New Class! Art School Boot Camp I: Composition

An Online Skillshare Class by Christine Fleming

My newest Skillshare class is now live! This class is the first in a series called Art School Boot Camp! Here’s the class description from the Skillshare page so you can see what it’s all about! You can see more about the class and enroll over on Skillshare!

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Welcome the first session of Art School Boot Camp! I’m Christine Fleming, illustrator at Might Could Studios. Attending art school easily costs more than $50,000 in tuition alone. Most people can’t afford it. This Skillshare course series aims to target students who have the passion for art and want to learn the essential knowledge gleaned from art school. In this series, I’m going to take you through the fundamental concepts learned in art and design school, from composition to color to gestures.

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This first 30-minute session of boot camp focuses on composition. Composition is the arrangement of elements in a piece of artwork. Composition is possibly the most vital aspect of what makes an piece of work strong or weak, so we’re going to go over all the basics they teach in Art School!

First, I’ll introduce the basic design elements and the basic design principles. Then, I’ll  show you six different techniques to consider when building a composition, including examples from cinematography of how each technique can be applied to a composition.

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Your assignment for this class is to choose one composition technique from the videos, and redraw a piece of artwork you previously created with a focus on improving its composition.

By the end of the class, you’ll have a revised, stronger piece of artwork, and you’ll be well on your way to getting the Art School fundamentals committed to habit so they become second nature every time you pick up a pencil. This bootcamp is great for all artists, whether you make books, comics, illustrations, paintings, or you just like to draw!

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I hope you get the chance to check out my newest class, and thanks for reading! 🙂