Studio Art Classes

Color Theory for Painting

Sunday, March 24–Sunday, June 23, 2024
10:30 am–1:00 pm
Art Studio (Classroom G38)
Ticket Required

Occurs every Sunday except 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/26

Add to Calendar 2024-03-24 10:30:00 2024-03-24 13:00:00 Color Theory for Painting 03/24/2024 10:30 AM Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Learn the fundamentals of color theory and it’s practical application for painters. Demonstrations and class exercises will explore how colors affect one another visually. Examine color charts, complimentary colors, analogous colors, color temperature, intensity, and neutral colors.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list here.

Occurs every Sunday except 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/26

Course Number
All Levels
Number of Sessions

Ticket Information

Registration for February, April, and Summer vacation week classes ends at Noon the Friday before the class starts.

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

Tickets can only be ordered through the website or by phone; no in-person ticket sales. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies).

Ticketing Policies

About the Instructor

Ashley E. Dotson received a BA from Dartmouth College. Since graduating, Ashley has worked as a studio instructor at Dartmouth and at an independent school in Massachusetts. Ashley has experience working in both museum and school settings. Inspired by artists such as Alma Thomas and Mark Bradford, Ashley's artwork focuses primarily on the use of color and mixed media materials to tell stories about life and lived experience. Ashley also has a background in theatric and architectural design, having designed the lights and sets for several stage plays and musicals. Ashley is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.