Jessica Garrett-Lawrence

Use a methodical approach to interpreting color. Work from your own photos printed in black and white to explore the available color options and reasoning behind them.

Developing a Color Plan

Jessica will help you build personal color plans in this boundless area of choice.

Workshop Description

As an artist who focuses on color I am commonly asked “Hey Jessica, what color would look good here?” Whether you’re decorating a living room or painting a masterpiece, it’s an impossible question, because it depends on what your goals are.
One of the biggest obstacles artists face in color is the unlimited options. Unlike representational drawing, color is subjective. In this class we will learn a methodical approach to developing a color plan in our paintings. Students will work from their own photos printed in black and white and explore the available options and reasoning behind them.
There is no need to mix colors in this class! (Unless you’d like to). There is no need to use highly saturated colors! (Unless you’d like to). And there is no one answer. Student will be encouraged to be expressive and establish color plans that work for them.

About Jessica

Jessica Garrett has been an artist since she was a toddler.  She started drawing around age 3 and never stopped. Drawing then grew into painting, as she received multiple merit scholarships from Scottsdale Artists’ School and friends of Western Art. Taking workshops from R.A. Heichberger, Chris Saper, Kevin Macpherson, Tim Deibler, Skip Whitcomb, Romel De La Torre and Jerry Salinas. She has also taken some college art, and strives to continually grow.
She considers herself a colorist, it is her primary focus in any subject and also her obsession.
Jessica has had numerous one person shows at galleries representing her work.  She has also participated in prestigious museum shows such as the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in Cody Wyoming since 2010, and Cowgirl Up in Wickenburg Arizona since 2014.
In 2018 she received the Governor’s Choice Award at Cowgirl Up Invitational Art Show
Jessica’s work is represented by the SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder, Coloroado; Mountain Trails Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Jackson, Wyoming; The Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona; and Nanette Richardson Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas.


Southwest Art “21 under 31”
Sept 2007

Southwest Art “where are they now”
May 2014


Developing a Color Plan

Jessica Garrett
 January 8, 2021-January 11, 2021 
$405/3-day Workshop

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I learned so much about color and mixing color. My skills have improved after taking this class. Jessica is an amazing instructor and so much fun to be around!

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 PO Box 5112

Tubac, AZ 85646




El Presidito, 4 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ 85646

M-F:  9am – 4pm
S-S: 9am – 4pm

October-May closed during the summer months.


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