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Visiting Artist Series

Gain access to the latest Guest Artist Series featuring some of the biggest names in illustration, fine arts, and entertainment & game arts.
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  • Content
    7 Artist Events

  • Length
    21+ Hours

  • Delivery
    Live + Online

  • Interaction
    Q&A + Discord

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Live delivery

Every guest speaker event is broadcast live & online.


Join the Visual Arts Passage community on Discord and ask questions during the live events.

On-demand flexibility

Can't catch the live lecture? Gain access the next day and watch it as much as you need here. 

Dip your toes

Not yet ready for the full mentorship experience at Visual Arts Passage? The Guest Speaker Series is an easy way to sample the experience at an affordable price.
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Zoey Frank

Zoey is a representational oil painter, whose work includes perceptual painting, narrative, and formal investigations. She has been featured in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art. Frank has exhibited in galleries across the US, England, and Netherlands. 

Wesley Burt

There’s no doubt you have seen the work of Wesley Burt in some of the biggest game, television, and film franchises. He has worked on films such as The Avengers, Black Panther, and the Transformers franchise.

Jeremy Collins

Artist Jeremy Collins is known for his complex, cerebral and whimsical drawings and maps featured in his books, films and commercial work. From the cover of National Geographic to his own company Meridian Line, he is a driving force within and without of the Outdoor Industry who awarded him “Most Inspirational Individual”.

Karla Ortiz

Karla is an award winning artist who enjoys working on a diverse and wide variety of projects. Karla has worked for Paragon Studios/NcSoft, Ubisoft, Kabam, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Marvel Film Studios, Universal Studios and HBO. Karla most recently spoke to Congress, addressing the rampant use of AI and its repercussions.

Iris Compiet

“Iris Compiet is the rarest of artist: That who invokes a complete
and cohesive reality with every image she creates.
Beautiful, powerful and contemplative all at once.”
— Guillermo del Toro

Drew Tucker

Drew works in the fantasy and horror TCG and publishing markets while occasionally sauntering off into music and editorial illustration. His works is shown and collected world wide both commissions, and illustration. Clients include: Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Onyx Path Publishing, White Wolf, Renegade Games, fantasy flight games, Five rings publishing,Paradox interactive  

Clint Mansell, Director of The Principle Gallery

The Principle Gallery represents museum-quality works from established American and International artists within the realm of Contemporary and Classical Realism. 

Summer Artist Series

Course Overview

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Hosted by

John English

Gallery Painter & Visual Arts Passage Co-founder
John English was raised in the company of New York’s most talented illustrators. He is the co-founder and program director of Visual Arts Passage. He is also the founder and director of The Illustration Academy.

He has received numerous awards from organizations including New York Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print Magazine. John’s work has graced the cover of Newsweek, the pages of Esquire, Money, and Essence, and the publications of Penguin Books, Bantam Books, Hitachi, 7-Up, NCAA, Sprint Corporation, and the Knoll Furniture Group.
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