Instagram Tips & Critique

This video provides specific, concrete tips for increasing your growth as an artist on Instagram, by navigating through 2 artist Instagram accounts. Identifying aspects such as the photographs, text captions, the flow and diversity of content are all important in evaluating the effectiveness of an artist’s Instagram. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu, who […]

Scratchboard Drawing

Art Prof Clara Lieu and Guest Teaching Artist Song Kang demonstrate and explain all of the art supplies and drawing techniques you need to create a detailed scratchboard drawing from beginning to end. Song demonstrates the broad range of lines and marks you can make on scratchboard using an etching needle, a scraper, sandpaper, and […]

Pen & Ink & Pencil Drawing

Art Prof Clara Lieu and Guest Teaching Artist Song Kang demonstrate Song’s drawing technique to create effects similar to ink wash using pen & ink, pencil, and matt medium. Song creates a lively, imaginative composition based on textures and forms in nature. Song begins the drawing by sketching the composition with pencil lines and areas […]

Drawing Roses in Pencil & Charcoal

Art Prof Clara Lieu and Guest Teaching Artist Kathleen Speranza show how to draw roses with pencil and charcoal as preparatory drawings for oil paintings. Kathleen explains her engagement with roses as a figurative subject for her paintings, providing a comprehensive demo on how to set up the lighting and placement of the roses, how […]

Procreate Animation, Ball Bounce

This video shows step by step, how to do a simple ball bounce animation in Procreate, using a bounce guide (see link below) as a reference for the movement. Next, simple shapes are added to the ball, like eyes, wings, horns, etc. in order to turn the ball into a character. Demo led by Guest […]

Copyright Law for Artists with a Lawyer

Artists need to know how to protect their artwork, but copyright info online is often confusing and not specific enough to an artist’s needs. This video explains: what to do if someone steals your art, if you can copyright a style or idea, whether Instagram owns your artwork, whether fan art is copyright infringement, defining […]

How To Become an Animator

What does it take to become an animator in the animation industry? This video explains all the skills that are necessary to work as an animator, as well as tips for how to connect with other professionals working in the field. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu, who interviews animator & storyboard artist Janice […]

Starting Freelance Illustration Career

Learn the nuts and bolts of how to start a career as a freelancer in editorial illustration. This video explains specific, concrete initiatives you can take to get your career freelance illustration jump started, as well as the challenges that come with a career in this field. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu, who […]

How to Prepare an MFA Art Portfolio

The process of preparing a portfolio for an MFA studio art 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. This video explores the challenges and strategies that come with preparing an MFA portfolio. Discussion led by Art […]

Art Major in College vs. Art School

What is it like being an art major at a university vs. attending art school? This video weighs the pros and cons of being at an art major at a university, how it affects how to approach the college admissions process, how to figure out whether studying art at a college is a better fit […]

Life After Art School

“There are many ways to be an artist.” The transition from art school into the “real world” can be abrupt and disorienting for many graduates. Entering and navigating the professional world can be confusing, and there are many challenges that came along the way. This video provides suggestions for concrete initiatives art school graduates can […]