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Color Theory

Instructor: David Carlson
Painting by David Carlson
One Year, One Month, One Day, One Hour, One Minute by David Carlson

This in-depth exploration of color is essential to artists and designers, and useful to all who wish to communicate powerfully with color. Through hands-on projects, discussions, we investigate hue, value, and saturation; color interaction; and psychological experiences of color. Working in paint and other media, students learn a variety of studio techniques and presentation skills, developing artwork relating to their professional and personal interests. This class is taught via the Zoom platform.


For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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David Carlson

Class Supplies

Color Theory- Supplies

This kit of supplies is available for purchase here, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up curbside. The kit includes the underlined items.Please indicate in the notes section of your order if you would like to schedule curbside pick-up, or if you need your kit mailed to you.

Please contact us at store@theartleague.org if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.

Color Theory for Artists and Designers, David Carlson

  1. 14″ x 17″ Bristol Board Tablet – vellum finish
  2. Assorted Acrylic paints:

–    Cadmium Red Medium (don’t sub the Hue color)

–    Naphthol Crimson Red Transparent

–    Cadmium Yellow Medium (don’t sub the Hue color)

–    Ultramarine Blue

–    Pthalocyanine Blue Transparent

–    Pthalocyanine Green Transparent

–    Dioxazine Violet

–    Mars Black (4.65 oz tube)

–    Titanium White (4.65 oz tube)


  1. Assorted brushes – 1/2 flat and one of each #2 round, #12 round recommended
  2. Palette knife for mixing (Diamond shaped head)
  3. Paper palette for mixing (or alternative plastic tray)
  4. Elmer’s glue 
  5. Scissors
  6. 18″ metal ruler
  7.   Painters tape

The kit includes the underlined items.

Cost is $164.17 plus sales tax of $9.85 for a Total = $ 174.02





How to Register

When registration is open (check the “Registration starts” date above), click the Add to Cart button to select this course. Add as many classes and workshops as you like, and then proceed to the Checkout page to complete your registration.

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