Skill Building Challenge 10 Winners announced! Cycle 9 Crit video released!

We would like to take a moment to congratulate the Winner and Honorable Mention of our Cycle 10 Skill Building Challenge. Our Skill Building Challenge entries are judged on the displayed comprehension of the lessons, and (most importantly) the improvement displayed by the internalization of those concepts and application of them over the course of the 4 week challenge. Judging on these criteria gives all students in the online program the chance to participate, and allows us to “level the playing field” for novices and more advanced students.

Join us in congratulating our Winner and Honorable Mention of our Cycle 10 Challenge…

Cycle 10 Winner






Cycle 10 Honorable Mention




Congratulations to you both! As winner of our Cycle 10 Challenge, Mohamed will be receiving a video trace over critique from one of our fantastic senior instructors. As the Honorable Mention, Marcus will be receiving a written critique of his piece.


We would also like to take this opportunity to share with you the video critique for our Cycle 9 Winner, Peter.  As we are dedicated to the growth of all of our students, we encourage each of our students, not just our Skill Cycle Winners, to view the video, internalize the lessons, and apply them to their own art.  For those of you who do watch the video, keep a keen ear out for a very special teaser announcement around the ten minute mark…More information on that to come!


Again, we’d like to congratulate not only the winners, but everyone who has participated in our Cycle 10 Skill Building Challenge!  To give more students the opportunity to join in on the next skill building cycle (and to account for Cycle 11 being originally scheduled to end on Thanksgiving weekend), we will take a brief break and launch Cycle 11 a week from today, on November 9th.

Enjoy the breather, and we hope to see many of you in the Skill Building Challenges forums for Cycle 11!