Vote for the Next Course

“25 Days to Better Drawings” is now complete, making it the twelfth complete course added to our library of courses – which are all available to members. The addition of this course brings the total of course video hours up to 49 with well over 1200 pages of ebooks included. (Each course includes logically sequenced modules that include videos and downloadable ebooks.)

At the conclusion of each course, I reach out to you guys for input on the next course that will be developed. Everyone is able to vote! When the voting results are in, I share the results with you and begin work creating the next course. As each course is created, it is simply added to the library. Members don’t have to wait until the entire course is created however, since modules are released as they are completed (every week or two). (All courses are included with membership as well as all of the Live Lessons, Member’s Minutes, and lesson plans. So the library of educational content just continues to grow.)

It’s now time to vote…

Based on your suggestions and previous voting options, I have provided a list of possibilities for the next course. Below you’ll find a listing and a brief description of each of the possibilities. After reading through, be sure to click on the “vote now” button to cast your vote. Voting begins June 4, 2018 and will end on July 5, 2018. The winning course will be announced on July 8, 2018. (You may vote for more than one, if you wish.)

Course Options

Option #1 – “Oil Pastels” – Learn how to use oil pastels, the often overlooked painterly medium, to create beautiful works of art. This medium-based course will provide the learner with an in-depth experience with the medium, exploring a variety of techniques and subjects through concise modules that include videos and ebooks.

Option #2 – “The Charcoal Drawing Course” – Learn how to draw with charcoal in various forms while covering a variety of subjects and concepts. Just like our other medium-based courses, this course will provide the learner with an in-depth experience with the medium, designed to encourage mastery.

Option #3 – “Line and Wash – Drawing with Ink and Painting with Watercolor” – Learn how to combine line drawing and painting as we develop a number of works using ink and watercolor. Like the other courses, this course will cover a variety of concepts and subjects using this specific combination of media.

Option #4 – “Animals with Pastels” – Learn how to use pastels to create a variety of works with pastels – all centered on the subject of animals. This subject-based course will provide the learner with strategies for creating wonderful animal portraits with pastels.

Option #5 – “Landscape Painting with Acrylics” – Learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques on a variety of surfaces while we explore the subject of landscape painting.

Option #6 – “Landscape Painting with Oils” – In this course, we’ll dive into the world of landscapes and explore traditional and non-traditional techniques for creating landscape paintings with water-mixable and traditional oil paints.

Option #7 – “Procreate – A Digital Drawing Adventure” – Grab your iPad Pro and an Apple pencil and explore the groundbreaking app, Procreate. Learn how to use this program to make digital drawings and paintings that resemble art created with traditional materials and see why this medium may be the future of art creation.

Option #8 – “Watercolor Portraits” – Learn how to create expressive and representational portraits using the unique medium of watercolor. Learn how to use this medium to create beautiful portraits that communicate the subject in a manner that can only be expressed with watercolor.

Don’t see a course possibility that appeals to you? You can “write in” a suggestion as well through the voting process.

I’m excited to develop the next course for you! Thanks for voting! Results will be released on July 8, 2018 and new course modules will be released starting in August of 2018.

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Lesson Discussion

  1. 1st choice- Option #7- such a great topic!! Would love know how to use my iPad for art!

    2nd choice- watercolor portraits! Love watercolor.

    I’m not sure if this is where we vote since I clicked on “vote now” and this is what came up.
    Thank you!!

  2. Please please please please with a thousand cherries on top develop an oil pastel course…..:).

  3. Although you have nothing in my particular medium of Porcelain Painting, I am enjoying all your tutorials online, and am learning to adapt much of what I see to my own medium. The class I have been in about 15 years suddenly lost our teacher and we are at a loss but are trying to keep on painting together and continue with our art. The lessons online with you are very inspirational.
    I vote for more pen and ink with a color wash

  4. Hi Matt,

    You asked if there are any suggestions about the future course. So may I suggest that you get prepared a series of courses for young children, say, from 4-5 years olders and up to teenagers? You have got 4 children so you are sure to have a unique relevant experience. It seems to me that a lot of your students would be only too glad to have such courses as well so that while doing their senior courses they would be able to have their children busy at junior ones :). I think that the number of your students will increase still more.

  5. Hi Matt,
    I like Irinas suggestion about a course for young children.I have 4 grandchilds, the oldest is 6 years old and all of them like to draw or play with colours. If you make a course in the future I will support this.
    Thanks Beate

  6. Option #5 here please! New member here so thought I would chime in as someone interested in getting into Acrylic landscapes.

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