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The Workshop Experience

 

NATALIE HALL, ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR

Four Immersive Art Industry Workshops


 
 

A Hit the Ground Running Curriculum

 
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A Hub for Art, Industry, & Mentorship.

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The daily routine

A day-by-day Look at one Academy Workshop

  • Acclimate, Register, Set up shop, Prepare

    Morning:
    Students arrive on campus anytime after 11 am. If you're attending multiple workshops and it is not the first week, this is a studio day.
    Afternoon:
    Registration is 11am-3pm on Sundays. Sundays are acclimation days for new arrivals.
    Evening:
    The first Sunday of the program, students attend orientation at 5pm. Following Sundays, students work on their assignment and new arrivals register privately with administration.

  • Lecture & Assignment

    Morning:
    Instructors provide the assignment. The nature of the assignment is determined by the Workshop's topic such as: Foundations, Comic & Sequential Art, Editorial & Publishing Art, or Entertainment & Concept Art. Students develop thumbnails, reference, and research.
    Afternoon:
    12-2 pm lunch. Students attend a lecture, presentation, or demo by one of the visiting mentors.
    Evening:
    5pm Dinner. Students work on assignments or review the lessons of the day.

  • Thumbnail crits, Demo/Lecture, Studio, & Figure Drawing

    Morning
    Attendees have Group Critiques with visiting artists.
    Afternoon
    One of the visiting artists provides a lecture, demo, or presentation.
    Evening
    Three hours of figure drawing with two live models.

  • Group crits, Demo/Lecture, Studio

    Morning
    Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
    Afternoon
    One of the visiting artists will provide a lecture, demo, or presentation.
    Evening
    Work on assignments for the week.

  • One-on-one crits, Lecture/Demo, Studio, Social Hour, Figure Drawing

    Morning
    Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
    Afternoon
    One of the visiting artists will provide a lecture, demo, or presentation.
    Evening
    Three hours of figure drawing with two live models. This is also pizza night every Thursday.

  • One-on-one crits, Lecture/Demo, Studio

    Morning
    Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
    Afternoon
    One of the visiting artists will provide a lecture, demo, or presentation.
    Evening
    Work on assignments for the week

  • Studio & Assignment, Personal Crits

    Morning
    Attendees may have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists or will work on assignments.
    Afternoon
    Three hours of figure drawing with two live models (2 - 5 pm). Evening
    Attendees may have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists or will work on assignments.
    Single-Workshop Students:
    If you're leaving early Sunday, schedule your final critique with the visiting artists.

  • REPEAT

    Single Workshop Students:
    Receive your critique if you have not yet left the workshop.
    Multi-Workshop Students:
    Continue to prepare your assignment for Monday's group critique.