Painting with Light and Color
Dice Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo

Schoolism wanted to share what we think is an awesome class with any artists out there looking to enhance their skills with light and colour. We think it's a great course, since you will get a chance to learn from artists Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo who worked in the Art Department at Pixar for over 7 years.

By watching their lessons, we know that you will soon have an understanding of how to simplify your observations, evoke mood within your artwork, and also how to tell a story just by creating convincing lighting scenarios (awesome, right?!). Learn from Schoolism for $29.95 a month.


Dice and Robert are two artists who began their art journey working at studios such as Blue Sky and Pixar. You would most likely recognize their work from Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and Monsters University.

In 2014 they decided to venture away from Pixar, to begin a new journey, and open their own studio known as the wonderful Tonko House in California. They continue to create work that is both endearing, charming, and catered towards the art of telling a story. To really get a feeling for the kind of work they create, we highly recommend watching their short animated film, The Dam Keeper which was nominated for an Academy Award, as well as their new film Moom which is currently showcasing at international film festivals.

Dice Tsutsumi
Robert Kondo

Whether you’re a student in art school or a working artist in the industry, Schoolism Subscriptions fit your life! At only $29.95 per month, you can take your time and watch the video lectures and do the assignments at your own pace. Work on your art with Schoolism Subscriptions for two hours a week (on average less than 20 minutes a day) and you will see marked improvement by the time you’re finished Painting with Light & Color.

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From beginners to high-level professionals, this is an essential course that every artist should take to better their understanding of how to paint with light and color.

Shelly Wan
Pixar Sketch Artist
(Inside Out, Finding Dory, Monsters University, Coco)

“Even after working closely with Dice and Robert for years at Pixar, I found the Light and Color class with them to be so useful to my own art and approach to working in production. The classes clearly laid out steps and lessons to bring the best part of learning on the job at Pixar to everyone who can afford $29.95 a month. It's also great to listen to the lessons again whenever I need a refresher.”

Full-time Mother
  • “I'm a full time mom and my time is scattered, that's why your self study class is so helpful... but the class really taught me how to approach a scene step by step and now I'm not afraid to paint light anymore.”
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  • “I always had trouble trying to figure out how their images could look so simplified but still feel "real". I took my time with the course and it took me around 4 or 5 months, rewatching videos and making sure I was grasping everything correctly.”
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So we hope that by providing a subscription that is just $29.95 a month we are giving access to affordable education, because we know the struggle, the passion, and the beautiful frustration that the journey of pursuing art is, since we are artists ourselves here at Schoolism. The classes we offer are pre-recorded videos that you can watch at any pace you like, (you can take your time with your assignments, or even watch the lessons over again).

We have many courses offered on Schoolism, so there’s something for anyone who is passionate about learning. Hopefully we will see you soon!