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Hurry! Last chance to sign up for Assignment Bootcamp + My Year of Art School!


Nothing is more fun that making your best artwork with a lively group of like-minded students.

Tomorrow is the very last day to sign up for my popular Assignment Bootcamp class, and I want to lure you into joining me. Get a look at this stellar work done by my students for class. What astounds me is not just the abundance of talent, but the enthusiasm and coolness of our students.

In the January Mini Assignment for Bootcamp, I eased the students into the big assignment with this fun, playful Mini Assignment. I always like to give a Mini Assignment that will bring out the best in each student. How? By making it approachable, easy to draw, but with a broad scope so there is plenty of room for diversity of styles.

I asked the students to draw the contents of their own bags. Check out the work, and you’ll see that they really dove in!

Assignment Bootcamp mini assignment by Åsa Gilland

Assignment Bootcamp mini assignment by Laura Irrgang

Assignment Bootcamp mini assignment by Sharon Nullmeyer

C’mon and join us for 4 more months of Bootcamp! You get something from me every single Monday—until the end of May!—to enliven your art practice, to grow, to be inspired, and to make your best art!

We actually closed registration for Assignment Bootcamp a few weeks ago, but we’ve re-opened registration due to very high demand! It’s not too late to join us & start on your next assignment (and you’ll even get the January assignment)!

Plus we’ve reopened Bootcamp Plus, and My Year of Art School (with a 20% discount!), too! So if you are already registered for bootcamp and would like to upgrade, reply to this email before the deadline and we will get you setup!

But HURRY! We’ll close registration for Assignment Bootcamp, Bootcamp Plus, and My Year of Art School for 2018 at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! (February 2nd at 11.59pm PST)

Hope to see you in class! Let me help you make your best art.

Xo

Lilla Rogers

Art Agent

 

Due to popular demand, Bootcamp, Bootcamp Plus & My Year of Art School are available for a limited time only! Sign up now and join class today!


Once people start seeing all the great work coming out of the Assignment Bootcamp course, they say, “Hey! I want in!”

Above: Assignment Bootcamp assignment by Kate Merritt

Although our Bootcamp e-course started on January 8th, by popular demand we are re-opening the registration doors! But HURRY! We will close Bootcamp 2018 registration for good on Friday, February 2nd at 11.59pm PST.

As an art agent for over 23 years, I know a thing or two. I’ve mentored artists for years, seen daily what art directors look for in artists’ portfolios. And now I am excited to give you juicy assignments I’ve written just for Bootcamp to motivate and inspire you to dive in, and get cracking. Let’s get started together!

Above: Assignment Bootcamp assignment by Olivia Gibbs

Sign up now! You’ll join the class ready for Monday’s new mini assignment and because each month starts fresh, you won’t be behind. Plus, you’ll have access to the January assignment (so you haven’t lost a thing). Get all the fabulous bonuses we are offering new this year, too, like monthly insights from top creative director Margo Tantau, monthly Facebook Live sessions with me, and so much more! See all the cool stuff you get here.

For the January assignment, I asked my students to draw what they imagine is inside the handbags of different famous women using the mini sketches that they created earlier this month in class. I showed my students a whole bunch of imagery with explanations to get them going. Then, I asked them to take their warm-up sketches and draw what they imagine would be inside the handbags of different fabulous famous women. They blew me away with their work. You can see more of their stunning HANDBAG ILLUSTRATIONS here as we reveal the very first Assignment Bootcamp 2018 Gallery.

Above: Assignment Bootcamp assignment by Bex Morley

“But Lilla,” you ask, “can someone at my level take the course?” Here’s the thing: I’m cool with whatever level you’re at, from beginner to full-time art professional. I’ve taught everyone from little kids to seasoned professional artists, and to be honest, I make the assignments to inspire all the above. So, join us. People love Bootcamp because it’s a fabulous way to create new work over 5 months! That’s why many of our students take Bootcamp every year.

For the price of a latte a week, you get something to inspire you to make great art every single Monday from now through the end of May!

Time for Bootcamp!

As an added bonus for this year, we’re re-opening registration our popular Bootcamp Plus and My Year of Art School Bundles as well. We’ve had such overwhelming demand so if you haven’t signed up already, be sure to join in!

Want an even better deal? See live portfolio reviews! Our Bootcamp Plus package gets you Assignment Bootcamp PLUS Portfolio Review Live at a special price!

But HURRY! We’ll close registration for Assignment Bootcamp, Bootcamp Plus, and My Year of Art School for good on Friday, February 2nd at 11.59pm PST!

Last chance to sign up for Bootcamp! The classroom opens tomorrow!


Our first live course of 2018, Assignment Bootcamp will be starting on Monday the 8th of January & the classroom will be available starting tomorrow!

