Online and In-person Art Bootcamps

Bridging the gap between students and the industry.

The On Ground Workshop

5-Weeks of Art Immersion
June 11 - July 15, 2017


Our annual in-person illustration workshop is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Structured like an artist's bootcamp, each day is an intensive experience focused around mentorship and professional advancement.


2016 On-Ground Academy Instructors

Our program has been a springboard for many careers thanks to our world-class mentors, who generously share their wisdom and experience.

Live & Interactive Online Workshops

A Learning Experience Like No Other

Taught by a rotating staff of all-star illustrators, The Academy Online connects students with the best information in the world, and challenges ambitious artists to jumpstart their skills. Our online workshops are always delivered live, online, and on-demand, for complete accessibility.

Their Words, Not Ours

It kicks my ass every time. It’s bootcamp for artists.
— Paul Temple, storyboard illustrator, Academy graduate
Attending the Academy was like getting the Keys to the Kingdom. It opened doors and established relationships
— Ted Kinsella, Illustrates for New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Academy instructor & graduate
You realize how much you don’t know and by the end of 5-weeks, you know everything.
— Lee Parks, Academy graduate
The instructors at the academy approach teaching as mentors. There’s no better way to do it.
— Mark English, Illustration Academy Co-founder

Jumpstart your illustration career!