#1 - 2010 March - May
the way you build your whole course. I knew a lot of these theoric things but
I have the feeling here I actually discovered them for the first time. Probably
because you break everything into "learnable" and applicable pieces.
I must say I am deeply impressed, not only of your artistic knowledge and accuracy,
but also of the passion you put in teaching. I hope everyone of your student
had realised that, for it is rare and precious to find such an engagement. I
consider myself very lucky to be here...
only scratched the surface in terms of taking in all the information in the
course. If I were to look at it simply in terms of quantity of quality material
for dollar value, this is easily the best course I've ever taken in my life.
I feel like I am going to have to go through the material a good dozen times
before it really starts to sink in and become a regular part of my thought process.
I'm very happy with what you've created Robert and I can tell you made it sincerely
from wanting to help people rather than make a quick buck, it's a shame there
aren't more people with both the necessary skills and passion to create courses
like this. If this were an Ebay purchase, my comment might go something along
the lines of, "100% Excellent, would buy again A+++++"
#3 - 2010 August - October
As a beginner, all the entire workshop has been priceless to me. I've enjoyed this experience since I started reading in CG-Society forums the thread about this workshop. I started to feel more and more longing about joining it. And even with all my growing expectations, I could have never guessed that I would take so much benefit from an online course. It's really easy to see how much love and effort you have put into this.
Like Lukasz mentioned, I feel similarly about my university education.I spent three years and got into alot of debt and came out the other end good enough to get by..but by no means did I learn as much as I think I can in this workshop. Pretty sad considering this is just an 8 week course, but it's much more intense, concentrated, and I really do feel that you care about the students and helping us improve. My university lecturers all seemed pretty indifferent in comparison.
It's pretty obvious that you are immeasurably passionate about art and that goes far beyond the scope of your own skills and self betterment. You really go out of your way to push us, and that push is something that we all yearn for but don't always receive. We are all deeply grateful for what you put into this course for each of us individually. I can only hope, this early in my career as an artist, that I come across more people like you to help me realize my dreams so one day when I finally "make it", I can pass along the wisdom as well. I knew going into this course it would be an amazing experience and this far through I can already tell that there is only more awesome advice to come. Thanks Robert :D
I just wanted to stop by and once again thank you for all of your help in this course. I eventually did end up getting accepted into Art Center after spending a lot of time building up those foundations that I was lacking in. I start in the spring and the wait has been driving me nuts. Anyways, there is no way I would have even been considered if it wasn't for your teachings. I am going to continue to use them throughout my time in school and hopefully it will give me the edge to rise to the top! At the risk of sounding incredibly cheesey, thank you for helping me to realize my dream and I will never forget how much you helped us all. : )
The course was very important, and I think, a turning point in my professional life. The amount of knowledge I was exposed to was enormous.
you have saved me thousands and thousands of dolllars that it would have cost me to gain the same insight and knowledge in a fraction of the time.
#4 - 2010 October - December
I admire your knowledge and approach to teaching and learning. You are most surely the best teacher I have ever been graced to work with, just by the fact you seem to care so much.
This course has definitely been the biggest educational experience out of my 23 years of livin' and has etched itself into the main foundation of my personality and interests. I will always refer to Robert Chang as the guy who showed me the way. His help has been beyond priceless and I'd gladly do the course again if I got amnesia *touches wood*.
#6 - 2011 May - July
When I enrolled for the workshop, I was expecting specific advice on the fundamentals to improve as an artist, but what I actually found was beyond my wildest dreams as a student. Trust me, this is not hype. The contents you'll find if you decide to enroll are top notch and extremely well structured. In fact, you'll wonder how much time you'll need to finish them because I can guarantee you they are generous and fully informative. When I read about Rob's comments before enrolling, he stated that students would have big AHA! moments during the course, but I was a bit skeptical at first. What a mistake! Once the course started I could understand how accurate that statement was because each week gave me new insights of concepts I never had considered before.
I totally recommend enrolling in this workshop so if you are in doubt, do not hesitate any more an just jump in, no matter your current skill level. I don't know for how much time you'll be able to have the opportunity to receive this unique education. For me it has been a life changing experience. Thanks for all your passionate dedication Rob
Becoming A Better Artist is the perfect course for anyone interested in finding some direction in their development as an artist. Don't know what aspects of your artistic development to focus on? Don't know how to work smarter not harder? Missing some key components in your artistic tool set? I was, and this course helped me figure out what I should be focusing my artistic energy on in the future. I now have a road map to improve as an artist. No dead-end country dirt roads, just highways . Thanks Rob!
