The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art


Exploring Color: Color Theory & Color Mixing

This class is packed with information and color mixing. Each class is part work time, part presentation and discussion. Using the colors of The Atelier's Paxton Palette, students will create color boards, a color wheel, and value scales. Projects are paced by order of completion. Through these projects, students learn about the attributes of color (hue, value, chroma) and temperature, how to bend color mixes towards different color biases, and why a 50/50 mix does not make a middle value or middle color. The presentations will cover the color wheel as it relates to painting with the Paxton Palette, how we see color, mixing “mud”, Munsell and Gamblin color space, some color history, we'll demystify paint tube labels, and more. We will work on the color boards during class time. Additional time spent on them outside of class is recommended. Beginners to color welcome. Please contact Christine ( for what to bring to the first class.

Color II Winter Session: In Color II we expand on Hue, Value, Chroma, Temperature and apply them to painting exercises and simple object studies. Familiarity with color attributes, Color I or similar is strongly recommended before taking Color II.

For classes with Christine, please make checks to C.M. Art Productions, LLC. (Checks to Christine Mitzuk cannot be accepted.)

Limit 8 students.


Fall Schedule

Day Starting Time Level Instructor Duration Price
THURSDAYS Sep. 23, 2021 4:00pm-6:30pm Color I Christine Mitzuk 14 weeks $275

Winter/Spring Schedule

Day Starting Time Level Instructor Duration Price
THURSDAYS Jan. 27, 2022 4:00pm-6:30pm Color II Christine Mitzuk 14 weeks $275