site)

May 15, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

McTavish Academy of Art
1720 McTavish Rd
North Saanich, BC, V8L-5T9