Amanda Oleander

The Dynamics of
Illustration & Achieving
Success as an Artist

of all creative backgrounds!

FEBRUARY 22-25, 2019


The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "The Dynamics of Illustration & Achieving Success as an Artist" four day workshop with artist Amanda Oleander in Miami, Florida. Learn the essentials and anatomy of Amanda’s famously quirky illustrations, how to create your own brand, build clientele and find personal success as an artist in the 21st century.

You’ll leave this workshop feeling inspired, adding real value to yourself and your work.

- About the Artist -

Amanda Oleander is a Los Angeles based contemporary fine artist recently honored as one of Pure Wow's 100 Women Emerging In Culture.  Oleander's work bridges fine art, technology, performance art, and commercial work. Her most recent collection involves illustrations depicting life behind closed doors. Amanda became her own boss working from home with the help of social media two years after graduating with her fine arts degree. In addition to her passion for art she has a passion for the business of art and helping others with theirs. Her most recent talk was a TEDX talk held in San Diego this past spring. Oleander has been featured in The New York Mag, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and The Hollywood Reporter to name a few.

Instagram / Website / Sundance Film Festival




Friday, February 22nd - Workshop Day 1
Saturday, February 23rd - Workshop Day 2
Sunday, February 24th - Workshop Day 3
Monday, February 25th - Workshop Day 4

All high quality, branded art supplies are provided
Each day there is a full catered breakfast & lunch provided at the studio.
Vegan + Vegetarian friendly

Day 1: Friday, February 22
Course Introduction +

  • Morning: 10:00am Personal Introduction & Group Breakfast

  • Objectives:

  • Importance of anatomy 

  • Finding your inspiration to create 

  • Quick figure illustration to analyze levels to best guide each artist 

  • Illustration Demonstrations

  • 4:00pm Finish Day 1

Day 2: Saturday, February 23
Anatomy & Color Theory

  • Morning: 10:00am Breakfast

  • Choosing your color scheme 

  • Colors and the feelings they evoke

  • Anatomy exercise 

  • Illustrating the face

  • Illustrating the figure

  • Making it yours 

  • 4:00pm Finish Day 2

Day 3: Sunday, February 24
Foreground & Background

  • Morning: 10:00am Breakfast

    • Foreground, middle ground, background  

    • Line Quality — Scale — Level of detail — Perspective

    • Highlights & Shadows

  • 4:00pm Finish Day 3

Day 4: Monday, February 25
The Business of Art

  • Morning: 10:00am Breakfast

    • Website basics 

    • Social media marketing without spending on ads 

    • Building your clientele  

    • Newsletters

    • Reproducing and shipping art

    • FAQ - Submit your questions when signing up! 

  • 4:00pm Finish Day 4

Supply List

What we provide you: New Sketch book! Micron pens .005, 03, 08, White Gelly Roll Gel Pen 72 Class Set of markers, Pencil Erasers, 100% cotton rag Moab paper

What you need to bring:

Copics Sketch (link for all sets of this brand!)
Skin Tone set of 6 + Basic Set of 12 Colors (class set)
Sketching Greys set of 6
R02 Rose Salmon, YR00 Powder Pink, 0 Colorless Blender
Copics Blending Trio set of three (try your own colors!)

We do have 1 class set for sharing
All other supplies are provided


February 22-25th, 2019
Friday - Monday

5 nights hotel (21-26 Feb)
4 FULL Workshop Days
daily catered Food
All Art SupplieS Provided
artist Essentials gift bag

+ Intimate, private setting that involves:
One-on-one time with Amanda, Group discussions,
Creating fresh work, Tips & Tricks of making it in the industry as a creative person

You will be staying in the same hotel as everyone participating in this workshop - NUOVO Luxury Properties.

2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom with kitchen, balcony, living room, private gym, wifi, private parking and a pool!


(now through December 31st!)


Serious Inquiries Only

the studio+

The Visionary Projects is taking this event to Miami, Florida.
Wynwood / 250 NW 23rd Street

We have a private loft studio space in the center of the vibrant, colorful art district of Wynwood. We have individual workstations for all participants, as well as a demonstration & lecture space for the instructor. Aside from a gourmet breakfast and lunch - endless coffee, wine and snacks will be provided throughout each day of the workshop.

We typically take professional photographic images & short video footage throughout the duration of the course. These are private images, for you to keep as well whether for personal or professional use. We like to document you creating your effortlessly beautiful work. To see images from our previous workshops, please click here!



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.

  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.

  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.

  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.