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Color Theory Christmas Tree

  • 8 Dec 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Joe Center for the Arts
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Color Theory Christmas Tree

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023

Time: 6-9:00 PM ET

Tuition: $35.00 Guests and $31.50 Members

Supplies Fee: $20 to be paid directly to the Instructor at class

This project will afford us an opportunity to discuss color harmonies in complimentary and monochromatic color schemes. In my personal practice, I am refining my understanding of colors and how they interact. Let me share with you what I have learned though this Christmas Tree. Simple subject matter and the smooth surface of the wood will allow us to focus energy on color mixing and craft refinement. I will provide wood panels that are primed and sanded. Your subject matter can be as elementary or elevated as you like. More complex designs may require completion at home, we can certainly make a great under-paint together. Younger artists (3rd Grade +) are welcome, but may need adult assistance.

Minimum 15 - Maximum 20 Students


Kelly Deal was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983. She has always loved creating, drawing, and imagining. As a young adult, this “talent” or “gift” became a handicap in her artistic education due largely to arrogance and ego. She was an unteachable art student. Feeling that because she could draw well meant that was all that was required to be successful. (Years later, she humbly admits there is MUCH more to it. “If you feel you know more than your teacher, you should go ahead and leave the room because you are wasting everyone’s time.- Kelly Deal) Kelly studied art at North Georgia College and State University (today, known as North Georgia University) from 2002-2005. As a member of the Toccoa Artists Guild, Kelly studied soft pastels. The bold marks and the way the colors could pack into the sanded paper intrigued her. All of the art created from 2013-2020 was completed in the Appalachian foothills in soft pastel, acrylic or graphite. In 2020, her family left northeast Georgia for Port Saint Joe, Florida. She is the first elementary art teacher to teach in Gulf county Florida in many years. Having been so inspired by St Joseph’s Bay and the colorful lifestyle of the panhandle, Kelly’s personal style has evolved. Her colors are ever brighter and lighter. The joy she sees daily around her has influenced a whimsical shift in her content. Kelly has experienced a fantastic renaissance of her own and is creating with childlike passion. “I have never met a color I didn’t like,” Kelly Deal.

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