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3 Sessions / 1 hours of work per session
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Topics
Illustration, Color Theory, Color Mixing, Watercolor, Fine Art, Creativity
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Watercolor Magic: The Basics of Color Mixing and Color Harmony

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Illustration, Color Theory, Color Mixing, Watercolor, Fine Art, Creativity
Course Description

In this class we will dive deeply into color. Color is very important, it sets the mood for your piece and if the colors you choose are not harmonious, your work will suffer. Mixing colors is equally if not more important, and so many people don’t know the basics of mixing. If you find yourself guilty of using paint straight from the tube, don’t worry it’s not a bad thing, but knowing how to mix will take your paintings to a whole new level. You will have full control of the colors on the page and will make colors that are one of a kind. Not to mention, you will save a lot of money, not needing to buy every color out there. In this class you will learn:

  • How to Mix on a Pallet
  • How to Mix Any Color
  • Tone Down Colors
  • Mixing Brown, Gray, and Black
  • Make a Color Wheel Chart
  • Mixing on the Page
  • The Basics of Color Theory
  • Collecting Color Inspiration
  • Make Harmonious Color Combinations
  • Make Your Own Inspiring Palettes

By the end of the class you will feel confident in working with colors and will feel more inspired to paint. If you master the basic techniques covered in this class, you are half way to becoming a color master, with time and practice you will start picking and mixing colors without thinking about it. This class will speed up the learning process. What are you waiting for? Enroll now to start your color journey!

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schedule

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Session 1: The Basics (December 11, 2019)
We'll go over the basics of mixing on the palette & using the three primary colors to mix any color!
2 lessons
1. Mixing on The Pallete
2. Just 3 Colors Exercise
Session 2: Exercises (December 18, 2019)
We will learn how to mix colors intuitively & then I'll show you how to mix colors on the page. With these new skills we'll have some fun with an exercise using the wet in wet technique!
3 lessons
1. Intuitive Mixing Exercise
2. Mixing On the Page
3. Color Play Exercise
Session 3: Color Theory & Final Project (December 25, 2019)
We will go over color theory & finding inspiration. Then we're ready for the final project! :)
3 lessons
1. The Basics of Color Theory
2. Inspiration & Final Project
3. Keep Practicing
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What You Need to Take This Course

A love of color & a willingness to play! ;)

& of course watercolor paints, brushes, and paper!

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