We love sharing with our community the newest resources and trends in the world of making, which is why I nearly flipped when I saw this new Kickstarter project called The Lamp Post Guild. Three professional illustrators from Greenville (2 of which have been Indie Craft Parade vendors) have created an online course to teach people how to turn their passion of art/illustration into a career.
Statement of purpose from The Lamp Post Guild:
Every kid drew pictures until someone told them they couldn’t. Millions of people wanted to become artists when they grew up, but they were told that being an artist is not a “real job.”
Only a few of them will actually make it as professional artists. It doesn’t have to end this way.
We want to make this story end differently for these aspiring illustrators and artists by teaching online courses that will help them improve their craft and earn a living doing what they love.
This presentation is done beautifully, and if you have people in your life who would benefit from taking these classes, you should seriously consider supporting!