Creating Color Palettes with Anna Maria Horner
All levels | 33 min 43 sec
Understanding Color
Color for Quilters
Anna Maria Horner is a master with color. In this class, she shows you how to switch up traditional color conventions in order to develop your own stunning palettes. Beginning with a traditional color wheel, Anna demonstrates how each color interacts with one another depending on its position in the wheel. Then, using paint chips, she walks you through a color swap exercise where you will learn how to mix and match hues. Anna explains how to apply this information to printed fabrics, demonstrating how scale and proportion can be used to create new and interesting patchwork combinations. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to understand how to work intuitively with color and print.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Favorite fabric swatches in a variety of color ways (scraps, fat quarters, or yardage will work for reference)
  • Paint chips in a variety of shades for primary and secondary colors (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple) -- about 8-10 paint chip shades for each color
  • Basic color wheel (Anna suggests purchasing one from an art store rather than printing one from the internet to ensure the color is accurate.)
Learn how to:
  • Understand a color wheel and categorize color
  • Translate color into printed fabric
  • Work with color to create palettes
  • Build a personal color palette
  • Work with color to create dynamic compositions in patchwork
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to understand how to work intuitively with color and print by creating an interesting patchwork combinations
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from designer Anna Maria Horner
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
1043 users recommended this class to a friend
Gina Doell
Like Anna Maria said it took me out of my comfort zone and let me look at color and textures in a whole new way.
January 15, 2023
Olives Oranges
Thank you. Your class was interesting and helped me open my mind to color in new and innovative ways. Thank You.
More than 3 months ago
Jesseca Eriksson
A quick and inspirational class ?
More than 3 months ago