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The Color Course

The Color Course

  • Briefly: All your questions on Color from veteran teacher/designer Elizabeth Barton will be answered in this course which is applicable to many different mediums: fiber, paint, ceramics…. even landscape gardening! (Scroll down for detailed description)
  • Type: Workshop
  • Tutor: Elizabeth Barton
  • Videos: 21
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Number of Lessons: 6
  • Techniques

    FAQ About Workshops

    Question: Where do I find the workshop I purchased?
    Sign into your account by clicking on the figure icon in the top right corner of this page. You will be directed to your workshop. Alternatively, click here to sign in
    Question: What does it mean by Duration of 10 or 14 weeks?
    Our standard duration for teacher help is 10 weeks. If you feel you need longer we have an option to select 14 weeks of teacher help. We find this is plenty of time for the student to be engaged. After the teacher time is ended you still have access to the class data and you also have access to extend your time at a later date (details are included in each class)
    Question: Is the workshop self-paced or do lessons open at certains times such as on a weekly schedule? 
    Workshops are self-paced. All lessons are available as soon as you access the class for the first time unless otherwise stated in the workshop description.
    Question: After I register for a workshop, how long can I access the class data (videos, text, images etc)
    Once purchased, you can access the class data at any time, 24 hours a day for as long as you need. On occasion, a teacher or workshop may retire, in this case we will give you fair warning so you can download the class data so you can still access the information.
    Question: Do I need to make an account?
    Yes, you need an account so you can log into the workshop. If you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase. 
    Question: Can I ask the teacher questions?
    Yes, you can ask the teacher any questions relating to the workshop. Details on how to do this are provided in the course.
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    We all love color!
    Color is so seductive, so attractive…it’s the reason you buy many of your clothes, paint your house certain shades, even the car you choose!
    So why take a color class???

    Have you ever puzzled about why your quilt or painting wasn’t quite working very well but you couldn’t put your finger on it?
    Have you ever been totally confused as to which color will go best with the ones you already have?
    Do you end up just copying the colors in the photograph of the landscape? And then thinking the painting feels a bit flat?
    Do you try fabric after fabric auditioning different ones to see which is best?

    Do you know how to create a specific mood in your painting or fiberart?

    Do you know why certain color combinations just seem to work so much better than others?

    All of these questions and more are answered in this course on Color from veteran teacher/designer Elizabeth Barton. The class is applicable to many different mediums: fiber, paint, ceramics….even landscape gardening!

    All of the topics above are addressed along with specific exercises to help you absorb the new knowledge you will gain. Clear text plus narrated Power Points and several short video clips help you to make the most of color.

    And you can post your exercises and get Elizabeth’s feedback if you so desire!!
    Come and see….

    Overall plan of classes

    1. The properties of color: hue, value, intensity, temperature
    2. Deriving a color scheme using the color wheel
    3. Deriving a color scheme using photographs
    4. The use of contrast in color.
    5. Special effects with color
    6. Psychological effects of color: using color to create a mood.

    Note: Once purchased, you can access the class data any time, 24 hours a day and you get immediate access. (if you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase)

    Time Duration applies only to teacher access for your question and answer duration.


    Supplies Required for Workshop

    Color copies of quilts you have made, at least 2

    A pad of differently colored craft papers…(available in children’s craft sections)

    Scissors or Exacto knife.

    Pen, pencil. Ruler. Ordinary copy paper (8” x 11”, or A4).

    A nice stash of fabric! Or tubes of paint, or embroidery thread…whatever is your passion!