Painting Curriculum 2: Prompts

Part 2 of this painting curriculum provides painting prompts that will stimulate all areas of painting, and that can be done in any paint media: color, brushwork, thumbnails, composition, and more in order to gain a well rounded skill set in painting. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe.

Video Walkthrough

Historical Artists Mentioned
  • J.M.W. Turner
  • John Constable
  • Willem Claesz. Heda
  • Adiaen Coorte
  • Evert Collie
  • Max Beckmann
  • Georges de La Tour
  • Jusepe de Ribera
  • Caravaggio
  • Edward Hopper


The complete Painting for Self-taught Artists Curriculum document links to every video that expands on the topics touched here.

Full Curriculum

Overview · Painting 1 · Painting 2 · Painting 3

Contemporary Artists Mentioned