Color Theory with Ben Young


Registration Opens 5-4-22 at 8am PT.

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.

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 Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : 19-May – 16-Jun

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Thursday 12pm

Level :  All Levels

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  • Surfaces
  • Brushes
    • Variety of Rounds/Flats/Filbert
      • Size 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
      • Preferred Brands
        • Robert Simmons Signet (Bristle)
        • Rosemary Ivory (In between bristle and sable, good all purpose).
        • Rosemary Eclipse (Sable)
  • Cleaning
    • Solvent: Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits by Gamblin
    • Solvent container
    • Masters Brush Soap
  • Palette (various options)
    • Wood
    • Plastic
    • Sealable Masterson Palette with glass in bottom (recommended)
  • Paints (Preferred Brand: Gamblin, Da Vinci, Windsor and Newton)
    • This is what Ben used in the course but you might want to watch the first week before buying a bunch of paint. You do not need the exact same palette as Ben.
      • Titanium white
      • ivory vlack(optional)
      • burnt umber (optional)
      • burnt sienna(optional)
      • cad yellow light

      • Cad yellow orange (optional)
      • cad orange
      • cad red light (optional)
      • cad red
      • permanent rose
      • dioxazine purple(optional)
      • ultramarine blue
      • cerulean blue (optional)
      • pthalo green or viridian
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Roll of paper towels

Ben M. Young

Ben Young has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 20 years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and conceptual designer. Clients include Sony Entertainment, Reflexive Entertainment, Upper Deck and Blizzard. Ben is currently working on his career in fine art. View more of Ben’s work at

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Class Type

Full Participation, Audit