The Colour Theory Blueprint

If you struggle to understand complex jargon and colour theory principles, then this short 15 day course is for you. This Kickstarter Course on How to Do Colour Mixing offers you the foundation to colour theory and easy ways to recall and apply it in practice. Learn easy methods to mix the right colours everytime. Paint freely and and confidently without interruptions to creative flow looking up recipes and complex theories. In this you will:

  • Learn an easy way to remember the colour-wheel system so you can master the use of key colour theory concepts for your paintings.

  • Identify how to mix a myriad of colours using only 5 colours and practice these skills by painting a whimsy owl

  • Uncover the secret to avoiding muddy colours in your paintings so you can then paint expressively to show your creative self.

Jump start your creativity

Never paint muddy paintings again - feel confident in being able to create multiple hues from a limited palette.

Bonus material

We love ensuring that you continue to benefit from courses you do with us. These three bonuses have been lovingly created to help you continue to build and nourish your well-being and creative processes.

  • Bonus material#1

    The 6-Point Star Colour Wheel System is a must-have tool for beginners to painting. It is an easy to remember version of the Colour Wheel for skilled and novices alike as it helps you recall the keys to avoiding muddy colours and colour scheme selection .

  • Bonus material #2

    If you are just starting off with colour mixing then you will find this handy 'Colour Explorations' workbook a valuable tool to jump-start your colour-mixing journey. Feel more confident mixing a variety of colours after having used this workbook to create a repertoire of your custom colour-mixing recipes.

  • Bonus material #3

    Grab this downloadable 'Colour-Mixing' resource Guide with links to books and programs that I have personally referred and used. This list will enable you to continue and up-level from the skills you have gained from this course.

Enroll Now for 'How to Do Colour Mixing Kickstarter Course'

15 Days to Vibrant Paintings

Colour is one of the key elements that helps to lend 'story-telling' voice to paintings. And getting the right colour-mixes when you are just getting started with paintings is one of the greatest challenges for most budding artists specifically those who love to learn by self. At the end of this course, you feel confident to mix colours of choice as you'll identify how to apply the basic colour theory principles in practice and avoid dull colours in your paintings. With post-grad qualifications and over 13 years of experience in art and design education I have enabled over 1000 students to get started on their creative journeys. So hop on board this online course and get started right now!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 : Welcome to the course!

    • Meet your Tutor

    • Introduction : Course Outline

    • How to navigate this course portal

    • Getting started with colour-mixing : Gather your art supplies

    • Before we begin...

    • Introduce Yourself !

  • 2

    Module 2 : Understanding Colour Theory : The Why, What and How to Vibrant Colour Mixing

    • Why do you need to know colour theory?

    • What is Colour theory : The basic definitions and an easy tool to use for colour-mixing

    • Free Download: 6-point Star Colour Wheel System

    • Colour theory Basics : Easy 'Set of three' Method and Tips for Better Colour Mixing

    • FREE DOWNLOAD : Colour Explorations Workbook

    • What are tonal values and how can you use it to paint better pictures?

    • How to paint a tonal value scale

    • How to use tonal value to create a understudy for painting

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Module 3: PRACTICAL Tips, Techniques and Fun Tutorial to learn Colour-mixing with limited palette

    • 6 Speedy Tips on How to Do Colour Mixing and get best results out of limited palette of colours

    • Colour-Mixing ONLINE TOOL : Speedy tool to design colour schemes

    • Tutorial: How to use 5 colours to paint a whimsy owl -1

    • Tutorial: How to use 5 Colours to paint a whimsy owl - 2

    • Tutorial: How to use 5 Colours to Paint a Whimsy Owl - 3

    • Tutorial: How to use 5 Colours to Paint a Whimsy Owl - 4

    • Mix your favourite colour

  • 4

    Module 4: How to Continue Developing Your Colour Mixing Skills

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...


What people are saying

5 star rating

Definitely worth it!

Rashmi Yadav

I used this course as 'Mother & Son' time with my 7 year old during school holidays. It began as fun but I was impressed on how the course has been de...

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I used this course as 'Mother & Son' time with my 7 year old during school holidays. It began as fun but I was impressed on how the course has been designed with such simplicity that my son was highly motivated and found the techniques really easy to follow. Thank you Soma :) I think it is highly commendable that your course can be easily followed by kids as well as adults. You are definitely my go-to person for Art & Wellness ! Looking forward to more courses.

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4 star rating

Colour Mix

Jeanette Evans

What an experience this colour mixing course has been. I had some knowledge of mixing primary colours but had no idea about complementary colours and tones. ...

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What an experience this colour mixing course has been. I had some knowledge of mixing primary colours but had no idea about complementary colours and tones. It has opened up a whole new world of colour mixing fun. Having a limited time created some pressures but it was good as I remained focused and motivated. There was some confusion on my part regarding the time frame but I work better with a deadline. It also gave me a reality check regarding some basic technology like uploading my work. However, Soma was most encouraging and helpful throughout. She is a very experienced artist and passionate about teaching. My own artistic efforts have been enriched with this course and I am very proud of my whimsy owl and blue toned bird. Thanks very much Soma.

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4 star rating

Great Course

Kaye Winthrop

As a uncreative person i found this course excellent. I was very happy witha surprised with my progress. Thanks Soma

As a uncreative person i found this course excellent. I was very happy witha surprised with my progress. Thanks Soma

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  • What is included in the course?

    The whole course is a self paced course which means it is not run "live"with lessons released each week. I will be checking in a couple of times a week regardless and will be checking on your progress. There are video lessons some of which have multiple parts, mini quizzes to self-assess your learning, as well as workbooks to download to help you practice what you learn. There are discussion boards under lessons where you can discuss, share your work, interact with your classmates and get feedback from me on the work you create. Plus you get access to a private Facebook group where you can continue your learning via peer-to-peer discussions, show and tell and connecting with old and new students.

  • Do I need any previous art skills to learn this course?

    Nope - this is suitable for all skill levels and no prior skills are required. Simply the desire to learn via exploration.

  • Can I change my mind?

    I am sorry but once you sign up then refunds will not be given. If there are technical difficulties I will work with thinkific to ensure these are sorted for you.

  • How will I be able to remember all that is covered in the course? Should I be making notes?

    The whole curriculum is designed so it's easy to remember with a free method enabling recollection of the basic concepts in practical situations. Plus you get a free bonus ' Colour Explorations' workbook which you can use to practice what you have learnt as many times as you need. However, I would also recommend jotting down notes, ideas and inspirations in a visual diary/sketchbook which will become your very own learning tool for future courses and activities you might pursue in your creative journey.

  • Is there a time limit for this course? Can I complete it at my own convenience?

    This is a two week course. However life happens and some may need bit longer to complete. Your fee buys 10 week access so you can catch up on lost time. I would highly recommend doing your best to complete it within this time frame so you get the opportunity to share and get feedback on your art projects that result out of this project.

Pricing options

One time price for the duration of the course plus 6 months extra to allow time to catch up!

  • $47.00

    Introductory price (40% off)

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Senior Instructor

Soma Mandal Datta

I am a mixed media artist from Perth, Australia. Amongst the numerous roles I juggle from being a mother, online lecturer at University to artist and art teacher, it's the last two that provides me with the fuel to get through challenges in my other roles :). I teach traditional art forms but my passion lies in teaching people ways to find their happy place through art. Having transformed my own life through an intuitive painting approach (rooted in expressive arts in art therapy), I am now super-passionate about showing people on how to create their own transformations in life/thought patterns by applying the principles used in intuitive art. I hope these courses bring about positive transformations in your life and empower you with skills to nourish your well-being.

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