You are dedicated to your craft. You have spent countless hours honing your skills. You have a boundless curiosity for the underlying theories and structure of communicating ideas. You are the artist who finds the connections between your medium and other communications media. You are the artist who relishes in a setback; after all, it's a new opportunity to learn and grow. Inspiration is more than a haphazard mode of thought requiring constant nurturing: it is your natural state of mind.

Lean Into Art is where you go when you're ready to push yourself as an artist in new ways. As a place to learn communication arts online it combines an art-journaling approach, the best of live and time-shifted classes, and a recognition system that encourages students to finish projects, give feedback, even participate in teaching.

It's a big art challenge - that's why we put the enticing warning in the name. You have to lean into it.

Lean Into Art Legal Notices 

1) Permission to Use 

Lean Into Art is an online place of learning. Virtual classroom experiences such as LIVE Workshops, classes, and Labs are recorded. Much as if you participate in a live studio recording, you are part of an audience: what you say, type, or upload will be recorded.

You own the rights to your content. By using Lean Into Art, you agree that you give us permission to use what you transmit and share with Lean Into Art in the course of being a student, teacher, or general community member. Depending on your level of participation you may transmit any combination of

  • Your Artwork
  • Your Image
  • Your Name
  • Your Words
  • Your Voice
  • Your Likeness

If you transmit your voice, your face, your artwork, your words to us you give us non-exclusive permission to use it. We need to reuse it to operate. We make no claim of ownership over your voice, words, likeness, artwork, image or name. 


2) Privacy

We use an external payment provider and do not store your credit card information. We will not sell your data to a third party. We track the usage of our content in order to improve our service. 


3) No DRM ("Digital Rights Management")

We do not use DRM-style methods to protect our content. 


4) Anti-spam 

We will not spam you. When you sign-up we send you emails to inform you of your successful signup, payment, and that your account is ready. If you join our e-mail list we will send an occasional email and you may unsubscribe from the list at any time.


5) Revisions to this document

We wish to be clear and safe with these rules and take the honor of receiving your permission very seriously. We reserve the right to revise and make improvements to this document.


Revision 0.5 August 29, 2011.