#8 - 2011 September - November
Thank you so much for the opportunity that this workshop provided. I signed up for this workshop because I couldn't understand why I couldn't improve as an artist, but I never expected to get as much from this course as I did. Despite going through college taking mostly art courses, I feel like I knew next to nothing after all you touched on in these weeks.
You have been by far one of the best art teachers I have ever had, I really respect how you take the time to view our assignments and evaluate our strengths and what we could do a better job on.
I'd like to thank you, Robert, for helping me come to terms with something that's plagued me for years, something I haven't even been able to put to words properly until now. This just goes to show that this workshop has something to offer for absolutely everyone. I do hope that you will continue to teach for a long time to come, you're an excellent teacher and I wish you the best of luck in the future.
#9 - 2011 November - 2012 January
Chee Sing Chan
To be honest, I'm actually shocked and overwhelmed when I saw the content. I couldn't believe that i'm getting so much just from week 1! (This reminds me that I read it somewhere that someone commented that they probably has earned back their course money just from week 1 alone ^^)
Gildo Rioji Nakamura
This workshop for me means a great boundary: "me before" and "me after" the workshop. I really feel I am a better artist now, and a better man too!
Thank you Rob for this opportunity of growing, people like you really make the difference!
probably one of the most important 8 weeks at this point in my journey to become
a professional artist. I am very honored to have taken it and hopefully do the
the course work justice in my future endeavors.
I am grateful and privilidged to take this workshop. It has given me so much more than I Initially imagined. It pushed me to my limits and past my comfort zones to better myself. To watch others grow with me was also benificially, to know that there really is no shortcuts, but dedication, passion and determination and just plain blood and sweat to achieve your goals.
You lead by example of pure positive attitude and straight to the point sincerity. I would reccommend this course to anyone and everyone because it just doesn't teach to become a better artist, but overall a better professional and person.
Thanks a lot Rob, for your incredible patience and dedication. You have an amazing gift; a precise and critique eye. And objective critique is very difficult to find today.
I think that you helped me far beyond the workshop themes. And you were able to teach me how to deal with frustration, that fact alone is awesome.
#10 - 2012 February - April
I was a bit skeptic about what I could learn here before enrolling but what I got far exceeded what I expected so I'd like to express my gratefullness. Everything that I wanted to learn was there and even more.
8 weeks ago, if someone asked me if I were an artist, I'd have say no. Now, I'd totally say that I am an artist (not a really good one for the moment but an artist nevertheless) I know the way is still very long but at least it's not a roadless desert where I wander without directions.
There was also some sort of Karate Kid effect in this workshop that I really liked: A few times I read some lesson thinking that it was more philosophic than useful or I did assignement I didn't get at first why they were crucial and a few days-weeks later: bam I'm doing crane kicks in the face of the artistic mistakes bullies who were kicking my ass for the last 2 years and I suddenly realised that those lessons/assignements were in fact priceless.
The amount of knowledge, love, and effort put into this 8-week-long workshop is just remarkable. I can¡¦t believe that that amount of information can even be compressed into 8 weeks. Every week I get overwhelmed with information, every week I get excited to check the new ideas I can learn, every week during the workshop didn¡¦t feel like any other week I experienced before.
I want you to know that I enjoyed every moment of this class. I am so grateful that I came across it and feel lucky to have taken the chance of enrolling in it. I have not had good experiences with online classes because they were so impersonal and never felt like I got anything out of them. This class was the total opposite. You can really tell that you care deeply about the course and all of your students. You gave us all your very best in constructive critique. I had mentioned in an earlier week that your critique alone was worth the price of the course.
Week one alone was a mind blowing experience for me and will forever change the way I think about my work. "Becoming a Better Artist" has done exactly that, made me a better artist!
Thank you very much Robert for an unforgettable experience.
I don't think I really got the chance to say thank you for the course that we just completed. I do not think that I could have found the optimism that I needed to keep moving along if I hadn't signed up for those past 8 weeks. The information I learned very often put the words to the questions that I hadn't known how to ask in the first place. It's probably one of the most insightful classes, and personal classes, that I think could be offered and I couldn't have made a better investment!
#11 - 2012 April - June
Robert for real I have to thank you. I'm finally able to have fun with art again. The whole "get us confident with our own abilities/knowledge" is an understatement. So happy I took this course man, stuff in this weeks lesson is gold and I just like to give credit where it's due.