$ 95.00

Three hour class

*Go to the CALENDAR for class dates and times.

All great art has the three aspects of mind, body, and spirit working together at a very high level of sophistication. I call this a Synergy of Transcendence; mind being the concept or idea; body being the technique and materials; spirit being the passion, love or soul of the creator. The unique idea is the hardest to
manifest. Conceptual thinking is very important in that it imbues your art with the foundation of visual intelligence. Learn to create images that get viewers thinking about your message.


Through lectures, books, sketching, demonstrations, brainstorming, and collaboration, the student will acquire techniques to find new ways of making unique statements within their personal vision.

A. Learn the benefits of conceptual thinking and why it is the foundation of all great art. See how this facet is used in fine art, illustration, graphic design, advertising and popular art culture.

B. Practice a technique to make unique images that have intellectual, symbolic power.

C. Use these techniques to help tell stories and communicate ideas differently. Find your own voice to make more powerful art. 

PART ONE- Lecture on what makes great art and the principles behind conceptual image making. We will review how this skill is used in all facets of art from graphic design to film but is especially useful in the illustration world. Learn a technique that will help you create new and fascinating imagery.

PART TWO- Using this new technique we will review solutions and dive into more alternatives. You will leave this class with a new tool to create awesome imagery. Practice makes perfect.


*This class is not about creating a finished piece of art. A pencil and a notepad/sketchbook will suffice unless the student wants to work on their computer or tablet.