Here’s what past students have to say about working with Amy:

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“In the class description Amy wrote about how simply sending post cards to art directors or submitting to annuals and waiting for replies is not always the best method. Since this is the method that I was taught in school and it has so far gotten me no work at all. When I read about her belief in more proactive ways of finding work I knew that this was for me, and she didn’t disappoint!”

Author's imageSarah DiBlasi-Crain, USAwww.sarahdc.com

“Dear Amy, I know that this is a class, and you are the teacher, and it’s your job to share the information. However, since I am a self-taught artist and I have taken quite a few classes online, you are the very first teacher whom I came across, who actually shares real and applicable information. I needed someone who would take me by my hand, told me exactly what to do, how to do it, spell it out for me. That is exactly, what you have done for me!

I cannot thank you enough! For being real and truly wanting to help someone, without any reservations!”

Author's imageJulia Glukhoymoogbee.com

“Amy truly cares about our growth as artists and our ability to get our work out into the world. She eases our fears with encouragement and practical, easily digestible advise and resources. We always had continually access/feedback from her for the entire course. It was definitely the best of the 3 online classes I’ve taken.”

Author's imageJill Hejllivedrawpaint.blogspot.com

“I really appreciated the stories Amy told – I felt she was generous with her time and experience. I also love her no-nonsense approach and wisdom; especially about letting go fear about other copying your work. Her philosophy encourages a person to be authentic in their work, and she gives practical advice and resources so that a person can move ahead confidently.”

Author's imageAnnie Matthewsflickr.com/photos/anniem00

“Before this class I had no idea how to set up an online shop or get my name out into the universe. Now I’m putting building blocks in place to open my own shop! I have much more confidence in my ability to actually make some money off of my work. I’m also much better at setting deadlines for myself.”

Author's imageIssa Revell, USA
  • “The course is really well structured. It is a great tool to generate new ideas and plan a valid market strategy. Amy is well prepared and organized. She is definitely an enthusiastic teacher and she cares for her pupils.”

    Author's imagePaolo Pochettino, Italypaolopochettino.com

    “Whether you’re a full time professional or fresh out of college; everyone can use someone who is constructively critical about your work with plenty of experience to back it up. Amy is that person.”

    Author's imageMathew Rhys, UKmathewrhys.blogspot.com

    “This course is a personal and business blueprint plus a Rolodex (little black book) of contacts, that shortcuts my research, experiments, production, etc (the process in general). It helps other artists shortcut their process and lessen the pains and the risk giving up totally on pursuing art or illustrations (in life as a passion, and/or as a sustainable business).

    Thank you Amy for putting your heart and soul in this course. I can feel it. And I am glad that you advocate compassion and at the same time, advocating a fair charging for our services and products – there’s a time for free service and time for high value service.”

    Author's imageSimone Ha, Singapore

    “I’d recommend this class because of Amy’s caring nature. I really feel like she wants everyone to succeed and be happy. But she’s also an excellent teacher, and this class was much better than others I’ve taken.”

    Author's imageErin Dorholt, USAbadgerandbee.com
  • “After hearing all the hype about another popular art/illustration course online and the comparison envy everyone was going through, I really didn’t want to subject myself to something like that. This class did NOT have the same competition feel I was worried about.

    Work/Art/Play is a MANAGEABLE course that can be taken at your own pace. Amy is down to earth and very frank about her opinions and views of the art world. I appreciate that in her Q&A sessions she is not always just there to cheer you on. She’s not afraid to tackle tough topics and challenge the student. She condenses the information and has great follow up.”

    Author's imageNicky Ovitt, USAnickyovitt.com

    “When I sought out Amy’s help, I was starting my journey as an illustrator with hopes of mainly working in the children’s market. Amy helped carve a bigger picture of what I could do for myself and what I could achieve. She gave me suggestions and constructive comments that really made a difference and as a result, I was more clear on the direction that I should be heading towards. Now, 1 year after our session, I’ve worked on a lot of things that we’ve discussed; things that I could do that would be better for my career (yes, Amy will help, but *you* are responsible for making it happen!). Now I’m a full time illustrator who knows what I want and how to get there. Thank you Amy! I wouldn’t be on this path had it not been for you!”

    Author's imageDeborah, Braziltartarugafeliz.com

    “I had been asking myself how to go about setting up my illustration career, how to get out there, and this was exactly the information I needed to get started. Now I know what to do, and I’m getting there!

    I think Work/Art/Play is THE BEST course any artist can take to really be happy with their life as an artist. THIS class is what its all about! It’s not gimmicky, or just trying to sell you empty info (like most online stuff). It’s actually full of real tangible content and support.”

    Author's imageAngela Moreno, Japanpeccosa.com

“Work / Art / Play is fantastic for artists/designers/illustrators after they finish their formal education. It’s tricky being released into the real world, some people do really well, others find it incredibly difficult. I think this class is super valuable in that it gave me loads of encouragement to pursue the things that are dear to me!

Instead of being focused on the outcome of my projects, I’m more focused on the process. This gives me great joy and makes me less anxious about where my work should be. I also feel like I have a better understanding of myself within the world of illustration and can create without feeling like I’m trying to measure up to an arbitrary standard.

What made Work/Art/Play so different from other online courses offered out there is that it’s so real! Being true to myself was never stressed in design school, and I think this is so incredibly valuable and I never gave it a thought before.”

Author's imageMichelle Weremczuk, Canadacargocollective.com/mrwdesign

“I always knew that I wanted to be an illustrator and could never really entertain the notion of being anything else. I tried to study art in college, but it wasn’t for me so I decided I would do it on my own.

