Color is one of the fundamental elements of art, and it is important for artists to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory to their work. Participants investigate the Itten theory of color, hue, value, intensity, simultaneity, proportional application, and how to apply those theoretical principles to studio work. Previous experience working with color principles is not necessary, as students are introduced to the use of basic tools, materials, and the development of compositional applications. However, for those who have had a good deal of experience with color concepts and applications, instruction is individualized to provide more in-depth studies in the use of color in the participants selected media. Each student is encouraged to investigate her or his own vision of the world while gaining experience with color principles in their work. This workshop is not media specific, therefore, please select and bring your preferred media of expression. Most all media are appropriate, however, the facility where the workshop meets is NOT conducive to the use of oil paints. 

This class is offered in partnership with Western Colorado University’s Extended 

Studies Program.  Click “REGISTER” below to enroll via their online system.  Or 

call the Extended Studies office at 970.943.2885.  


Instructor: Don Seastrum.
Where:  At the Art Studio
When:  Mondays for five weeks
Time:  5:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Cost:  $145