Fall 2021 enrollment now closed Classes begin the week of September 6 More calendar information below
Ray Bonilla--Impactful Light and Color--Monday 12:30pm-3:30pm ET, special guest: Clint Mansell, Director, Principle Gallery
Martin Wittfooth--Allegory in Contemporary Painting--Tuesday 2:30pm-5:30pm ET, special guest: Morten Poulsen, founder & director of Gallery Poulsen
Sam Weber--Conceptual Illustration--Friday 3pm-6pm ET, special guest: Lauren Panepinto Vice President & Creative Director at Orbit Books at Hachette Book Group
Martin Wittfooth—'Blender' from a Painter's Point of View—Wed. 1pm-4pm ET, special guest: Artist Nicola Verlato
Winona Nelson --Gaming Illustration and Character Design—Thurs 11am-2pm ET, special guest: D. Alexander Gregory Director and Art Director Blizzard Entertainment
Winona Nelson--Gaming Illustration and Character Design--Monday 4pm-7pm ET, special guest: D. Alexander Gregory Director and Art Director Blizzard Entertainment
Dan Dos Santos--Science Fiction & Fantasy & Book Covers---Thursday 6pm-9pm ET, special guest: Isaac Stewart, Art Director for Dragonsteel Entertainment
Brad Kunkle--The Alchemy of Figurative Art---Tuesday 11am-2pm ET, special guest: Steve Diamant, Director of Arcadia Contemporary Gallery
Cynthia Sheppard-Illustrating the Emotional Narrative--Monday 8pm-11pm ET, special guest: Dawn Murin, Senior Art Director at Wizards of the Coast
Cynthia Sheppard--Illustrating the Emotional Narrative--Tuesday 7pm-10pm ET, special guest: Dawn Murin, Senior Art Director at Wizards of the Coast
Scott Fischer & Greg Manchess Team Teach--Comic Covers, Book Covers & Dynamic Storytelling--Thursday Noon-4pm ET, special guest: Cecil Cates, art director at Hasbro
Donato Giancola--Mythology and Narrative Painting--Wednesday 4:30pm-7:30pm ET, special guest: Taylor Ingvarsson, Artist and Senior Art Director at Wizards of the Coast
Scott Fischer--Dungeons & Dragons Art---From Concept to Cover--Wednesday 8pm-11pm ET , special guest: Richard Whitters, Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards of the Coast
Greg Manchess---Portrait as Story—Saturday 10am-1pm ET, special guest: to be announced
Marc Scheff ---Beginning Illustration —Wednesday 10am-1pm ET, special guest artist: Iris Compiet
Marc Scheff ---Beginning Drawing —Tuesday 6pm-9pm ET
Calendar Information for Fall 2021
Classes will run for 14 sessions starting during the week of September 6. Planned dates in which there will be no classes are: October 18th-24th (Illuxcon) November 22-27 (Thanksgiving) December 24th-January 2nd (Winter Holiday Break) Classes may finish before the Winter Holiday Break
The core of SmArt School is our mentorship program. These are highly interactive small groups working for 14 weeks with a renowned artist who also brings a high level industry professional into class to review student work towards the end of class.
Course audits have also become a popular item. In a course audit an artist watches a full mentorship as an observer without interacting with the class. Learn more about course audits here.
Every student who enrolls in a full mentorship also gets a FREE course audit of any other course. Plus every artist who completes a full advanced mentorship can have a free page on the Alumni Portfolios page.
Rebecca Leveille Guay & David Palumbo
Rebecca and David are each taking the semester off to develop projects and personal work. Check back in November to see if they'll be teaching in the spring.