This class builds on the skills learned in Joy of Color 1.  Students will progress from blending and building color theory charts and move on to creating a representational still life.  

This 1 1/2 hour class meets on 4 consecutive weeks starting Wednesday September 8th and continuing through September 29th.  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 8 students.

The Joy of Color pt 2 - Wednesdays 9/8 to 9/29 5-6:30PM

  • Hello!

    My name is Mary Beth Ihnken, a prolific artist with a fine arts degree concentrated in painting. Since 1994, I’ve had the pleasure of creating commissioned work for homes, museums, galleries and public spaces throughout the Northeast. I have also enjoyed utilizing a variety of outlets for selling my work - galleries, gift shows and at Ithaca’s renowned Farmer’s Market. My mural and exhibit work in the past 26 years has blossomed, blanketing public spaces throughout the region. I continue to be overwhelmed by the immediate glowing reaction of the community to a new mural; it is both thrilling and inspiring. I love painting with people gathered around me, interacting with those whose daily lives will be touched by my work is profoundly satisfying.

  • 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.