colour mixing freedom,colour mixing workshop,Colour Mixing Freedom Now.

Colour mixing freedom is something all new artists long for. If you want the short road, then frankly you need to get some tuition on it. I spent many years painting and it wasn’t until I went to a professional artist to get some help with my drawing that I realised I actually had a completely wrong concept about colour mixing. I am not going to say it is easy. It isn’t. However once you understand the principles behind colour mixing you have some powerful tools in your toolbox. It’s only then that you can begin to really these tools and  get the colour mixing results that you could only dream of before. When you do not understand the principles involved in colour mixing, it always seems to be such a hit and miss affair. A bit of a lottery really.

You see, the issue is a scientific one, and until you actually understand the science behind it you cannot truly understand what happens when you mix two of your paints together. It is for this reason that I have put together two colour mixing workshops. There is a beginners and an advanced. A couple of weeks ago I told you about beginners workshop. Today I’m going to fill you in on what we do in the second Workshop. So if you have already done the beginning one and you are wondering if you really need to do the more advanced one, this post should help you to make that decision.

In the Advanced Workshop you will learn:

How to understand more advanced colour mixing knowledge. In order to attend this workshop you will have had to have done the introductory workshop first.

  • More on colour values
  • Mixing dominant and subordinate colour
  • Abstract Complementaries
  • Colour discords
  • Analogous colours and split complementaries
  • The psychology of colour
  • We will look at relationships between colours, how they affect each other and how you can use this to your advantage.


Colour mixing freedom,Colour Workshop,

Playing with complementary colours


A Payment plan is also available. You may spread the payments over 3, monthly payments of $80 per month for each workshop.

TIME: Workshops are from 9am—4pm. It is a full day so you will need to bring lunch.  Morning and afternoon tea are provided.

VENUE: Studio 1—60 Maitland Rd, Springfield

WHAT TO BRING: Once you have paid your deposit you will receive a follow-up email with details of what you will need to bring.  If you have any questions, please call or email me.

NB: When you have booked please email me that you have done so and I will email you a list of the materials you will need to bring.

CONTACT DETAILS: Kadira Ph: 04144 38121 or email

The bank details are below –

Please put your FIRST NAME, LAST INITIAL and the following codes depending on what you are attending ….    WKSHP I, WKSHP II  or BOTH WKSHP on your deposit I look forward to seeing you there and helping you navigate the minefield of achieving colour mixing freedom.Art Classes Central Coast

BANK: (Westpac Erina)

BSB: 032564

A/C:  255662

I look forward to seeing you there and helping you navigate the minefield of achieving colour mixing freedom.


This Weeks Question: Where are the gaps in your colour mixing knowledge?

Next Weeks Post: Discover New Insights By Mentoring Others!


Pix Credit: Photo by 422737 (Pixabay)

Studio News

Studio News In October

Studio News – this month has seen me working on two aspects of my art business. The first is my art classes and workshops and the second is the preparation that goes into a new body of work.

  • As I’m sure you know, there are very few artists who make a living from only selling their paintings and I’m not one of those fortunate few.
  • However I am fortunate in that My ‘Part Time’ job is all art related, so I run art classes and hold art related workshops.
  • This month I have been preparing for two colour workshops. This involves a lot of fiddly stuff organizing materials, printing books, making colour charts and samples and generally making sure everything is in order.


Studio News,Preparing Books

Preparing Books


There is a lot of hands on colour mixing and matching of colour shades and tones, so the preparation of the materials for this is quite time consuming.

Studio News,Paint chips for Colour workshop

Preparing Paint Chips for the workshop

If you would like to know more about the workshops take a look at ‘Colour Workshops’

The first workshop was yesterday – Sunday the 11th of October.

Studio News,Colour mixing workshop

Yuley and Hannah having fun


 It was a great success and here is what some of the students had to say…..

“Really Loved it!, Thank you! Learnt more in this session than my design course class notes.” …… Tessa Thyne


“Enjoyed the experience and met my expectation. Professional presentation . Great pace, great company!  Yes would recommend.”…………Hannah Teichert


“Thank you Kadira, the workshop was wonderful.  Easy to understand, step by step instructions and exercises”………….Julie Mac





This Weeks Question: What workshops would you like to attend, to upskill your own creative journey?

Look For Next Monday’s Post: Review – The Gosford Art Prize?

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