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The interactive nature of Skype  is a great way to get support

Skype makes it easy and fast to get advice that is customized to your specific needs and questions. The interactive nature of a Skype conversation makes for a stimulating artistic dialogue which can provide the motivation and inspiration you need to make progress with your artwork.

A Skype call vs. a Skype chat

We do find that Skype calls (audio only or video) tend to be more efficient, as speaking is a lot faster, and we can cover more topics more quickly. Let’s face it, typing is much slower than talking!

However, we do know that a lot of people are shy, and maybe the Skype Chat is a better option. Whatever works best for you!

How to make the best use of your Skype session

A Skype Call has audio, video is optional. Or, you can chat with us in your pajamas and worst hair by typing messages in a Skype Chat. Watch sample videos of Skype sessions above.

A Skype session is terrific for asking broad questions about your artwork in general. For example, you might ask us what you can do to improve your skills with color.  If you’re wondering what art media we think you should try out, or maybe you have a series of artworks you’d like to start and want to know where to begin, a Skype call is a good fit.

Common topics include professional development; perhaps you would like to know whether you are ready to approach art galleries, or whether art school or a liberal arts college is a better choice for you. Maybe you have interest in working in animation and want to know more about how that industry works and what you’ll need to study to be well equipped for the field.

The difference between a portfolio critique and a Skype session

A Skype session is not a portfolio critique. If you simply want feedback on your artwork, and want to hear specifics on each artwork in your portfolio, a portfolio critique is much more efficient. 

Portfolio critiques also address which pieces to remove from your portfolio, and general advice about what direction to go in with your artwork.

Prof Lieu

30 min: $150 USD
45 min: $200 USD
60 min: $250 USD

Teaching Artists

30 min: $80 USD
45 min: $120 USD
60 min: $140 USD

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Win a critique for as little as $1!

All Patreon supporters are automatically entered into a monthly giveaway; all it takes is a $1 monthly donation! (or more)

Winners get to choose from a portfolio critique, an artist website critique, art supplies, original artwork from the Art Prof staff artists and more!

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Staff Artists

Clara Lieu, RISD Adjunct Professor

Prof Clara Lieu

Prof Lieu has expertise in BFA & MFA art portfolios, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, design, video, illustration, anatomy, curating.

Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

Lauryn Welch

Lauryn has expertise in BFA & MFA portfolios, painting, mixed media, collage, drawing, curating, directing galleries, performance art, and artist residencies.

Jordan McCracken-Foster, Concept Artist & Illustrator

Jordan McCracken-Foster

Jordan has expertise in BFA portfolios, illustration, anatomy, drawing, portraits, concept art, backgrounds, character design, and digital media.

Casey Roonan, Comics Artist & Cartoonist

Casey Roonan

Casey has expertise in BFA portfolios, drawing, pen & ink, digital media, teaching high school, design, comics, cartoons, character design, and editorial llustration.

Eloise Sherrid, Artist & Filmmaker

Eloise Sherrid

Eloise has expertise in BFA portfolios, film/video, collage, demo reels, mixed media, artist books, artist residencies, digital media.

Eloise is currently not available 

Deepti Menon, Filmmaker & Animator

Deepti Menon

Deepti has expertise in BFA portfolios, sculpture, animation, drawing, character design, demo reels, and film/video.

Alex Rowe, Illustrator & Children's Book Artist

Alex Rowe

Alex has expertise in BFA portfolios, illustration, children’s books, drawing, and gouache, acrylic & watercolor.

Catherine Huang

Cat Huang

Cat has expertise in BFA portfolios, illustration, drawing, comics, painting, character design, and digital media.

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