Color Our Collections

Grab your crayons, paints, markers, or app and show us your best color work. Stay true to the original or get creative!

Instructions

Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Download one of our coloring book plates.
  • Look closely at the artworks from our collections.
  • Find what’s missing between the lines.
  • Use your imagination and get creative. Add things that you don’t already see: animals, flowers, or your favorite person.
  • Be as realistic or as silly as you’d like!

How does the mood of the image change when you try different methods? 

Need an app? Download Adobe Illustrator Draw for Android or iPhone.

Coloring book plates

Color a plate inspired by C. R. W. Nevinson's The Wave.


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Color a plate inspired by Robert Peake the Elder’s A Woman Called Lady Clopton of Kentwell Hall

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Color a plate inspired by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer’s Portrait of Mr. Van Amburgh As He Appeared with His Animals at the London Theatres.

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Color a plate inspired by Joseph Mallord William Turner’s Dort or Dordrecht: The Dort packet-boat from Rotterdam becalmed.

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Color a plate inspired by George Stubbs’s Zebra.

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We’d like to see your work. Share your creations by tagging @yalebritishart or email us at ycba.info@yale.edu. #YCBAdraw