Joyful Color Harmony: Online Studio Workshop

Learn all about creating harmonious color palettes in this Online Studio Workshop, including exclusive content from artists Alexis Bonavitacola, Beverly Ash Gilbert, Kellee Wynne Conrad, and Jamie North!

In this first workshop of its kind in alcohol inks and mixed media, we will explore creating with specific color palettes and focusing on learning all about color.

Joyful Color Harmony is filled to the brim with content:
59 videos, PDFs, and Optional E-book Supplies to take you on a fabulous adventure through color exploration.

Imagine Yourself Sitting Side-by-Side With Me

As always, my online classes allow my students to feel like I am right there working through each step of the process. Very "unscripted" and real, my online classes are a combination of me talking and explaining the process as well as many video demonstrations. 

As always, there will be more surprises and you'll learn how to find inspiration for your own color palettes and some favorite sites to make color palette creation a breeze.

Level of Difficulty:
All Skill Levels Welcome

In Joyful Color Harmony, we will gather to learn from three additional artists and me, of course!

You will be treated to Beverly Ash Gilbert, Kellee Wynne Conrad, and Jamie North - three inspiring artists who will share their knowledge in creating joyful color from beautiful, harmonious color palettes and fabulous color wheels, how to mix your own colors, color theory basics, understanding the visual effects of color combinations, and how to use Art Resin to create a high-gloss epoxy resin clear coat that will make your art explode in color. Each of these modules could be separate Online Studio Workshops!

Your Instructors:


Welcome to Joyful Color Harmony! I am the creator of 12 e-courses including the highly success e-courses Energy.Motion.Flow: The Beauty of Alcohol Inks and Beyond and my new Online Studio Workshops: Circles in Love, Florals in Bloom and Joyful Color Harmony. I love experimenting and playing with the gorgeous colors and magical qualities of alcohol inks, encaustic wax, and mixed media. 

Above all, I love to teach and inspire others to reach their maximum potential as artists. My students have told me my superpowers are my ability to support, encourage, and accept that wherever they are in their artistic journey, I am always there to support them. 

Follow me, Beverly, Kellee, and Jamie on a truly one-of-a-kind e-course learning all about Joyful Color Harmony.


Our first collaborator is Beverly Ash Gilbert, who absolutely epitomizes Joyful Color Harmony. Her journey has taken her into photography, garden design, painting, fiber art, floral design, color consultation, writing, and teaching. Her five books explore her love of color and she will be sharing one of her insightful books as well as explain how to create color harmony and color palettes full of depth and movement with all of our students. She will help YOU explore color in a new way by sharing the beauty of color palettes with a variety of undertones. You will love her approach to color in Artful Color for Creative Projects which we will be using in our workshop.


Our second collaborator along our color journey is Kellee Wynne Conrad of Color Crush Creative and True Colors. Kellee's talent as a generous teacher of all things COLOR is unsurpassed. Her Color Crush Creative newsletter provides her thousands of followers with bi-weekly color palettes, wonderful insight and information on color, and her devoted fans followed her to her new monthly membership, True Colors. Kellee is a dear friend as well as a generous and talented art teacher. I am thrilled that she is joining us in our e-course. Wait until you see ALL that Kellee has shared with us in her deep knowledge on color theory and making the entire color wheel from three essential primary colors. She’ll also create gorgeous color palettes and teach all of you how to create color palettes that you love.


And, if you are a former student, you know how much I love to ask students to be teachers, too. Jamie North, a fabulous artist as well as someone who has mastered the art of using art resin on her "rounds", will share her step-by-step process for creating brilliant, crystal glazing with art resin. She'll even share her wonderful way to hang your round masterpieces.

