FAS Alumnus: John Lankford
There is simply no better way to learn art than the way the Famous Artists School does it! I have taken workshops and none have helped me to improve as fast and given me the most for my dollar as FAS!
I first enrolled in the painting course in 1965 and the textbooks and instructor’s critiques have been a major resource since then. In 2000, I enrolled in the landscape elective course. The quality of instruction is still present!
I like the fact that a seasoned pro like Hank was assigned to me throughout my studies. He came to know my art strengths and weaknesses and lesson-by-lesson helped me become more proficient at making paintings. I like the way Hank prepared his transparent color visual critiques. He never touched my original work but by a transparent overlay he would paint over areas that needed help. Hence, I could see what my own work would look like without the mistakes! What a difference that made! He would also take time to answer any concerns that I had written down.
One neat thing about FAS instructors is that no matter how good and perfect I thought my painting was, their keen eyes could spot a way to make the painting even better ... and oftain they were subtle things but when corrected made a Big difference.
Throughout my studies, M.F. Brown has been available to promptly answer my questions by e-mail, chase down facts etc. M.F. Brown has been just fantastic! So, student support at FAS gets an A+.
In short ... FAS is ... the right printed material (through Textbooks) + the right people (seasoned pros) + the right methods (personalized responses, visuals) to equal the very best art instruction school in the world!