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Clara Lieu, RISD Adjunct Professor

Clara Lieu
Art Prof & Partner

Thomas Lerra, Partner at Art Prof

Thomas Lerra
Partner, Producer

Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Alex Rowe
Teaching Assistant

Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator

Deepti Menon
Teaching Assistant

Casey Roonan, Comics Artist & Cartoonist

Casey Roonan
Teaching Assistant

Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

Lauryn Welch
Teaching Assistant

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“I’ve struggled a lot with creativity in my artwork (I tend to just copy photographs…) but your explanation has really transformed my approach to art, as well as my understanding of art in general! Thank you again for the time and effort put into answering each question, I’ve followed art accounts for a while and very rarely do I see a professor who helps the art community with such grace, honesty and detail.”

“I’m an art teacher working in Argentina and I find your videos and posts really useful. I’m so glad I’ve found your site. I love learning from other teachers, and you’ve become my new (far away) teacher. “

“This was critique was great for someone like me — I’m not in school and I haven’t really found a way to get thoughtful input on my art. And mostly when I’ve found someone who I trust to give input, it’s been about the actual painting process — while much of the input here was about concepts. So that was new, surprising, and interesting to me. Many of the critique comments highlight things I hadn’t explicitly thought about, so I am excited that pursuing these ideas may lead me to some interesting development. Thank you!”

“Thank you so much for your encouraging words and constructive feedback. I’ve never had my work critiqued before so I was a bit apprehensive but you were all so well-meaning and gave me such good advice that I not only feel relieved but extremely grateful! I will keep coming back to the things you said to remember the many ways in which I can continue to expand and grow as an artist.”

“I live and teach in a rural area where campus art classes would require a four hour round trip, so access to professional advice looked rather dim until I discovered your Crit Quickies!”

“I have to say, I’ve been in love with your videos, and you’re the reason I went to figure drawing night. This was my first time drawing at a figure drawing class in 20+ years.”

“I’m a 12 year old artist and your videos seriously help me, no joke. Thank you so much, been watching for a very long while, and I’ve improved so much!!!”

“That was an amazing, insightful, oh-so-helpful critique of my work! I feel very energized and can’t wait to get to work exploring the suggestions that you have made. It was exactly what I was needing at this point in my development.  I so appreciate your generosity in sharing your expertise in this way.”

“I just wanted to thank you for making these critique videos! They are so phenomenally helpful. I am a junior In high school and I use these videos as guides for what colleges may look for. It is helpful to know what to avoid when I’m making a piece. Since I started watching these videos on your YouTube channel,  I have grown so much and actually put meaning into my work which I lacked before. Every time I see a new video I feel inspired to go out and create! So, genuinely, thank you SO much!”

“Thank you Prof Lieu for freely sharing your awesome knowledge and skills with the rest of the world. I am from South Africa and came across your advice and encouraging input on the Internet. I have made notes and refer to them often. Its amazing that someone would do much for others and care about each students progress in such a caring way. Thank you thank you and best wishes for all your plans ahead. Loving your posts and the small bits of important points you make in them.”

“Everything about this initiative seems so educational and helpful. It feels so good to finally have a platform where aspiring artists can get the exposure and information they need. Its truly inspiring.”

“When I think of Prof Lieu and the Art Prof team, I always feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world. I really appreciate all of your work and valuable guidance.”

“I absolutely love Art Prof and have recommended it to friends – such a great idea, and a genuine, generous contribution to art education.”

“Thank you so, so much for such a thorough and honest critique. It is really difficult to find that sort of feedback. It is such a help to have a direction to explore.”

“I’ve been looking at your ‘Crit Quickies’, and I’ve gotta say, I think they are fabulous! I love the way you get right to the point. I’m learning a lot by listening to them.”

“Art Prof sounds almost too good to to be true!”

“I just wanted to thank you for the resources that you have created and put online. Since graduating from college, I have had a hard time making art. A year ago, I stumbled upon your blog and it has encouraged me to start make work again. It has been incredibly helpful to me to read and hear the questions of other young artists.”

“I am so grateful for your generosity offering such valuable tools to the public. Finding Art Prof has made a huge difference in my life. It’s a resource unlike any other online and it has inspired me to return to my work after a years of being away from it simply because I had no ‘connection’ to the art world.

“You are like my guru. I can’t wait to use your awesome Crit Quickies as class starter discussions in my AP Studio classes in the fall. Thank you for continuing to post it’s keeping my interest levels high during summer break so that I can build an even stronger program next school year!”

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