Art Home School: Overview and Syllabus
"Art home school" is my plan / process / syllabus for learning art at
home, in a focused and structured manner, while working a full-time job
in a non-art industry.
It's largely based on these two resources
So far my entire art experience is only ~30 hours of gesture and
figure drawing practice over the past month (pic below).
Each week I'll work on a different unit. Units are focused on a
single topic (e.g Head anatomy 1), and take ~100 hours of practice
spread across 3 to 4 weeks.
- 3 hours on weekdays
- 5 hours on weekends
- 25 hours a week total
I'll be time tracking everything using Timelines
is incredibly inspirational to me, having created an art home school
plan for himself and writing updates on his progress every week since
October 2020. I'll be following in his steps and posting progress
updates every week.
Each Term (2 months)
- Start: Assess the scheduled units for this term and
make changes if necessary. Plan materials to study from for each
- End: Evaluate process and progress. Write a blog
post on what I've learned, how I've grown and stumbling blocks. Showcase
the work I'm most proud of.
- Start: Create a rough list of exercises to complete
for each unit, and a schedule for what unit to study each day.
- End: Blog post showing all my drawings for the
week, my thoughts on my progress and what needs work, thoughts on the
unit materials, and stumbling blocks with the process.
Syllabus for June 2022 through January 2023
Term 1, June/July
Figure Drawing 1
Head Anatomy 1: The Loomis Method
Perspective 1: Draw a Box Part 1
Term 2, August/September
Perspective 2: Draw a Box Part 2
Figure Drawing 2
Term 3, October/November
Composition & Storytelling 1
Figure Drawing 3: The Constructive + Reilly
Term 4, December/January
Head anatomy 2
Perspective 3: Finish Draw a Box
Color & light 1