Connected Art Workshop: Mixing Colors in Abstract Drawings

Saturday, May 2
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Virtual Only

Open up a new world of color. Alumna artist Felicia van Bork will teach you how to create colors with colored pencils by mixing six primary hues. You’ll differentiate between warm and cool colors and use the split-primary color wheel while creating beautiful abstract artworks.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members, per participant. All ages are welcome in any location.

Recommended supplies for this art workshop:

  • Access to natural light
  • The split-primary color wheel, blank color wheel, and blank grid handouts. Please print them prior to the workshop.
  • Four three-dimensional objects of different colors such as a flower, a sock, a leaf, a toy, etc. Do not choose transparent objects. See setup picture below.
  • Extra white copy paper or any soft paper you have at home
  • One white and six primary colored pencils: red, magenta, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-orange, lemon yellow (there’s a good chance you already own these colors; if not, you can find these colors in the set or individual links listed.*)

* The six colors are included in this Colored Pencil Set, and they can be bought individually in White, Cool Blue, Warm Blue, Cool Red, Warm Red, Cool Yellow, and Warm Yellow.

About Connected Art Workshops

Make artistic connections and expand your creativity from home. McColl Center’s Connected Art Workshops are taught live online by Charlotte-based artists.


Q: Where do I have to be to access Connected Art workshops?  

A: Anywhere you have a strong Wi-Fi or data connection. The comfort of your home is the perfect place to be. We recommend setting up at a desk, the kitchen table, or the floor so you have space to spread out and be creative.

Q: How interactive will the workshop be?  

A: As interactive as you want it to be. The workshop will happen live via a web platform, and you’re encouraged to share video as you’re working, be social, and ask questions. If you prefer to leave your camera off and work on your own, that’s totally fine too. 

Q: What software do I need to download?  

A: All you have to do is click the workshop link (listed as meeting link) in the email. You’ll be prompted to download and install the video launcher and you’ll be all set. We recommend joining the meeting about 5 minutes early so you can turn on your webcam and microphone too. If you’re joining the workshop on your phone, you can use the platform’s app. You can find information on joining specific to your device here. We’ll send the meeting link to you via email when you purchase the workshop. 

Q: Is there any other way I can support artists at McColl Center?  

A: Yes! If you want to support stipends and emergency travel for the artists-in-residence, contracts for teaching artists, and wages for hourly staff, you can make a gift directly to us at Your gift—large or small— is appreciated and extremely helpful to continue our mission to champion artists and spark creativity.