I am so thankful for teachers like you outside of the college system who share your knowledge. I want to illustrate children’s books, design fabric, sell greeting cards (and anything else I can put art on!) Now that I have your guidance, I am going to start implementing what I have learned and go for it! It is my dream and I will never stop reaching for it. Thank you, Amy.”

Author's imageEmily Emerson, USAemilyemerson.com

“This program delivers on all of it’s promises and more. I love how Amy breaks everything down into bite size chunks and I love how she keeps the whole thing so real.

There will be hard work ahead, these things will take time, but if you love what you’re doing and you surround yourself with like-minded friends you’ll get to where you want to be.”

Author's imageCotey Bucket, USA

“I would recommend Work/Art/Play for Amy’s unique focus and genuine interest in illustration and the illustrators making them, which makes it a very personal, inspiring and relevant course. I would also recommend it for the methods and tactics presented by Amy. Seeing different examples enables one to see patterns and notice priorities in the suggested methods, while everything is presented in an easy and natural way. It makes presentation, promotion and marketing more human and less monsterly scary.”

Author's imageStine Høxbroe, Denmark
  • “It’s a great way to learn about marketing and have fun meeting other artists. Amy is a great teacher, very thoughtful, understanding and smart!”

    Author's imageSara Franklin, USAsarafranklindesign.com

    “Amy, the class was great – it offers a different and contemporary outlook on illustration and how to get into current markets. I don’t know of any other classes that discusses marketing the way you do.”

    Author's imageLauren Minco, USAlaurenminco.com

    “There’s just so much useful information that is so clear & everything is at one place. Although there are lots of information out there, not everyone is as generous & organized as Amy.”

    Author's imageSarah Kok, Singapore

    “It made me evaluate my work in a really productive way. It took the “scary” out of putting it on the web.”

    Author's imageSusan Monroe, USA
  • “There are many crucial things an artist/illustrator needs to know when it comes to making a living out of their work. The course modules teach us these things in such a simple way but so carefully detailed. It also really encourages us to put ourselves out there.”

    Author's imageSirawon Khathing, India

    “Work/Art/Play’s modules are unique in that it taps into the deeper meaning of creating meaningful art and how that is shared with your audience.”

    Author's imageAgnes Schugart, Canadaagnesschugardt.com

    “I’ve really enjoyed this course, it has been very useful. I’ve made a folder on my laptop called “life after uni”, where I put all that is relevant to illustration and work/jobs etc., videos, worksheets, mp3s and bonus materials. I always feel inspired after watching the videos and listening to the Q&A. Thank you so much Amy! :-)”

    Author's imageMadelen Foss, Norway

    “I really recommend Work/Art/Play!!! especially, I think, due to the mindset. Starting from who you are, to telling your story, to getting it out there. It’s personal, and that is what artists need. And I love the inspiration I get from all the additional resources!”

    Author's imageGeeske van Voorthuijsen, The Netherlands

“Work/Art/Play felt very personal in it’s approach, and so practical and supportive, that you just know that you can succeed. If you can show up with authenticity and the discipline to work hard, the strategies for building a business are easy to understand and follow. Amy is like a good friend, role model, and mentor all rolled into one.”

Author's imageTatum Robinson, South Koreatatumrobinson.com

“It all makes sense now. I still have a lot to do, but I’m not overwhelmed like I was before the course. I know that I have lots in my toolkit to make money and do this for a living. 4 years of college didn’t even convince me of that!”

Author's imageBridgette Blanton, USAladygreyillustration.com

“I think Amy makes this class so special!!  It is her “genuine-ness”, compassion and positive attitude that really got me inspired. I felt it was ok to start exactly where I am and feel confident in my abilities to slowly build my business over time.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  Thanks for leading me to take the first step, the scariest of all!”

Author's imagePam Ash, USApamashdesigns.com
  • “I have smaller clear goals that I’m working towards so I’m actually moving forward!”

    Author's imageClaire Louise Carey, UKjellystreet.com

    “It actually brought up topics and marketing strategies that my years of art school never did.”

    Author's imageSarah, USAsarche-draws.tumblr.com

    “I think Amy has a great sense of what is happening now in the art market and I appreciate her thorough guidelines that I can totally make my own.”

    Author's imagePam White, USA
  • “WAP didn’t focus too much on the “self-help” part of other artist business courses (the ones with pretty affirmation quotes and too much focus on spiritual stuff). Those always bore me to death and make me question the course’s usefulness.”

    Author's imageCami Avellar, Finlandcamiavellar.com

    “Amy, your honesty and openness really clicked for me. I enjoyed that you were drawing from a pool of knowledge as well as your own experience. And if you have such a lovely teaching voice! Very clear, very calm.”

    Author's imageMaya Jarvis, Canadaabout.me/mayajarvis

    “Work/Art/Play encourages you to go out there with the art you produce – rather than telling you it’s the wrong style or medium like other courses.”

    Author's imageLinda Pieterse, Germanylindapieterse.com

“It’s unique and encouraging. I have taken all of Lilla R’s workshops and they were very interesting, but ultimately confidence destroyers. There was always this feeling that I was competing against all the other thousands of students for Lilla’s attention and acknowledgment. Instead of focusing on my own business and art to make them better, I felt like I should be more like her artists. WAP helped take that comparison thing away, except where it could be used to help me assess my own style and what I wanted to do more of. ”

Author's imageSandra Bartholomew, USAsandysteenbartholomew.com

Still on the fence? Email me at amy@pikaland.com with any questions you have (or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page) and I’ll be glad to help you out.

Ready to sign up? Click here(Early bird pricing ends 21st October 2018)