Personal Narratives Premium Track

The Personal Narratives Premium Track provides the opportunity to investigate the fundamental concept of identity by exploring personal narratives . Students will work on ways to portray their personal experiences while simultaneously addressing universal themes of culture, history, and identity that can captivate a universal audience. The curriculum we will use is from our free […]

Fantasy Illustration: Creatures Premium Track

The Fantasy Illustration: Creatures Premium Track will explore fundamentals and techniques which are specific to inventing creatures. All of the skills covered in this track are applicable to illustration, animation, children’s books, comics, concept art, painting, and more. You’ll dig deep into brainstorming and design strategies to create distinct, believable creatures. The curriculum we will […]

Storyboarding Premium Track

The Storyboarding Premium Track will provide a comprehensive look at the combination of skills required to create an effective storyboard. Fundamentals like composition, point of view, figure and ground will be explored in depth. Whether your interest is in animation, concept art, film, comics, or illustration, you’ll gain the skills necessary to create successful storyboards. […]

Landscapes & Backgrounds Premium Track

The Landscapes & Backgrounds Premium Track provides a comprehensive exploration of the role landscapes and backgrounds can play. Techniques like atmospheric perspective, lighting, texture, scale, and space will be addressed through various prompts. Whether you do concept art, are a fine art painter, or a comics artist, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how to articulate […]

Brainstorming Premium Track

The Brainstorming Premium Track provides guidance and direction for developing ideas and themes in your artistic practice. Lessons and prompts will stimulate your thinking process to unlock your creative potential. This track will allow you to gain skills that are applicable in any art field, from fine art painting, character design, illustration, comics, and more. […]

Student Gallery: Character Design Premium Track

Students in our Character Design Premium Track build fundamental skills in order to create innovative character designs. Essential skills and topics include shape language, the psychology of color, turnarounds, expressions, poses, thumbnail sketches, silhouette, story, and more. The lessons we use are from our free Character Design track. Shape Language Sketch 3 characters (from other popular character designs) and use shape […]

Student Gallery: Anatomy Premium Track

Students in our Anatomy Premium Track learn the fundamentals of drawing the human figure by developing a base knowledge of human anatomy. The lessons we use are from our free Anatomy track. 2-5 minute Gesture Drawings 2-5 minute gesture drawings from Eadward Muybridge’s The Human Figure in Motion. Artworks by Toaster, Anastasia, Neil, Pat, Tent, Steen. Skeleton Inside a Figure Draw a skeleton inside a […]

Portraiture Premium Track

The Portraiture Premium Track is a chance for an in depth exploration of the human face as a means for artistic expression. Concrete skills such as the skeletal structure of the human face, lighting, color, composition, and backgrounds will be emphasized, in addition to the purpose and intent of the portrait. The curriculum we will […]

Color Premium Track

The Color Premium Track covers the most essential basics of color theory in a practical manner that can ultimately be applied to any field of art or art medium. Topics we’ll address include warm/cool colors, complementary colors, saturation, how to create color palettes, and more. The curriculum we will use is from our Color Track. […]

Student Gallery: Drawing Basics Premium Track

Students in our Drawing Basics Premium Track develop versatility in drawing by practicing everything from a two minute gesture drawing to drawings that take several hours to complete in a broad range of abstract and representational subjects.   The lessons we use are from our free Drawing Basics Track. Animal Gesture Drawings Complete six hours total of drawing […]

Character Design Premium Track

This Premium Track will help you sharpen your fundamental skills in order to help you create your own innovative character designs. We will cover essential skills and topics like shape language, the psychology of color, turnarounds, expressions, poses, thumbnail sketches, silhouette, story, and more. The curriculum we use is from our free Character Design track. […]

Anatomy Premium Track

Learn the fundamentals of drawing the human figure by developing a base knowledge of human anatomy. Whether your focus is painting, character design, comics, or illustration, anatomy is an enormously useful skill to have as an artist. You’ll develop skills in both quick gesture drawings and sustained drawings. The curriculum we use is from our […]

MFA Portfolios Premium Track

An MFA portfolio requires a level of maturity and engagement with critical thinking. At the MFA level, the concerns shift from technical skills to developing a unique artistic vision.  The curriculum we will use is from our MFA Portfolios Track. Here is your opportunity to work with guidance and comprehensive support from Prof Lieu and […]

Student Gallery: Painting Basics Premium Track

Students in our Painting Basics Premium Track work on basic skills like color theory, brush technique, composition, while working with a range of subjects like abstraction and still life. The lessons we use are from our free Painting Basics Track. Sky Paintings Create a painting of a sky which shows a broad range of colors and textures. Aim to show depth […]

Student Gallery: Digital Basics Premium Track

Students in our Digital Basics Premium Track develop skills in digital drawing and painting techniques while experimenting with a range of styles, color schemes, and textures. The lessons we use are from our free Digital Basics Track. Texture Cubes Create 8 cubes that each have the texture of a real life object. Try to choose as many […]

Premium Tracks Schedule

Our premium tracks are your opportunity to work with close attention and prompt support from Prof Lieu and the Art Prof staff! We will dedicate ourselves to your progress and really get to know you as artists. “The Color Premium Track involved incredibly close daily back and forth with other participants of the track and of other tracks […]

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 […]

Drawing Basics Premium Track

The Drawing Basics Premium Track will help you develop a foundation for drawing. You’ll develop versatility in drawing by practicing everything from a two minute gesture drawing to drawings that take several hours to complete! A broad range of subject matter will provide opportunities to expand your visual vocabulary. The curriculum we will use is […]

Artist Business Premium Track

The Artist Business Premium Track will give you a solid foundation of content, presented in a professional manner to help launch your career as an artist. Whether you want to sell, network, or engage with an audience. this track will get you to form a strategy for how to approach promoting your art practice. The curriculum we use is […]

Painting Basics Premium Track

The Painting Basics Premium Track will help you develop a foundation for painting. It covers basic skills like color theory, brush technique, composition, transparent vs. opaque paint, and more. The prompts will challenge you to jump around between figurative, abstract, and still life topics to expand your personal repertoire in painting. The curriculum we use […]

Digital Art Basics Premium Track

Our Digital Premium Track will push you to develop and expand your skills in digital drawing and painting techniques. For those of you who have experience with digital art, this track can be really useful to refresh and enhance the skills you already have. The curriculum we use is from our free Digital Art Basics […]

BFA Art School Portfolios Premium Track

Preparing an art school portfolio to apply for an undergraduate BFA degree is a major undertaking, and it can be an intimidating process that is stressful, especially if you are doing it all by yourself without any guidance or assistance. The curriculum we will use is from our BFA Portfolios Track. Here is your opportunity […]