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* Figure One - Mark English-John English-Sterling Hundley
* Fundamentals of Light and Form - Dorian Iten- Brent Watkinson - plus guest instructor
* Sketchbook - Brad Rigney (Cryptcrawler) / George Pratt / Sterling Hundley
* Digital Photography for Artists (Brent Watkinson and guest)
* Color and Composition- Jason Manley - Anita Kunz - Gary Kelley (Guest) - Terry Brown (Guest)- .
* Linear Perspective - Marshall Vandruff + Professional Guests
* Media One - Jon Foster - George Pratt- John English - Andrew Jones
* I would take two or more classes if I could attend part time!
I pretty much would love to get all of them =D (besides, i think i would need all of them O.o) but if i have to choose, i'd get ;
- Fundamentals of Light and Form
- Figure One
- Color and Composition
Not sure if i can get money nor present a suitable "portfolio" ._. Still, i think i'd take a shot.
I am going to shoot everyone who voted an email with more info. We are here to answer your questions. I will be posting the class descriptions here in the morning. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR INBOX and spam trap. You will get my email in the next 24 hours.
Last edited by Jason Manley; June 7th, 2010 at 04:10 AM.
If I must choose, here my election ...
Fundamentals of Light and Form
Color and Composition
I can With the difference of hours Here in UE the class will be at 17:00 PM.
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Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!
Here is the mail that is going out to those taking color theory/composition with TAD, myself and the other pros. Please take a look. They should clear your inbox if you are one of those who will be joining us!
Jason Manley here from ConceptArt.Org/MB/ and TAD. I pushed send a little soon and went ahead and finished the email here. Here goes!
Thanks for taking the time to vote in the TAD class poll. We are going to have limited space in my Color Theory and Composition Class that starts July 12th. Since you made it into the poll to vote, I wanted to take this time to personally invite you to join me in my class. Please reply back if you would. I need to know who will be coming and your spot needs to be reserved. I would be happy to have you with us. If you have further questions please let us know.
Below are the details. It is very important that you email us back at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to prepare to reserve your spot and get on the official student attendee list.. You may reply all if you wish as well. If you have questions for me directly, you now have my email address at TAD.
When - Mondays and Wednesdays beginning July 12 2010 through mid December.
Where- Online internationally.
What Time? 10AM Central Daylight Time (Austin TX time)
Class Length - 90 minutes twice a week (not counting assignments)
What is the class structure? - Monday's are presentations, demonstrations, and video, image, and voice instruction. Wednesdays are feedback for your assignments and the group and individual critiques. Assignments are given during Monday's class.
What if I miss a class because I am in a different time zone or have to work? Simple! You can watch On Demand and as long as you have uploaded your homework you will get direct feedback in video form, or on the forums. Students will be required to listen to the other students critiques, as we all learn from watching others mistakes and successes too.
How much is tuition? Tuition Fee is USD 195 per month/7 months due no later than July 1, and prior to the first of each month for the following six months. However to reserve your spot tuition must be covered. Up front Tuition discounted equals 1280 USD for the class and must be made by bank wire transfer no later than July 1 2010 but early means locking down your spot and guaranteeing your positing here. David, cc'd here will be able to assist.
Who will review my work? TAD requires each student be assigned to a Review Committee of their faculty and esteemed professionals from throughout the creative fields.
Equipt Required: Photoshop and traditional paints of your choice (acrylic, oils, guache, or watercolor). We will forward you the list for the class once we get your return email. You will also need a mic and a digital camera/or scanner, so you can share your work with the instructors as jpegs.
What gets covered in the class?: There is more info below for you.
If I pass this class, and apply to TAD full time in the future do I have to retake it? No...you do not. At TAD once you learn something you learn it. If you can demonstrate your knowledge in your work then you get to move on. If not, then you have practice ahead and we will share the necessary information to get you there.
How do I cover tuition? Email email@example.com and he will assist you personally.
I will be sending out an email like this for each class available. When you respond please confirm which class, or classes, you are signing up for. This is a great opportunity and I am very much looking forward to working with you directly and have an awesome slate of guest instructors coming in to share their knowledge too. If you get more than one email it is because you voted for more than one class. I am sending each out individually. With that said, let's get on to the course description:
Color Theory and Composition: In this comprehensive class, there will be live demonstrations, informative lectures, and the information you need to take bigger steps in your art. You will learn to improve the foundations for all of your future artwork You will see improved ability to create unified works which communicate rich moods, stories, and ideas, specific to the art you are making.
