Learn how to avoid common pitfalls in colour-mixing, whether you are a novice or a professional painter. Andries Gouws teaches you how to use the three primaries to match swatches, then introduces a more restricted colour palette such as ochre-magenta-viridian or ochre-indian red-indigo. With this method you will discover surprising things about colour and get better at perceiving and mixing colours. Andries explains the essential notions of saturation, tonality and complementary colours; the distinction between primary and secondary and tertiary colours ; and how your colours can come to seem muddy, chalky or garish. The experience of working with three colours will forever enhance your understanding and mastery of colour, even if you return to a more extensive palette afterwards. You will paint from still life set-ups in the studio with a range of collected objects, including your own. The course includes a guided tour with Andries of the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, where you will investigate how painters of this era used colour and then, back in the studio, compare their use of colour to that of artists such as Cézanne, Arikha, Matisse and Bonnard.