Learn to use colored pencil with artistry and amazing dimension. If you want to move beyond fill-in-the-blank style coloring, you need to ditch the crafty tutorials. Color like an artist! | ColoredPencilPlus.com
 

Overwhelmed by colored pencil information?

They're just pencils, right? They're supposed to be easy!

Sure, you've figured out how to fill-in-the-blanks and do some mediocre blending... but most online tutorials are nothing more than "I used this color and then I used that color..." which misses a lot of key information.

Conversely, there's great information on some art websites but a lot of it is technical sounding and assumes you're some sort of drawing genius with years of experience.

You want something more than the crafty stuff without having to go back to college.

You want to make art.

 

Colored Pencil Plus is more than monkey-see, monkey-do coloring demonstrations. 

The goal is to help you understand your pencils from the basics up-- setting the foundation for a lifetime of creative self expression.

 
Learn to use colored pencil with artistry and amazing dimension. If you want to move beyond fill-in-the-blank style coloring, you need to ditch the crafty tutorials. Color like an artist! | ColoredPencilPlus.com
  • What supplies to purchase- what you really need, what's just fluffy extra stuff, and how to choose from the many brands available

  • How to hold your pencils- how to position your hand, arm, and body to make the most efficient and artistic strokes

  • How to begin your projects- eliminate the guesswork and the habit of recklessly charging in without a plan

  • How to fix a mistake- and how to move on if you can't fix the flaw

  • What order to apply colors- finding the method that's right for your brain

  • How to blend- and when not to blend

  • How to shape and layer objects- understanding dimension and space rather than worrying about lighting conditions

 

"Red Striped Rose" (week 12 project)-

Start with beginner level skills and progress to artistic realism. Amy helps you learn to simplify complex florals into easy to manage and fun to color segments.

 

Join anytime. Work at your own pace.

 
Learn to use colored pencil with artistry and amazing dimension. If you want to move beyond fill-in-the-blank style coloring, you need to ditch the crafty tutorials. Color like an artist! | ColoredPencilPlus.com

Change the way you think about color...

and it will change the way you color!

Colored Pencil Plus is an online, twelve week introduction to the artistic approach to colored pencils.

Amy Shulke is a professional technical illustrator with a special passion for teaching beginners how to color, paint, and draw. She teaches students to be independently creative rather than leaving you dependent on further classes for inspiration. Amy designs her projects to help you practice and perfect versatile skills rather than demonstrating just enough technique to get you through a single project.

Colored Pencil Plus has an active course discussion board. Instructor feedback and student support are a key feature of this course.  Every project photo you submit will be carefully considered and you'll receive advice specifically tailored to your unique needs. Ask for clarification or further information at any time!

 

Weekly Projects:

 

This course is ideal for:

  • beginners who are frustrated with their lack of growth using tutorials and "how to color a ______" videos

  • self taught colorers who feel as if they've missed the big secret to amazing coloring

  • unconfident colorers who still encounter problems with blending, shading, or developing convincing depth

  • frustrated colorers who struggle when coloring unfamiliar stamps

  • habitual colorers, stuck in a rut where every project looks the same

  • dreaming colorers who want to push beyond craft level coloring into creative and artistic self-expression

 

You do not have to be a beginner to benefit from Colored Pencil Plus. This is art-based instruction and the approach is completely different than anything you've experienced in any coloring course or class. 

 

CP+ is $350 for 26 lessons

(That's $30 per week or $15 per lesson)

Monthly payment option available.

 

More than "watch me color" style videos:

Learn to use colored pencil with artistry and amazing dimension. If you want to move beyond fill-in-the-blank style coloring, you need to ditch the crafty tutorials. Color like an artist! | ColoredPencilPlus.com
  • 16 digital stamps, each designed to enhance the week's lesson.

  • Printable learning aids give you closeup looks at the projects- shade, color location, even before and after views!

  • Lesson videos are concept focused. Watch and enjoy the video with a cup of coffee. No pressure to color, color, color faster!

  • Narrated demonstration videos emphasize technique with frequent time-outs to explain the process.

  • 150 page guide-book reinforces the week's lesson but also stimulates further thought and discussion.

  • Personalized instructor feedback to help you make specific corrections and improve your weakest skills.

 
 

Students rave about Amy's courses:

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I am truly thankful that I took the Colored Pencil Plus course. I've been in the Marker Basics class for over a year and I thought I'd learned all of Amy's tips and tricks. This course took me from a crafty marker girl to a real artist. I see things differently now, from the colors I use to the depth and subtle touches that pull the whole image together. When I look at my first image I realize how far I have come in twelve weeks. Thank you Amy, for driving the bus. You made the journey fun and challenging by pushing me beyond my comfort zone. I have a collection of projects now I am very proud of.

-Frankie

 

 

...I've taken numerous live and online classes but feel that I've learned far more from [Amy's] instruction than anything before. Incorporating colored pencil has made my coloring look much more like I've been working toward for several years. Thank you!

- Joy

 

 

 

What an amazing experience!

- Eva

 

 

 

Amy's instruction style is relaxed and down to earth. She was informative and friendly but most of all, Amy challenged me to learn the technique rather than watch and copy. The introduction of colored pencils to my Copic pictures has changed my entire perspective on how I want my projects to look. I have gone through many of my marker projects that I thought were done and will now finish with pencil. This class helped me view my projects as art and I highly recommend it to anyone interested.

-Sandy

 
 

Work at your own pace

Forever access

Learn to use colored pencil with artistry and amazing dimension. If you want to move beyond fill-in-the-blank style coloring, you need to ditch the crafty tutorials. Color like an artist! | ColoredPencilPlus.com
 
 

Open enrollment. Join anytime.

 

But wait!

Before you purchase, you need to know...

  • This is NOT your grandma's coloring class! Amy is extremely detail oriented and she shares fun facts in a humorous and unorthodox way. It's serious coloring with a light-hearted approach.

 

  • This course will make you think. If you're not ready to challenge your coloring assumptions, this is not the course for you.

 

  • Lurkers lose! The whole point of this course is to improve your coloring, right? This happens when you complete your projects and then submit them to the discussion board for evaluation and encouragement. Amy helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses; she will give you specific instructions on how to make improvements. If you don't turn your projects in, you miss the feedback experience- which is the most valuable part of the class.

 

  • This course will change the way you look at the world around you. Be prepared for odd looks and eye-rolls from your family when you stop mowing the lawn to stare at the color of the grass or when you pause a television show in order to look closer at the tree on the left. Sorry, being weird is part of being an artist.

 

 

 

CP+ is $350 for 26 lessons

(That's $30 per week or $15 per lesson)

Monthly payment option available.