The Alternative Art School

Live online classes with the world’s best artists and curators

Creating Digital Art: From Media-Rich Poetry to AI and Blockchain

with Sasha Stiles

This 2-week immersion in the crypto art ecosystem empowers artists and writers to unlock the creative potential of the blockchain, through lectures, tutorials, virtual field trips, and insights from leaders in the NFT space.

Meaningful Marks Intensive

with Erlin Geffrard

Meaningful Marks is a contemporary painting workshop, wherein you will learn contemporary painting techniques, theory, and principles while exploring the power of marks to convey meaning and emotion in your artwork.

Professional Practice for Artists Intensive

with Lexa Walsh

In this 2-week workshop, we will move intently toward building our professional practices as artists. We will cover the many ways to be in the Art World(s), and how to get there: Goal Setting, Grants, Budgets, Pricing, Residencies, Open Calls, Artist and Project Statements, Elevator Pitches, CVs, Documentation, Websites, Networking and Promotion, and the importance of Community. We will share tips and strategies to help define and finesse each of these, by identifying our audiences, contexts, processes, research and challenges.

Carving Connections

with Amber Imrie

Over 5 months, in Carving Connections we will follow the threads through our practice, into our community and out into the world. Everything is connected, but to see through the chaos we must move with clarity, intention and passion.

Making Art: Making A Life of Art

with Nato Thompson

This course will offer feedback and workshops on your art and offer a variety of methods to consider where it could lead to. In addition to both peer to peer and instructor-led feedback, the workshop will also consider a variety of methods for getting your art in front of a variety of audiences.

What is the Alternative Art School?

When it comes to art, the question is not how do we make better art, but how do we make a better society? We at The Alternative Art School believe in a form of art that grapples with the lived experience of being an artist from rent to work. Rather than throwing a student out into the world hoping that the global landscape of business and art galleries takes them on, we want to equip them with the tools to consider and produce alternatives. 

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