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Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

We spoke to Joshua Leonard about his career: how he got his start, why prioritizing diversity is important, and advice for young artists pursuing creative careers.
The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

In this video and guest post JJ, also known as Inkshift, shares 10 lessons he wishes he'd learned when he was just starting out in the animation industry as a freelancer.
Turning adversity into art: an interview with Lance “Khan” Jones

Turning adversity into art: an interview with Lance “Khan” Jones

Lance "Khan" Jones is a solo creative entrepreneur who has been working in the live streaming space since 2017. ...
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Online learning opportunities from Wacom

Wacom works with CTE, Arts Education, and EdTech organiations like the Association for Career and Technical Education, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the National Art Education Association to bring dynamic educators and thought leaders together for inspiring webinars about how to leverage creative technology in the classroom.

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NAEA Open Studio Conversations: Discovering Successful Creative Career Pathways for All

January 16, 2023
4pm PT / 7pm ET

In this Open Studio Conversation Jeffrey Conger, professor of graphic design at Montana State University, explored skills and portfolio strategies that can help students pursue higher education opportunities in graphic design and media arts, career options for students considering these pathways, and the value of exploring higher education opportunities in unexpected locations.

He also talked about the value of welcoming nontraditional and neurodiverse students into art and digital media programs in both secondary and higher education.

The webinar has passed, but it and the materials provided to attendees can still be accessed here. Note: to view the webinar recording and materials, creating an NAEA account is required, but purchasing an NAEA membership is not.

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Jeffrey Conger, Montana State University

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How to get funding for a Wacom-enhanced classroom

If you know your students would benefit from a class set of Wacom products, or your CTE or art program needs to upgrade your creative lab for the 21st century, you’ll need the funding to make it happen.

We’re here to help! Check out Wacom’s Media Arts Technology Funding Guide for regional and national resources, advice, and support for getting the funding you need.

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Explore Wacom’s archive of creative education content

Whether you’re looking to enhance your lectures with digital ink, try out creative lesson plans using your class set of Wacom tablets, need advice for classroom ergonomics, or want tips for securing an educational grant for your classroom, we’ve got you covered.

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

In this tutorial Colin Smith, the creator of PhotoshopCAFE, shows you a powerful way to change the depth of field and blur the ...
Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

We spoke to Joshua Leonard about his career: how he got his start, why prioritizing diversity is important, and advice for young ...
A brief look into the history of manga

A brief look into the history of manga

Manga and anime are popular worldwide, but originate in Japan, by some reports as far back as the 1100s. Here is a brief history of manga.
The best free pose references for artists

The best free pose references for artists

Whether your style is realistic or stylized, the key to drawing different poses well is to master human anatomy. Here are six free ...
Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 4: Using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony

Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 4: Using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony

Joshua Pinker is a 2D animator who has worked on over 15 animated series. In this tutorial, he walks through the process of using ...
The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

In this video and guest post JJ, also known as Inkshift, shares 10 lessons he wishes he'd learned when he was just starting out in the ...
How video games are made: the game development process with CG Spectrum, Part Two

How video games are made: the game development process with CG Spectrum, Part Two

Want to know how video games are made? This article walks through the video game development process and standard roles. Part 2 of a ...
Sam Yang shows you how to draw, and keep drawing, faces

Sam Yang shows you how to draw, and keep drawing, faces

These tutorials, from Sam Yang, are very basic: how to draw faces. They are simple and straightforward enough for a total beginner to grasp.
How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

In this tutorial Colin Smith, the creator of PhotoshopCAFE, shows you a powerful way to change the depth of field ...
Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

We spoke to Joshua Leonard about his career: how he got his start, why prioritizing diversity is important, and ...
A brief look into the history of manga

A brief look into the history of manga

Manga and anime are popular worldwide, but originate in Japan, by some reports as far back as the 1100s. Here is a ...
The best free pose references for artists

The best free pose references for artists

Whether your style is realistic or stylized, the key to drawing different poses well is to master human anatomy. ...
Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 4: Using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony

Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 4: Using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony

Joshua Pinker is a 2D animator who has worked on over 15 animated series. In this tutorial, he walks through the ...
The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

In this video and guest post JJ, also known as Inkshift, shares 10 lessons he wishes he'd learned when he was just ...
How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

In this tutorial Colin Smith, the creator of PhotoshopCAFE, shows you a powerful way to change the depth of field ...
Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

Artist and animator Joshua Leonard on his career, why diversity matters, and advice for young artists

We spoke to Joshua Leonard about his career: how he got his start, why prioritizing diversity is important, and ...
A brief look into the history of manga

A brief look into the history of manga

Manga and anime are popular worldwide, but originate in Japan, by some reports as far back as the 1100s. Here is a ...

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