Business Curriculum

The complete Business Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos. Business Part 1 Do I want to combine business with my art? Business skills aren’t art skills A business takes time to grow Who is your audience? What do you want to sell? What […]

Business Curriculum 2

Part 2 of a complete guide to running an art business as a self-taught artist. This video addresses fundamental concerns such as networking, non-art skills like public speaking, interviews, writing, self-promotion, how to find support within a creative community, establishing a professional reputation in the field, dealing with copyright and legal concerns, and more. Discussion […]

Business Curriculum 1

Part 1 of a complete guide to running an art business as a self-taught artist. This video addresses the reality of how consuming running an art business can be, the importance of determining your audience, figuring out exactly what you do (and don’t!) want to sell, how to research the market, how to price your […]

Painting Curriculum

The complete Painting Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos. Painting 1: Types of Paint oil acrylic flashe acrylic encaustic casein mixed media fresco outdoor paints egg tempera air brush ink enamel paint oil bars gouache & acryl gouache watercolor Painting 2: Painting Prompts […]

Painting Curriculum 2

Part 2 of this painting curriculum provides painting prompts that will stimulate all areas of painting, and that can be done in any paint media: color, brushwork, thumbnails, composition, and more in order to gain a well rounded skill set in painting. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe. Video […]

Painting Curriculum 1

This video explains the various types of paint: oil, acrylic, flashe acrylic, encaustic, casein, mixed media, fresco, outdoor paints, egg tempera, air brush, ink, enamel, oil bars, gouache, acryl gouache, and watercolor. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch, who outline part 1 of our painting curriculum for self-taught artists.  […]

Animation Curriculum

The complete Animation Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos. Animation Part 1 Movement Timing Weight Personality Walk Cycle Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation 3 Animation Principles Animation History Foundation Skills Animals Gesture Drawing Human Figure Lighting Backgrounds Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching […]

Animation Curriculum 2

This video explains in depth the many types of animation that exist, including 3D, hand drawn, stop motion, gifs, zoetropes, flip books, and more. The landscape of animation today as well as the professional development skills necessary to work as an animator today are explored as well. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and […]

Animation Curriculum 1

This video outlines the basic principles of animation including movement, timing, weight, and personality, as well as strategies for storytelling like exaggeration and anticipation. Historical animators and their role in developing the field of animation are discussed, as are essential skills like line, color, and gesture that are necessary to be an animator. Discussion led […]

Comics Curriculum

The complete Comics Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos. Comics Part 1 3 Comics Industries Today France/Belgium (BD) America (comics) Japan (manga) Types of Comics Instructional Super Hero Sunday Funnies Nonfiction Biographies (Graphic Novels) Web Comics Editorial Animated Gif Comics Memes Comics Vocabulary […]

Comics Curriculum 2

This video is part 2 of a comics curriculum for self-taught artists which reviews prompts and exercise for practicing your comics skills, comics history, what comics are like today, and more resources for learning comics on your own. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Cat Huang. Video Walkthrough Comics history Where […]

Comics Curriculum 1

This video is part 1 of a comics curriculum for self-taught artists. Topics explained include the international comics industry, types of comics including webtoons, non-fiction biographies, superhero, Sunday Funnies. Also discussed is the visual language of comics including panels, speech bubbles, spreads, and pages, as well as techniques like the “180 degree rule,” point of […]

Illustration Curriculum

The complete Illustration Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos. Illustration Part 1 What is Illustration Political Cartoons Children’s Books Adult Books Editorial Illustration Comics Text + Image Wordless Books Formats & Measurements Skills Brainstorming Background & Composition Human Figure Animals Art Prof Clara […]

Illustration Curriculum 2

This video outlines part 2 of an illustration curriculum for self-taught artists. Topics covered include art media that is conducive to the turnover rate for illustration jobs, prompts you can assign yourself to practice your illustration skills, how the contemporary illustration industry works, as well as books, blogs, websites, and Instagram accounts that are great […]

Illustration Curriculum 1

This video provides a comprehensive illustration curriculum for self-taught artists. In part 1, topics explained include the various areas of the illustration industry: children’s books, editorial, comics, political cartoons, adult books, and more. Illustration prompts you can give yourself are covered as are illustration websites and conferences. Essential skills illustrators need such as linear perspective, […]

Basics Curriculum

The complete Basics Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 3 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complete resource for all 3 videos. Basics Part 1 Daily Sketchbook Art Prompts Art Prof Photo Reference Collection Draw Along Drawing from a Mirror Gesture Drawing from Life Drawing Spaces on Site Ideas Brainstorming Thumbnail Sketches Watch […]

Basics Curriculum 3

This video is part 3 of a basic curriculum for self-taught artists that cover the basics for a foundation in art. Topics covered include specific skills are important when you are just getting started, as well as advice for what sequence is most effective for gaining these skills. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu […]

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 […]

Basics Curriculum 1

Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Deepti Menon provide Part 1 of a basic curriculum for self-taught artists that cover the essential skills. Deepti 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 […]