Details for "Colour Mixing on Zoom by Monica Burrow"



Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25 9:30 - 4 with lunch and mid morning and afternoon breaks

"Colours Monica" by Ann Hilton


"Colours Monica" by Ann Hilton



If you have ever wondered how to mix a certain colour, why you couldn’t get a particular colour you are aiming for, how to avoid buying so many tubes of paint, how to use the tubes you already own, how warms and cools can be used to make colour, making neutrals, or mixing darks, then what you learn in this course should help you overcome a lot of these issues.
This course involves a methodical series of colour mixing steps accumulating exercises in a prescribed way. You will not be creating a painting. It will involve careful listening to instruction working through steps mixing specific pigments on your end.
At the end of the course you will have a colour recipe book that you can build on, to make colours that you can go back to and replicate, combined with results of your own exploration. A goal is that you will start to see patterns and start being able to predict more about what to expect when you mix the contents of two tubes or add in some from a third. Aims of the class: having more confidence to mix colour independently, to understand the breadth of what the colours you own can, or cannot do. You will see share screen info to help you visualize along with me speaking. There willalso be face to face conversations at times at various points in the screen share presentation.

Monica Burrow - 

Monica is primarily a landscape painter working in acrylic. Her work shows an attraction to colour. Often colour is the element that motivates her to paint. She holds a BHe from UBC with courses in design. She has been painting for 28 years and although self taught, she has taken a wide variety of workshops. She is trained a a teacher

 Difficulty Level - Beginner and  Intermediate

***As colour is colour, you could use oil or watercolour paint, but drying time for oil would affect how you are able to build up your book.

*** Reviews on Monica's website

Supply List (materials not included)

** Oil people pleass contact ahead of supply purchase.)

-HB pencil, and a very clean eraser

-12” ruler

-Pencil sharpener

-Ball point Pen w black or blue ink, Also a Black Sharpie with a good amount of ink

-Sketchbook Spiral Bound no smaller than 7” x 10” with 140lb cold press W/C paper pages MINIMUM 24 SHEETS (48 page faces)

We will have a use for all 48 pages. If you have more you can use them in future.

The spiral binding is crucial for having the book lay flat while you are working.

Here is the link to the Sublime Art Materials Website where the sketch book I recommend is described. You don’t have to buy from Sublime, but try to find something very similar at your art store of choice. Sketch books without watercolour paper are unsuitable as the paper gets wet and ripples. If you cannot find one, you can cost out buying full sheets of 140lb cold press w/c paper, cutting them to 7 x 11 (1/8) sheets and punching the 7” end to tie together or put in a binder.

- a few sheets of lined paper if you are big notetaker.


  • 1/2 sheet 140 lb watercolour paper (a full sheet is 22 x 30 and you can paint with any medium on w/c paper so the second half can be used in future)


  • one inch flat acrylic synthetic bristle brush that comes to a knife edge at the bottom of the bristles - you can use a half inch synthetic flat too. (no hog bristle type brushes)

-Pigments - Artists’ grade acrylic heavy body— make sure you have at least a half tube worth and the paint is in good condition.

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue Genuine (expensive) or Cerulean Blue Hue (affordable)
  • At least one of Diarylide Yellow OR Cadmium Yellow Deep (at least one Egg yolk type yellow)
  • At least one of Hansa Yellow Light, OR Cadmium Yellow Lemon  ( at least one Lemony yellow)
  • At least one of Pyrrole Red, OR Cadmium Red Middle, or Cadmium Red Deep (tomato colour) You may use the Cad hue versions as well if you have them. They are also cheaper.
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson (a raspberry, wine red)
  • Titanium White - start with min half lg. tube or pretty full small tube
  • Other paint you have without bringing so many colours that mixing decisions become difficult. ***If you have dried out tubes of Acrylic or oil leave those in the cupboard.***

- good sized Palette (mine is 12” x 15”). Can also use a large palette paper pad.

  • in addition any other flat surface such as plexiglass or metal as we will be mixing a lot of colours
  • Paint Scraper w razor type edge or drywall knife type scraper for cleaning metal or plexiglass surfaces.

- Apron or paint shirt 

- Spare old small towel scrap or washcloth that you can get dirty (to dry brushes)

  • 1/2 a roll of Paper Towel

- Water Container

Pack Lunch and snacks, confidence, enthusiasm, and positivity. Let’s learn and create colour!


My Online Workshops Explained:


Many online art classes these days are offered in passive format where you are sold the right to watch a series of videos which you work through without the instructor physically present. This allows an instructor to sell the workshop to hundreds of participants. Interaction is often via a companion Facebook group acting as a forum for participants to interact socially and work wise, some without much instructor interaction, and outside of the lesson practice.

I have chosen to operate my online classes in a smaller, more direct way, where I can interact with you more personally, providing an experience closer to that of in-person workshops. It allows for real time info that you can record by note-taking. You will be able to see me and your classmates, as well as participate in live Q & A with others. This can often answer things you may be puzzling about. You will have hands-on chances to paint your own work from start to a foreseeable finish. I will do a demo for you on the morning of the second day.
Suitable for beginners with some confidence about making art, and including curious intermediates.
I have been teaching a Drop In this way since mid March 2020 and with successful learning happening I have switched my classes to online.

Held entirely on Zoom from my studio to your home & vice versa!
Participants need a laptop, desktop or tablet in order to participate. ***A smart phone will not work as the screen will be un-workably small.*** It is helpful to have a smart phone as a camera during the class & for emailing me photos, but not imperative.
2 consecutive days
9:30 am to 4 pm Pacific Standard Time Zone in British Columbia, Canada, with 2 x 15 minute breaks, and 1/2 hr lunch break.
(must be set up and ready to learn at 9:30am PST when class begins.)

Must be comfortable with the Zoom platform, using video on and off features, un-muting and muting, physical positioning of your device on your end for best viewing, understanding that muting needs to happen any time your device is moved, if family or pets come into the space you are using as your classroom or anyone wishes to speak to you during the class. The class will not pause for ringing phones, family interactions etc. Unfortunately, I am not able to provide tech assistance with the Zoom app, as well as teach everyone at the same time. There are tutorials online on how to use Zoom that one can use to familiarize oneself with how it works.


Cost & Status

  • CAN$190.00
  • CAN$175.00 with Member Workshop $15 Discount
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2021-01-19 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2021-04-24 23:59:00

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Gallery 1710

Located just off Highway 17A:
1710 56th Street
Tsawwassen, BC


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 Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 4pm