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Color Theory

Uncover the secrets of using colors to evoke emotions and create stunning visual masterpieces. Explore color psychology and unleash your creativity with expert guidance from seasoned artists.

  • Intermediate
  • 18 and older
  • $300
  • 1601 Irving St, San Francisco, CA
  • 14 hours over 7 sessions
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this painting class:

This workshop will help art lovers master their ability to see and understand color as well as light. Learn about the science behind color, color mixing, how to organize a palette and effortlessly pick colors that work well together.

Detailed Schedule

  • Day 1: Introduction and overview of color and course: hue, value, saturation, analogous, triadic etc. Moods and emotion in color. Project: create your own munsell color system using paint chips.
  • Day 2: The science of color: discussing light as a spectrum. Different light sources that are either cool, neutral, or warm lights. Sunlight, moonlight, candle light, fluorescent light, neon light. Ultraviolet and infrared. Achromatic painting.
  • Day 3: Color mixing, color strings: organizing a palette. Painting a fruit using organized premixed colors.
  • Day 4: Colors in a portrait: why are there more reds in some areas and then more yellows in others. Projects: paint chip or construction paper portrait.
  • Day 5: Colors in the landscape: why is everything more blue when it recedes? Project: paint an impressionist landscape with acrylics. Starting a project.
  • Day 6: Finish the landscape painting project.

Refund Policy

We do not provide refunds for ongoing classes tuition, courses or camps payments.

  • However, full credit towards future booking or transfer to another camp/course will be offered for any cancellations made up to 2 business days before the camp or course starts.
  • Ongoing classes can be canceled with a 31 business days prior notice.

You can make up a missed class on another day when we offer the same age/skill group class. The make-up class should be arranged in advance, no drop-ins. Limit 2 make-up classes per month. Make-up classes are subject to the availability of space in a similar class. We reserve the right not to provide make-up classes or terminate the class enrollment for repeating truancy.

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