Suzanne’s Make Your Own MFA Plans

I’m looking for classes, books, and resources that further my goals, which are (in no particular order):

  1. Learn new techniques
  2. Strengthen my core art skills
  3. Learn about art history, particularly women in art
  4. Strengthen my critical thinking skills
  5. Develop my own courses
  6. Sell my own art

This page is a work in progress. I will be making additions and deletions as I find new things. I will also update with links to posts about my progress in each of these areas.

Art History

Pre-Modern Art History

Art History | Khan Academy | https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/start-here-apah

Modern Art

Modern Art and Ideas | Coursera | https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-art-ideas/home/welcome

Contemporary Art

What Is Contemporary Art | Coursera | https://www.coursera.org/learn/contemporary-art

Artist Studies

Mary Blair

Business

So You Want to be a Professional Artist | CreativeBug | https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/so-you-want-to-be-a-professional-artist

Level Up

Applied Art Skills

Drawing

Basic Skills/Getting Started with Drawing

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Complete Figure Drawing Course | Skillshare | https://skl.sh/3mR7tQh

Painting

Acrylic Gouache Adventures

Oh My Gouache

Illustrative Painting with Gouache | CreativeBug | https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/illustrative-painting-with-gouache

Digital Art

Lisa Bardot videos for Procreate

Graphic Design

Fundamentals of Graphic Design | Coursera | https://www.coursera.org/learn/fundamentals-of-graphic-design

Color Theory

The Secret Lives of Color (Book)

Floral Drawing/Painting

Specific Materials

https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/colored-pencil-workshop-a-daily-practice

Miscellaneous

Illustrative Flair (Class with Mindy Lacefield)

Personal Map Making (Class with E.Bond at CreativeBug)

Willa Journals

The Inner Heroine

Wanderlust 2020