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    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators and Cartoonists, 2013 Edition!

    UPDATE: We're doing this again, Winter/Spring 2013. Come one, come all.

    (Crossposted from the Art Schools and Education forum, for maximum spammage.)
    I'll be teaching a ten week evening class at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, starting January 28. The official title is Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, but I've been referring to it as "Everything you were supposed to learn in art school (but probably didn't)." It's a high-intensity survey of the fundamentals of representational art, aimed at both beginners looking for a framework for further study, and experienced artists who have holes in their knowledge. Topics covered will include:
    Perspective and creating believable form and space
    The structure, proportion, and anatomy of the human figure and head
    Drapery and the clothed figure
    The principles of light and value
    Color theory and its practical application
    Abstract composition and narrative storytelling
    Each session will consist of a lecture, class exercise, and take-home assignment, as well as a list of resources for further study.

    So, if you're going to be in or near New York, I'd love to have you. Complete schedule, fee, and registration information are available at the SVA website.
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    Wow, I wish. Fundamentals boot camp; just what I need.

    Sadly, moths fly out of my wallet these days. Congrats to anyone lucky enough to attend.
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    Honestly i really really want to go!but I don't know whether i'll be able to join. unfortunately i don't know whether i'll be able to join due to financial matters or personal matters.Also it said this: - Students must have a high school diploma or equivalency diploma.
    - Students under 18 years of age must have the signature of a parent or guardian on their registration form.

    I'm 17 ,My birthday is in May, I don't graduate till June.
    Also anybody can go right?Anyone(or thing).
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    I CAN'T BELIEVE IT hnnnnnnggggg do want...And although I'm in the area, chances are sadly slim... The hours are probably too late for me to negotiate, and plus, I'd also taken a 10-week course last year... But what a coincidence that it's SVA; I'd applied there this year.
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    Hey, next summer could you please do a course in Slovakia? Or, failing that, how about Cape Cod?
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    I would have been there full-time in SVA in a quantum second if I had money. I wanted to go there last year, but my parents won't help me pay that much for art education (I have parents who think art is useless. My father is a plumber and my mother is a seamstress in some factory (the American Dream). Ironically my mom also likes to watch cartoon). I also live in Manhattan in New York City, so at least it is good to know that I don't have to go all the way to those top schools in Florida, Texas, or California if want to have a good art education, when more professionals come to New York to teach. Right now I am in some city college, but I will try to attend the SVA summer program at least.

    One question I would have is, do you go into three point perspective and stuff like using scales? Don't know if I should buy wacom tablet and photoshop or attend your class. I only have about $526 leftover from financial aid.
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    This will be in NYC? I'll be in Pennsylvania for most of June into July... would it be kosher to just pop in for a visit? I'd like to go and visit the Met at least once, so it would be a good excuse to look you up.
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    Nooooo

    Why couldn't there be teachers like this in central FL!
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    Oh my god!! ;3;. I wish I can go, and I live on long island too :cry:

    if my dad wasn't just a nggrhhgr about me going to new yark D:.
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    Answer bump!

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    I don't think your age or graduation date would be a problem. And yes, the class is open to anyone.

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    Central Europe is pretty unlikely . New England slightly less so. We'll see what happens. Baby steps!

    Vay-
    There's a ton of good art education opportunities in New York, maybe more than anywhere else. SVA, Parsons, and Pratt (all of which have continuing ed programs), the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design school, the New York Academy of Art, and lots more.
    And yes, we'll be touching on three-point perspective and the basics of using scales.

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    If this goes well I'll probably do something next summer, maybe it will be less of a problem when you're a little older.

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    Might be able to go, dunno. I would love to though.

    Edit: Okay... Strange. Mom says yes. Brother even says yes... (Place to stay)... I guess I can. I don't know though. Are the required art supplies expensive? I have pencils and that's about it. I might need to buy some new ones though.

    Edit: Fuck it. Going. Done. Just waiting for email confirmation.
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    Stupid ocean! Why can't there be any crash courses like this here in the Philippines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jie Kageshinzo View Post
    Stupid ocean!
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