ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


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  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
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    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
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  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
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How To Make Your Own Artist Color Wheel

How To Make Your Own Artist Color Wheel

What is it? | Why do artists need it? | Making an artist color wheel step-by-step | RYB and CMY color systems

A color wheel (also called a color circle) is a circular arrangement of color hues organized into three levels and their relationship with each other – the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. There are several different color wheels nowadays. Here, I’ll be focusing on the artist color wheel based on Johann Itten’s that deals with the classic color mixing theory and Albert Munsell’s modern color mixing system. I find it a very good foundation for artists to start from.

Getting to know the color wheel, how to mix various colors, and learning the different color theories are essential tools that will greatly aid any artist in their painting process.

Color has long been studied, debated, and speculated over. You’ll find studies by Chevreul, Von Bezold, Newton, Rood, Church, Munsell, and others if you want to have a deeper study of it. I personally like “Color Problems” by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel. It talks about color in layman’s terms with such great explanations and illustrations that didn’t leave me confused or lost.

What is the artist's color wheel?

Most color wheels use the trichromatic model where you have three primary colors of which three secondary colors are mixed, followed by another three tertiary (12 all). Some add more intermediaries amounting to 24 colors in total. Which three primaries exactly will always be a point of contention.

The most popularly used primary colors are based on the sensation of color that is first and foremost produced by light. Using a prism, the white light from the sun becomes a streak of colors called a spectrum. Sir David Brewster’s theory is based on this and was greatly popular with artists, the theory of three primaries – red, yellow, and blue. Mainly because of how easy it was to mix the secondary colors from the primaries, and the tertiary colors from then on.

But through time we have come to know that there are also differences between pigments, paints, and light that we have to take into account. For example: Through experimentation, green doesn’t show in blue or yellow light, only in white. And in red and green lights, you’ll see yellow. And so on with other colors under different lighting.

Nowadays, artists are divided between the traditional/classic color theory and the modern color theory. Modern color mixing is based on Albert H. Munsell’s color system where he takes into account the three properties of color: hue, chroma, and value. Based on his system, the colors Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow were designated as primaries. The same colors (plus black - the key color) that our printers are equipped with these days (CMYK).


I will not debate which one is right or wrong. For me, knowing both is the best thing to do, and from there you can decide on your own. I have found both to be equally useful. So I’ll do just that here and show you both artist color wheels. But first, let’s quickly go over these three below:


When it comes to color wheels/charts/models, it describes the main groups of colors based on the spectrum – red, orange, yellow, blue, violet, and so on. But you’ll find another usage of ‘hue’ in the labels of art supplies. In this case, hue means that another or other pigments were used in place of the originally known one. Like in the case of Cadmium Yellow Hue, it no longer contains the actual Cadmium Yellow pigment but instead another that is similar in color. But generally, artists use the word hue interchangeably with color.


Chroma is the intensity or saturation of a color. It shows the range of colors from their pureness to varying levels of brilliance, neutrality, or how subdued they appear.


This refers to the lightness or darkness of a color with black and white as comparisons at opposing ends of a scale.

Here is a wonderful diagram to help you visualize how the theory is applied to colors:

And here is what it looks like in a spherical-ish form with all the colors minus the cutout portion:

Why do artists use a color wheel?

Color wheels can help you decide on what colors to use for your paintings. You don’t ‘have to’ use one, but it will certainly help you decide on your color palette for each painting. You’ll also have more harmonious paintings at least color-wise. There are “color harmonies” that you can study and use as guides for your future works.

Color is a big part of your painting’s composition besides the subject choice and the placement of objects in the given space. Read more about the basic rules of composition to help you have an even better understanding of how they go hand-in-hand, plus some very useful composition tips and tricks.

How do you create a color wheel?

It’s fairly simple and you can have just a basic 12 color wheel. You can also try making a 24 colored one with more intermediary colors in the future. For this exercise we’ll use the RYB (red, yellow, blue) primary color selection first followed by the CMY (cyan, magenta, yellow).

RYB Primary Colors

Step 1

Draw a circle, you can find a circular shaped item at home and trace it. If you’re using oil, it’s best to do it on a primed surface whether it’s canvas paper, panel, canvas, or wood.

