New Class! So You Want to Be an Illustrator?

03/08/17

I’m so excited to announce my next video eCourse, which launches today! The class is called So You Want to be An Illustrator?, and it’s part of my Lisa Congdon Sessions class series!

What are The Lisa Congdon Sessions?
The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a series of online video classes I am developing and rolling out over the next year. The first class in the series, also available now, is called Idea Generation: Expanding Your Creative Repertoire & Finding Your Voice. The second class So You Want to be an Illustrator? launches today! (Read more about me and the series in the FAQ here).

So You Want to Be an Illustrator is a four-part, easy to follow video e-course designed for you!

You can take this course from anywhere in the world at your own pace! It includes pre-recorded videos, along with a written summary of video content and a list of resources in an easily downloadable PDF.

This course is designed for aspiring, beginning or established artists who are interested in becoming a professional illustrator but want to learn more about what the career path looks like and how to break into it.

Through this video course, I guide you through many topics, including: what it means to be an illustrator, the illustration markets, the basic requirements to launch your career, marketing and building your client base. I’ll also answer many of your frequently asked questions about agents, how much to charge, contracts, digital tools for analog illustrators and art licensing, among many others.

Watch the trailer!

Purchase and learn more here!

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New Class Series & Class Launches Today!

11/17/16

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Friends! I am so excited to let you know that I am launching a new series of business and creativity video classes straight from my website. The Lisa Congdon Sessions launches today with my first video course — Idea Generation: Expanding Your Creative Repertoire & Finding Your Voice. Here’s the best news of all: the course is only $29 and you have access to all three class videos and a course PDF for an unlimited time.

What are The Lisa Congdon Sessions?
The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a new series of online video classes I am developing and rolling out over the course of 2016-2017. The first class in the series, available now, is called Idea Generation: Expanding Your Creative Repertoire & Finding Your Voice. I am developing additional classes on other topics, which will be coming in early 2017! (Read more FAQ here).

What is the Idea Generation course all about?
This course is designed for aspiring, beginning or established artists who are looking for tools to further develop personal sources of inspiration and their own distinct perspective in their work. It’s for people who would like to draw influence from the world differently in order to advance their own creative style.

Through this video course, I’ll will guide you through practices for generating new ideas, using inspiration, and developing a body of work around subject matter that is meaningful to you—all with the goal of creating work that is interesting, specific to you and stands out in a world filled with prolific artists.

Watch the trailer!

The course includes three parts:

Part One: In the first class video, I cover brainstorming as a way to generate new ideas about what to paint, draw or make. You’ll focus on exploring the stuff you are already passionate about in your regular, everyday life as a basis for generating ideas for subject matter in your work. You can use brainstorming to begin to find your own distinct perspective and set your work apart. I’ll also discuss the role of research to expand your ideas even further.

Part Two: In the second video of the class, I talk about getting inspired by other artists, both tips and cautions. Nearly every artist has influences, and studying and even mimicking the work of other artists is a normal and natural part of becoming an artist. However, it’s really important to take that inspiration and make it your own, in a very concerted and distinct way, before you claim it as your own or attempt to sell it. I will discuss how to put boundaries around inspiration in order to move away from your influences and toward your own voice.

Part Three: In the third and final class video, I focus on developing and following through with a personal creative challenge or set of challenges. The direct route to developing your own distinct voice as an artist is showing up and making/drawing/painting something at regular intervals—for a few days a week at least, even if it’s just a few minutes a day. Creative challenges are the best way to engage in this kind of disciplined practice. I have done many creative challenges in the past seven years, and I credit them with not only helping me to hone my own styles of drawing and painting, but also to generate interest in my work, including paying client work and gallery shows. I will talk you through practical tips for designing and embarking on your own creative challenges.

Still want more info? Check out our course information page!

Ready to purchase now? Go!

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