Vicki Norman

Mastering Colour

2 days: 2nd-3rd September 2019

Do you find it difficult to achieve accurate colour? Or to make your paintings sing? Study with expert colourist and Michael Harding Paints ambassador Vicki Norman.

What students will achieve

Taking a technical, academic approach to colour, we will study traditional colour theory to produce colour charts and resources to use for future reference. Then, we will use these charts to learn how to match colours accurately and reliably. Through a series of exercises and lectures we will deepen our understanding of colour harmony and balance, finding out how and why colours affect one another in a piece of artwork.

Focussing on how we can employ colour within our work we will learn about the creation of harmonies and how to create a ‘palette’ that will express the mood of your painting more clearly. Suitable for painters in any media with some previous painting experience.

Suitable for painters in any media with some previous painting experience.



3 days: 4th-6th September 2019

‘Plein Air painting’ or ‘Painting on Location’:

Beginning in the studio, this course will give you the specific techniques and methods needed for painting on location.

What students will achieve

Discover how to plan a successful painting with just a few simple steps and some basic principles. Learn how to capture atmosphere and convey a sense of distance and scale in your paintings. You will progress to making outdoor studies of beautiful Bath!

Each day will focus on a different location and aspect of painting ‘en plein air’. We will study composition choices, the use of colour, brushwork and how to create focal areas in our work.

Suitable for painters in all media. Some prior painting experience is helpful.


2 day course: £220

3 day course: £335

5 day course (the above classes taken together): £550