I’m from the January to March 2013 run (14th run) which is coming to an end but with the alumni forums ahead, it’s a new beginning for life-long learning!
I consider myself a newbie and this is a very, very, very intense boot camp to “become a better artist” because if you wanted to do everything and absorb everything within the 8 week time-frame it is definitely a full time load but fortunately you can do it at your own pace even after the workshop ends, out of Rob’s generosity and admirable mission to make you a better artist.
Rob is a treasure to us and he doesn’t sugar coat any of his passionate and thorough feedback. Make sure you read thoroughly the weekly outline in the workshop description as it is very accurate. And although lots of brilliant knowledge is contained within each lecture portion (note there is a lot of wonderful reading due to how much knowledge involved!) with the videos as a supplement for beginners like myself, the wealth is actually in participating and bringing the concepts home via practice, encouragement, critique and feedback as well as making heaps of mistakes. Make those mistakes and learn from them! (:
No regrets taking this course as it has saved me from many insecure thoughts and self doubts I have of myself while the remaining ones are a normal part of being a learning artist. This is a workshop you’d need to review again and again. I feel like my aspirations and goals as an artist are clearer as I realise what things I don’t want to do even more and where I fit in terms of skill level. And to think that I used to believe I will never be able to do his course! Took the leap of faith, don’t regret it now! Now I’m figuring out the hike ahead together with Rob’s mentoring and fellow classmates’ support.