"I can't wait to see what everyone continues to make as the Art Club expands its resources and challenges. Thank you Emilie for helping me find my creative spark for colored pencils!"
Give life to your dreams!
Lost in a medieval castel?
Flying over the ocean?
Make a illustrative serie and sharpen your storytelling skills while learning how to better manage your production time.
*It is recommanded to be confortable with color pencil basic techniques to follow this program (although not an obligation).
The 6-week Arise Art Path challenge is the perfect introduction.
Plan and visualize what you have in mind. Keep a journal to track your progress and thoughts.
Manage your time
You need a method to manage your time when you are working on multiple images.
This one is yet simple and efficient!
Have a method to sketch efficiently within the time you have. Make smart decisions to make images in a series fit together.
This is where all your previous efforts pay off!
In the final 12 days, you will put all that you have learned on paper and see your dream come to life!
You will learn the proper way to decide and test a palette so that you have everything set for the final work.
You not only made a new great piece for your portfolio, but you gained confidence and self-estime while making it!
You now have a great method to be able to fly and make all the illustrations you want!
Long term goal, check! :)
Feel all this might be overwhelming?
Direct coaching is available by email, chat, or zoom!
In the 28 videos, you will have a small, bite-sized homework that takes between 30-60 mins to do.
You then post your progress on the group and get comments and encouragments.
The point to have a community with you is mainly to keep you motivated and accountable for your everyday art work.
There are also ressource page, video demonstration and the discussion group if you need the extra help!
"The Imaginarium Art club is a good way to improve your drawing skills (...) I like that it breaks a big project into small tasks which looks less scary!"
Q & A
What will I get when I buy the 6 week illustration challenge?
Color Pencil 101 - PDF booklet
A supportive community of fellow passionates
Direct coaching - email, chat or zoom when possible
Access to material guide ressources
Imaginarium Art Club's member enamel pin
Life time membership! ($60 CAD value - for a limited time)
Discounts on the next challenges!
Discounts on the custom art commission!
Do I have to be a very good at drawing to make it?
When does it start?
You start whenever you want and go at your own pace!
Although the challenge is set on 28 days to keep you motivated and accountable...life happens.
If you get a work rush, a big exam at school, or a cold; just take a short break and come back! No club police will come and get you ;)
Do I need art supplies?
Yes, you will need to have a variety of artist-grade color pencils and paper. If you need examples of brands, we can provide you with a list.
Also mentioned in the video but absolutely not an obligation at this point:
Taltine or other solvents for oil and a brush.
Polyester drafting film
(non-metallic) sharp tool
White gel pen
Protective film for storage
How does the progress work?
The 28 days are presented in small videos around 3 to 10 minutes long. To progress, you have to check every step on the Club's app or the website. When you are all done and happy with your final step, you are awarded the Dreamland challenger's badge!
Who presents the 28 videos?
Emilie Leduc is an illustrator based in Montréal, Canada. She founded the club to help aspiring illustrators find a work strategy and to have a nourishing art community.
She has completed a Bachelor’s of Graphic Design at the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM) in 2010 and received her college diploma in Animation from the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 2005. She worked as a computer graphics designer, in-betweener, and animation artist on several television series.
Since 2009, she has published 12 children's illustrated books for which she received various distinctions, namely a Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist, 3x3 International Illustration Show Merit, and Honorable Mention, Pépite du Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse en Seine-Saint-Denis finalist.