Fun with Color: Mixing Your Own Color Palette

Ria Sharon, Practice Makes Better.

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2 Videos (25m)
    • Get Ready

    • Mix It Up


About This Class

In this 25-minute demonstration, artist and illustrator, Ria Sharon will show you how to mix colors and create color palettes intuitively. This class is perfect for anyone who might be intimidated or anxious about using color in their personal or professional art practice. No previous experience is necessary and only basic art supplies are required to follow along with the demo: watercolor paper, a brush, and a starter set of water-based paints.

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48 of 50 students recommendSee All

This was an interesting class with a simple concept, certainly not what I imagined from the title, but Sharon's easy-going approach to teaching always gets results. Instead of listing rules for choosing a color palette, Sharon explores where to find inspiration and how to get your paint box to mimic those colors. I would have loved a third lesson with more on applying the palette you create in class, though she does touch on that at the end with a personal example.
Joanne Roberts

Art / Words / Books

This was a fun class that made color matching from a reference very approachable.
Jody Linn

Artist, conservator, cake provider, insomniac.

This class offered a nice way to work with color intuitively and build a palette based on an environment.





Ria Sharon

Practice Makes Better.

There is no path to mastery that does not involve doing something over and over -- that's been my experience as an artist and illustrator!

So I encourage my students to take small consistent steps by creating bite-sized classes that make art a simple, easy, daily practice -- one that is joyful and fun!

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