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Sketchy Van Podcast (2022)

Stan is a fine artist, art instructor and entrepreneur living in San Diego. He is known for his Youtube channel, Proko, where he has taught academic art to millions of people. Stan has been a been one of my mentors for the past few years and one of my biggest inspirations for creating a Youtube

As Demand For Art Professionals Booms, Online Art Schools Are Drawing A Crowd (2021)

Stan Prokopenko is an atelier-trained artist and gifted teacher, but these days he is largely focused on his business, the online art instruction site Proko.com. For the past eight years, he has built a following of 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, more than 80,000 of whom pay for additional premium video instruction through his site. 

From 0 to 2M followers by teaching online (2021)

Joining me is a Mixergy fan who started teaching on YouTube back in 2012. Since then he has grown his audience to over 2 million followers and a $1.8 million dollar business. Stan Prokopenko is the founder of Proko.com which teaches artists how to draw and paint. In this interview I want to find out […]

Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal: The World’s Best Art Teacher – A Conversation with Stan Prokopenko (2021)

Stan is an artist and founder of Proko, a resource for artists to get good art instruction videos. His YouTube channel has over 2.1 million subscribers. His tutorials are aimed at being both educational and entertaining because he says “that if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better” which is something […]

Meet Stan Prokopenko: Artist and Teacher (2021)

We had the good fortune of connecting with Stan Prokopenko…

7 places online to help you learn how to draw (2021)

Proko offers professional, paid drawing courses but there are enough free drawing tutorial videos on the site to warrant a mention on this list, and to recommend a visit. Proko represents a collection of artists headed up by Stan Prokopenko, an artist and teacher, who hosts many of the free videos. This site takes you […]

On YouTube, a New Generation of Artists Channels the Spirit of Bob Ross (2019)

Stan Prokopenko, who runs the YouTube channel Proko, creates videos that give artists advice on both technical and business aspects of artmaking.

How Proko Delivers High-Quality Art Instruction on YouTube and Beyond (2019)


Anatomy Of Success: How A YouTube Star Is Using AI To Reinvent Art Education (2019)

Stan Prokopenko – “Proko” to his millions of viewers on YouTube – has modest goals. He wants to teach you how to draw, starting with the basics and moving up to advanced concepts of anatomy and shading. Since 2012, he’s produced a series of crisp, funny, technically-rigorous lessons designed to give everyone from beginners to seasoned […]

Creators Going Pro: Stan Prokopenko And His Team Use YouTube To Teach Art Students Around The World — And Make A Living Doing It (2019)

Stan Prokopenko started with a website. Then he found YouTube. And YouTube changed everything.

11th Annual Shorty Awards – Finalist in Education (2019)

Working with the mentality, “if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better,” YouTube instructor with a classroom of 1M+, Stan Prokopenko is a must-follow for aspiring artists. Known for his command of light, form and realistic portraiture, Stan began his art instructional channel “Proko” in 2012 as a means to educate […]

Meet Stan Prokopenko (2018)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stan Prokopenko.

YouTube Millionaires: Artist Stan Prokopenko Teaches The Internet How To Draw Everything From Bone Structure To Butts (2018)

Artist Stan Prokopenko shares his knowledge with more than 50,000 students every single day. On his YouTube channel ProkoTV, he teaches literally everything there is to know about drawing from the ground up — and in case you’re thinking art lessons are stodgy, just know one of his most recent drawing tutorials is called How to Draw BUTTS!!!.

ImagineFX Issue 158: 24 Unmissable Tips on Figure and Form with Stan Prokopenko (2018)

Expert artists share their figure drawing advice in this issue of ImagineFX magazine.

ArtCast #107: How Distractions Help You Become A More Focused Artist – With Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko (2018)

Can distractions help you become a more focused artist? Why does speed seem like such a waste of time? Do you draw in “The Beginner Style?” …and how can you avoid the most common drawing mistakes? Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko joins me today on The Oatley Academy ArtCast…

Drawn + Drafted Presents: ProjectCast with Stan Prokopenko (2017)

If you draw the figure and have the internet then you’ve heard of Proko, the YouTube drawing education phenomenon that is Stan Prokopenko. Stan’s videos are among the most viewed drawing tutorial videos in the world. Many of us artists struggle with the idea of gaining popularity or making a living off of teaching what […]

Art Side of Life Podcast Episode 27: Art is Craft and Science with Proko (2017)

Stan Prokopenko is an artist, teacher, and owner of Proko.com, a resource for artists to get good art instruction videos. “I try to make the Proko tutorials entertaining while keeping them educational. I feel that if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better. You retain more information, you pay more attention, you’re much more likely […]

Pencil Kings 134: Why do YOU make art? Interview With Famous YouTube Artist Stan Prokopenko, aka Proko (2017)

To many aspiring artists, Stan Prokopenko, aka Proko, needs no introduction. Already an established artist inn his own right, Proko has built up a huge following on YouTube for his fun and incredibly useful tutorial videos which show people how to draw figures and anatomy. In this inspiring interview, we discuss the reasons WHY you make […]