You will experience hands on refinement of the principles of design, composition and color, and gain a better understanding of practical ideas on mood and imagination development, which can be immediately be put to use in your art.. You will be better able to create images that tell stories, communicate, and control all aspects of the images being projected from imaginations and through both digital and traditional media.
The history of compositional and color theory will be outlined so students are able to better base their images compositions in ideas that suit their needs as creative and independent artists. Terry Brown, the Director of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the former President of the Society of Illustrators in NY will be sharing his knowledge on the History of Illustration which I will be relating to both compositional and color theory and practical use.
This class will help you more precisely control not only how the viewer reads your image, but will impart the information needed to put that viewer in a state of emotion and feeling that you choose to have in your work. You will learn the information needed to control time of day in your images, cleanly communicate your visual stories, and understand a variety of methods related to constructing images for Fine Art, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Storyboarding, and even Photography. You will get to know a great faculty group, and be participating in a stellar and talented student body. This opportunity is a very good one. I would like to see you in class.
This class is suited for both the beginner and advanced student and the faculty will be working with each person individually to assist them in their path and art. We are here to help.
Again, please respond so we can be sure you get your spot! If you have questions, please let us know right away.
Best and thanks,
The Art Department.
The rest of the course descriptions and emails like this will go out in the morning. Is too late for me now...must rest before more time spent working! It is getting light out
It means I just woke up.
Patience. I have to get some breakfast and head down to the Illustration Academy at the Richmond POD and then will have some more time to send mails.
I guess I need to make a clear choice else I won't be contacted...
I'm very uncertain about what's best for an aspiring Concept Artist and what would happens to be the areas I'd need to work on the most....
So, having to make a choice, I'd pick:
Fundamentals of Light and Form
Color and Composition
Sorry Jason! I know you're super busy.. and I am impatient but at least you can sense my enthusiasm! (I hope)
Chat during the week. Oh one question, when I do pay for the classes is there somewhere special you want us to upload portfolio pieces so you know what level we are at and that kind of thing? Sorry if you gave this information and I missed it somewhere.
Personally, I don't think I would ever take a single class, unless I knew I could go all the way with it, some day I hope to see if I can manage a scholarship, until then I doubt I'd take just 1 class, IF I did however, it would be the color and composition class - So I voted for that one.
If you want to take a single class, or more than one you can reach us at infoATtheartdepartment.org or my email in the post below and sign up that way too. You can also ask questions offline there if you wish.
More info coming...
Last edited by Jason Manley; June 8th, 2010 at 01:43 AM.
I closed this poll. If you are interested in a class please email me directly at jmanleyATtheartdepartment.org and I will be of assistance.
Tomorrow is another day of teaching at the Illustration Academy so I will look forward to checking mail throughout the day.
Man I can´t make up my mind if I want to take the Sketchbook program or the Colour and Composition... Both are important for me I feel. Any suggestions on which is good to start off with? Because like I said in the mail to you, Jason, I think I will only have time for one program at the time, this time around.
They are both equal. You can start with either. Sketchbooks is more about developing ideas and color and comp is more about the roots of image making. They go hand in hand. The choice is yours.
I've signed up and paid! See you in a few weeks. For the rest of you who are debating: This might be the only chance you get such a good offer. I know I'm stating the obvious but if you're working and you love drawing then TAD is the place to get motivated. I've joined VLP and done a few tutorial sessions with Jason Manley et al and I have improved massivley in just one month. Imagine what 6 months will do to me and the rest of you and with direct tuition!? I hope to see you all in colour-comp and light-form soon.
Great semester to everybody
That's a nicee.... great thing to see 3d side of CA to tonns / radio
**Only A child Doesn't give up!!***
***And there's nowhere to surrender***
I don't suppose anyone knows if there's still space in the Sketchbooks class? Sent in my app anyway. And I was wondering exactly what the classes like Media One and Figure One cover, haven't been able to find a description of them anywhere
i´d like to know how to pay the classes from a foreign country. I know that is trough bank transfer, but don´t know the info of the bank account.
Just found it in the TAD page.
Figure Drawing: This unique and in-depth class features costumed and nude models shot with very high quality cameras and lighting. An innovative approach is used, combining two methods which together, give the students a full understanding of how to approach drawing the human figure from life and imagination. The first is an optical and painterly approach stressing the silhouette of the form. This teaches the student to view the entire figure as a unit, and to focus on the overall shape. The second is constructive, teaching the student how to develop and use anatomy knowledge in order to build the human figure with a sculptural approach, creating rich three dimensional work. These techniques can then be translated into every aspect of drawing, design, and painting. Students will learn to stress the character and of the figure, they are drawing on paper, in order to strengthen the soul and life in the image being created. Media: graphite, charcoal, digital media, and pastel. Students will be able to see demonstrations, presentations and get feedback on their work both Live and On Demand, allowing for unprecidented schedule flexibility.
