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This course will teach students about the basics color theory and how to apply it to their art. Students will have small painting assignments that will guide them into their learning.

Students will use Zoom for face to face instruction. While this course will be offered online, the structure of this course will not change.
a small set of acrylic paint
paint brushes
a 9×12 mixed media sketchbook
mixing pallet



August 10

Intro to color theory

Making a color wheel

August 17

Value Scales/ tints/ shades

Color vs. Neutrals

How to mix colors

August 24

How do colors affect each other when they are put together

August 31

Warm colors vs. cool colors

Warm light vs. cool light

September 7

Color schemes based on the color wheel

September 14

Class review

Making a pallet and painting from it

Hobgood Thomas – Mondays, Aug 10th – Sept 14th, 7pm-8:30pm (TACOL)

About the instructor:
Emily Hobgood Thomas is an artist from Morehead City, North Carolina. Emily makes photographs with varying degrees of manipulation that investigate the socioeconomic impact of tourism. At this time, Emily’s work focuses on the Outer Banks region of North Carolina.Emily graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a Concentration in Painting. In 2020, Emily earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!