Colour for Everyone! – Whatever your Medium or Craft

Tutor: Jason Skill

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 9 people.

Full Day

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Was £95

This exciting day workshop with artist and tutor, Jason Skill, will open up your eyes to the world of colour and help you take your art or craft to the next level.

Learn how to mix and combine colours with greater accuracy and skill, whatever the medium. Jason will guide you through a basic understanding of colour bias theory. You’ll learn about about common colour combinations within art forms used by artists and designers. Discuss colour branding and even touch on the psychology of colour. So whatever your chosen craft or artistic medium, this workshops will build your confidence and understanding of how to use colour.

Please click on the title below to see a list of items to bring with you.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

This course can be explored using any paint medium

The following list is to help you put together your painting kit for the day.
Please use this to help you check off the equipment you will need to bring when packing for the day.

Drawing equipment
Pen and pad to take notes
A soft graphite pencil eg2b
A pencil sharpener
An erasure

Masking tape
Several sheets of kitchen roll
A kitchen cloth - the blue type you clean your work benches down with
paint mixing palette
Water pots
A colour wheel - This would be useful purchase to help you more fully understand colour. They can be found in art shops.

Please bring the brushes you would normally use when painting .

Watercolour or acrylic / oil painting paper cut or ripped down to approximately half imperial sheets size [ A2] or quarter of a full sheet [A3]this paper can be loose or in a pad. Please bring about 10 sheets of paper

Please bring all your colours. Jason will predominantly using watercolours in his demonstrations using the following colours

Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine blue
Prussian Blue
Cerulean blue
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium yellow
Cadmium Red
Quinacridone Magenta / permanent rose.
If you have an Alizarin Crimson this will work fine.
Raw Sienna
Raw Umber
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cobalt turquoise light
Viridian green
Titanium white
Chinese / Zinc white

Reference material
Jason will be working from images that can be downloaded for free from his website They can be found in the library section under classes. To access these images you will have to join the site [ This is free and only takes a few moments]. Jason will bring to the class a selection of the images that can be found in this section of the site for those who do not have access to a computer or have been unable to print off images at home.

If you already have images that you would like to work from, then please bring them to the class.

“It was excellent, I’m just starting to paint and Jason answered all my questions and puzzles.”

– Peter

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