Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory with Carole Rinard

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Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory

A comprehensive study of color

From color wheels to how to use color in your own work, our Individual Correspondence Course Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory is a comprehensive study of color. For all levels of embroiderers, Rainbows Bend is an intense class that looks at every aspect of color. Each lesson has exercises in paper/colored medium, explanations associated with some of the exercises, a brief paper and stitched exercises.

More about Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory

  • Class Details

    Time: 12 to 18 months
    Class fee: $175
    Text fee:
    $40 Hard Copy, includes Color-aid papers
    Skill level: Open to all skill levels
    Interest in learning about color
    Supplies (approximate): Generally less than $30 depending on what the student has available
    Format: Written instructions, communication through email, phone and mail.
    ICC Pin Thread Color: DMC #5282

  • Rainbows Bend: A Course on Color Theory Lessons

    Lesson 1. Attributes of Color and the Color Systems
    Lesson 2. Value, Value Keys, Warm and Cool Colors
    Lesson 3. Classic Color Combinations and Contrast
    Lesson 4. Color Illusions Color is Relative!
    Lesson 5. Illusion of Depth and More Color Combinations
    Lesson 6. Unity & Personal Palette

  • About teacher Carole Rinard

    Carole Rinard has studied color since she was in high school and has incorporated color theory in the clothing and textile classes she taught at the university level. She is an EGA Master Needlework Judge and a Color Master Craftsman. She has been active in all levels of EGA and has served on the national board. Since 1989, she has volunteered at the Santa Fe Opera costume shop where she has heard numerous designers and directors discuss color in costumes, sets, and lighting. She lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico with her husband.

  • See what students are saying...

    “Color is such a complicated subject, and I needed help! Carole guides, one step at a time, into those complexities.” – Sheila Dixon, Dogwood Chapter

    “…this class completely changed my relationship with color. I see things so differently now. Whether it is changing the colors of a pattern or just looking at the trees, my life is so much richer because of what I’ve learned.” – Debbie Cosper, from our Tri-Area Needle Arts Chapter
    “I liked so many things about the class. I loved doing the research papers and learning about famous artists, their techniques, and symbolism of color.” Delia Love, Suwannee Stitchers Chapter
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    Note: Please read the Student Responsibilities on the ICC page before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.