Composition and Color Theory: This comprehensive class features lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and personal feedback both Live and On Demand. Students will gain an understanding of the history and development of composition over time, and across cultures. The principles of design, spacial theory, tonal pattern, linear design, abstraction, temperature, value, saturation, color movement, hue, narrative color, cultural color, mood and emotion form the foundations for all future artwork created by TAD students. This important class will improve students abilities to create images which communicate ideas, stories, content, and give emotional impact to their works from imagination, reference and life. Armed with a full body of compositional theory not available in any other single program, TAD students will see rapid improvement in their works during and after this valuable class.
Fundamentals of Light and Form: Light and form are two of the key components for communcation in Art. These two aspects of image creation foundations are covered at length in this informative class. The principles of light will be covered at length, allowing students to understand the information they need to be able to control lighting from imagination, improve their use of photographic reference, and better communicate ideas, mood, and narrative. Students will apply their learnings through the time honored tradition of study of the plaster cast, still life, environmental and landscape drawing, master studies, and the creation of personal works. Theories utilizing these principles will be practiced and understood, enabling students to create believe-able three dimensional objects, structures, and spaces in their works. Value theory will also be covered. This class is available Live and On Demand, and like all other TAD classes enable students to attend from any location where there is internet. Students will interact directly with faculty to improve their foundation studies.
Sketchbooks: The sketchbook is the birth place of an artist's ideas. It is where a creative person learns to develop their own unique and personal point of view. In this highly informative class, students will begin to understand TAD's five step process, generate and perfect ideas, and begin to hone their abilities to communicate. The sketchbook class is focused on students needs to have personal idea exploration, a safe place to make mistakes and explore content, and practice their skills. This class is geared toward students who wish to have a wide variety of abilities to design, compose, and create from life, reference, and imagination. This is one of the single most important classes TAD offers and is required of all long term TAD students.
Perspective: Linear perspective enables artists to create believe-able spaces through their learning to understand how the visual world actually works in volumetric space. One-point, two-point, three-point, and forced perspective are covered at length enabling students to build forms and environments in space to precision. Linear perspective is a core foundation for image creation and once understood, enables students to quickly see what is wrong with the spaces and forms they are creating from life and imagination. This class is important for figure work from imagination, building environments, and placing objects in images in ways which make sense to the viewers and hold the images together compositionally and structurally. This very important class is available Live and On Demand and as is the case with all TAD classes, is made up of demonstrations, lectures, presentations and contains information valuable to artists of all skill levels and trades whether it is for commercial or personal work.
Media One: Media class covers a host of exciting and interesting media including graphite, charcoals, oils, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencil, chalk, pastel, conte, photoshop, painter 11, sketch-up, pen, and ink. An artist with capabilities in a variety of media has a greater ability to create images for all purposes. Technique and process are of very heavy focus in this class and each media will be demonstrated and presented prior to a student beginning studies. Wet, dry, and digital media processes will be explored, shared, and developed during this valuable class. TAD students attending Media One can attend both Live and On Demand, enabling a fully flexible schedule for viewing the classes and getting the direct and personal feedback required to be successful.
Digital Photography for Artists: Artists are not able to work from life or imagination in order to complete timely and professional quality works. When an artist struggles it is often because they do not have all the information needed to create their artwork. This key class covers the basics and important fundamentals for shooting reference and lighting subject matter for mood and information gathering. Students will use the digital camera and learn all the necessary information on the best methods for creating their own reference library and materials. A variety of lighting fundamentals will be covered, as well as information on the tools and techniques best used to develop the materials necessary to create a professional body of work. This class is available Live and On Demand, enabling a fully flexible schedule for viewing the classes and getting the direct and personal feedback required to see success in their work.
The instructors list shown in the poll has been updated to reflect the latest additions. If you are attending the single classes and have not yet let us know by email or have not yet enrolled please do so now. scooterATtheartdepartment.org is the mail to use.
Looking forward to it!!!
I kno I'm better with self study, and time is a beggar...
does that include on demand?
gotta be working 3 shifts, I'll participate offcoise, seems fun
**Only A child Doesn't give up!!***
***And there's nowhere to surrender***
it is very good news for me, i hope i can going online study.
the problem is the time and money for me.
I know, I asked Jason the same thing, seeing I have two jobs and school to think about this fall. But it is On Demand, and the instructors do not punish those that miss a class or assignment
never wanna lose this!!