Color Theory Part 2 w/ Tracy Felix
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Color Theory Part 2: Applying Color Mixing to Painting
w/ Tracy Felix

Date/Time: Friday / September 6 / 6:00 - 8:30pm

Cost: $75 - plus a $15 supply fee

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery   107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020


This follow-up workshop is for all students who’ve taken a beginning Color Theory class. In this one evening "Part 2" class, students will apply their color mixing skills to create a beautiful still life painting! 

In Tracy’s Color Theory + Color Mixing class, students learned fundamentals of painting; understanding pigments and knowing how to mix colors to get the desired effect is satisfying and helps students feel successful.  Her students know how much fun it is to learn from Tracy – her fun methods and enthusiastic, encouraging coaching makes for a GREAT workshop!

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 In Part 1, students created a split primary color wheel and charted colors to learn mass tone and tinting strengths. Other skills learned were how to read the paint tubes, blending with gel and using a palette knife. They also created a hand painted color wheel to have for future reference.

If you’ve taken a beginning Color Theory class, and if the concepts in the previous paragraph sound familiar to you and you want to learn more, this is the workshop for you. "Part 2" is a great application of the color mixing skills you have learned in Tracy’s color theory class -students will apply their newfound skills to create a painting! Tracy will take you step by step through the whole process: blocking in the shapes, laying in the main color areas, and then fine tuning the imagery into a pretty painting. She’ll describe how you mix the colors and why.

 Everyone will go home with their very own creation of a beautiful floral painting!

Supply List::


You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class.  Artspot's Web Site

All items on this list are available at ARTspot. Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.

 $15 supply fee - Tracy will supply a 14x14” canvas, use of additional brushes, acrylic gel medium and some additional paints for an additional $15 fee paid directly to her, in cash or check made out to Tracy Felix.

 Supply list is the same as Color Theory 1: Bring your selection of paints, brushes and palette from Color Theory 1.

Paint:  Use the same set of paints from the first Color Theory Class.
Tracy is specific in using Golden Acrylic Paints for this class. No student or economy paints are allowed in this class. You simply cannot learn about pigments with colors that contain fillers. If you are purchasing separately or using colors you already have, these colors below are specific. Please, no substitutions, other than those listed.
Or, Golden Color Theory Set of 8 colors, plus add yellow ochre or raw sienna. These are the required set of colors for Color Theory 1 and 2. It includes the first eight colors below.

  • Titanium White

  • Hansa Yellow Light (can substitute Cadmium Yellow Light, Azo or Lemon Yellow)

  • Hansa Yellow Medium or Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow

  • Napthol Red Light or Cadmium Red Light

  • Quinacridone Magenta (you can use the more historic Alizarin Crimson but your violets will be more "brownish" with this choice)

  • Phthalo Blue (Green Shade or Red Shade)

  • Phthalo Green (Blue Shade or Yellow Shade)

  • Ultramarine Blue or Anthraquinone Blue

  • Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna - this color is in addition to the Golden Color Theory boxed set

Tracy will supply additional paint colors as part of the $15 supply fee for Color Theory 2

Note on oil paints: You may also take this class using water soluble oil paints, but still need to meet color requirements listed. Ask ARTspot for assistance in matching colors.

 Brushes:  Acrylic Bristol Brushes, one or two of these type brushes:

  • #8, 10 or 12 flats or filberts (about 1/2" across) will work well for blending your color wheel. The new Connoisseur Synthetic Mongoose is perfect for this class! Ask for it at ARTspot!

  • Flat sided palette knife - super important for this class

  • For CT 2 - Tracy will supply use of additional brushes as part of the $15 supply fee

Once you have purchased artist quality paints, you do not want to discard your paints after a painting session. Tracy recommends investing in a palette that will keep your acrylic paints from drying out. You can use a rectangular Tupperware type container with lid or you can purchase a sealing palette for acrylics to keep paints from drying out. Tracy loves, recommends, and keeps in stock at ARTspot the Artelier Airtight Peel-Off Palette. It saves your paints from one painting session to the next and the lid is super easy to get off and on.


  • Small misting type spray water bottle to keep paints moist on your palette

  • Paper Towels

  • If you plan to use one of Cole’s easels during this workshop, whether a tabletop or standing easel, please call the gallery at (425) 697-2787 to reserve one.

  • Apron or old shirt

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at  Artspot's Web Site