Basics Curriculum 2

Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe provide Part 2 of a basic curriculum for self-taught artists that cover the basics for a foundation in art. Alex and Prof Lieu explain why specific skills are important when you are just getting started, and give advice for what sequence is most effective for gaining these skills.

Video Walkthrough

  • Study Artworks
  • Contextualize your art
  • Study Art History
    • Art History Resources
  • Mastercopies
  • Study Contemporary Art
    • Contemporary Art Resources
    • Art Books
  • Study Composition
  • 2D Composition
  • Shapes & Sizes
  • Subject & Mood


The complete Basics Self-taught Artists Curriculum document links to every video that expands on the topics touched here.

Video & link mentioned

Art Prof Artist List
Sketchbook Tour, Monika Hedman

Full Curriculum

Overview · Basics 1 · Basics 2 · Basics 3