“Intensive Color Theory” 2 Day Workshop w/ Angela Bandurka

DATE & TIME:  Sat & Sun  November 22 & 23   11am-5pm

COST: $225


From one of our most popular instructors, here is a two day color theory workshop for any level - beginner, intermediate and advanced. This will be the foundation for all your painting from here on - take what you learn here and apply it in whatever medium you like to work.

Color is so complicated, and learning the rules and how to break them gives you a lot of power when you sit down to paint. Angela will take you through the theory, give you practical projects to help illustrate the theory, and helpful email summaries at the end of each class.

In Day One, Angela will teach you the various color wheel forms and how they are used. You’ll learn about the elements of color: hue, value and intensity. You’ll work on a project to bring this learning from theory into reality.

In Day Two, you’ll learn about the masters of color, including Picasso and Zorn, in a slideshow, and Angela will teach you about the rules of color and when to break those rules. The project you’ll work on will cement that understanding into your repertoire of painting tools, so you can take these new ideas into any future project.


You can pick up all your great art supplies at ARTspot in Edmonds just blocks from Cole Gallery. Registered Cole Art Studio students will receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies.  Make sure to pick up your 10% off slip at Cole Gallery's front desk.  Artspot's Web Site

 Acrylic paint is the best choice for color theory: it has rich, pigmented color; dries quickly, and can be mixed with water.

Heavy Body Acrylic Paint* 
(Preferred brands from most expensive to least expensive: Lascaux, Golden, Liquitex Professional, Holbein, Grumbacher Academy, Blick Artists Acrylic, Pebeo Acrylic Paint. 
AVOID: Liquitex Basics, any Michaels brand student grade paint).
*Students may opt to use instructor’s paint if they would like for a supply fee of $40 (paid directly to Angela)

•    Warm Red: Cadmium Red Light or Medium
•    Cool Red: Alizarin Crimson Permanent or Quinacridone Magenta
•    Warm Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Deep or Indian Yellow
•    Cool Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Light
•    Warm Blue: Pthalo Blue (green), Prussian Blue, Anthroquinone Blue or Indanthrene Blue
•    Cool Blue: Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue
•    Titanium White
•    Viridian Green
(NOTE: the colors above are all included in the GOLDEN Color Theory Mixing set. You can purchase it at ARTspot.)
•    Black: Lamp, Mars or Carbon
•    OPTIONAL COLORS: Titanium Buff, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna

Brushes: (for these small projects, bring what you have - I prefer an inexpensive, white filament brush suitable for oil or acrylic which has a slight stiffness to it).

•    1 large flat brush for large areas of color (about 3/4 to 1 inch wide)
•    I small round (about 1/8” wide in diameter or larger)

A Table Easel if you have it and prefer to use it over the flat tabletop.

•    Water receptacle
•    Paper Towel
•    Pencil and paper for note taking
•    Smartphone (if you have one)
•    Choose: One canvas panel: 11x14 or 16x20 to divide into quarters for a color study 
OR bring four small canvas panels, 5x7 to 8x10 in size.
•    Please note ~ No smelly mediums or solvents are allowed in class.  Gamsol odorless mineral spirits and solvent free mediums are the best.  Thank you.