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Mastering Color: Practical Color Theory for Painters in Oil, Acrylic or Gouache
w/ Angela Bandurka

Saturday-Sunday / February 8-9 / 10:30 - 5:30 pm

Cost: $275

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

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

Color is fabulous! It can make a painting sing! You can always tell when a painter really knows what they are doing with color, right? And we all know - color is one of the most complex aspects of  painting.  Learning how to manage color, to use it well, how to darken or lighten your mixes effectively so they don’t get too “chalky” or “dull”, is one of the best ways to improve your painting skills. A color wheel can only get you so far, and there are so many tubes of color, how do you decide which ones to use in which painting?

 Angela’s weekend color workshop will take you through the technical part of color mixing, down to the physical act of playing with your color and learning how to create a resource for use throughout your painting journey. On Sunday, students are encouraged to bring in a finished or painting in progress from home for a one-on-one color mentoring session in the afternoon.

What you can expect to learn:

•  How to change the value of your color

•  What color temperature is and why you should learn it

•  How to change the colors in your subject matter effectively

•  The benefit of a limited color palette

•  How to achieve color harmony within your work

What to wear: clothes that can get stained

What to bring: a smile and painting supplies


Supply List:
Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com. Artspot's Web Site

PAINT: (Artist’s Quality Paint only!)

  • Titanium White

  • Cadmium Yellow Light

  • Indian Yellow

  • Quinacridone Rose (alternate could be Alizarin Crimson Permanent or Quinacridone Red)

  • Cadmium Red or Napthol Red

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Burnt Umber

Optional colors:

  • Cadmium Orange

  • Viridian (or Sap Green or Permanent Green Light)

  • Turquoise


•   OIL: Although disposable paper palettes work for oil, Angela recommends a permanent palette to keep the oil paints for longer, such as wood, plastic or glass. Whatever you get, the palette must be flat with no wells or indents.

•   ACRYLIC/GOUACHE: Disposable paper palettes work well, palette must be flat with no little wells or indents


•  OIL: Walnut Oil (for cleaning your brushes during painting process instead of mineral spirits)

•  OIL: Walnut Alkyd Medium (a fast dry medium)

•  OIL: Glass or metal container the walnut oil.

•  ACRYLIC/GOUACHE: None needed.


•  Bring whatever you already have, anything will work. If you don’t already have any brushes, bring a 1/4-1/2 inch bright or flat brush


•  ALL: Canvas Pad for painting color swatches. Angela likes the Fredrix real Canvas Pads. 8x10 works if you want to bind this into a book later for reference. Any size is good! A minimum of 10 sheets is needed, more if you want to do more practice.

•  ACRYLIC/GOUACHE: Instead of a canvas pad, acrylic and gouache painters could use a sturdy sketchbook like the Bee Super Deluxe or any mixed media sketchbook that will accept paint.

 OTHER (Necessary for all mediums)

•  ALL: Paper Towels. I like blue shop towels. You can also use rags if you have any.

•  ALL: Tabletop or standing easel - Cole Studio has several easels to lend, if you wish to have one, call the gallery at (425) 697-2787 to reserve one. 

•  ALL: Metal Palette Knife for mixing paint (small-medium one with a diamond shape, pointy at the tip, works best)

•  OIL: Box to carry the wet oil painting in after class, plus a box to carry the wet oil palette in after class

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.