Colour Mixing in Pastel

Colour Mixing in Pastel

How to mix your colours When you Don’t have a palette

Do you really have to buy lots of soft pastels to make sure you have all the colours?

Take this short course to learn how to mix your colours. Save yourself a fortune buying pastels – work with what you’ve got!

Level: Total Beginner

This mini course is
in membership to Sophie’s Art School

Were you told you need a gazillion pastel sticks because you cannot mix colours?

You CAN mix colours and you should mix colours! Creating art is not ‘paint by numbers’ and so we do not need a ready-made colour for everything. We mix in order to create subtle shades, transitions and liveliness. Your own unique way of mixing will emerge and contribute to your own style.

Take this short course to learn how to layer your colours and create the most amazing shades


4 short video lessons and an assignment for you to do. You can post your assignment in the private online community for support and feedback. 

1. Mixing Colours You Don’t Have

2. Basic Colour Mixing With Primaries

3. A Painting Demonstration

4. How Did The Old Masters Do It?

5. Now It Is Your Turn!

  • Working with soft pastel sticks or pencils
  • Basic colour mixing with primary colours
  • A painting demonstration in real time
  • Learn how the old masters did it
  • Post your work in a private community
  • 4 Short video lessons (5-10mins each) + extras

All in an easy bite-sized format