online studio workshop

Joyful Color Harmony

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 focus on learning all about color. Watch the preview video below and scroll down to learn more!


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Level of Difficulty:

All skill levels welcome

Joyful Color Harmony Workshop – $97

workshop description: 

I've begun to explore color in a whole new way. Rather than surrounding myself with alcohol inks or other mediums in every color of the rainbow for a painting, I wanted to learn to create art that felt more harmonious in color.

In this very unique Online Studio Workshop, with 59 videos totaling over nine hours and five downloadable PDFs, we will gather together 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 one of these modules could be a separate Online Studio Workshops!

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.

Imagine yourself sitting side-by-side with me.

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 several 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.

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. 

Your Instructors:


Alexis Bonavitacola


Beverly Ash Gilbert


Kellee Wynne Conrad


Jamie North

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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.

Workshop Format


The online studio workshop is pre-recorded and is hosted on the easy-to-use Thinkific platform.


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 login 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!



  • Welcome to Joyful Color Harmony and Setting The Foundation

    You'll find your Learner Planning Checklist to provide an entire overview of this class, as well as a Welcome Video. I will walk you through the fundamentals for learning about your supplies, a downloadable supply list (as well as special supply discounts for students on a few items), navigating our course room, safety, learning all about the Thinkific platform, joining our fabulous Facebook Learning Community, all about sealing and what does "archival quality" mean, my essential tips for photographing your art, and some advice about honoring the "process".

  • Introducing Beverly Ash Gilbert and What You Will Learn With Beverly

    In this module you will meet our first amazing collaborator. Beverly Ash Gilbert will share her Artful Color for Creative Projects & Eye for Color with you.

  • Red Rose Glow Color Palette

    You will watch me take the Red Rose Glow color palette and share the models of the finished products with you. I'll create Circles of Love in analogous colors as well as the full Red Rose Glow color palette as well as a beautiful alcohol ink floral piece, another Circle of Love, encaustic wax and a mixed media piece.

  • EMP (Experience Music Project) Color Palette

    If you ever have the opportunity to visit EMP in Seattle, don't miss it! This color palette is made up of gorgeous bold and vibrant colors set against black. And, who doesn't love painting on black? Models of all pieces are displayed and explained as well as demonstrations in a mixed media Circle of Love (I love Pebeo), an expressive landscape, and an alcohol ink floral piece.

  • Spent Poppy & Cone Flower Color Palette

    Watch as I demonstrate using the colors of the Spent Poppy color palette. In this module, I will teach you how I mix colors in alcohol inks to create soft, pastel shades using white as the foundation. I will also create another alcohol ink in the round as well as a gorgeous expressive landscape.

  • Magenta Hydrangea Color Palette

    After I share the finished products, you will watch as I create a Circle of Love, an abstract expressive landscape, a vase with alcohol ink flowers, using this palette on tile, and a mystical forrest scene in this spectacular color palette.

  • Old Teal Glass Color Palette

    Next up - this one took me out of my comfort zone in a big way! You will learn how to create soft, muted colors with alcohol inks, but wait until you see what I have in store for you. We create on a 20-inch round using our fingers to blend the colors together. In addition, I will demonstrate an abstract poppy shaped flower (I heard fave reviews in this one), using a more saturated palette for another piece, and an expressive landscape, too.

  • Bonus - Neutral Color Palette - Hydrangea in a Tall Vase aka Shattered Glass

    Our final selection in Beverly's color palette is teacher's choice! Since I never paint with neutrals, I wanted the opportunity to play with these muted colors and Shattered Glass - alcohol ink flowers in a crystal vase is the result. EVERYONE has fallen in love with this beauty and I cannot wait to share this demonstration with you.

  • Introducing Kellee Wynne Conrad and What You Will Learn With Kellee

    You will be introduced to our wonderful Kellee Wynne Conrad and learn all about color! She will generously share downloadable PDFs as well as a 40 minute video teaching you how to make your own gorgeous colors using only three primary colors. In addition, Kellee walks you through how she creates color palettes for Color Crush Creative and teaches you how to make your own gorgeous palettes. You will have your own downloadable color wheel template, Color Theory Basics and Understanding the Visual Effects of Color Combinations, and Color Harmony or How Not To Make Mud.

  • Introducing Jamie North and What Your Will Learn with Jamie

    Our very own Jamie North will share her expertise in six step-by-step techniques for taking all of the fear away from Art Resin and sharing all of her tips and tricks for a perfect finished product. Jamie will even share her advice for hanging and displaying your finished products.

  • Creating Your Own Color Palettes

    Oh, this module is so much fun! You will learn how to find inspiration for color palettes, how to work with color palette generators and how to use Pinterest for finding amazing color palettes.


Supply List



Please Note:

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 your art.

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When you purchase the course, 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 your art for Joyful Color Harmony.


A Warm Welcome

Hi there! I’m Alexis Bonavitacola.

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.