Hurry! It’s not too late to join us if you haven’t already signed up!

 

Want to know more?  

Q: Is this course for beginners or professional artists? What if I’ve already taken Bootcamp before? 

Lilla says: “The course is for anyone who wants to have a great time making their work better and market-ready in a supportive environment. All levels, all styles are welcome. I secretly design the assignments so that everyone benefits. We have top artists in the class as well as newbies. There’s a lot of energy in the course, and friendships develop that last for years.”  

“Here’s the thing: I’m cool with whatever level you’re at, from beginner to full-time art professional. I’ve taught everyone from little kids to seasoned professional artists, and to be honest, I make the assignments to inspire all the above. So join us. People love Bootcamp because it’s a fabulous way to create new work. That’s why many of our students take Bootcamp every year.” 

Q: What type of assignments can I expect?  

Lilla says: “As an art agent, I assign jobs to my artists every single day. I know what clients want to see. What they assign. What they are looking for. Which imagery, themes, and topics are hot, which color palettes are exciting, which products are selling like gangbusters, and which aren’t. So I build my assignments around those considerations.”

“Part of the way I motivate artists is to build a level of suspense over the weeks. It’s the way I teach—to break everything down into bite-sized bits so students don’t get overwhelmed, and then to build up to the final piece. All I can tell you is I absolutely love writing the assignments, and coming up with fresh and unexpected themes! And then I get to marvel at the vast array of fantastic work that comes out of the class!”

Find out all the juicy details here!

Look at all the great things MATS alumna Rebecca did after taking MATS Bootcamp:

For the price of a latte a week, you get something to inspire you to make great art every single Monday from now through the end of May! 

As a special bonus, Lilla will be hosting a special ‘First Day of Bootcamp’ Facebook Live Monday January 8th at 11am EST (4pm GMT) on the public Make Art That Sells Facebook Page so be sure to join us for her tips on the first mini assignment!

Don’t miss out! 

Want extra savings? Sign up for the Bootcamp Plus bundle, which includes Assignment Bootcamp and Portfolio Review Live (which starts in June 2018) and saves you more than 20% off the full price!

See you in class!

Xo

Lilla

Make your 2018 resolution count! Our hugely popular Assignment Bootcamp starts in less than 2 weeks! See our students’ videos!


It’s almost time to begin a brand-new year again! Kick off your creative 2018 with a bang by signing up for Assignment Bootcamp, which starts on January 8th! Consider it a present to yourself or a resolution that you’ll actually keep! 

Assignment Bootcamp will help you stay motivated – the best way to improve your art career is to make more art! It will give you structure. It can be so hard to do it on your own – this way you don’t have to. And it will be super fun! 

Frida Hammar’s Bootcamp 2017 assignment submissions 

Sign up now to get something from a top art agent every single Monday, for five months, to grow your artwork, your portfolio, and your career?

We’ve also got bonus materials, killer assignment prompts each month, and NEW creative monthly insights by Creative Director & Product Expert Margo Tantau, who co-teaches Creating Collections for Home Décor with me.

NEW for 2018! I will be doing one of my fabulous Facebook Lives the very first day of class on January 8th when you get your first mini assignment. I will answer your questions and give you some juicy pro tips to help you with your first mini assignment!

What’s better than MATS Assignment Bootcamp? Assignment Bootcamp Plus!

We’ve also launched a new bundle for 2018 which includes our wildly popular Assignment Bootcamp online course and our brand-new MATS Portfolio Review Live course!

Bootcamp Plus runs from January 8th to June 29th, 2018. Sign-up today & save 20% when you buy both courses together in a bundle!

Want to hear what some of our alumni have to say? Watch these information & gorgeous 1-minute videos!

Happy New Year from all of us at MATS! xx

P.S. Get something to boost your creativity every single Monday for 5 months! Join us in Bootcamp! 

People buy your joy! Save on our new Bootcamp bundle!


“People buy your joy. The consumer does, the manufacturer does, the art director does. They can sense it in your work. So how do I help you find that place of joy in your art-making? That’s what I do in my courses.” – Lilla Rogers

Hear what Lilla has to say about career longevity:

Want to find joy in your art-making?

Sign up for Assignment Bootcamp, which starts on January 8th, 2018! It’s a motivating and flexible 5-month structured program of monthly assignments to help you build a strong body of work. The course is lots of fun and is for artists (including beginners!) of all levels

What will you get in Bootcamp?

You’ll get fun and marketable subject matter geared toward the hottest markets such as Gift, Children’s Books, Editorial (magazines illustration), Wall Art, to name a few. The subject matter is drawn from the trend reports that Lilla creates for her own highly-successful artists. Now you can get a sneak peek at that inside information.

