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ONLINE CLASS - Comprehensive Color Theory - Color I, Color II, Color III - with Gaby Hunter

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Need to fill in the blanks and have a firmer grasp on understanding color mixing and matching?   You too will find this class invaluable to your creative growth and development!



In Just a Few Weeks You Too Can Put Your

Worries and Fears of Color Mixing Aside


Learn how to build your color confidence

and independence with ease

How often do you find yourself saying, “I wish I knew how to mix that color or match that color or describe that color”. Whether you're a painter, quilter, cake decorator, scrap-booker, or interior decorator…   Learning about color will make what you do easier and very exciting. It did for me. Color impacts our lives in so many different ways that it's a shame to be afraid of it.  

What is color theory? Being successful with color depends on how much you understand about the language of color. At first, the concept of choosing your own colors or mixing your own colors seems terrifying and I can totally relate to this. When I first began painting, color theory was not included as part of the learning process, as a result I became more and more dependent on patterns, books and teachers.  As time passed I realized I wanted to become an artist in the truest sense of the word... thus began my quest for in-depth color knowledge!

The materials in this color theory class are created as a valuable shortcut for you. Designed to save you all the lost time and frustration I experienced searching for an easy way to explain and manage color. In this class, I want to share with you the most important aspects of what I have learned over the years. I want to give you the tools so you'll be successful and your color mixing will become second nature to you.

There are many learning outcomes for this color course, but mostly you'll learn how to speak and understand the language of color with ease. You'll learn to use common color tools such as the color wheel and pigment wheel as you develop easy pathways that will help you predict successful outcomes.

Media: This class is taught with acrylic paint. However color theory applies to all media (oils,watercolor,acrylic), regardless of the media type. Some adjustments will be necessary for drying times and paint viscosity.

Achieve Faster and Better Results Quickly and Easily

  • The course lessons and videos start by giving you a brief overview of how and why we see color. This helps you understand how the human eye interprets color. As we move forward we explore the language of color in greater detail. This information will help you communicate and describe the properties and characteristics of color.
  • With the help of color mixing exercises, students learn how the different properties of color impact the decisions we make relative to color mixing and color matching.
  • The class goal is for you have a well-rounded view of the subject of color and mixing. You will experience a great sense of accomplishment with each painting exercise as you put it all into practice. 
  • There are many classroom forums where photographs and questions and answers are shared between students and the instructor. This helps the student know that they are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.
  • Unlimited time allotted to complete the course and the classroom is always open. You can work along at your own pace as the course is designed to be flexible to fit with your busy schedule.
  • You’ll also have access to a friendly online community of fellow students, to trade advice and experience as well as get personalized advice from me. No matter the challenge, the community and I are here to get you rolling again.



Better Color Mixing and Matching 

In just a few weeks I can show you how   

If you are a new painter looking to build a strong foundation in color, these color classes are for you. If you've been painting for a while but need to fill in the blanks and have a firmer grasp on understanding color mixing, working with pure pigments and a limited palette, you too will find this class invaluable to your artistic growth. Here's what you will learn:

Explore Color Basics I - Explore the subject of Color with an Introduction to both the Color Wheel and the Pigment Wheel. This course will show the beginner/intermediate artist how to look at color with an artistic and logical perspective.

Sometimes color can be an overwhelming topic for the new or experienced artist, in this foundational course, discover new ways to understand the paint (pigments) in your paint box and explore simple ways to mix color. Understanding color will make all the difference in how you approach a painting or some other activities such as gardening, quilting and home decorating to name just a few..


Explore Color Basics II - Discover the most important property of color - 'Value'. In order to understand how to make an object seem three dimensional, the artist needs to know how to create form. This is an excellent foundational course for the beginning and/or intermediate painter who wishes to understand the principles of value and apply them to the form or mass of objects. 

I will guide you through the exercises with several video demonstrations and text lessons. Students receive feedback on their understanding of the main subjects. This part of the class is usually very enjoyable as students feel good about what they have learned.



Explore Color Basics III - Learn about Color Intensity.  Students will learn mixing techniques, both palette and brush mixing and other methods integral to learning color management.

The longer you wait to learn these concepts, the longer it will take you to become an independent artist. We work on numerous demonstrations that teach logical ways to identify, evaluate and 'read' color while interpreting them with color mixes. This course will empower you as it places the emphasis on understanding the second property of color - 'color intensity'.


 This class is taught at the Art Apprentice Online Art School


Here's another benefit you may not yet realize - One of the greatest benefits to taking an online class like this is having the ability to hit the rewind button. If you need to re-watch an explanation or demonstration more than once, you can do so as many times as you like.

Online classes give you lots of time to practice and digest the information at your own pace. Watching the videos from the best seat in YOUR HOME gives you an over the shoulder view of the whole painting process from start to finish!


 Here's a Quick Way to Enhance Your Creative Experience

Understanding how to work with successful color combinations will not only improve our painting skills, it will help us become more confident in how we go about our other interests. From gardening to quilting, from entertaining to meal presentation, from selecting matching outfits to home decor. These all tie together with having a good sense of color and harmony. Color schemes can often help us change the mood of rooms in our homes and make our lives so much richer and fun.  


Stop your fear of color mixing from holding you back!


Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to 'see' color
  • Learn to speak the language of color
  • Explore in detail the meanings of hue, value and intensity
  • Learn to use the color wheel and the pigment wheel for efficient and successful mixing results
  • Explore the color property of Value relative to form and mass
  • Learn how to mix color
  • Brush - Mixing - Learn how to adjust and shift color relative to hue, value and intensity
  • Explore the color property of Intensity or Chroma relative to depth and dimension
  • Explore the meaning of color schemes as they relate to successful color choices

Class is Ongoing - Enroll Today 


Copyright - Gabriele Hunter - 2009 - 2012 - All rights reserved.

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  • 5

    Posted by Michelle on 16th Jan 2016

    This class is just so great. Gaby is such a wonderful instructor. I've always been intimidated by mixing colors, but after this class, I feel so much more confident that I can actually do it. Gaby does such a great job explaining everything. There are quizzes throughout to make sure you're "getting it" and the multitude of exercises Gaby does with you are just phenomenal. I highly recommend this class.
    I have taken other classes at AAO and every class, magazine, and product has been excellent and top notch. Thanks AAO for helping me become a better artist.

  • 5

    Posted by Seattle Painter on 11th Nov 2012

    Thank you! Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Nilda on 23rd Oct 2012

    Awesome. I took a semester in painting years ago. I was so lost because i did not have the foundation to painting. I was soooooo afraid of paints but now I'm saved. Whoooohoooo. Gaby you are a natural born teacher. Thank you.

  • 5
    An eye opener!

    Posted by Sheilah on 27th Aug 2012

    The best color theory class I have ever taken - by far!

  • 5
    I am so excited!

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2010

    Gaby this was a great series of color classes. You make it seem so logical. I had a major aha moment and things started coming together for me after being frustrated trying to understand color, mixing, values and intensity.
    Another thing I want to thank all you ladies from the AAO for creating online classes, you are so far ahead of the game and your schools are wonderful. I have signed up for many other classes too. Thank you.

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