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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner painters
  • People who would like to try painting
  • Beginner artists
  • Those who would like to learn color theory
  • Creative types who have never tried painting
  • Complete beginner artists

What you’ll learn: 

  • The basics of color theory
  • How to mix colors with acrylic paints
  • Art vocabulary: hues, tints, tones, and shades
  • Full painting tutorial – ‘Tree of Many Colors’


  • No prior art experience required
  • Students will need acrylic painting materials – explained in course

Are you a complete beginner to acrylic painting but have always wanted to give it a try? Well then, start here! Color theory is one of the most fundamental skills that a painter can have in their artistic arsenal.

I have been teaching acrylic painting to beginners for over 10 years, and have taken over 20 years of art instruction privately and academically. I’ve had many, many students tell me that they felt like they needed to understand how to mix colors better in order to both follow along with painting tutorials, as well as create art on their own. Many of my students express a passion or aptitude for drawing, or understand what it is that they want to paint, but colors remain elusive and they can’t quite meet the gap between what they imagine and what ends up on the canvas.

I designed this course for beginning students who want to learn how to create paintings on their own, but don’t yet know how to mix the correct shades, tints, tones, and shades. This course is great practice and great fundamentals for artists of any age wanting to get their feet wet in the art world.

This course also includes a full-length painting tutorial, the “Tree of Many Colors,” which is a great first-time painting for artists, and a great way to apply the color skills learned in the previous lectures and projects. The projects and the painting tutorial are designed for the artist to paint along and create their own colors and art and learn by doing.

So c’mon, what are you waiting for? Let’s get creative!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to mix colors with acrylic paints.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about color theory.

Course Curriculum

1h 2m

Section 1 - Introduction To Color Theory
Course Introduction And Materials 00:00:00
Understanding The Color Wheel 00:00:00
Defining Tints, Tones, And Shades 00:00:00
Section 2 - DIY Color Wheel Project
Primary Colors 00:00:00
Secondary Colors 00:00:00
Tertiary Colors 00:00:00
Finished Product 00:00:00
Section 3 - Color Chart Project
Setting Up The Chart 00:00:00
Main Hues 00:00:00
Warm Colors 00:00:00
Cool Colors 00:00:00
Finished Product 00:00:00
Section 4 - Painting Project - Tree Of Many Colors
Setting Up 00:00:00
Background Colors 00:00:00
Background Colors Continued 00:00:00
Creating The Tree 00:00:00
Adding Tints And Tones To The Tree 00:00:00
Adding Shades To The Tree 00:00:00
Adding Colors To The Treetops 00:00:00
Adding Colors Continued And Finishing Highlights 00:00:00
Section 5 - Conclusion
Conclusion 00:00:00