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 Visual Arts Passage

The Visual Scout: Inside 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.

The Visual Scout: A New Blog

The Visual Scout: A New Blog

Edward Kinsella III will lead our last free online discussion on August 26, 2018, at 10 AM PST. Before we join him for an in-depth look into what it takes to define your style as an illustrator and artist, let's look let's look at some of illustration's most iconic style movements.

George Pratt Watercolor Demo at The Illustration Academy

George Pratt is instructing 5 weeks at The Illustration Academy and we couldn't be more thrilled to be tagging along for their summer session. This demo was completed by George during week 2 of the Illustration Academy. As you will notice, George is phenomenally talented artist and equally gifted teacher. This video was originally taken as a Facebook Live event.

 

 

Gary Kelley Discusses Google Project at The Illustration Academy

We are joining students and instructors at the 2017 Illustration Academy workshop. The Academy is an immersive 5-week illustration workshop taught by many of today's most acclaimed artists in the creative industry. The below lecture features Gary Kelley as he discusses his mural project, which was commissioned by Google for their data center. This is the second mural Kelley has developed for Google. It is one of the largest reproductions of monotype ever. 

Gary Kelley lecture at The Illustration Academy 2017

George Pratt Demonstration at The Illustration Academy

We tagged along to the 2017 Illustration Academy event in Kansas City. This immersive workshop is taught by an amazing collection of artists. This week, Jon Foster, George Pratt, John English, Mark English, C. F. Payne, and Francis Livingston are all sharing their wisdom as professional artists. Below is a clip of George Pratt's lecture from Week 1.

George Pratt Lecture at The Illustration Academy.