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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain: Drawing CATS

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain: Drawing CATS

October 17, 2021

Watch 2 artists draw cats from "The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" film. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DQ9TN_Wte9Q. Sketching techniques using sumi inks for capturing the personality and gesture of the cats in the film are explained, as well as how to build up a range of textures and volumes in the drawings. Explained in the video is how to build up layers of ink wash gradients to create movement and a range of tones. Demo led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Cat Huang.

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How to Sketch HORSES: Gesture Drawing

How to Sketch HORSES: Gesture Drawing

October 13, 2021

This video shows drawing tips for how to do quick gesture drawings of horses. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Py9esspngf0. Techniques explained include how to capture the entire anatomy of the horse efficiently, and then how to build upon that gesture from there to create a convincing sense of movement and form. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Deepti Menon.

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Self-Taught Artists Curriculum: DRAWING Techniques, Part 2

Self-Taught Artists Curriculum: DRAWING Techniques, Part 2

October 10, 2021

This video is part 2 in a Drawing Curriculum designed for self-taught artists. (watch Part 1: https://youtu.be/zEGflMcsg0Y) Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6zdYpktc6xU This video is an overview of the broad range of stylistic ways you can draw: line drawings, tonal drawings, cross-hatched drawings, and more, using examples from art history and contemporary art. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch.

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ARTIST Hangout: Virtual Art Studio

ARTIST Hangout: Virtual Art Studio

October 7, 2021

Join our virtual art studio, where you can find support and inspiration when with other artists. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/M2b1BzXdy34. We can motivate each other, get momentum in our work, and get feedback on our artworks. This video is a virtual studio hangout with 3 artists, having a casual conversation in the studio as they work on their personal artwork. Artists include Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe and Lauryn Welch.

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How to Stand Out with Your Art School Portfolio

How to Stand Out with Your Art School Portfolio

October 6, 2021

Here are topics & art media that will make your art school stand out from the thousands of applications art schools receive. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ueIDIcj3bag. Many students fall into creating generic, cliche artwork that tends to all look the same, here are specific actions you can take with your art school portfolio to get your work to jump out from the crowd and be more distinctive. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster.

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MASTERCOPIES: Tips For Drawing

MASTERCOPIES: Tips For Drawing

October 3, 2021

Creating a mastercopy of a historical drawing is an effective exercise for honing your drawing skills. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/y3tbk6VPHic. This video is a hands on demo that provides tips for how to get started with a mastercopy, as well as a discussion that provides insight into the value doing a mastercopy can have to advance and strengthen your drawing skills. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster.

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Self-Taught Artists Curriculum: DRAWING, Part 1

Self-Taught Artists Curriculum: DRAWING, Part 1

September 29, 2021

This video is part 1 in a Drawing Curriculum designed for self-taught artists. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zEGflMcsg0Y. This discussion provides insight into the immense range and types of drawing media: charcoal, colored pencils, graphite, erasers, pastels, pens, markers, scratchboard, inks, drawing surfaces, drawing accessories, smudging tools, surfaces, and sketchbooks. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Cat Huang.

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ALCOHOL INKS: Beginner‘s Tips & Techniques

ALCOHOL INKS: Beginner‘s Tips & Techniques

September 26, 2021

See how to get started with alcohol inks, and the broad range of visual effects you can create. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R89UQZtbjMA. This demo shows how the alcohol inks behave with Yupo paper, watercolor paper, and with tools like Q-tips, sumi brushes, cotton rags, and more. Techniques with the alcohol inks shown include how to layer colors, how to create gradients and blend to get specific colors, and how to create a balance of saturated and muted colors, and more. Demo led by Art Prof Clara Lieu.

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ART SCHOOL Portfolios: Art Professor‘s Guide

ART SCHOOL Portfolios: Art Professor‘s Guide

September 24, 2021

Preparing an art school portfolio can be an intimidating process that can stressful, especially if you are doing it all by yourself without any guidance or assistance. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ToQUTBjuHeM. Our Art School Portfolio Track is a structured sequence of prompts and video lessons that will support the development of artworks for your portfolio. This track is created with the specific intent to balance between gaining a broad range of skills while also with the goal of creating a finished portfolio for your art school applications.

In addition to the free Art School Portfolios Track, we will also be offering a premium course which provides live voice sessions with our staff artists and ongoing support in our Discord. The curriculum for this premium course is exactly the same as the free Art School Portfolios track, the one difference is that the premium course allows you to work closely with our staff through voice sessions.

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ARTIST Studio Hangout: Draw Together!

ARTIST Studio Hangout: Draw Together!

September 23, 2021

Join our virtual art studio, where you can find support and inspiration when with other artists. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xwYKbSNMwyw. We can motivate each other, get momentum in our work, and get feedback on our artworks. This video is a virtual studio hangout with 3 artists, having a casual conversation in the studio as they work on their personal artwork. Artists include Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Deepti Menon, Jordan McCracken-Foster, and Alex Rowe.

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