Comics Basics Premium Track

The Comics Basics Premium Track will help you get started learning all of the fundamental skills necessary to create comics. We’ll arm you with comics techniques, provide background on types of comics from nonfiction to editorial, and exercise your skills in a range of comics prompts. The curriculum we will use is from our Comics Track.

Here is your opportunity to work with attention and comprehensive support from Prof Lieu and the Art Prof staff.

Enrollment is currently closed

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Premium Track Features

  • 6 students only, allowing for close guidance and prompt feedback, and comprehensive attention from our staff.
  • 2 live voice sessions every week with Prof Lieu and a Teaching Artist.
  • Voice sessions are about 60 min., held in our Discord.
  • 6 week tracks only: 30 min., one-on-one review with Prof Lieu at the end of the track.
  • Access to private channels in our Discord where you’ll get support and critiques from our staff.
  • Premium Track “alumni” will continue to have access to the private Discord channels once the track ends.

Watch a voice session

The best thing about the voice sessions for me was that staff wasn’t afraid to push me! Which is what I need as an artist, so it was very appreciated. I felt like I was getting good constructive feedback that was both helpful and respectful.

I also liked that other class members were encouraged to type their critiques in the chat. I ended up taking a lot of advice from my peers and implementing it into the final pieces.

Instructors

Prof Lieu has 15 years of teaching studio art at the college level, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2007-2020. See Prof Lieu’s full CV. Read about Teaching Artist Cat Huang.

Watch a drawing demo with Prof Lieu and Cat here in this video, and below.

Art Supplies

We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our premium tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.

Either digital or traditional media will work great for comics. Below we provide supply lists with recommended items for each media. We are happy to provide further support, but you can work with whatever you have!


Supply Lists: Comics Media

Digital Software

ProcreateKritaAdobe PhotoshopClip Studio PaintPaint Tool SAIAdobe FrescoMediBang PaintGimp


Student info

  • Limit 6 students.
  • Enrollment is first come, first serve.
  • All students are required to join our Discord.

Due on the Registration Deadline

Confirmation

  • We require 4 students to run the track.
  • We will confirm whether the track is running by the Wednesday after the Friday registration deadline.
  • If the track does not run, you will receive a full refund no later than a week from the Friday registration deadline.

Refunds

  • All payments are non-refundable if the track runs.
  • There are no refunds for missed voice sessions, or if a student is late to a voice session.
  • We only issue refunds if the course does not run due to lack of enrollment.

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Art Prof Scholarships

If we have extra spaces in a premium track after registration closes, we will open up the opportunity the apply for an Art Prof Scholarship, which is a chance to enroll in a premium track for free.

Please do not apply if you are not able to fully commit 100% to the premium track if you are selected for the scholarship. Check all the voice session dates, logistics and confirm that you can be available.

We don’t want to see an opportunity like this wasted, when there are so many people who would benefit.

We cannot make any guarantees that any scholarships will become available, it all depends on whether there are spaces after registration closes.

Scholarship Notifications

To receive notifications of when scholarships are available, please join our Discord server, or sign up for our email list.


Scholarship Applications

You’ll be asked to provide 2 essays via a Google form. Minimum 500 words, maximum 200 words.

  • Essay 1: Talk about your journey and background as an artist, how has it impacted our life, why is it important to you?
  • Essay 2: Explain why you are applying for this scholarship. How will this help you as an artist in the short term and long term? What do you hope to learn and gain from the experience?