Colour Workshop Part 1

In this introductory one day workshop you will learn about the complexities of colour in a straightforward way. Beginning with an understanding of colour biases you will create sophisticated palettes, through observing how colour is relative and constantly changing.

Throughout the day you will be using paint and palette knives to mix colours that demonstrate an exploration and understanding of:

Complementary colours and how to use them to create chromatic greys and colours that  'have no name'

Analogous colour schemes and how these can be used to create harmony

Colour temperature and how there are no such things as warm and cool colours

The relationship between colour and tone

Colour discords and how to use them to great effect

How to mix colours from observation, quickly and accurately

Resources includes Powerpoint and notes to take away

This workshop is for anyone who loves colour and is a little bit flummoxed by it

Cost £130 pp

Location Dry Drayton, Cambridge

Time 10am to 5pm

Materials available to use in studio

Upcoming workshops
Saturday October 2nd - fully booked
Saturday October 16th - fully booked
Saturday November 13th - fully booked
Saturday November 27th - fully booked
Saturday December 4th - fully booked

To book please email:

If you are interested in a workshop but cannot do any of the dates shown then please contact to discuss alternative or future dates as extra workshops can be arranged if required.

"Having the time to really focus and learn in depth about something you thought you knew is refreshing and enlightening. I felt stretched and loved how Juliet explained things. You're going to have a great day!'"

Pam Smy, Illustrator, author and Orange Beak Studio tutor

Further Information

Location: my studio is based in Dry Drayton, which is a small village just North of Cambridge. It is easy to reach by car, being 5 minutes from the A14 and there is plenty of parking right outside. If you are coming by train a lift is usually available to and from Cambridge station (aim to be at the station for 9.30am).

Studio address: 3 Searles Meadow, Dry Drayton, Cambridge, CB23 8BW

What to bring: materials are provided, including use of paint, paper, palette knives and glass palettes, but feel free to bring your own water based paints if you wish. Drinks and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Classes: due to the small class size (maximum of 4 people) you will get a high level of quality individual tuition and personal input. The focus is on practical work and there will be a lot of information to take in, however I provide notes for you to take away and try to ensure that you have the knowledge and confidence to continue your exploration of colour independently.