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I am looking to hire someone here to help me improve.
Do you guys have any recommendations for good people who could use some extra cash?
I am happy to pay via paypal in advance on some arranged schedule.
I am very new but willing to put in the time and effort to learn.
I am located in San Francisco. I didn't list it here since I thought it could be done virtually.
I already enrolled for an Atelier coming up on August (per my other thread).
I can't really do classes since I work full time. I am looking to do this part time and get some guidance from someone who is really good. I can follow exercises from books and learn mostly on my own but I think it would be great to have someone who is really good helping me here and there. Best case would be on a weekly basis (or more) so I don't fall off.
My sketchbook is pretty empty but it is linked in my sig.. I am totally new. Just started doing this.
I expect this to take years and it won't be my main career for a while.
Have you tried it? I don't get what smarterartschool is. I can't find any course descriptions..? All it says is they will provide "artistic information".http://www.smarterartschool.com/
It's not cheap, but it's some of the best artists in the industry and they are all experienced teachers.
Last edited by Saraiva; May 31st, 2012 at 06:54 PM.
Did you read the whole site? Because it seems to me that they spell things out pretty well.
SmArt School offers a choice of interactive classes taught online by industry professionals.
Our classes are small( 6-12 students) to ensure one on one time for each student with the instructor teaching the course.
The other half of being an artist is the "business of art" and having access to people who have succeeded, so you can ask questions and gain information. The SmArt School teacher you choose to work with will push your portfolio toward the kind of polished work you need to succeed as well as be available for your business/industry related questions throughout the semester.
You can sign up with a SmArt School class if you are out of school and need/want more instruction, or use it as a supplement if you are attending a school or university that does not offer the kind of super focused instruction that you would receive with a SmArt School faculty member.
You will also get to know other students with like minded passion in the type of art you want to create, with a focused drive to succeed in the business or art/illustration.
If you have any questions for me about any other aspects of what we are, please
email me at email@example.com, or even call 413-548-4097.
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Did you see their faculty lineup? Considering who's teaching, I think any information they give you will be well worth the price...
I wish more alternative schools accommodated night or weekend courses. Those links look great but they are all during the week and all are during working hours =-/
I will look into the evening clases at the academy. Generally I have heard that the academy is overpriced and not worth it. However a lot of you guys are pointing mr to them so maybe that notion is incorrect. I was in fact in contact with them trying to enroll back when I had a more flexible job but things change.
What are some really good people there (I'm sorry for my ignorance)? Anyone else that you guys recommend besides the two already mentioned.
I am also considering the gnomon classes which are also quite expensive.
I don't mind spending the money but I also want to get a sense of the options I have available. Like I said, I already enrolled for one Atelier. We'll see how that goes.
If you're concerned about committing to a program/ don't have the time or money for one why not spend a few months working on your own from books/ free resources in order to get an idea of what you want to do, where you need the most help and go from there?
Maybe you'll realize you don't really need a class, just time studying or maybe you'll discover that you just need a few friends to work with, not a whole study program, or maybe you hate digital and need an oil painting class.
I for example discovered my schedule and budget doesn't allow for classes but I benefit greatly from drop-in instructor-less figure drawing sessions.
Also if you're looking for just a general intro to art there is this course which I know some people around here took, might be helpful for you if you're starting out.
Just my opinion, but then again I never took any courses or mentors.