After hearing about Rebecca Guay’s SmART School, I got rather excited about the idea of studying online. As it stands, most of the classes on SmART School are unavailable to me because EST afternoon is midnight Japan Time, and EST evenings is usually work day mornings over here. So, I went digging to see if I could find anything else that might work out until I can make other arrangements with my job and visa here. I figured that other artists might want to know what I managed to rustle up, so here you go. (But SmART School… one day… *fangirl sigh*)
Have any of you attended these schools? I’d love to hear about your experiences!
Disclaimer: I haven’t attended any of these courses, and I’m not saying anything about their value etc. This is also not a conclusive list of online courses; only those that were of interest to me.
Instructors: Terryl Whitlatch
Delivery: Documentation and videos
Courses: Foundation, Drawing, Coloring
Instructors: Justin Gerard, Chris Koelle & Cory Godbey
Delivery: Video, documents, quizzes, assignments
Costs: $99 per course
Feedback: Only from other students
Courses: The Craft of Illustration, Graphic Storytelling, The Art of Personal Work
Instructors: Patrick Devonas (ARC Living Master) & Dorien Iten
Delivery: 1-on-1 Video Skype Sessions, alternating instructors (1 hour duration)
Costs: 1 Session €120 / 2 Sessions €220 / 3 Sessions €300
Courses: Completely personalized to student.
Instructors: Glenn Vilppu, Steve Huston, Ed Fraughton, Juliette Aristides, Eric Michael Wilson, Danny Galieote, Sheldon Borenstein, Erik Olson, Kamille Corey & Joe Weatherly.
Costs: $20 ~ $40 / month (various billing plans available)
Feedback: Yes (Instructor Q & A)
Courses: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Composition, Anatomy & 3D content
Instructors: Anthony Jones, Kalen Chock, Dan McGowan
Delivery: Video Lessons & Live Online Classes
Costs: $500 / 1 month basic mentorship OR $1000 / 2 month premium mentorship
Courses: Character Design, Environment Design, 3D Environment Design, Intellectual Property Development
Instructors: Alex Woo, Andrew Hou, Bobby Chiu, Daniel Arriaga, Dice Tsutsumi, Jason Seiler, Louis Gonzales, Nathan Fowkes, Robert Kondo, Sam Nielson, Stephen Silver, Terryl Whitlatch & Thomas Fluharty
Self-Paced: Yes & No
Costs: $12 / month subscription for non-feedback OR roughly $1000 / course
Feedback: Yes & No
Courses: Gesture Drawing, Painting Creatures, Environment Design, Fundamentals of Lighting
Instructors: Anita Kunz, Donato Giancola, Todd Lockwood, Scott Fischer, Dan DosSantos, Greg Manchess, Rebecca Leveille-Guay, Marc Scheff & Teresa N Fischer
Delivery: Online Classes
Costs: $975 ~ $2500 / course
Courses: Full Mentorship Classes, Boot Camp Basics 101, Beginning Illustration 102, Intro to Oil Painting
Instructors: Will Terry, Jake Parker, Lee White, Therese Larsson, Brandon Jeffords, Guy Francis, Ty Carter, Jose Cua & Jim Madsen
Delivery: Video & PDF workbooks with assignments
Costs: Individual courses vary OR subscription for all access ($14 / month or $120 / year)
Feedback: No, unless access to live classes is purchased additionally.
Courses: Painting Fur and Hair, Drawing Comics, Painting Color & Light, Mastering Perspective, Creative Composition etc.
Instructors: Jeffrey Watts (ARC Living Master), Eric Gist, Ben Young, Lucas Graciano, Meadow Gist, Robert Watts & Jim Hahn
Costs: $100 ~ $700 / month depending on level of involvement
Feedback: Only from $300 / month upwards
Courses: Drawing, Painting and Master Classes