The other instructors at the academy that week were: John English, Jon Foster, Doug Chayka, and Brent Watkinson. All very talented and smart people, who exhibited a level of care and commitment I have seen in only a handful of instructors. They worked with the students late into the night to help them resolve issues with their sketches and value studies for the first assignment, and never refused to take the time for the students who came by the illustration office after class to get some feedback. I arrived during a critique, and though I was hesitant to give my input, when I did, it was appreciated and welcomed by both instructors and students. I don't even know if the students I spoke with know my work, I could have been the janitor, as George pointed out.
Many thanks to John, George, Jon, Doug, and Brent for allowing me to visit, and making me feel like I was part of a family.
Here are a few of the photos from my trip. Check out their site, check out the artists' sites. What ever level you are at in your development, you will find something of great value in their program.
Jon's piece in process.