Colour Theory


Sharon Roberts is a visual artist based in Queensland. She is a painter who loves colour theory.


Her passion for colour is expressed in paint, pigments, paint-making, and in her process of art making - from limited earth-palette plein air watercolours to bold colour-fields.


Her sacramental use of materials, symbolism and emotive use of colour are an outworking of her faith.




Colour Theory - am

Are you confused by colour terms? Puzzled at how blue can be warm if it's cool? Are your colour mixes turning to mud? Have your wondered how colour can help us think about God?

In this elective we will be moving toward an understanding of colour, rather than a set of rules. We will learn basic colour terms and colour relationships, and introduce symbolic and emotive use of colour. 

Although we will be using watercolours in the exercises, the content of this elective will also be relevant for other painting and drawing media, and other creative pursuits that use colour. We will start with some basic watercolour techniques so if you are a beginner don't be concerned - we won't be painting 'pictures'.



  • White plate for mixing, preferably china (not to be returned to the kitchen after using for paint, so an old one is best)

  • Paper towel or rags

  • 2 jars for water to clean the brush and to dilute the paint 

  • Old towel (hand towel size is fine)

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Note-paper



  • Watercolour paint (3 x 10 ml tubes)

  • Brush

  • Watercolour pad

  • Pencil (2B)

Additional Fee: $85

Max & min numbers apply, make sure you indicate a second choice for morning elective when registering in case your first choice is unavailable