Color Theory Part 2
w/ Tracy Felix

Date/Time: Sunday / March 26/ 11-5pm

Cost: $150

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 98020

Tracy’s Color Theory + Color Mixing class really helps students with the 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 her – Tracy’s fun methods and her enthusiastic, encouraging coaching makes for a GREAT workshop! Her students have asked to work with Tracy to learn the next step in color theory, and we’ve heard you!

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.

This follow-up workshop is for all students who’ve taken a beginning Color Theory class. If the description in the previous paragraph sounds familiar to you, and you want to learn more, this is the workshop for you. In this Part 2, students will apply their newfound color mixing skills to create a painting! Tracy will take you systematically through the process: blocking in the shapes, laying in the main color areas, and then fine tuning the imagery into a painting. The magic happens when you mix complementary colors (to grey-down the colors) and use them side-by- side (to make them pop!).  She’ll describe how you mix the colors and why.

Everyone will go home with a beautiful floral still life 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. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class.

Questions or info about these supplies? Feel free to email Tracy at Any one of our ARTspot staff members would be happy to answer questions and/or set aside what you need so you are all ready for class. Call 425-640-6408 or email at


  • Stretched Canvas 16x20, 18x18, or similar size. Your choice of canvas depth: 1 ½” deep sides need no framing for a contemporary look. ¾” depth can be used with a ready-made frame.

Paint: (Use the same set of paints from the first Color Theory Class)

  • Golden Color Theory Set of 8 colors, plus add yellow ochre or raw sienna. A perfect set to start with, and required for Color Theory. If you are purchasing separately or using colors you already have (allowed substitution colors are listed). The set has the following colors:
    • Titanium White
    • Hansa Yellow Light (can substitute Cadmium Yellow Light, Azo or Lemon Yellow)
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow or Hansa Yellow Medium
    • Napt hol Red Light or Cadmium Red Light
    • Quidacridone Magenta (you can use the more historic Alizarin Crimson but your violets will be more
    • “brownish with this choice)
    • Pthalo Blue (Green Shade or Red Shade)
    • Pthalo Green (Blue Shade or Yellow Shade)
    • Ultramarine Blue or Anthraquinone Blue
    • Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna

NOTE: If you are purchasing separately or using colors you already have, these colors are specific. Please no substitutions.

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 can purchase a sealing palette for acrylics to keep paints from drying out.

Tracy loves, recommends and keeps in stock at ARTspot the Atelier 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.

Acrylic Bristol Brushes, at least two of these type brushes:

  • #8, 10 or 12 flats or filberts (about 1/2" across) will work well for blending your color wheel
  • Flat sided palette knife - super important for this class


  • Small misting type spray water bottle to keep paints moist on your palette
  • Apron or old shirt
  • One fine or super Sharpie - Black

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.