When we look at objects in the world, we rarely see pure colors of red, yellow, or blue.   These are the primary colors that make up the spectrum of color that we see.  Most of the colors we see are a mixture of these three primaries plus their tints and shades.

In this class Bill Deats will be teaching about mixing and using color in the Painting.

This 1 1/2 hour class meets on 4 consecutive weeks starting Wednesday May 5th and continuing through May 26th.  Each weeks lesson will build on the skills learned and practiced from the previous week.


All students will receive a starter set of 12 ml (.75 oz) Liquitex acrylic paints, a pallette knife, and a set of 6 acrylic paint brushes to keep. Disposible palletes and heavy weight watercolor paper will be provided for all in-class activities.


Class is limited to 6 students at socially distant work stations

The Joy of Color: an Intro to Acrylics - Wednesdays May 5th - 26th 5-6:30PM

  • Bill Deats has taught art in the Central NY area for a several years. His paintings explore a mix of themes: non-objective, figurative, landscapes, and cityscapes, etc.  He has exhibited in galleries throughout the Ithaca area. Most recently he exhibited at the Blue Heron Gallery in Wyalusing PA.

  • All class fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to severe weather or instructor illness.

    A credit for a reschedule may be available at the discretion of the instructor and only up to 10 days before the scheduled date of the class.