With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

Introduction to Color Theory

Please bring materials fee of $15 to first class

Supplies needed for first class:

  • Color wheel (try to get The Color Wheel Company  rather than Grumbacher)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Brown (natural colored) cardboard for mounting project,  approx. 16" x 20", back of drawing pad would be fine
  • Two or more picture filled magazines for collage
  • Envelope (for scraps to take home and finish project if necessary)


Supplies for subsequent classes:

  • 3 water containers
  • watercolor brushes
  • (whatever you have or Winsor & Newton Sceptre series, synthetic/natural blend #14 round and 1” flat highly recommended)
  • pad of disposable paper palettes or roll of freezer wrap (available at markets)
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • white mounting board (inexpensive pkg. of posterboard available at Staples; can be cut into quarters)
  • ruler  
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