Color Track

The Color Track will provide a comprehensive exploration of color. It addresses the specifics of color theory and the creative potential of color as a vehicle for narrative and abstract expression.

Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3
Lesson 4Lesson 5Lesson 6

See how color profoundly impacts all of the fundamentals of an artwork through it’s various forms and facets. Visit our color section for more related content.

Pacing

Do the track at your own pace! Taking the time to process the content is important, and so we don’t advise putting pressure on yourself to finish the track quickly. Remember to have fun and enjoy the process of learning!

Color palette
Color Palettes in Movie Stills

Share your progress

Post your ongoing progress in the #artprof-tracks channel in our Discord, you’ll get support and feedback from the community! Tag us @art.prof on Instagram with #artproftrack so we can share your work.


Art Supplies

We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.

Paint Media

Visit these pages for supply lists: watercolorgouacheacryl gouacheoilswater mixable oilsacrylics.

Plein Air Oil Pastel & Watercolor Painting
Oil Pastel & Watercolor in Southern Utah
Drawing Media

ballpoint pen/gel pensdip penbrush pen markersCaran d’Ache crayonsgraphite powdercolored pencilsoft pasteloil pastelpencil, charcoalink washscratchboardwet charcoaloil sticks

DIGITAL SOFTWARE OPTIONS

ProcreateKritaAdobe PhotoshopClip Studio PaintPaint Tool SAIAdobe FrescoMediBang PaintGimp


Lesson 1

Prompt

Paint a chart for each of the 3 complementary color pairs to train your eye to see subtle shifts of grey.

Lesson 2

Prompt

Create an artwork using only 1 complementary color pair.

Lesson 3

Prompt

Use the painted paper collage technique to explore how color can influence shape and pattern in an artwork.

Lesson 4

Prompt

Portray a night scene to explore how color can function within a limited value range.

Lesson 5

Prompt

Start an artwork with the opposite complementary colors to explore opacity and transparency through layers of color.

Lesson 6

Prompt

Choose a movie still and select colors to create a color palette. Use that color palette as a reference for creating an artwork.

Finished?

  1. Submit your track images + info via this upload form.
  2. You can choose to receive a hard copy certificate from us via snail mail. (this includes international people)
  3. We’ll feature your track work in an Art Prof Share segment in one of our live streams on YouTube.
  4. We’ll post your name, a link of your choice, your slideshow, and video feature on the corresponding track page in our student gallery area.