ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts which provides equal access to art education for people of all ages and means. Our Kickstarter campaign raised $30k to fund our site launch.
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Visual artist and RISD Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu has partnered with Thomas Lerra from WGBH Boston and a team of 6 Teaching Assistants to create ART PROF. In most schools, visual arts education is meager or simply does not exist. Outside art programs are not affordable for most people, and are usually isolated to expensive higher education institutions. ART PROF provides the chance for a global community of all ages to access to a high quality visual arts education for free.
encyclopedia of art supplies • video tutorials in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture • Art Dares • professional development resources • portfolio critiques • a global artist community • video critiques • contemporary art & art history • Ask the Art Prof
Our experienced team of teaching assistants are emerging artists who work in a diverse range of visual art fields: textiles, illustration, painting, drawing, comics, sculpture, installation, ceramics, and more. Teaching Assistants do critiques of user artworks, and respond to your questions with professional advice in our interactive forums.
Our summer 2016 interns were current art school students who brainstormed ideas, enhanced site content, generated original video content, and developed outreach and fundraising strategies. Their majors included architecture, printmaking, furniture design, jewelry, drawing, painting, graphic design and more.