Art School Boot Camp: Harnessing Color Premium class

Christine Nishiyama, Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

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6 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

    • The Color Wheel

    • Color Schemes

    • Color Palette Process #1

    • Color Palette Process #2

    • Tips on Working with Color


About This Class

In this installment of Art School Boot Camp, we’re diving into the deep world of Color. Color is often the most confusing and frustrating part of art making—but it doesn’t have to be that way!


In this mini-class, Christine will introduce the color wheel and quickly explain terms like hue, intensity, saturation,value,  tints, and tones. She’ll take you through the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, and introduce the five basic color schemes. Then she’ll take you through two simple step-by-step processes of choosing and making a color palette using color harmony and inspiration.

If you’re looking to dive deeper into color, be sure to download the Project Guide PDF when you enroll! Included in this PDF is extra information on color relativity, harmony, brightness, tips on using value successfully in your colors, as well as some color inspiration from Christine's favorite artists!


By the end of the class, you’ll have a better idea of how color works, two simple processes to use when coloring future artwork, and your own brilliant color palette!

166 of 170 students recommendSee All

This class was great refresher about color theory. Short and to the point. I also liked the in-depth look which gave me some new insights. Thank you for the great class.
Sandra Connelly

Artist and Learner

Amazing class! I have learned so much!
Rossella Vacchelli

Follow your Bliss

good basic colour theory and how to mix them





Christine Nishiyama

Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

Christine Fleming is an illustrator and writer working out of Atlanta, GA. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a BFA in Graphic Design, and is now working as an author/illustrator creating picture books, graphic novels, and editorial work.

Christine is represented by Danielle Smith at Red Fox Literary, and is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) where she was awarded the honor of SCBWI Illustrator of the Month after attending the SCBWI National Conference in New York.

Check out Christine's 12+ other classes to further explore her illustration process!

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