Monday, April 25, 2011

Online Color Theory Class

next class begins May 23, 2011
9 week online course $60

Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you'll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create helpful charts, all providing you with the tools you’ll need to see color in a whole new light.

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As part of this class you will start a color journal and learn to mix color using textile paints, creating charts to address the different color theory principles.

Lessons include:
The color wheel
Color Schemes
Tints, Shades and Tones
Value Color Studies
Complimentary Color

The class website is designed for students to work at their own pace with each lesson accessible at any time. The lessons include color diagrams and examples with explanations of the different principles for working with color. After each lesson you will make a useful chart, from color swatches that you create by blending different colors of paint, to help you understand the concepts being covered each week. An accompanying online discussion group allows students to share work, get feedback and ask questions through out the class.

a testimonial from one of my recent color theory students:

First, I want to thank you for the wonderful lessons and recommended book. I took my time with the lessons and really tried to understand the material. I am a bit embarrassed to say I have been sewing for 20 years and am just now taking the time to explore color- in the proper way. And really take a look at the color wheel and UNDERSTAND it's use. Not just pick it up and take it to the store with me. Very sad how much I have been missing.

I have dyed fabric for the past few years and am amazed at how much this class will help me as well.

I was most intrigued by how much I loved the burnt sienna palette and never liked these colors before. Seeing how they interacted with each other was really lovely. it was another lesson on how I must try colors and not just rely on the safety of certain colors.

I do again thank you. I would recommend this class to one and all. I was intimidated by the thought of painting but I shouldn't have been. Because that just isn't the point.

With much more enthusiasm for color and appreciation of a great teacher


  1. this is fascinating I am looking forward to reading the book I love learning new techniques and you always have such interesting things in your blog.

  2. This class sounds wonderful. Since I am in the process of buying a home and then movinng, I don't want to add another thing to my plate right now. How often do you offer this class and do you know when the next Color Theory Class will be?

    Sorry, the way my computer was set up does not allow me to access your email by pressing on your 'email me' button. Thanks.

  3. I am not sure when I will run the class next, maybe end of summer early fall. I typically run the class 2-3 times a year for 20-30 students.

    I have begun to offer the class to individuals as well, because the class is run at your own pace and I typically let students have access to the website that contains all the class lessons and charts for 6 months. The only negative to working independently is not having the yahoo group to share information with other students, I would still be available to answer questions though.

    If you decide you would like to do the class independently when your schedule opens up just let me know.


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