Seminars & Training


Nick Harkness runs a wide variety of specially designed seminars for companies and their suppliers, run with our very successful one day seminars or we can work with you in designing a seminar to suit your company’s requirements.

Most recently seminars were held at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation atthe University of Melbourne plus Defence Science and Technology


Our Seminars

The intensive seminars will provide an insight into the influence of colour, the problems associated with visual colour perception and association of colour with quality.

To gain the full benefits of colour measurement and visual colour assessment it is important that one understands the inter-relationship between the two techniques and also fundamental colour theory.



Have everyone talking the same colour language! Colour communication between colleagues, suppliers and customers is vital in increasing productivity and decreasing rejected batches saving a lot of money.

Both visual colour assessment and instrumental colour measurement play an integral part in controlling colour quality in a wide range of industries. Quality control is a vital part of the manufacturing process in any industry. The demand for colour and appearance harmony is of a high order to endorse the perceived quality of a product.

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In House Seminars

In-house seminars can be crafted to suit a company’s particularly colour training requirements and can focus on colour issues in the design, marketing and production environments. The sessions enhance colour understanding and importantly help communication between different departments within a company.



A greater understanding of the colour theory for colour measurement and quality control.


“Easy to understand: made a very difficult topic understandable for us ‘non-colour’ professionals and was totally applied to our industry” 

— A Symons Heinz Australia, In House Seminar


Online Colour Course

In 2019, Nick Harkness, Colour Scientist, NHPL Sydney along with Professor Stephen Westland School of Colour Science and and Dr. Vien Cheung School of Design, University of Leeds welcome you to our online training seminar Colour Made Simple designed to teach the fundamentals of visual colour assessment and instrumental colour measurement for Industry, Design and Research.