Step 2

Divide the circle into 12 equal segments. Think of a pizza but with 12 slices instead of the usual 8.

Step 3

The first colors you’ll need to paint are the three primarily colors. Place them separate from each other with equal intervals - three pies apart.

Step 4

Then we start mixing the primaries to create the secondary colors. Mix the two colors nearest each other and place the new color between the two. There should be an empty pie on both sides of the new color. Do this for all the primaries next to each other.

Yellow + Blue = Green
Red + Blue = Violet
Yellow + Red = Orange

Step 5

Now fill the remaining pies with the tertiary colors. Mix the primary and secondary colors next to each other to create each tertiary color.

Yellow + Green = Yellow Green
Green + Blue = Blue Green
Blue + Violet = Blue Violet
Violet + Red = Red Violet
Red + Orange = Red Orange
Orange + Yellow + Yellow Orange

And your artist color wheel is now complete. This will serve as a great guide when you study the different color harmonies. We’ve got a very in-depth article covering that plus more about colors in Oil Painting Mixing Colors. The color theory and harmonies you’ll find there are applicable across all mediums, not just oil. I encourage you to explore them as they can really improve your color palette choices.


Color Harmonies

Here’s an example on how your artist color wheel can be used to help plan out the colors you will use. Read the article mentioned above to see examples of paintings by the masters following the various color harmonies you see below.

CMY Primary Colors

The steps will be exactly the same as the RYB artist color wheel above. You’ll just be using a different set of primary colors.

Step 1 & 2

Start with the circle and divide into 12 slices just like before.

Step 3

Place your primary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) equally spaced apart from each other, three pies in between.

Step 4

Mix your primaries that are next to each other on the color wheel to create the new secondary colors. Again, there must be an empty space on either side of each new secondary color you mix.

Cyan + Magenta = Blue
Magenta + Yellow = Red
Yellow + Cyan = Green

Step 5

To finish off your CMY artist color wheel, mix the primaries and secondaries next to each other to create 6 new tertiary colors.

Magenta + Red = Rose
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Green = Chartreuse
Green + Cyan = Azure
Cyan + Blue = Violet

Here’s a very thorough video from a great artist and ZenART Supplies’ brand ambassador, Ayna Paisley. In the video, she details how to create three color wheels using a different set of RYBs for each one. The idea behind the exercise is that there are different blues, yellows, and reds that can be used to create a full range of different colors.

She used colors from ZenART’s Infinity Series of oil paint sets: Essential Palette, Impressionist Palette, and Portrait Palette. Watch the video to see how she goes about mixing and creating three artist color wheels!

And here’s mine but it’s still unfinished. I plan to add the tints (outermost of the wheel) and shades (inner) of each color as well so I’ll have an ultra handy guide.

I used the colors Cadmium Red Hue and Cadmium Yellow Hue from the Essential Palette and Ultramarine Blue from the Impressionist Palette. In the end I just went with the palette knife (from the Turner Collection) to mix and apply the oil paints. I didn’t use any solvent or medium and just used the paints straight out of the tubes. The upside to using a palette knife is that it’s much easier to clean between colors — just wipe the paint off with a paper towel or a rag!

Color wheels are fun to create and are quite useful to have around. You’ll be able to practice your color mixing and get to know your paints more intimately. Finding out which colors are more intense and learning how to temper the intensity down, when to use less and vice versa. After all, I believe that half of the painting process happens on the mixing palette.

I hope you found this useful and will encourage you to create your very own artist color wheel. It is a most enlightening experience that I’m sure you’ll enjoy!

We’d love to hear from you!

Have you made your own artist color wheel before? Which primary colors did you use? Have you tried making a different one for each medium you use? I’d love to hear back from you, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Join our friendly art community Painting Inspiration Daily on Facebook. You can share your art and ideas, watch LIVE tutorials, and be inspired to paint!

Have fun creating and painting your own color wheel!


Kathleen is the Wordsmith at ZenART, resident artist and art editor. When God sent a shower of talents, Kathleen made sure she got a basketful of them! She's a visual artist with practical knowledge on various fields from painting and sculpture, to costume and set design which comes in very handy when writing about various art techniques and theories. She also shares her passion for the arts through teaching. She runs her own brand of handmade wirework jewelry designs.

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