Virtual Color Mixing and Theory for Beginners

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Course Details
$35 23 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time

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Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Jade Scarlett

What you'll learn in this watercolor class:

In this class we will dive deeply into color. Mixing colors is one of the most important of making art and if you find yourself guilty of using paint straight from the tube, don’t worry it’s not a bad thing, but knowing how to mix will take your paintings to a whole new level. You will have full control of the colors on the page and will make colors that are one of a kind. Not to mention, you will save a lot of money, not needing to buy every color out there.

In this class you will learn:

  • The Basics of Color Theory
  • Understanding the Primaries, CMY, and Temperature
  • Make a Color Wheel Chart
  • How to Mix Any Color
  • Tone Down Colors
  • Mixing Brown, Gray, and Black
  • Make Harmonious Color Combinations
  • Make Your Own Inspiring Palettes

By the end of the class you will feel confident in working with colors and will be more inspired to paint. By mastering the basic techniques covered in this class, with time and practice you will start picking and mixing colors without thinking much about it.

Materials needed to fully participate

  • Watercolor round brush set - can be purchased HERE
  • Daniel Smith essential introductory color set - can be purchased HERE
  • Color Wheel and Value Finder set - can be purchased HERE
  • Watercolor paper - can be purchased HERE

The following household items:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Small ruler or compass
  • Two Jars for Water
  • Paper Towel
  • Ceramic plate or anything that can serve as a palette
  • Blow Dryer

About the Instructor

Hi, I’m Jade and I’m an artist, calligrapher, and educator. It is my deepest belief that we can be happier and more fulfilled when expressing ourselves creatively and I'm intensely passionate about teaching and making art accessible to all. My desire is to share my creative journey: to teach, uplift, and encourage everyone to live their best creative lives. My motto in life is "Make art, feel happy!"

Virtual Class FAQ

What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

How many people is my purchase good for?

Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.

Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Students may cancel any time 48 hours or more before the class to receive a refund. Students canceling less than 48 hours before a class will receive a full credit towards rescheduling or purchasing a different class.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Jade Scarlett 1 $35
7:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Jade Scarlett 1 $35

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Question from candy s.
I don’t have the Daniel smith colors .. I do have 36 pan Yarka St Petersburg ultimate / and Windsor/newton cotman travel set . Will this work ?

Reviews of Classes at Jade Scarlett (358)

(358 Reviews)
Virtual Color Mixing and Theory for Beginners
Reviewed by Zulma P. on 9/20/2020
Love the class as an introductory class on colors. May be best if it was split into two sessions with homework for us to share our own mixing and doing show and tell afterwards. Lots of information and practice one needs with color mixing. Maybe also time in between. Maybe more like an advance color mixing class, provided we do the homework and read the recommended books? It was fun!!
Virtual Color Mixing and Theory for Beginners
Reviewed by Judy M. on 9/18/2020
It’s obvious by Jades’s enthusiasm that she loves watercolor and she wants others to enjoy painting and be more knowledgeable when creating a palette for our compositions. Her tone, pacing, and the structure of the class kept me engaged. Questions were welcomed. As a result, my goal to develop an understanding of color theory was met. More work to be done, of course, as I’m a novice. Resources were provided so I can continue independently and if needed contact Jade. Thank you Jade.
Virtual Color Mixing and Theory for Beginners
Reviewed by Jo-Anne R. on 10/17/2020
Virtual Color Mixing and Theory for Beginners
Reviewed by Laura G. on 10/17/2020
Virtual Color Mixing and Theory for Beginners
Reviewed by Susan K. on 9/24/2020
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