Color Theory online workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 90.00

May 17th, 2021 4:30 PM

  • Instructor: Rea de Guzman
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: May 17th, 2021 4:30 PM
  • Workshop End: May 24th, 2021 7:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

This is a two session online workshop.

The instructor will guide students through mixing acrylic colors using a minimal palette to gain a basic understanding of color theory. We will focus on color theory, go over paint application techniques and layering washes. The skills covered are great for altering surfaces inside and outside of books.

Students will gain the groundwork and understanding to further develop their knowledge of color and painting skills beyond this course and leave with their own handmade samples to reference in the future.

Materials to Bring:

All links are provided for your convenience; SFCB recommends you shop at your local art supply store when possible.

Acrylic Paints - recommended brands: Liquitex or Golden, soft body consistency. “Cadmium-free” and “Hues” are fine. For example:


Students who choose to use/purchase different paint colors will have difficulty achieving the correct results in class.

Other materials:

  • Metal palette mixing knife (medium size)
  • Disposable palette paper (size 9"x 12" Recommended: Richeson Grey Matters)
  • A couple of acrylic paint brushes (1 flat and 1 round, medium size between 8-10)
  • Acrylic canvas pad or acrylic pad paper (size 9"x12" Recommended: Fredrix Canvas Pad or Strathmore Acrylic Pad paper)
  • Acrylic Matte medium (8 oz.)
  • “The Masters” brush cleaner (2.5 oz) (optional)

Students should also have: pencil, ruler, compass (or something to draw circles with), water cup, rag

Workshop Fee: $90
Tuition assistance is available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Mondays, May 17 & 24, 2021 :: 4:30-7pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a limited time.

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.


About the Instructor | Rea Lynn de Guzman

Rea (pron. RAY-uh) Lynn de Guzman is a San Francisco-based educator, curator, and interdisciplinary artist, working in painting, print media, and sculpture. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited work in the US, and internationally in Australia, India, and the Philippines. In 2019-2020, she curated “Wander Woman,” and "Wander Woman 2," a group show series featuring Bay Area-based, immigrant, women artists of color. She has been featured in the Asian Journal Magazine, Hella Pinay, KQED Arts, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. She teaches art at the City College of San Francisco Extension, de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Root Division, and the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Past Student Reviews:

“The material was exactly what I was hoping to learn, and the instructor's feedback was very helpful. This will be a valuable skill for me going forward.”

"Demonstrations, instructions, helpful tips about materials, questions clearly answered, the pace was just right, created a peaceful & supportive atmosphere to work in."

“Excellent instructor & class in every way!”

$ 90.00
Online via Zoom
United States