Greg Manchess---Portrait as Story—Saturday 10am-1pm ET, special guest: Irene Gallo, publisher and creative director of Tor.com and Tor.com Publishing--CLASS IS FULL
Ray Bonilla--Impactful Light and Color in Oil Painting--Monday 12:30pm-3:30pm ET, special guest: Ali Ringenburg, Owner + Director,
Sloane Merrill Gallery--SPACES STILL OPEN
Marc Scheff ---Beginning Figure Drawing —Tuesday 11am-2pm ET---SPACES STILL OPEN
Marc Scheff ---Beginning Illustration —Wednesday 10am-1pm ET, special guest artist: Alan Williams--ONLY ONE SPACE STILL OPEN
Sam Weber--Conceptual Illustration--Friday 3pm-6pm ET, special guest: Eric Skillman, Art Director at The Criterion Collection---CLASS IS FULL
Donato Giancola--Narrative Integration--Wednesday 4:30pm-7:30pm ET, special guest: to be announced---CLASS IS FULL
Cynthia Sheppard-Illustrating the Emotional Narrative--Monday 8pm-11pm ET, special guest: Andrew Vallas, Art Director, Wizards of the Coast ---CLASS FULL
Cynthia Sheppard-Illustrating the Emotional Narrative—Tuesday 7pm-10pm ET, Special guest: Andrew Vallas, Art Director, Wizards of the Coast--- CLASS FULL
Scott Fischer & Greg Manchess Team Teach--Comic Covers, Book Covers & Dynamic Storytelling--Thursday Noon-4pm ET, special guest: Tom Jenkot Principle Senior Art Director at Wizards of the Coast--CLASS IS FULL
Scott Fischer--Dungeons & Dragons Art---From Concept to Cover--Wednesday 1pm-4pm ET , special guest: Kate Irwin, Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards of the Coast + Richard Whitters, former Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons--CLASS IS FULL
Scott Fischer--Dungeons & Dragons Art---From Concept to Cover--Wednesday 8pm-11pm ET , special guest: Kate Irwin, Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards of the Coast + Richard Whitters, former Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons-
Winona Nelson --Gaming Illustration and Character Design—Monday 4pm-7pm ET, special guest: Zack Stella, Art Director & Magic Creative at Wizards of the Coast---CLASS FULL
Winona Nelson--Gaming Illustration and Character Design--Thursday 11am-2pm ET, special guest: Zack Stella, Art Director & Magic Creative at Wizards of the Coast----CLASS FULL
Dan Dos Santos--Science Fiction & Fantasy & Book Covers---Thursday 7pm-10pm ET, special guest: Christine Foltzer, Art Director for Tordotcom Publishing---CLASS FULL
Calendar Information for Spring 2022
Classes will run for 14 sessions starting during the week of March 7, 2022. SmArt School teachers sometimes have to travel for professional reasons. If they must miss a class they will notify all students during class time and add a session to the end of the calendar so that you are guaranteed 14 sessions.
All class times are listed in US Eastern Time--the time zone of New York City. This time zone observes Daylight Saving Time. In 2022 Daylight Saving Time will start on March 13. Other countries may not observe Daylight Saving Time or may start it on a different date. Please take a look at your country's policy to make sure class times will work for you.
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. Learn more about course audits here.
We are an artist-run school. We understand the need for creative community. So we do all kinds of extra things to broaden student's educational opportunities, professional contacts, and publicity.
Every student who enrolls in a full mentorship also gets a FREE Course Audit. It's almost like getting two courses for the price of one. You get to watch another course for free. More about course audits here.
Every student who completes a full mentorship beyond the beginner classes also has the option to have a free portfolio on the Alumni Portfolios page.
All alumni with portfolio pages can also join competitions where industry professionals, such as Art Directors or Gallery Directors, review alumni work. The competitions are free for alumni.
We also have an Alumni News page where we broadcast the successes of our alumni.
We also regularly broadcast alumni achievements on our Instagram Check it out! It has lots of fun work by emerging and established talent.
Students and alumni of SmArt School also have a very active Discord community full of discussions on creative and professional topics.
$495 to audit a mentorship--this is and observation only class. For more information about course audits click here.
$1050 Beginning Drawing with Marc Scheff, full mentorship, includes FREE audit of another full mentorship.
$1595 Beginning Illustration with Marc Scheff, full mentorship, includes FREE audit of another full mentorship.
$2500 All other full mentorships, includes FREE audit of another full mentorship.