Here’s what makes the Illustration & Design Course special, and why it’s the right course for you!
The unique thing about our Famous Artists Courses—our real “claim to fame”—is the depth, quality, and genuine personal interest that characterize the Instructor Critiques we send back to you with each completed Assignment.
Here’s how it works:
You complete the Assignment work for the Lesson, having studied the appropriate section in your textbooks and worked on the home assignments and practice projects.
You send your completed Assignment to Famous Artists School, where it’s logged in and allocated to the appropriate Instructor.
In his or her own studio, your Instructor evaluates your work. Depending on the subject matter of the Lesson, and the medium called for, he or she will place overlays on top of your work. Sometimes these are tissue paper, sometimes clear acetate sheets—sometimes both.
On these overlays, your Instructor makes notes and indicates changes and suggestions for improvements. On the clear acetate sheets, he will actually paint his suggestions—for example, a change in color to indicate depth, or a possible rearrangement of the items in your composition. With this approach, you can easily see, by lifting and lowering the acetate sheet, how your painting would be improved by these changes.
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Your Instructor writes a thorough and descriptive letter about your work for this Assignment, pointing out strengths and weaknesses, and describing techniques and approaches for improving your results. He’ll also answer any questions that you may have raised about this Assignment or other more general art issues.
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Digital photographs provide a record of your Assignment and your Instructor’s comments and suggestions.
Before returning your Assignment to you, we take digital photos of each phase and keep them on file so that you and we both have a record in case of future need. If you wish, we can put all this material on a CD for you when you complete your Course.
With this kind of personalized individual attention, you’ll make rapid progress in your confidence and skills.