@lauraa Ha ha, Food, sleep and friends are TOTALLY overrated!! Yes, the Turbocharging class has been an adventure and I have loved it. I'm really hoping I can do Head and Hands...and Digital Painting at some point. (But I probably need environments a lot)
I haven't been able to enter a contest for some time here, but a few thoughts from me: any art contest that's run for free on the personal time of the judge is a good contest. Whenever we enter, we of course all hope we'll win or place, and quite naturally. When I started entering contests, I would get crushed much more easily - it's hard to put your work out there and face rejection repeatedly. I had to switch my mindset. Entering contests, for me, becomes less about competing with the other entrants (though it's a part of it), and more about competing with myself. Did I hit the concept? Did I submit a clean entry I didn't rush on? Am I proud of what I put out there? Is it better then what I did last time? Did I learn something from it and can I grow from there? Competition in this business is stiff, and any work we do to push ourselves to grow, to try something we hadn't before, can't fail to help us in the long run. So let's have fun and take some chances, worry less about the outcome and more about figuring out our process. Congratulations to all entrants for putting yourselves out there. Thanks Lee, and happy creating.
@lee-white thank you so much for the mention! I'm really really happy, and yes I learned a lot from Jake Parker work and sharing :-)
Congratulation to the winner @Tom-Shannon and great work to all the participants.
(10) Curriculum: This would be a guide for which classes to take and what order to take them. yes please as a beginner I would find this helpful. also, if there was some guidance on how to know when you are good enough to level up
(5) Live/Interactive feedback: This wold be higher priced offerings with instructor feedback on your work probably couldn't afford it but always good to know it is available, if I need it
(8)Assignments: This would be more downloadable assignments for the videos in our subscription offering. Maybe there is a way to package these assignments with crtiiques for those who want it
(5) Crits: Reasonably priced crits on individual images ($100 range) and full portfolio crits ($450 range)
(1)Live in person workshops and classes: We have a new building now, so this may be possible. Also traveling workshops, etc.Not likely to travel there but would welcome seeing videos of classes if offered