SVC dates back to the days before Photoshop, condom ads, and 50% post-consumer waste chlorine free paper. 1971, to be exact.
That year, two gifted and highly-successful illustrators, Dick and Cherry Brown, decided to open an art school. Since computers hadn't been invented yet, they stressed hand skills, fundamentals, and conceptual thinking.
Thirty years down the road their underlying philosophy is still quite intact. Today, under the direction of Linda Hunt (administrative director under the Browns) and Larry Asher (a long-time copywriting instructor and former CD at Borders Perrin & Norrander), SVC still believes you should learn to draw and think, before you start to point and click.
They’re not opposed to technology. Hardly. What they’re opposed to is people who think learning to pound a hammer qualifies you to be an architect.
500 Aurora Ave N #102
Seattle, WA 98109