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Workshop | Color Theory in Practice 6-Week Course

October 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


This course is designed for the amateur artist who needs to solidify the basic, fundamental elements and structures of color knowledge.

Led by Beverly Manning
$285 (Includes all 6 classes)

Color is one of the most powerful tools when creating a piece of art in any medium. Color not only conveys feelings and emotions, but also passes inconspicuous messages to the viewer. Color Theory in Practice Workshop Series is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of color and color mixing with acrylic paint.

The Color Theory class is designed for the amateur artist who needs to solidify the basic, fundamental elements and structures of color knowledge, or the active artist who needs a refresher. In order to gain this knowledge, the attendee will apply the information given in class through small projects completed during class hours using acrylic paint. The goal is to enhance the student’s ability on how to mix colors of paint for the projects. This will help the students achieve a strong visual balance and convey meaningful messages to the viewers of their works, ultimately creating a successful painting in their future practice!

Students must be able to attend all 6 sessions of this 6-week workshop. Workshop dates are October 7th, October 14th, October 21st, October 28th, November 4th, & November 18th* (*skipping November 11th).

$285 Workshop fee includes all 6 sessions



Focus on theories of color development and terminology with acrylic paint.

Week 1 (10/7/22)

Modern Color Theory Part 1: Primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors, and color temperature.


Practice:11×14 canvas board, mixing colors acrylic primary colors

Week 2 (10/14/22)

Modern Color Theory Part 2: Hue, Saturation, value.


Practice: 11×14 canvas board, mixing acrylic colors to create shades, tints, tone, intensity, value

Week 3 (10/21/22)

Complementary Theory and Application


Practice: 6×6 or 8×8 board canvas, mixing acrylic colors

Week 4 (10/28/22)

High-Key/Low -Key Theory and Application


Practice: 6×6 or 8×8 board canvas and mixing acrylic colors

Week 5 (11/4/22)

Neutrals Theory and Application


Practice: 6×6 or 8×8 board canvas and mixing acrylic colors

*Week 6 (11/18/22) *skipping November 11th which is Veteran’s Day, the class will finish 11/18

Chroma Pop Theory and application


Practice: 6×6 or 8×8 board canvas and mixing acrylic colors



• Understanding of history and theory of color

• Learn color terminology and vocabulary

• Develop an eye for color through experience by trial and error from color exercises.

• Identify and define the structure of color (Hue, Value, Chroma)

• Design color harmony (complementary)


Supplies – Students are required to bring the following supplies to each class session.

Since this class is designed for the amateur artist, student or beginner grade paint is appropriate. The instructor suggests Artist’s Loft products from Michaels, as well as Liquitex and Golden brands. This depends on personal budgets. There are also paint sets available that may include these colors. Only small tubes are necessary!

Canvas Panel

2 Canvas panel 11×14 – Mandatory for the 1st day of class

1 6×6 or 8×8 Canvas Panel Value Pack (5pc)

Royal & Langnickel Filbert Brush Size 2  – Mandatory for the 1st day of class

Acrylic Paint – Mandatory for the 1st day of class

Colors Needed:

Artist’s Loft – Michaels brand

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Yellow


Cobalt Blue

Crimson Red


Titanium White

Mars Black

Liquitex or Golden

Cadmium Yellow Light Hue

Cadmium Yellow Dark (Golden)

Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue (Liquitex)


Ultramarine Blue

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red Medium

Titanium White

Mars Black

Paper – Canson Mixed Media Book – 11×14 – Michaels – Mandatory for the 1st day of class

Color Wheel

Reynolds Kitchens Freezer Wrap(plastic coated) – Walmart or grocery store – Mandatory for the 1st day of class


About the Instructor:

Beverly was born in New York City and raised in Ecuador. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BA degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography. In 1996 she moved to Florida where she worked as a Graphic Designer.

Best known for her colorful abstract paintings, Manning acquired her technical skills by working with renowned painters from the South Florida area. She uses a wide range of mediums such as acrylics, newspaper, oil pastels and crayons, even her interior house paints. In other words, any and everything that can help to create and obtain vibrant paintings. Inspiration comes in many different forms, such as photos, flowers, and anything that touches her creativity. The main objective is to communicate feelings through colors and flowing lines that suggest the freedom of movement. Manning uses an array of techniques which range from Tapping and Meditation to art exercises in order to tune into her feelings. The techniques open up her creativity and prevents judgement towards her own creations.

In March of 2018, Manning exhibited at the office of The Octopi Group in Delray Beach, where 27 paintings in a collection where presented. She also has exhibited at Style de Vie and Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.

During the summer of 2019, she gave a number of workshops of personal wellness, nutrition and meditation by applying the knowledge obtained as a nutritional coach and therapeutic art life coach.


October 7, 2022
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Arts Warehouse
313 NE 3rd Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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