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Art School Boot Camp: Transforming Ideas into Art

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

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6 Videos (15m)
    • A Guide from Idea to Artwork

      1:21
    • Stage 1: Sponging

      3:22
    • Stage 2: Incubating

      3:48
    • Stage 3: Building

      2:26
    • Stage 4: Revising

      2:32
    • Project Assignment

      1:01
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About This Class

What makes a drawing a piece of art? What makes splotches of paint on a canvas artwork? What makes snippets of recorded scenes a masterpiece?

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To create a strong piece of art, the idea has to be strong. You could be a technical master and able to paint the human anatomy in perfect realistic detail, but if you ain’t got an idea, then you ain’t got art. The idea is king, and the idea should be the focus in artmaking.

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There are thousands of tutorials on how to master your craft: how to draw a horse, how to paint fluffy clouds…But what about a tutorial on how to develop ideas for meaningful art? And how to use those ideas to inject emotion, feeling, and intellectual thought into our work? That’s what I aim to do with this class. Instead of focusing so much on technical prowess, I hope to encourage you to focus on the emotional and intellectual investment in your work.

By the end of the class, you’ll have a new process to take your art to the next level, the confidence to step beyond studying technical craft, and a guide to start developing ideas to make the art that’s meaningful to you.

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Christine Nishiyama

Artist at Might Could Studios

Hallo! I'm Christine Nishiyama, artist + founder of Might Could Studios.

I make books and comics, and I draw a whoooole lot. I've taught over 45,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them explore their art, gain more confidence, and discover their unique artistic styles.

I've been drawing for over 20 years and have been drawing as my full-time career for over 6 years. My core belief is that art is good and we should all make more of it. Might Could is here to uplift...

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