This new school aims to innovate in its teaching methods, but still covers the essential topics
L earn Squared was founded by veterans of the entertainment industry, and the site aims to innovate in the education space with its unique approach: rather than having a single tutor leading a class, here you’re presented with two top-level professionals, one of whom teaches the other. Students receive the same tutorials and guidance you would expect on a traditional course, with the added perk of watching another artist put the knowledge into practice.
As Andrew Hawryluk explains, “The core concept we hope to get across to our students and the artistic community at large is that everybody has to start somewhere. The skills you’d learn from these other, new fields of art might benefit your main artistic endeavours in ways you would’ve never previously imagined.” It’s a fascinating angle on education, shedding light on the process of learning itself.
Each course contains eight weeks of video tutorials across a range of subjects including environment painting, 3D concept design and title designs for film. Modern art techniques are at the forefront of most of the courses, with a heavy focus on creating an effective pipeline for working in the entertainment industries. Pricing falls into three categories for all courses: $100/£71 for the basic package, accessing a single course of video lessons and community access with lifetime access, $200/£141 for the ability to download the files and engage with the apprentice journey; and $1,000/£707 for live mentorship and reviews.
The core concept we hope to get across is that everybody has to start somewhere
Jama Jurabaev leads the introduction to 3D concept design class.