The assignments are meant to inspire and challenge you. You’ll make fresh pieces in your own style that sell to hot markets. You’re encouraged to be yourself and do it your way, in your medium.

You get something every single Monday in Bootcamp! Imagine waking up every Monday, to a new mini assignment, a fun video, an inspiring new trend hand-picked for you by Lilla, or even a big assignment!

What’s new for Assignment Bootcamp 2018?

Assignment Bootcamp is always full of lots of creative goodness, and 2018 is going to include some new and exciting extras!

NEW! We’ll have the pleasure of being joined by industry and product expert Margo Tantau, who has years of experience creatively directing for companies including Hallmark, Madison Park Greetings, and Midwest-CBK! Margo also co-teaches the hugely popular Creating Collections for Home Décor course with Lilla. She’ll be joining us as an expert contributor & will be sharing all kinds of insider information on various markets throughout each month of Bootcamp!

NEW! Lilla will be doing one of her fabulous Facebook Lives the very first day of class on January 8th when you get your first mini assignment. She’ll answer your questions and give you some juicy pro tips, so sign up now! Don’t miss out on one of our most popular e-courses.

Audrey Szabo’s Bootcamp 2017 assignment submissions

Want Bootcamp and access to more of Lilla’s insights & expertise?

Sign up now for Bootcamp Plus bundle, which includes Assignment Bootcamp and our brand new course, Portfolio Review Live (which starts in June 2018) and saves you over 20% off the full price!

What’s included in MATS Portfolio Review Live?

In this lively new 4-week course, each week Lilla Rogers will review a randomly selected artist’s website in an hour-long in-depth LIVE portfolio review on Facebook Live. The participant will be chosen at random each week, and it could be YOU! In addition, Lilla will offer tons of advice to help you succeed in your career. You never know what will happen in each review as they are live and unscripted. All videos will be recorded & saved in the course classroom in case you can’t attend the live versions. You are able to opt out of having your portfolio reviewed but can still watch the reviews, ask questions, and participate in the interactive discussions with Lilla & your MATS classmates if you like!

Hurry! Sign up here. Assignment Bootcamp starts on January 8th!

June 2017 Bootcamp Gallery is now Live!


The fourth gallery from our 2017 Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp class is now live!

I really want you to see the magnificent work that the students (of all levels) have created. The gallery features beautiful pieces of original art inspired by the June class assignment… to design HAIRSTYLES OF ELLIS ISLAND FOR A COFFEE MUG.

There was so much fabulous work submitted in response to this brief, and we love the ongoing supportive energy in the Bootcamp community. What a generous, talented group of artists they are!

You can see their beautiful art here as we reveal this month’s Assignment Bootcamp 2017 Gallery.

Xo

Lilla

May 2017 Bootcamp Gallery is now Live!


The third gallery from our 2017 Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp class is now live! You can view it here

I really want you to see the magnificent work that the students (of all levels) have created. The gallery features over 450 pieces of original art inspired by the May class assignment… to design a journal cover featuring roses and a quote by Gertrude Jekyll.

There was so much fabulous work submitted in response to this brief, and we love the ongoing supportive energy in the Bootcamp community. What a generous, talented group of artists they are!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAY GALLERY!

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Graduates of our courses have gone on to win work from clients such as Hallmark, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Oopsy Daisy, Uppercase Magazine, West Elm, Midwest CBK, and more. It is industry learning that works in the real world. Find out more and register HERE

I will be conducting the LIVE REVIEW in  in our MATS A and MATS B classes in June. This is the last call to get your work in front of me and join me in a Live Review!

For a chance to be in my review you must submit your work by June 7, so REGISTER HERE!

Sign up now! You’ll have access to a huge vault of minis, assignments, and previous review videos PLUS you’ll be the first to find out about the LIVE REVIEW assignment and all the details about how to take part. See all the cool stuff you get here. 

See you in class!

Xo

Lilla

April 2017 Bootcamp Gallery is now Live!


The second gallery from our 2017 Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp class is now live! You can view it here

I really want you to see the magnificent work that the students (of all levels) have created. The gallery features over 450 pieces of original art inspired by the April class assignment… to design a mindmap for the editorial market.

This was a very different, much more personal kind of assignment where the students used a journaling exercise and corresponding imagery from the mini-assignment to create a mindmap of their personal courage.

There was so much fabulous work submitted in response to this brief, and we love the ongoing supportive energy in the Bootcamp community. What a generous, talented group of artists they are!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APRIL GALLERY!