Here's What You'll Learn & Explore:

  • Learn about all of the supplies that we will use in Joyful Color Harmony as well as important safety tips.
  • Learn the fundamentals of our online platform, joining our Facebook Learning Community, sealing your art, and my essential tips on photographing your art.
  • Learn Beverly Ash Gilbert's secrets for creating inspiring color palettes and watch as she shares six beautiful color palettes for me to use as inspiration for my creations.
  • Learn how to create beautiful alcohol ink and mixed media art from Beverly's Red Rose Glow, Experience Music Project (EMP), Spent Poppy & Cone Flower, Magenta Hydrangea, Old Teal Glass, and Hydrangeas In A Tall Vase stunning color palettes.
  • Learn how to create on several 12-inch canvas panels, a 20-inch canvas, black and white modeling film, and on tile.
  • Learn how to use encaustic wax and encaustic wax tools to create simple encaustic wax floral paintings as well as encaustic wax and alcohol inks.
  • Learn how to use color inspiration from nature to create gorgeous color palettes and learn what makes a piece harmonious in color and how to correct a piece that is lacking in color harmony.
  • Learn color blending, learning how to desaturate alcohol inks, blending directly on canvas to create soft, muted tones, and how to create beautiful pastel colors with white as a base.
  • Learn from the very knowledgeable master of all things color - Kellee Wynne Conrad and watch how she shares how to create all of the colors you will ever need from three primary colors.
  • Learn the theory of color mixing, all about warm and cool colors, how not to make MUD, the importance of complementary colors and what that really means when referring to the color wheel, and how to use an artist sketch book/journal to start creating your own color palettes.
  • Learn how to generate and make your own beautiful color palettes from stunning colors that you've designed yourself or from wonderful apps on your mobile devices and computer.
  • Learn Color Harmony and How Not To Make Mud in a downloadable nine-page mini-course in PDF format from Kellee.
  • Learn Color Theory Basics and Understanding the Visual Effects of Color Combinations in another downloadable six-page PDF from Kellee.
  • Learn from the wonderful Jamie North in a detailed series of step-by-step videos showing you exactly how to perfect Art Resin as well as how to display your finished pieces.
  • And, as always, there will be surprises along the way

Once you join, consider this a self-study class where you can go at your own pace, for as long as you like. Doesn't Lifetime Access sound great? You will also have an opportunity to join my Facebook Group - Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes - where all students in all of my classes share joyfully in my amazing learning community of artists.

My Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes Facebook group is full of constant encouragement, inspiration, motivation, and support. I am deeply committed to the growth of each and every student in my classes.

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Join me as we explore harmonious color in Joyful Color Harmony.

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Workshop Format


The workshop is designed for you to work at your own pace, and you receive instant access to ALL of the workshop content when you log in with your Thinkific account name and password (you will be prompted to create a free account upon registering if you don't already have one as one of my past students). Enrollment never closes, so you can join anytime you feel ready to create beautiful art full of color!

You will have lifetime access so you can rewatch, pause, and reference back over and over again. You will also receive access to my thriving and welcoming student Facebook group, Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes, where you can post any of the artwork you create as a result of your learning!

What's included?

59 Videos
6 Texts
5 PDFs

Course Curriculum

Learner Planning Checklist - Joyful Color Harmony
Module 2 - Meet & Learn from Beverly Ash Gilbert
Module 3 - BONUS - Neutral Color Palette: Shattered Glass
Module 7 - Final Thoughts

Start your journey with Joyful Color Harmony: Alcohol Inks and Mixed Media for only $97

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Supply List


When you purchase the workshop, you have immediate access to the content and video lessons. Please take into consideration that if you need to order supplies, it may take a week or two for them to arrive before you can dive into creating in Joyful Color Harmony.

I've listed below some essential supply recommendations, as well as some "nice to have" supplies, but please feel free to start with what you have and grow from there.

A Warm Welcome


I'm an artist, teacher, entrepreneur, and passionate human being dedicated to leading a purposeful life. I specialize in abstract art, especially the energy, motion, and flow of alcohol inks. I have 20 years as an educator, hold a Ph.D. in education, love teaching students of all levels, and taking my art to new levels. I believe in the value of sharing our talents and giving back to inspire others to grow. I look forward to being your instructor and sharing in your artistic journey.

Start your journey with Joyful Color Harmony: Alcohol Inks and Mixed Media for only $97

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