Welcome to the Classroom for All! This little corner of ConceptArt.org will be hosting weekly classrooms. To start off, Ilaekae and myself will run classes on alternate weeks. If there is enough interest in these classes, perhaps we’ll be able to talk others into teaching here as well.
These classes are intended for all levels. If you are a complete beginner, don’t be shy about joining in! If you are already a wiz with a pencil (or brush or burnt stick or digital doo-dad), hopefully these assignments will allow you to shore up your weak spots while having some fun. Hopefully this classroom will also be a good time-filler for those of you waiting for mentors.
There are some fabulous classes being run here in the mentoring area already, and I urge you to check them out. This particular classroom differs from the others in that you only have to commit for a week at a time, and you don’t have to apply for a limited number of spots. Just hop in and participate!
Ilaekae has a scheme for grading in mind. I’ll let him explain that so that I don’t mangle his good idea. He’ll also be in charge of cracking jokes and making fun of me.
My classes will be based around using a series of sketches to “pull yourself up by the bootstraps”. I’ll start by presenting an assignment. You then have the week to post sketches, get feedback, and then post final versions or more sketches. You can wait until the end of the week to post your results, if you like, but if you share your progress sooner you’ll get more feedback from me and from anybody else who feels like helping out.
For now, we’re going to try a class start/end of end-of-day Saturday, so that Saturday can be used for last-minute catch-up and Sunday can be used for making lots of early progress. Except for the first class, because I’m impatient and want to start now now now!
If you have any questions, comments, or rubber ducks, this is the place! Ilaekae, come introduce yourself and help me remember whatever it is I’ve forgotten!
 Dear new members,
I am afraid that this classroom is closed, for now. I am on maternity leave and Ilaekae is off running other projects. Please look elsewhere around conceptart.org for activities. Thanks for stopping by, and happy learning!