SVS Survey



  • Hey guys, we are in the planning stages here at SVS headquarters. Let me know what you guys want more of. Answer how much you want each thing by voting with a number 1-10 (10 being STRONGLY DESIRE and 1 being DON"T CARE ABOUT THAT).

    1. Curriculum: This would be a guide for which classes to take and what order to take them.

    2. Live/Interactive feedback: This wold be higher priced offerings with instructor feedback on your work

    3. Assignments: This would be more downloadable assignments for the videos in our subscription offering.

    4. Crits: Reasonably priced crits on individual images ($100 range) and full portfolio crits ($450 range)

    5. Live in person workshops and classes: We have a new building now, so this may be possible. Also traveling workshops, etc.

    Please list anything else you can think of to make SVS better! Your answers will guide the future of SVS, so please chime in and be heard! : )

    Thanks!
    -Lee



  • @lee-white Lee how would you like us to do the survey, here in the thread or sent in privately-thanks for considering us and our thoughts as you grow the school :)



  • @lmrush here in the thread would be great



  • Curriculum: 2
    Live/Interactive feedback:10
    Assignments: 9
    Crits: 10
    Live in person workshops: 8



  • (10 if optional) Curriculum: This would be a guide for which classes to take and what order to take them.

    (10 if private) Live/Interactive feedback: This would be higher priced offerings with instructor feedback on your work

    (5 if optional) Assignments: This would be more downloadable assignments for the videos in our subscription offering.

    (10 if charged by time spent or agreed upon) Crits: Reasonably priced crits on individual images ($100 range) and full portfolio crits ($450 range)

    (10) Live in person workshops and classes: We have a new building now, so this may be possible. Also traveling workshops, etc.

    Add certificates/badges
    🙂



  • Curriculum: 10
    Live feedback: 5
    Assignments: 8
    Critiques: 4
    Workshop: 1

    Now I actually love the ideas for workshops and live critiques, it’s just that I’m a high school student who lives in Pennsylvania. Just take that in consideration looking at my feedback because I can imagine many students a lot closer and with money wanting workshops and critiques.

    Thanks for everything you’ve done here at SVS!



  • Curriculum - 5. Helpful, but I recall a forum thread where you did this as well. Probably more helpful as you grown the video library, though.
    Feedback - 8, provided I could afford it :-)
    Assignments - 10. Very helpful to have a way to apply what's learned through a video.
    Crits - 5, but probably because I'm not at a level to benefit much from them.
    Workshops - 2. I'm not in a position to join a live workshop, nor travel to one.



    1. Curriculum: 10
    2. Live : 10
    3. Assignments: 5
    4. Crits: 8
    5. Workshops: 5


    1. Curriculum: 5
    2. Live/interactive feedback: 8
    3. Assignments: 8
    4. Crits: 8
    5. Workshops: 8 (I wouldn't be able to travel for one but I really like the idea of that being available.)

    One suggestion I have would be to offer a few more basic instruction classes for traditional mediums for those of us who have not been to a traditional art school.



  • 6 Curriculum: This would be a guide for which classes to take and what order to take them.

    9 Live/Interactive feedback: This would be higher priced offerings with instructor feedback on your work

    8 Assignments: This would be more downloadable assignments for the videos in our subscription offering.

    8 Crits: Reasonably priced crits on individual images ($100 range) and full portfolio crits ($450 range)

    10 Live in-person workshops and classes: We have a new building now, so this may be possible. Also traveling workshops, etc.



  • @Lee-White
    l'd like to see more about how you set up your fine art shows where you sell your art prints and watercolour paintings. It's been great seeing how Will set up his stands at comic con events.

    Also please do the 'Turbo Charging Your Creativity' live course again. I need to take this course!
    Thanks.



  • Thanks guys, it's great hearing your thoughts! keep 'em coming!



  • @lee-white said in SVS Survey:

    Hey guys, we are in the planning stages here at SVS headquarters. Let me know what you guys want more of. Answer how much you want each thing by voting with a number 1-10 (10 being STRONGLY DESIRE and 1 being DON"T CARE ABOUT THAT).

    Curriculum: 5
    Live/Interactive feedback: if feedback on accurate understanding/proper application of a particular course content, 10
    Assignments: 9
    Crits: 4 (only because not at a skill level to fully benefit; down the road, individual image critique rates an 8)
    Live workshops/classes (traveling--you mean like international or regional US "destination" classes?) east coast 10 (cost), elsewhere 5



  • More writing courses with manuscript crits and some courses on Art Licensing too would be cool!



  • @charlie-eve-ryan we are making the licensing class right now. We just filmed the first two parts and it was awesome. The teacher of this class has been doing it for a long time and knows a ton about it.

    Also, have you watched Ann Whitford Pauls class on writing picture books? She is fantastic.



  • How bout a class on caricatures? looking out for those freelancers:) And how bout a fashion illustrating class? Why not? Thanks for all the great work you do already!

    Curriculum: 9
    Live/interactive feedback: 7
    Assignments: 5
    Crits:8
    Workshops: 10



  • Curriculum 10

    Live/Interactive feedback 3

    Assignments 5

    Crits: Reasonably priced crits on individual images 3 (prices mentioned are a bit high)

    Live in person workshops and classes: 1

    What SVS is offering now is good - don't try and expand into writing, etc as there are already a great deal of sites for authors.



  • Great guys, thanks!

    Our plans for SVS are having a variety of things for students. Which is showcased by your answers here. Some people want feedback, others are ok with video learning. We will be offering more interactive classes where you get feedback. In fact, we are working on a formal curriculum that basically walks you through everything you need to know to be a pro. We are still going to be making video offerings for the subscription too. We will offer assignments as an additional purchase if you want/need that for the classes. So lot's of big stuff coming at SVS!!!



  • Curriculum 3
    Live feedback 10
    Assignments 1
    Crits 10
    Live workshops 4 (I live in Canada but with enough notice of an event I would try to plan a vacation to attend

    Notes
    I would like to see some crits for writing children's books

    In the "writing Children's books" videos it is discussed how the Author who illustrates his own work can take a different approach to writing because more details can be put into the art. I would love to see a video series or third Thursday talk from people who write and also illustrate there own work.



  • @Lee-White you aren’t getting rid of your in depth portfolio critique, are you? I only ask because I see that critiques are listed.