NEW! 4-Week Zoom Class Begins July 15 | $60
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm (PDT)
LIVE on Zoom (requires a computer, tablet or smart phone with a camera enabled).
Do you find color mixing a mystery? Do you always end up with a big blob of paint trying to get the right color? Do you get frustrated trying to figure out what colors best work together? Here is a chance to gain a basic understanding of color mixing. Learning the basic principles of color mixing is one of the main ingredients to creating artwork that feels cohesive and has a sense of harmony. Join me as I take you through easy to do exercises that will help you learn basic color mixology using the three primary colors, red, blue and yellow. You will learn how to mix the secondary and tertiary colors on the color wheel. We will also cover how to mix tints and shades as well as how to dull (desaturate) a color (hue). Discover how to create dynamic color combinations that creates impact to your artwork. You will gain an understanding of terminology such as hue, complimentary, saturation, tint and shades. In this workshop you will create your very own color wheel. All levels of art experience welcome. Adult ages 18+
If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing.
Here are the materials you will need for this class:
9 x 12 in. Canson XL (or other Brand), 140 lb. Watercolor Paper
Acrylic Paints: It’s very important that you get these exact colors listed or your color mixing will not be accurate. Any other Red, Blue or Yellow will not work.
Paint brushes (Sizes Thin, Small & Medium) 2-3 of each size if possible
Cup to hold water & brushes
Butcher Tray, painting palette OR white Plastic Plates (for mixing paints)
Pencil and black ultra fine Sharpie
30/60° Triangle 6″ or 8″ length (ie. Alvin, Ludwig, Fairgate, Westcott) View Example
Xacto Knife or Scissors
B & J “The Masters” Brush Cleaner and Preserver OR Cheap Bar of Soap
Plate, round lid, compass or anything to draw a large circle (to fit on a 9 x 12 in sheet of watercolor paper)
Mod Podge, Decoupage or Matte Medium
New to using Zoom?
Here is a quick video on how to join the classroom
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live? No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so I also offer a Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.
This is how it will work. After each class session you will receive an email from me with a link to the recording of the class. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for the duration of the class only.
Next live online class to be scheduled soon!
Self-Pace Online Course Option
If you prefer not to wait for the next Zoom class and would like to learn color mixing at your own pace, I also offer an online course version of this class.