THANK YOU to all our incredible supporters from Art Prof for helping us reach our $30k goal on Kickstarter!! I was so excited that I actually DANCED on video. (although, I think I am going to seriously regret this later…) You know your work is meaningful when you are willing to subject yourself to endless humiliation on behalf of your project.
Building a project like Art Prof from scratch truly takes a village. Art Prof would not be where it is today if it weren’t for the scores of people who posted, tweeted, and spoke about Art Prof on our behalf during our campaign. What truly took me by surprise was the many people, some of whom I have never met before in person, and several who I barely knew at the time, who went out of their way to help us. Here are some comments from our audience:
“I’m an art teacher working in Argentina and I find your videos and posts really useful. I’m so glad I’ve found your site. I love learning from other teachers, and you’ve become my new (far away) teacher. “
“Clara, this audio critique was great for someone like me — I’m not in school and I haven’t really found a way to get thoughtful input on my art. And mostly when I’ve found someone who I trust to give input, it’s been about the actual painting process — while much of the input here was about concepts. So that was new/surprising/interesting to me. Many of the critique comments highlight things I hadn’t explicitly thought about, so I am excited that pursuing these ideas may lead me to some interesting development. Thanks to all four of you!”
“I just wanted to thank you for the resources that you have created and put online. Since graduating from college, I have had a hard time making art. A year ago, I stumbled upon your blog and it has encouraged me to start make work again. It has been incredibly helpful to me to read and hear the questions of other young artists.”
“You are like my guru. I can’t wait to use your awesome Crit Quickies as class starter discussions in my AP Studio Art classes in the fall. Thank you for continuing to post it’s keeping my interest levels high during summer break so that I can build an even stronger program next school year!”
Preparing for our launch is going to take a few months, but we will continue to generate new content in the months prior to our launch. Give us a few more days to recharge our batteries, and keep an eye out for brand new Crit Quickies on our Instagram, interactive video critiques, and an upcoming gesture drawing tutorial!