The Visual Scout: Drawing with Soul (the perfect drawing playlist)

The Visual Scout: Drawing with Soul (the perfect drawing playlist)

Bring your headphones and plug into our latest playlist. This month, we’ve compiled our favorite soul tunes to get you through any project.

AND- check out our latest Passage Lecture Series with Storyboard extraordinaire Haylee Herrick (link in post)

The Visual Scout: 5 Amazing Art Apps to Try During Visual Arts Passage Courses

The Visual Scout: 5 Amazing Art Apps to Try During Visual Arts Passage Courses

While we are prepping for our Spring 2019 courses to begin, we wanted to deep dive into some of our favorite apps to create with our phones (and tablets). These apps make it easy to sketch and draw whenever and wherever you are. We love this idea! Let’s explore what apps we are excited to use. And, don’t forget to enroll in our Illustration and Concept Art programs before Thursday, January, 24th. Learn more HERE.

The Visual Scout: Meet Our Mentors - Edward Kinsella

The Visual Scout: Meet Our Mentors - Edward Kinsella

Visual Arts Passage plays host to some of the art industry’s most iconic names. Edward Kinsella is one of those names. His accolades include gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and a Gold Award from Spectrum. His clients include The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Simon and Schuster, The Atlantic, Penguin, Wired, Washington Post, Scholastic, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and many more.

The Visual Scout: New Year's Resolutions- Education Should Be At The Top Of Your List!

The Visual Scout: New Year's Resolutions- Education Should Be At The Top Of Your List!

When we put together all of the tools we have access to that will help us become a better artist, focusing on continuing education is at the top of our list. Let’s explore why you can’t ever stop growing and learning as a professional in the arts world.

The Visual Scout: Exploring The Summer Workshops at Illustration Academy Week Three

 The Visual Scout: Exploring The Summer Workshops at Illustration Academy Week Three

Our Partners at The Illustration Academy are finalizing all of the mentors who will lead their famous summer workshop programs in 2019 and we have a sneak peek at Week One. Let’s explore!

The Visual Scout: Foundations FAQ (LAST DAY TO ENROLL!)

The Visual Scout: Foundations FAQ (LAST DAY TO ENROLL!)

The newest course from Visual Arts Passage, Foundations, covers the essentials of visual arts, offering you personal coaching & guidance over five weeks of 3-hour classes. It has quickly become our most popular course because Foundations is all about creating a personalized experience, no matter where you are in your art career.

The Visual Scout: Insider's look at The Illustration Academy

The Visual Scout: Insider's look at The Illustration Academy

Nothing says summer like The Illustration Academy. Each year, students from around the country (and world! As far as Brazil, Korea, Ireland & Spain) gather in Kansas City, MO for intensive workshops with world-renowned artists. What’s it like? Let’s take a look inside The Illustration Academy’s summer workshops (now enrolling for Summer 2019!)

The Visual Scout: “the best online art schools” ImagineFX

The Visual Scout: “the best online art schools” ImagineFX

We’re honored to be named one of the “15 Best Online Art Schools” and couldn’t be happier to share some of the insight our co-founder, John English, provided when he spoke with ImagineFX. Read the full interview in their December issue!

The Visual Scout: Exploring Foundations

The Visual Scout: Exploring Foundations

This Fall, our course list expanded and improved to provide even more options. Just a beginner and not sure where you're headed? We've got you covered! Let’s take a look at the best ways to jumpstart your creative endeavors.

The Visual Scout: Inside Look at Visual Arts Passage

The Visual Scout: Inside Look at Visual Arts Passage

With fall courses set to start in a little more than a week, we thought it would be a great time to step inside our illustration program and explore what it’s like to take a class with us. A sneak peek at what’s to come this fall!

The Visual Scout: A Character Worth Creating

The Visual Scout: A Character Worth Creating

Wesley Burt will join Visual Arts Passage as one of our Fall Guest Speakers! He will give a lecture to both Illustration and Entertainment & Gaming. To get ready for our fall 2018 session, (which starts September 29!!!) let’s break down what defines a great character design.

The Visual Scout: A Perfect Project

The Visual Scout: A Perfect Project

This week on The Visual Scout: Let’s chat about the art of the book cover. It’s a project and a process that embodies the illustration platform. Conveying a concept, tone, or character trait of a publication with one image seems like the perfect way to stretch your skills! We have gathered some tips on how to make the most of a book cover.