Cultivated Color

A view of the class sketchbook. Yes, we fill the whole thing together!

The idea behind this course is to discover the beauty of mixing color and all the magic it holds.

With a limited palette of 4 colors, the 3 primaries and a neutral, together we create over 300 different color variations.

As an artist this will be life changing. It opens up many more possibilities for your art that you ever thought possible. And all of it is done with just 4 colors which is amazing.

Cultivate - to refine, improve, encourage further

Cultivated Color is an 8 week watercolor course that:
- defines terms such as hue, value, shade, tint and neutral
- explores each color individually giving you time to understand it
- plays so you can mix and match easily within a color family
- studies value and its importance
- offers techniques like layering, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, resist and so much more
- practices brush control
- shows you how to get the best application with watercolor

Each module offers a color study that:

- showcases one specific color (yellow, red, etc.)
- steps out the hue into a 10 color value scale
- experiments with mixing primary and secondary colors
- creates shade values with a neutral, complementary and mother color
- plays with a technique such as layering, wet-on-wet, resist, etc.
- practices color swatching within an image or magazine pieces

Limited supplies for the course:

- 4 daniel smith watercolors
- a sketchbook, watercolor palette, watercolor brushes
- pencil, palette knife, paper towel, ruler

Course details:

- Pre-recorded videos with content for 8 weeks (color wheel, yellow, red, blue, orange, violet, green, palette play).
- Videos each week will be 1-2 hours. Over 17+ hours total.
- Instant access to all the Supply videos and PDFs is available at sign up.

Instant Access when you register. Regular price is $124.


Your watercolor courses provide a massive amount of valuable information
that they will not find in other courses!

- Maria G

You continue to draw me into the process, thank you for being so careful and detailed.
- Sharon B

Wow! Did I ever learn a lot! This has been an amazing experience.
- Zavie B.

Meet the Teach

Kelly Hoernig
Kelly Hoernig

About Kelly Hoernig
I have been an artist my entire life. It started with that wondrous box of crayons, art school and today it is still challenging me to grow, discover and explore anything that fascinates my creative side. I have been an artist full time for the past 37 years and it has been a wonderful journey so far. I cannot wait to see what the muse throws my way next.

Some things you might not know about me.
I have a very curious nature. Work best by moonlight. Create because I have to. Am inspired by the details. Chase the muse everywhere. Excited by nature. Love a challenge.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start?
The course is a completely self-paced 8 week online course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days and we will give you a credit towards another class.
What supplies are needed for this Course?
A sketchbook, watercolor palette, watercolor brushes, 4 daniel smith watercolors. A pencil, ruler and palette knife. Instant access to all the Supplies videos with sign up.

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