Color Theory Redux

Course Overview

How many of us know that mixing red and blue paints doesn't really make purple, contrary to well-meaning color wheels in our classrooms? Why has the printing world happily embraced CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black) as its basic mixing pigments while art rooms have persisted with Red/Yellow/Blue? How can we understand the physical characteristics of paints and the role our own biology plays in order to mix colors as vibrantly or earthily as we wish? Join Gala Bent, a drawing painter and accidental illustrator, as she shares her own discoveries of color theory and leads hands-on mixing experiments in gouache.


Gala Bent is an artist, mother and educator living in Seattle, Washington. She has a BFA in Painting from Ball State University in Indiana, an MFA in Visual Art from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and currently teaches full time at Cornish College of the Arts. Drawings on paper, colored with gouache, are her most prevalent medium, but she also works, when possible, with installation, animation and writing. Gala’s work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally, and she is represented by G.Gibson Gallery in Seattle. Learn more about Gala at her website:

Date & Time: May 14, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40 (clock hours included)

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$ 40.00