We are here at the TAD workshop working hard with a stellar group of instructors and it has been an amazing week so far.
So many great instructors have been showing their process how they work and talked through it.
First week we had Brad Rigney show his process and talk about his art, The outstanding Mark English who delivered one of my life's most important lessons of simplicity and looking at the whole in figure drawing, George Pratt has done a bunch of demos and presentations, Marshall Vandruff is slaying it on the anatomy side, Gary Kelley had an amazing presentation, John English has been delivering some outstanding presentations and assignment reviews, Terry Brown former Director for The Society of Illustrators gave us some amazing historical knowledge, we just saw first demonstration from the amazing Anita Kunz, C.F. Payne put it down heavy with demonstration and presentation, Brent Watkinson gave a mind boggling amount of information about color theory....
Oh and Francis Vallejo and Dorian Iten are around giving great advices, helping us out with our projects and delivering some presentations as well.
We've been working on our first assignment for a week now, which is mainly about the 5 step process explained in the taste of TAD free illuminati class. Starting with the thumbnails and getting the basic shapes and values down for "Immediate read" compositionally, refining it and slapping some color theory on top of it by looking at how the old masters did it.
The amount of information these teachers are able to deliver and the quality of teaching is phenomenal and everything is explained so everyone will understand it and no one is left behind. Top of that the fellow students are super motivated and inspired by everyone around.
The more we learn about the school, the more awesome it is becoming. This school is an amazing opportunity for so many of us who couldn't have made the astronomical payments of a normal art school or for those who have no art schooling like this in their region.
I personally would like to thank you Jason Manley and the TAD stuff for giving such an opportunity for those whom it wouldn't have worked any other way. So thank you for the bottom of my heart!
We'll keep posting our experiences fro the workshop to this thread so you guys will have better idea how the school works and what it can offer.
Sorry for the over the top appraisal but it's not easy not to say good things about such an awesome program.
I believe just as ConceptArt.org was a beginning of something new, so will this school be.
If you can't get on the whole program I highly suggest getting the single classes. These instructors have studied decades this stuff and they will deliver and pass down the knowledge passed onto them by the great masters.