Insider's Guide - Artline Institute
Insiders Guide

Insider's Guide - Artline Institute

Whether you’re already at school, looking to find a new school or even considering moving overseas to study, nothing beats hearing from the students themselves! We speak to Leo Rewinski about the ins and outs of studying online at Artline Institute.

Whether you’re already at school, looking to find a new school or even considering moving overseas to study, nothing beats hearing from the students themselves! We speak to Leo Rewinski about the ins and outs of studying online at Artline Institute.

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What’s the name of your school?

In France it is known as Institut Artline, and globally, Artline Institute.

Tell us a bit about how you came to be studying at your school.

I discovered Artline Institute in 2016 after I left high school, after a few years of working different jobs I decided I wanted to start a career doing something I’ve always loved doing.

Why did you choose to study at Artline Institute?

There are many reasons why I chose Artline Institute, some main ones being that I was already familiar with the program and the work that the staff and mentors were doing; I was fortunate to see the progress that the school had gone through since 2016 and was reassured by the increasing quality of the courses.

Many schools were also going online due to Covid-19 and it made sense to join a school that already had a lot of experience with distance learning. It was bittersweet to hear my friends complaining about the mess that their respective schools were in while mine had no problems.

Digital Painting by Leo Rewinski

Being an online school, what does a week at Artline Institute look like for you?

The workflow changes from subject to subject so there isn’t a set structure in my case, but Sundays we receive our assignments for the week, along with the learning videos. Video calls where we go over the tasks with the mentors are at the end of the work week. There are also community video calls for many different subjects, my favourite being the concept art-illustration calls; these community calls are the best way to connect with the rest of the students in different classes and years.

You’re learning a wide range of skills and software across your courses. What subjects or tools are you enjoying the most so far?

So far my favourite subjects have been digital painting and volume-anatomy (which we started last week). The mentors are extremely passionate and both very different in the way they teach so I’m able to mix and match to improve my skills in both subjects.

My goal is to become a concept artist and, if I impress enough, a matte painter. So far with what I’ve learned and the progress I’ve made in both a technical and creative aspect, these goals seem more and more attainable.

Comic cover design by Leo Rewinski

What advice do you have for students thinking of studying online?

If you feel intimidated by the lack of face-to-face experience, participating in the school’s social media and calls is the quickest, easiest and all-round best way to feel connected.

How would you describe the school community?

From what I’ve experienced in less than a year, it is a very open and welcoming community. The community calls are by far the best way to connect but there are many other options as well.

One thing you’d never change about your school is:

The passion. Simply put, whether that’s from the mentors or the students.

Batman Sketch in Jim Lee Style, Leo Rewinski.

What personal projects are you working on at the moment? How do you stay motivated?

Most of my personal projects are extensions of the assignments, applying new techniques to find a specific style that’s unique to me.

Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I have a few specific job posts and studios that I’m aiming for, I’m very interested in working on films as well as video games and comic books.


Leo is a 22 year old Concept Artist student at Artline Institute. You can find him anywhere with a sketchbook or comic book in hand, learning how to matte paint like the greats, or just chilling. Find more of Leo's on ArtStation.

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