Independent schools and workshops have taken a firm hold on the illustration community, particularly in the last decade; their focus and structure can be invaluable to artists of all ages, stripes, and sensibilities. They can and do provide life-altering learning experiences at a cost significantly less than what is available at most institutions of higher education.
Being an artist means you're on an unending journey of discovery. You never learn it all. You never know it all. Your education never stops. And you should never be satisfied. That's why taking advantage of classes like those offered by the TLC Workshop in Bothell, WA (just outside of Seattle) is something worth serious consideration.
Here's a list of the workshops coming up: let's toss reserve out the window and say… they're awesome!
Book Cover Illustration with Dan Dos Santos
Fri-Sun, July 26-28. Limited to 15 students.
Story and Pictures: Monsters & Maidens with Cory Godbey & Justin Gerard
(and a special appearance by Iain McCaig)
Fri-Sun, Aug. 16-18. Limited to 23 students.
Once Upon a Time: Character & Creature Design in Faery with Jean-Baptiste Monge
Fri-Sun, Sept. 27-29. Limited to 12 students [FULL: Waiting list only]
Plan Great Images, From the Ground Up with Greg Manchess
Fri-Sun, Nov. 8-19. Limited to 12 students [FULL: Waiting list only]