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Small Sparks

This set of courses shows how artistic inspiration can come from any part of your everyday life, in the most unexpected ways.

A Colonial Sheep Problem

 Alex Rowe’s nerdy fascination with bizarre events in history got him researching about  an odd moment in American Colonial history.

Veggie Animation

The gourds sitting on Deepti Menon’s window sill broke her out of a period of boredom and inspired a new way to create animation.

When BBQ Squid Becomes Art:
A Sensory Playground

Savoring the crunchy, chewy texture of a BBQ squid dish at a Japanese restaurant got Lauryn Welch thinking about how to translate that experience into paint.

Mourning Jog

Casey Roonan never could have predicted that his daily jog in the woods would let him stumble upon such grotesque, but simultaneously beautiful images.

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Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

Lauryn Welch
Painter & Performance Artist

Casey Roonan, Comics Artist & Cartoonist

Casey Roonan
Illustrator & Comics Artist

Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator

Deepti Menon
Filmmaker & Animator

Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Alex Rowe
Illustrator & Children’s Book Artist

A Colonial Sheep Problem

Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Alex Rowe
Illustrator & Children’s Book Artist

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Using ink wash techniques and a Rapidograph pen, see to make a whimsical, narrative illustration. Inspired by an odd fact about sheep from American colonial history, walk through the  artistic process that begins with thumbnail sketches on a farm, character design, and creating the finished illustration

Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist
Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist
Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist
Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist
Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Veggie Animation

Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator

Deepti Menon
Filmmaker & Animator

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First stop: grocery story produce section, next stop: the big screen! With an eggplant, a yam, some paint markers, and an iPhone, we show you simple skills to explore the world of animation. Create an exciting and unique animation that can be made anywhere, even at home!

Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator
Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator
Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator
Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator
Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator
Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator

Jogging & Roadkill

Casey Roonan, Comics Artist & Cartoonist

Casey Roonan
Illustrator & Comics Artist

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A mundane jogging routine turns into a macabre illustration series in this ink drawing tutorial. From collecting effective photo reference to drawing with a non-photo blue pencil, follow Casey as he completes a comics-style study of road kill.

Casey Roonan, Illustrator & Comics Artist
Casey Roonan, Illustrator & Comics Artist
Casey Roonan, Illustrator & Comics Artist
Casey Roonan, Illustrator & Comics Artist

When BBQ Squid Becomes Art:
A Sensory Playground

Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

Lauryn Welch
Painter & Performance Artist

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Can a taste or texture become a painting? In this tutorial, Lauryn Welch takes a tasty experience of eating barbecued squid and turns it into an abstract painting. Watch how to create harmonious color palettes, and mix into your paint everything from gel medium to coffee grounds. Understand how abstraction works with acrylic paint!”

Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist
Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist
Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist
Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist
Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

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