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August 21, 2013

Becoming A Better Artist workshop (October, 2013) now open for enrollment!

Filed under: Art & CG,Arts & Media,News — Rob Chang @ 2:47 am

NEWS:
The next run of Becoming A Better Artist workshop is now open for enrollment:
http://workshops.cgsociety.org/courseinfo.php?id=432

(On that linked coursed overview page, make sure you click on the “What you’ll learn” and “Week by week outline” expandable contents, as they contain more information.)

Although the workshop will be from October 7th to December 1st, the dates are merely formality, as my workshop is in reality an on-going mentorship that will last for as long as you still need my help. All of my alumni students have access to a private forum where I continue to mentor all of them. I answer their questions, give them advice on how to more efficiently learn and practice, help them with their personal growth and career strategies, give them critiques on their latest works, share useful resources with them, etc. For many of the students, the alumni forum itself is the true value of the workshop, because it keeps on going and has no end date, and they can come to me anytime for help and I’ll always help them.

Here are some of the latest student testimonials:

“I’m learning more about the process of creation here than I ever did in four years of studying in art-schools.”
– Emil Assarsson, student January – March 2013

“Well, after having gone through this workshop, I can sum my experience up with one question for Rob: “Where have you been all my life?” In all seriousness, if something like this had existed many years ago it might have made a profound difference in how my career has turned out thus far.”
– Dave Cherry, student January – March 2013

“I’ve had countless mentors in the past from elementary through college (and beyond), but I can only name a handful that really made a big impact on my life. You sir are one of them. I can’t speak for everyone and everyone has their own methods and ways… but Rob you have really changed me as an artist. It has given me a better understanding and assessment of where I am, who I am and what I need to do to become who I want to become. Your class not only taught me how to become a better artist, but a better person in general, and I just want you to know that that is something I will always remember and cherish from hereon out.
– Lloyd Romero, student March – May 2013

“I really feel it has saved me years of struggle and disappointment. After going through the workshop I can tell that I have been looking for something like this course for a long- long time. I feel like I have been given a huge kick and put on the right track to become a better artist. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into your critiques and lectures.”
– Laszlo Hyikos, student July – September 2013

“I knew there were huge gaps in my knowledge and ability, but try as I might I just couldn’t work out how to overcome them. The best way I can explain is it feels as though I’m standing at the base of a huge mountain, and the art I want to be able to make is right at the top with all the advanced artists out there, and I didn’t know how to get there. You’ve shown us all where the path is, and explained how to cross it safely, heck you’ve even given us a map, a list of supplies, and team to journey with. It’s simply up to us now to shape up and put in the time and effort to get there..”
– Dawn Lincoln, student January – March 2013

You Sir, are an Artist’s Guardian! I wanna have a picture of you, put in a locket and carry it always with me- So that when discouraged, sad, mad and lost, I can consult you and count on you. You are an Artist Saint. That is how I see you. Thank You! The whole class was so eye opening and mind blowing that I had moments where I wanted to cry and scream or hide under the bed or punch a puppy. Just saying that it was intense, will not cut it.
– Hope Brackin, student March – May 2013

(No, Hope doesn’t really punch puppies. She’s a sweet girl.) 🙂

August 18, 2013

Meet our global CGWorkshops alumni

Filed under: Art & CG,Arts & Media — Rob Chang @ 1:54 pm

CGSciety just posted this testimonial video of the alumni students who have taken the CGWorkshops. Some of my students are included, and their artworks are showcased too:

The next run of my workshop, Becoming A Better Artist, will probably start enrollment in a couple of weeks.

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