New Classes

I’ve been teaching on Outschool for the past month and am enjoying the freedom immensely. I get a weekly list of requested classes that I can build curriculum around. Personally, I’d be interested in taking most of them myself. ha

I’ve launched new workshops on Outschool this week, as well as new sections for the ones I’ve already been teaching. I am building several others and, moving forward, will be offering one-time, one-hour classes with multiple downloads and additional video tutorials.

Doing classes with one set meeting time allows me to schedule more one-on-one time tutoring if it’s needed. The initial worksheets go into the majority of the details and, being that most are drawing classes, I’m able to get right into the actual drawing having basic knowledge on technique out of the way. It puts less stress on the student by giving them a basic overview of practical skills they can start with.

My newest class is one that I’m really excited about…

Class: Illustrating Your Own Map for Writers & Gamers

This analog drawing class will take you through the steps of designing your own map for use in creating your own world or in running games.

Having taught Procreate for a month now in three separate sessions, I’ve streamlined the class going forward. Animation was my biggest request, but the focus of the class are the core gestures used to create within the app, so I’ve made the animation section longer by making it a bonus video tutorial…

Class: Procreate on the iPad Pro for Beginners

You can create just about anything in Procreate on the iPad Pro, it is a really powerful tool, and I’ll go over the basics on how to use it properly and build useful skills while having fun.

Surface Pattern Design is where my heart is, so this one I’m especially passionate about teaching…

Class: Pen & Paper Surface Pattern Design

Learn how to find inspiration from everything around you and create a decorative surface pattern that you can design anywhere with just a pen, paper, scissors, and tape.

If you have a K-12 student who is eager to learn, loves playing with and exploring new skills, join me on Outschool! If you are an adult who is interested in taking courses with me, I’m going to start offering them online for adults as well. Announcements coming in February!

And don’t forget, if you’d like monthly downloads and weekly interactions with me, come join me over on Patreon. As always, thank you for being here! xo

Staring it down

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My paperwork in for graduation in a few weeks, I am looking toward my 2nd Masters. My highly coveted Game Art Masters is still not on the horizon, but I know the skills I need to hone, so I’ve made a decision: Public Relations MFA.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Growing up, I was very shy when I wasn’t on my own terms. Most people that know me will laugh, but it is still true. I can be loud and out there when I am passionate about something, when I know my topic, but ask me to speak in front of a crowd and I’m a wreck. I’ve had several opportunities to sing in front of large groups in the past. It took me years to qwell my nerves, but I was never successful in getting rid of it completely, though, and would invariably fall apart once I was off stage. Acting too. In hindsight, I was proud of myself for being “brave”, but it definitely didn’t feel like it at the time.

My hope for this degree program is that I’ll find some kind of method along the way that will allow me to overcome what holds me back. I feel a bit like I am throwing myself to the wolves.

Thankfully, I happen to like wolves.

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