Painting Workshop: Color for Beginners

Are you looking to add a POP of COLOR to your art? Perhaps you grabbed a simple 3 or 5 color paint set and don’t know where to begin? We invite you to join us at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby on Sunday June 25 from 1-4pm for Color Theory I for Beginners, led by professional local artist Kristen O’Neill, where you’ll gain an understanding and confidence in color and color mixing. During this 3-hour workshop, you’ll use a variety of painting colors and supplies to explore and learn how to create the colors YOU desire in your art through:

Using a color wheel
Investigating a wide range of paint colors
Choosing a palette to meet your needs
• Practicing mixing to desired colors
• Color Mixing by understanding how warm and cool primaries create a wide variety of colors

We’ll focus on creating REALISTIC colors for paintings, understanding color charts, and learning how to put together a color palette to meet your needs. You’ll walk away with tips and tricks on how to mix the colors you want and avoid creating “mud!” This class is applicable to all beginner painters using an opaque medium (oil, acrylic, gouache) who are either learning color for the first time or who would like a review.  All materials will be provided and included in your selected class fee-sliding scale $45-$65.

Guild Member Kristen O’Neill has taught hundreds of students and believes in being generous with her knowledge. Her down-to-earth and humorous teaching style are designed to make artists feel welcomed to art and skill improvement. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and has lived in Southern Oregon since 2015. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram, where she shares updates about her offerings, upcoming gallery showings, fun painting challenges, and more! Her artwork can also be viewed and purchased at

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