Introduction to Color Theory – 4 week class

Levels: All Levels

Offered: 4 Fridays, beginning 11/09/18, no class 11/23/18, 1 - 3.30pm

Instructor: Laurel Bushman

Color is one of the most powerful tools in an artist’s tool kit, but it can also be complex and confusing. This four-week introductory color theory class will convey the fundamentals of working with color to students. Theory and practice will be combined to understand how colors relate to each other, basic terminology, and knowledge of color schemes. Color knowledge is a must for any artist, and the lessons from this course will apply across all mediums.


Laurel Bushman is a Santa Cruz based artist whose love for drawing began as a teenager when she first encountered figurative realism. As a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Laurel studied painting, drawing and art history. Using her understanding of foundational drawing techniques has allowed Laurel to express her idea across multiple platforms, including painting, murals and more recently, caricaturing. Laurel’s teaching philosophy is one of openness to innovative ideas. Both her art and her teaching are fueled by inspiration from a broad spectrum of influences, while being fundamentally rooted in the fine art tradition

Materials Fee: $10 Materials Fee to be collected by Laurel at the first class