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.

This 1 1/2 hour class meets on 4 consecutive weeks starting Wednesday July 5th and continuing through July 28th.  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 - Wednesdays 7/7 to 7/28 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.