The Foundations of Composition and Color

Learn how to create strong and interesting compositions while developing your understanding of color.

Instructor: Lori Meeboer
Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s):
Beginner, Aspiring
Medium: Does not focus on a specific medium

Not sure what stage you are? Visit our How It Works page for details.

Saturday, April 6, 2024
April 6 & 7
10am – 4pm MST (includes 1-hour lunch break)


Note: Price in $USD

25 in stock

High School, University, and College students get 30% off!
See FAQs at the bottom of this page for details.

Course Description

Lori will spend two days teaching the basic elements of composition and colour and how to apply them to your own style.

Do you struggle with placement on your canvas and wonder why you aren’t achieving those WOW results?

Are you confused by colour and just need some concrete ways to build your understanding of the science of colour and how to create and mix your own palette?

Join Lori for two days of exploration and experimentation and walk away with some very concrete ways to apply these elements to your own pieces.

This is a great course on which to build a foundation for your art practice.

You Will Learn:

  • Learn the elements of composition and several compoistion methods
  • How to tell a visual story with composition
  • How the elements of composition engage the brain to make a painting more interesting to the viewer
  • How to use a colour wheel
  • A deeper understanding of color
  • How to build your colour vocabulary
  • How a color journal can become a main tool in your kit
Supply List

Sketchbook, pencils, canvas, and paints.

Instructor Bio

Lori is a professional artist in Corbyville Ontario. She studied at Trent University and has been teaching art since 2010. Lori works with students to understand the foundations of composition and the joy of discovering the science of colour. 

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


How many registrations are required for a course to start?

A minimum of 6 registrations are required.  If 6 registrations are not received by the time the course is 24 hours from starting, the course will be cancelled and all registrants will receive complete refunds.

What is the maximum number of people in a course?

This varies for each course.  The maximum number of registrations is decided by the instructor.

Can I get a refund?

Up until 72 hours before a course’s first session you can receive a complete refund. You can cancel your registration via the My Account portal, or by contacting

After this time no refunds will be given (if you have extenuating circumstances you believe justify a refund, contact us at

Can I register for a course already in progress?

No. Once a course has started, no new registrations are accepted.

Where will my course be held?

All courses meet online over Zoom. You will need a device equipped with a camera and a microphone to fully participate. 

If you have not used Zoom before, learn about how to use it here.

If you don’t regularly use Zoom, we recommend you join your first session 10-15 minutes early in case your computer needs to install or update Zoom.

How do I join my course?

You will receive a welcome email from when you register.  This email includes the Zoom link to join your course session.  You will also receive 24 hour and 2 hour reminder emails before each session, and each of these emails includes the Zoom link.  You can also access the Zoom link to join your course in your MastriusChat group.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, every session is recorded and are typically available 24 hours after a session ends.  All session recordings will remain available for the duration of the course, and for one month following the last session.  The recordings are viewable within the MastriusChat platform, and cannot be downloaded.

What if I miss a session?

You’ll be able to watch the session’s recording.  If you have questions the recording doesn’t address, you can ask them in the chat feed of your course’s private MastriusChat group.

What is MastriusChat?

MastriusChat is an online discussion platform.  You and your fellow course registrants will be assigned to a private MastriusChat group where you can connect and support eachother via the chat “feed”. Your group is also where you’ll access the session recordings. Other resources in your MastriusChat group include a link to join your course sessions, and a library your instructor can use to share resources.

What is a Navigator?

A Navigator is an artist who joins your course to ensure both instructor and registrants have an enjoyable experience. They support (as required) with technology, timekeeping, moderating questions, and between-session discussions on MastriusChat. The Navigator has also joined the course as participant, and just like you, they’re wanting to grow their skills and learn the material.

I’m not ready to register because I still have questions. Who do I contact?

We’d be happy to help! 

Reach out to us at and we’ll do our best to support you.


High School, University, and College students get 30% off ANY course (non-member price).

To claim this discount:

  1. Use coupon code in checkout: student_30_off
  2. Complete your checkout
  3. 🚩Before your course starts, Mastrius Registrations will contact you and WILL REQUIRE info to verify your student status