Get smart at art!
Clever thinking Illustration Master Class has launched a sister programme, and you can enrol now
Now in its eighth year, IMC is arguably one of the most anticipated teaching programmes in the world, featuring award-winning artists and inspiring guests of honour. Getting in is tough, with most spots filled within a few weeks, so if you were unlucky in your IMC endeavour, you might be interested in its sister programme: SmArt School.
Lasting 12 weeks, it’s an interactive online training programme aimed at dedicated artists who aspire to develop their skills and refine their craft as image-makers and storytellers. From bootcamps with Marc Scheff to mentorship classes with the likes of Todd Lockwood, there’s bound to be something to take your fancy. Book and comic artist Scott M Fischer, award-winning illustrator Rebecca Lévéille-Guay and New York Times bestseller Dan Dos Santos are also among the faculty.
“After spending five years developing the Illustration Master Class and initiating my own individual online mentorship programme last year, I feel that the time has come to open up these experiences to a wider audience,” explains Rebecca. “I believe the world of art and illustration is a big tent, and there is room for inspired, hard-working creators to succeed together.” Find out more and enrol at the SmArt School website:
SmArt graduate Clark Huggins made this image for Fantasy Flight Games. James Starr King produced this dynamic image as part of an assignment for the 2014 fall semester at SmArt. Kirbi Fagan produced this spec piece for visiting lecturer Karen Berger, executive editor of the Vertigo imprint. This piece by Tommy Arnold became the cover to Peter Orullian’s The Beautiful Accident for Tor.com.