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Welcome to DeviantArt Academy!

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Our purpose at the DeviantArt Academy is to provide free art education for students wishing to improve upon their craft. Whether you are shooting for the professional level or just want to impress your friends, we will help you obtain that goal. With dedication and hard work, our teachers will guide you with the experience they themselves have obtained. It's up to you how far you want to go to achieve your goal. Seize your dreams.

Edit: the class date was changed to Sunday same time, so please have a look at this journal for further information:

:iconyote: kindly allowed me to feature her livestream basic sketch class on Saturday here at the dAA, so that our students can all partake, if they want to.

"This Saturday, 5/4/2013, I will be on Livestream giving a 2 hour Basic Sketch class from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PACIFIC TIME" that and more check out at her journal here, please:

Yote recommends in materials to have ready:

• Sketchbook (I use a 9x12 sketchbook, computer paper works fine too)

• #2 Pencil (I use a .5 mechanical pencil)

• Eraser (I use a white plastic eraser, but you can use whatever you are comfortable with)

I hope you guys will all have a blast! Happy learning, and many thanks to :iconyote: for enabling our students to participate!
:bulletred: General Information About Classes/Crash course/Seminar and workshop/Lecture :bulletred:
While each class has different mediums and instructors that vary in teaching methods, all courses will be the same in the fundamental structure.  Here are some important things to know if you are planning to take a class at the DeviantArt Academy.
- Only three classes per term, per student.
- While they are teaching their own classes, instructors are allowed to sign up for one class only.
- Each course has a limited number of slots available. Please respect your instructor's decisions regarding student class placement.
- Each course will contain homework of varying amounts. Don't think you're off the hook just because it's online! We like to see work from students. If uploading assignments becomes a problem, you may fail or be asked to leave the class.
- Generally, lessons will be uploaded each week to the group. Keep an eye out!
- You may take certain classes multiple times, depending on whether or not the instructor will present new material.

New Changes for classes - seminars, lectures, and crash course available! More info here.

:bulletred: SPRING TERM Classes Available :bulletred:

Intro Shading (seminars) Instructor Stripesandangelwings
Prerequisites: The ability to outline human or animal figures (intermediate)

I. Light Source/Making Shapes look 3-D
-Media: graphite pencils (lead or mechanical), smudging paper (or a paper towel), sketch paper (thicker quality preferred)
-Small assignment which I will draw up and students will shade.
-Presentation: A tutorial style deviation by myself and a possible demonstration via video on youtube
II. Basic Coloring and Shading using a Cartoon Subject
-Media: GIMP (or another photo-rendering system, but GIMP is free)or colored pencils (good quality; a minimum of crayola is preferrable)
-Assignment: Draw a cartoon character (cartoon or human) and color and shade it like I have shown
-Presentation A tutorial style devition by myself and a possible demonstration via youtube
III. Advanced Shading with a realistic subject:
-Media: GIMP (or other photo rendering program) or colored pencils (good quality; crayola at minimum)
-Assignment: a picture of a human or animal in a realistic style colored and shaded in a manner similar to my presentation
-A tutorial style devition by myself and a possible demonstration via youtube

Space Available - 13/15
Sign up for this class via a note to the instructor.

Journal Coding Class (crash course) Instructor SongOfLives
Creating customized journals. Read syllabus for more info. Click here.
Space Available - 9/10
Sign up for this class via note to the instructor.

Traditional Art Class (crash course) Instructor wondering-souls
Doing traditional art. Syllabus:…
Space Available - 5/5
Sign up for this class via note to the instructor.

Instructors, please state the number of free slots for your class, thank you!

*Instructors are still in progress of being added so more classes will be listed*
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SycrosD4 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Too bad this group doesn't seem to be alive anymore.  It was a great idea.
DropsDead Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's already 2015, sad to hear the group died, it really helped me... :<
PeterLePan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Did this group die? D:

that's a pity. This place looked super awesome :/
Heavy-bankrupt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
IS the group alive ?
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kareynomer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student
hey khisa
sorry to leave you here i had some rl issues 
but now things are a bit better
i really like this group even though it's dying ^^
maybe we can revive again that is if you would take me back again?
i was songoflives btw

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Adjidaumo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm just wondering if this group is still alive.  I'm interested in teaching a class in the future, but I'm not too sure what's going on.  Thanks~
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Afiya-NumbuhNine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are there going to be summer term classes? D:
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whenwolveshowl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Uhh hey I was wondering what eaclty is this? I quite like the sound of it, is it like an art school but online? or something
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Foxhound15 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was wondering when the next term is?
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