Short courses


Colour for Painters (Evening Course)

  • 2.5 hours per week
  • 8 weeks


This eight-week course will help you develop your understanding of the role of colour in your painting.

You'll learn about colour theory, develop colour skills and learn to apply these to your own ideas.

By examining the principles of colour dynamics and the psychological effects of colour, you'll become more confident using colour in the way you approach personal source material. 

Classes are held on Thursday evenings, from 6pm to 8:30pm.

This course is run by the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

Course content

Sessions will involve practical exercises working from observation, colour theory and secondary sources.

You'll learn through demonstrations, workshops and conversations as well as examples from historical and contemporary painters.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for those who have some experience painting, and want to develop their skills in using colour.


You can request an attendance certificate after completing the course. These can only be supplied during the year you take the course and can't be produced retrospectively.


The cost is £375.

A 10% discount is available for UCL current students and staff. To claim this discount, you'll need to enter your UPI number (on your UCL ID card) when booking.

This fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, palette and drawing board and studio space.

The fee also covers the cost of materials supplied by the Slade. Once your booking is confirmed, you'll be sent details of which materials will be provided and which you'll need to supply yourself.

Further information

Read more about this course and others on the Slade website, which provides information about booking and cancellations.

Course team

All tutors are practising artists

All tutors are practising artists

Course tutors for this evening course are Caroline de Lannoy and Tom Worsfold.

Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 15:59