Artist Julie Bennett demonstrates how she works with a limited palette of oil colours.

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This could be a useful introduction to the concept of limited palette use and developing students’ awareness of colour theory and colour mixing. The class could discuss some of the terms Julie Bennett uses to describe the colours, “cool, warm, vibrant, serious”. How do these compare to words students would use themselves? The class could consider how thinking about their colour choices in these or similar terms can help them establish a feel or mood to their work.