Evolve Artist Class Notes 2020

About

Here is a list of all the Evolve Artist recorded weekly live classes from 2019.

Color code:

  • Green = For total newbies/beginners (like me!)
  • Red = Mindset
  • Blue = Professional, monetization, career-related
  • Purple = Technique
  • Orange = Q&A, Critiques
  • Pink = Other

Overall Thoughts

Here are some of the most important things I learned from the 2018 classes:

Notes on Classes

The First Steps in Building an Art Career

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Kevin discusses the very first steps you’ll need to take in order to kickoff your art career into a thriving, lifelong venture.

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How to Start Thinking of Yourself as an Artist

Monday, February 17, 2020
In this live class, Kevin discusses how to take yourself seriously as an artist by explaining what a real artist is and how to value yourself and your work.

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Why Not Me?

Monday, March 9, 2020
Kevin tells his journey to becoming an illustrator, portrait artist, and teacher, and answers some student questions.

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How to Adjust your Still Life Photograph

Monday, March 16, 2020
Have you struggled to take a clear photo of your still life so that the colors match exactly what you see? An accurate photo is crucial for clear feedback from the instructors. If you are painting in color, or even grayscale, this video is for you!

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Find the Right Value Every Time

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
A brief walkthrough of how to assess value in grayscale paint.

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New Student Orientation

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Are you a new Evolve student? If so, consider this your tour around campus!

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  • How to view assignments
    • Courses.EA = Block content, student dashboard
      • To record progress, click the green next buttons, keep track of what videos you’ve watched
      • After watching learning content, click homework submission and READ THE ASSIGNMENT
      • Reading the videos alone not enough
    • Go.EA = Where to submit your homework
      • Homework tool: Click the green WATCH INSTRUCTIONS button to see how to submit homework. It doesn’t explain how to DO the homework.
      • To submit homework, click the blue CONTINUE WORKING
      • You can see previous assignments, instructions, and instructor responses.
      • Videos always stay open for you to watch
      • Uploading homework: click/drag file, type any questions comments in the box. When instructors have graded assignment, they’ll close the assignment and you can’t leave any more questions/comments in the box.
      • Homework checked twice a day, morning and evening.
      • WATCH INSTRUCTIONS button always talk about that page, not the instructions for the assignment
      • You can see other students’ examples of the assignment to the right side.
      • The Wall: You can see graded student work that was done well. A bit like instagram.
      • Student Profile: You can see your information, add your social, shipping info, credit card, password, birthday
      • Events Page: see recordings and calendar
      • Study groups 5 days a week. Instructors sometimes pop into study groups
      • Office hours M and F with Piper. Email ptalladay@evolveartist.com

Q&A

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Piper answers questions posed by students ranging from keeping your paint wet over several days all the way to starting to think about a career in art!

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Live Critique 10/29

Thursday, October 29, 2020
A live critique of homework and a Q&A question for students.

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Live Critique 11/05

Thursday, November 5, 2020
A live critique of homework and a Q&A with Kevin

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Live Critique 11/12

Thursday, November 12, 2020
A live critique of student homework with Piper along with a conversation about shipping paintings.

Block 8 Critique with Kevin

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Kevin goes over four block 8 paintings and gives students a lesson in focus, intent, and giving 100%.

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Q&A with Piper

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Piper answers questions from paint density and color mixing to photoshop and why study groups are an awesome choice.

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Using Photoshop Part 01

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Part 01 – A basic lesson on how to edit, adjust, crop, and clean up paintings and still life photos in photoshop.  And Kevin hops in to answer several student questions.

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Using Photoshop Part 02

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Part 02 – A basic lesson on how to edit, adjust, crop, and clean up paintings and still life photos in photoshop.  And Kevin hops in to answer several student questions.

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