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Graduates of our courses have gone on to win work from clients such as Hallmark, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Oopsy Daisy, Uppercase Magazine, West Elm, Midwest CBK, and more. It is industry learning that works in the real world. Find out more and register HERE

I will conduct a LIVE REVIEW in our MATS A and MATS B classes in June. The assignments will be announced on Monday 1 May in the classrooms, so if you would like to get your art in front of me and also have a chance at its being reviewed, REGISTER HERE!

Sign up now! You’ll have access to a huge vault of minis, assignments, and previous review videos PLUS you’ll be the first to find out about the LIVE REVIEW assignment and all the details about how to take part. See all the cool stuff you get here. 

See you in class!

Xo

Lilla

Bootcamp Flash Sale and March Gallery is Live!


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Once people start seeing all the great work coming out of the Assignment Bootcamp course, they say, “Hey! I want in!”

Although our Bootcamp e-course started on March 6th, by popular demand we are re-opening the registration doors. We close Bootcamp 2017 registration for good on Monday, April 3rd at 11.59pm PST. So make sure you grab your spot. (our next Bootcamp class will not be until 2018!)

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You’ll join the class ready for Monday’s new assignment. and because each month starts fresh, you won’t be behind. Plus, you’ll have access to the March assignment (so you haven’t lost a thing). Get all the fabulous bonuses we are offering new this year, too, like trend boards and monthly Facebook Live sessions with me. See all the cool stuff you get here.

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I really want you to see the magnificent work that the students (of all levels) have created. Here’s what the assignment was: I asked the students to design a BADASS BACKPACK using the pattern and motif art that they created this month in class.

I like to start out with an easy assignment and then increase the challenge over the months. Even though this assignment is considered ‘easy’, you are going to see such variety, such creativity, and such beauty in the gallery.

It all started when I was enjoying breakfast in my hotel in New York recently and got the idea to do an assignment for Bootcamp based on the patterns and motifs I was seeing. This tile floor grabbed me.

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But patterns can be found even in a lowly pile of gravel. Look at these marvellous shapes and gorgeous blue-grey tones! I encouraged the students to scout out and photograph patterns found in their own life.

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I showed the students a whole bunch of images with explanations to get them going. Then, I asked them to take their work and design a backpack. They astounded me with their work. You can see their BADASS BACKPACKS here as we reveal the very first Assignment Bootcamp 2017 Gallery. We have over 600 pieces of work submitted by our students!

 

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“But Lilla,” you ask, “can someone at my level take the course?” Here’s the thing: I’m cool with whatever level you’re at, from beginner to full-time art professional. I’ve taught everyone from little kids to seasoned professional artists, and to be honest, I make the assignments to inspire all the above. So join us. People love Bootcamp because it’s a fabulous way to create new work. That’s why many of our students take Bootcamp every year.

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For the price of a latte a week, you get something to inspire you to make great art every single Monday from now through the end of July!

 

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See you in class!

Xo
Lilla

Last day to sign up! The quality of a course can be measured by the quality of the work that comes out of it.


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Join us for five months of exciting and fresh art instruction by top agent Lilla Rogers. You’ll get something every single Monday, sure to teach and inspire you to make your best art. Read about all the goodness you get here.

It’s a fantastic course at an unbeatable price—the cost of a latte a week. Join us! Today is the very last day to sign up!

The quality of a course can be measured by the quality of the work that comes out of it.

 

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Hope to see you in class!

The MATS team

How would you like to get something from a top art agent every single Monday, for five months, to grow your artwork and your career—for the price of one latte a week?

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Now in its fourth year, Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp 2017 with art agent Lilla Rogers is an exciting, structured five month e-course full of all-new assignments and bonuses to inspire you to make great art that attracts work Class begins on MONDAY, 6 MARCH.

Lilla has written brand-new fabulous Minis and Assignments for you, so you can attract work in the hottest markets. 

Here’s what you get:

// Monthly assignments. Five in-depth, inspiring assignment briefs in the hottest art markets, written by top agent Lilla Rogers. They’ll encourage you to explore your style and create professional-level art for your portfolio, while having fun along the way!

// NEW! Trends.  Lilla’s Trends boards.Isn’t inspiration what you crave?  Each month, you’ll download a cutting-edge trend board with gorgeous color direction to inspire you further. (see sneak peeks of the boards below)

// A community. Some say our community is the most supportive of any they’ve experienced. You’ll enjoy an invaluable community of like-minded artists of all levels to inspire, support and motivate you. 

// Public Gallery Exposure. Show your work! You’ll have the option to post your work to a public gallery where it can be viewed by peers, art buyers and industry experts. Who knows who might spot your work? 

//NEW! Ask the Agent: Facebook LIVE with Lilla. Ask Lilla your questions in a live real-time video each month! (Plus Lilla always has words of wisdom, show and tell, giveaways, and other tricks up her sleeve for you in these popular live events.)

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