Mini-courses

Mini courses are 5 week-long topic-based workshops offered each semester that can be taken individually or in addition to a mentorship course.

Upcoming mini-courses

Mini-courses cover a wide range of topics and frequently change on a semester basis. We are currently enrolling for the following mini-courses:

Bill Koeb comic book and sequential art

Comics & Sequential Art

Color Theory

Foundations of Illustration

Just getting started as an illustrator? This is the perfect class to develop fundamental skills and build a healthy understanding of great picture-making. Foundations is taught by illustrator and painter, John English, and helps lay an incredible groundwork for any visual artist.

Figure Drawing

Access to the best resources

Mini-courses include many of the same robust features offered by our longer Mentorship courses.

Live Classes

Every class is delivered live and is fully interactive with lectures, demos, critiques, and guest speakers. Consider this your front row seat.

Office Hours

Study Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

Mini-courses are one-off, 5-week long classes that are topic-based. While many of the features and resources, such as personalized feedback and learn-by-doing assignments are similar, the Mentorship courses cover a broader range of topics and place students on a linear development track. Mini-courses take a deep-dive into all the details of a specific topic.

Guest Speakers are mentioned on course pages that feature guest speakers. Comics and Sequential Art does feature a guest speaker, but Foundations of Illustration, Color Theory, and Figure Drawing for Illustrators does not feature guest artists.

Yes! We highly encourage students add Mini-courses to their Mentorship program.

Mini-course class times vary depending on the course. Most of these courses are scheduled during weeknights or on Sundays, depending on your timezone. To view exact date and start times of each mini-course, be sure to visit the about page for the mini-course you are interested in attending.

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