Is this workshop for you?

  • Do you encounter frustrations mixing colors?

  • Maybe you don't know where to start with choosing color schemes?

  • You might feel your color choices are monotonous?

  • Maybe you're just unsure about how much color to use?

This class is designed to focus on using color expressively. You'll gain knowledge, inspiration and confidence in your color choices. You'll work at your own pace in the comfort of your home, enjoying a front row seat for every demonstration.

In-person workshops like this are generally $300 or more.

This online class has some advantages!

-No travel expenses

-Extra time to work at your own pace

- 'Front Row Seat' experience

- Ability to rewind/review demonstrations

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction - Using the Site - Requirements

  • 2

    Chapter One

    • Confident Color Day 1

    • Types of Color Contrast

    • Warm-Up

    • Demonstration

  • 3

    Tuesday, 6/16 - Office Hours

    • Upload an Image for Review - Office Hours Links

    • Recording from morning office hours

    • Recording of Afternoon Office Hours

  • 4

    Chapter Two

    • Color Confidential - Guest Artist Interview

    • Confident Color Day 2

    • Color Mixing and Intensity

    • Complements Warm Up

    • Assignment

  • 5

    Thursday 6/18 - Office Hours

    • Review - Office Hours Links

    • Office Hours Recordings plus bonus

    • Solving the Puzzle by Keith Bond

  • 6

    Chapter Three

    • I Got it all Wrong!

    • Confident Color Day 3

    • Demonstration

    • Demo part II

  • 7

    Review Session - June 20, 10 a.m. PST

    • Upload an Image for Review - Zoom Session Recording

    • Evaluate the Course


  • What medium will we work in?

    The course is suitable for painters using Watercolor, Acrylic or Oil. You'll receive a general materials list after you register.

  • How are the lessons delivered?

    Lessons are posted on the website at 12:01 a.m. PST on Monday, Wednesday & Friday of the week of the course. Office Hours and Final Review are via Zoom.

  • If I can't participate on one of the class dates, can I still take the course?

    Yes! The course material will be accessible for 90 days from the day you registered. Lessons and assignments are all on the website once released. You will reap the most benefit if you can do the work before the final review, but you can always go back to a lesson or finish an assignment later.

  • What can I do if I have questions?

    Questions should be posted in the community forum, right on the website. This is also a place to share work in progress so other participants and the instructor can comment.

  • Any Pre-Requisites?

    Students should have some painting experience in their chosen medium. You'll need an internet connection sufficient to view video content. You should be comfortable uploading photos to the website for review.


Ruth Armitage

Ruth brings clarity to the creative process for her students. There is so much to think about: design elements, composition, content. Her goal is to help students solve the creative puzzle. She teaches them to put their inner critic to work rather than let it become an obstacle to success. Ruth enjoys teaching the creative process and watching lightbulbs come on in her students' eyes. She and her husband Marc maintain a small farm and studio in rural Oregon City.

I can't wait to share color confidence with you!