Live Class Schedule

  • Not really, The portfolio class is where we take a look at everything in your specific portfolio and really see what should stay and what should go. We may tweak some existing images, discard others, and maybe do a new piece or two. People in that class could be from all over the place in terms of what their portfolio looks like. Character design, children's book, game art, book cover illustrators could all be in the same class. I will not be assigning broad assignments in there. We will also be looking at your branding and overall marketing strategy for the work.

    The children's book class will focus on story telling and getting good images for that genre. Of course, there could be some overlap if you happen to get a knock out piece in the class. But most images need a bit of polishing after a class is done. That is what the portfolio class can help achieve.

    Does that make sense?

  • @Lee-White This sounds awesome - all of the above! I'd definitely look forward to all of those classes. And since I won't be able to take the portfolio critique until the next one that comes out (I have to save up for it), these would all be great companions to it.

  • @Lee-White totally!

  • @Lee-White Actually, let me rephrase per my understanding to make sure that my "Totally" is correct:

    One is about refining the individual’s specific body of existing work (through add/modify/delete) along with their branding presence & marketing strategy to give them the best foot forward in pursuing work in their preferred industry niche.

    The other is about creating new work towards a specific industry niche, namely, the children’s book market.

  • This looks really exciting!! A great mix of classes to choose from already. My main thought is that it's nice that you're pairing up advanced-ish classes with medium/newbie classes running at the same time, which makes it less likely that anyone's favourite classes will be running at the same time. If you did the watercolour class at the same time as the portfolio class, I'd have to give up on sleep for weeks!

  • I'd be interested in a few of them. The portfolio class and the children's book illustration class I think are what I'd be interested in most. As well as the illustration classes.

  • Let me know if there is anything I haven't mentioned that you would be interested in as well...

  • At the moment I would only take Portfolio Development as a live class. And hope that you would also have a regular schedule of live critique sessions? I am so sad I had to miss the Fall one...
    Anyhow, I think you came up with an excellent program and the sequence makes sense to me. Maybe it would be nice to have a second edition of Children's book illustration in Fall too.

  • There will be many more classes available than the ones listed here. These are just the ones I will be teaching. Jake may run some and Will too of course. We may team up on some of them as well. We will be working to have guest instructors too...

  • I'd love a graphic novel/ comic book class..covering development and story telling techniques.

  • Jake MAY run the comic class in January! I hope he can! : )

  • We will also be offering a single image critique like the Fall crit coming up on a quarterly basis. Not totally sure of that schedule yet (again, all of this is in development right now...)

  • @Lee-White Would love to see more of the crits available! Are we allowed to watch while they are done live? or just later when the recording is made available.

  • We could possibly do the individual image crit every other month possibly. Since it's limited to only 10 -12 people maybe it should run more.

  • Another question, what do you guys think about class times? Since some people will be on east coast time, others will be on west coast time, and still others in other countries I was thinking maybe having them on the weekend? Or maybe during the week in the evening?

    What do you think?

  • @Lee-White Class duration might be a factor here. (Meaning how long the class lasts: 1hr, 2hrs, etc.)

  • I'm thinking 3 hours. Anything less than that and it's hard to fit in a crit and a lecture of material. My university classes were 4 hours, but that is too long for a web class I think...

  • I think a lot of us work so the week days might be hard.

  • What if the class was done in a way where you could watch the lecture any time you wanted? Then, the critique of your work was recorded and you could watch that whenever you wanted as well? Then have a forum for questions, etc.

  • @Lee-White This idea and the weekend idea sound great! I teach at night so i never get my hopes up that i will be able to participate in live classes - weekends or recorded class would work for me :)