Color Theory

This course will provide a firm foundation in color theory. Topics will include qualities of color, methods of creating contrast, color illusions, and physical and optical color mixing. Students will develop a handbook of color exercises for future reference.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Students will understand the difference between hue, value, and chroma to identify, compare, and contrast color qualities

  • Students will be able to accurately mix colors using warm/cool primaries

  • Students will understand how to use color to create mood and represent emotion

  • Students will be able to use color to create illusions of depth, transparency, and reflectance

  • Students will create a personal color handbook/manual to use for future reference

Required supplies:

  • 1 spiral bound sketchbook between 5×7 and 8×10 inches as preferred*

  • ½ inch flat acrylic/watercolor brush (no oil bristle brushes!)*

  • 1 small round brush for detail work*

  • Palette paper pad*

  • Pencil*

  • Ruler

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

  • The paint will be provided

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in the school store. Fleisher members receive a 10% discount on purchases.