Lesson 3: Color for Feeling


How does color create and impact feeling? Learn how to create your own color story paintings, transfer images, color charts, and natural ink while exploring how color can give voice to history, memory, and personality. This intensive study of color in nature, in our homes, on our clothing, and in art and memory encourages students to create their own archive of color.


Instructor: Katie Parry

Lesson 3 includes:

  • 25-minute video tutorial
  • Instructional PDF with resources

Links for download will be sent by email after purchase.

Materials List:

  • two sheets of 9 x 12″ watercolor paper (or any thick paper will work) cut into 6 x 4.5″ sheets
  • one sheet of 9 x 12″ watercolor paper
  • scraps of watercolor paper for testing colors
  • scissors
  • paint palette (can be a plate or plastic lid)
  • watercolor paint (colored pencils, crayons, or chalk pastels will also work)
  • cup of water
  • watercolor brush
  • paper towel for drying brush
  • two 8.5 x 11″ sheets of regular paper
  • black crayon (or any dark color will do)
  • inspiration images
  • found objects
  • access to a window
  • turmeric
  • rubbing alcohol
  • glass jar
  • ballpoint pen