The Fundamentals of Drag – Drag University Level 1

SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION!! ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2018 CLASS OF DRAG UNIVERSITY IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9!

CLASS BEGINS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1O, 2018!

Drag University is your one-stop online school to learn everything you need to know about the art, craft, and biz of drag. It’s a one-on-one video course with me, Brandi Amara Skyy, and my 24 years of experience in the drag industry. But most importantly, it’s a space where i get to help usher in new generations of drag artists – and continue to learn and grow within our art right along with them!

Drag University will help you to build, mold, and create the drag artist you’ve always wanted to be and give you the tools to help you share your art with the world.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a drag queen or looked at a drag queen and said, I want to do that! Then Drag University is for YOU! 

The 2018 Drag University class curriculum’s theme is Drag Fundamentals, i.e. the very foundation that great drag is built on,  and consists 4 videos covering the most asked about areas of drag: makeup, character/persona creation, show creation, and (my favorite) performance and stage presence.

Each video is chock full of information, tools, and skills gleaned from my 12 years as an in-demand drag artist but also from my experience of witnessing some of the best drag performers in the world: Tommie Ross, Landon Cider, Fauxnique, The late Whitney Paige and Erica Andrews, Asia O’Hara, and Sasha Andrews.

Drag University can be taken in two different ways: as a self-study course via individual videos or as the Ultimate Drag Experience — all 4 videos, a private Facebook group, and access to me all week (AND THE WEEK AFTER!) our class is in session!

And while it’s designed specifically with female drag queens in mind, all of the courses (save for perhaps Drag Mug 101) are created to defy the gender borders of drag and get to the heart of it: the ART and CRAFT of drag. Creating an unforgettable drag persona, show, or commanding the stage knows NO GENDER. Neither does Drag University. 

Keep scrolling to find out more about the Ultimate Drag University experience and the individual self-study courses.

Or click below to jump right to what you’re looking for!

Drag University: The Ultimate Experience
Drag University: Drag Mug 101
Drag University: Performance and Stage Presence
Drag University: Show Creation – Going from idea to the stage
Drag Univerity: Create Your Drag Persona

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN CLASS!


The Ultimate Experience

This is the MECCA, the holy grail of drag and Drag University. In this Ultimate Drag Experience, you Get. It. All. Hunty! All four videos:

* Create Your Drag Persona
* Drag Mug 101
* Show Creation: Going from idea to the stage
* Performance and Stage presence

PLUS everything that comes with each specific video (see descriptions below): — one downloadable beautiful Werkbook that covers it all and includes The Craft of Drag chapters + THESE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE ONLY BONUSES :

* Access to a private Facebook group the entire week class is in session (Sept. 10 – 16 + the following week Sept. 17-23rd) to ask questions, connect with fellow drag artists, and have ME there to hold you accountable and answer any questions or solve any issues you may have as you progress through the class.

* Each day in the Facebook group we will focus on deep diving into the day’s lesson (i.e. Drag Mug – Monday, Sept. 10; Persona Creation – Tuesday Sept. 11; a full schedule will be included in your Welcome email going out Sept. 10th) where i will help guide your learning and answer any questions as you go. You can, of course, go at your own pace, but this allows you to take advantage of my brain and expertise on a daily basis. 

* Ultimate Experience ONLY bonus Live Teach + Q&A on putting it all together to make you unstoppable – not just in drag but your life and creativity as well. This class will be held LIVE in our private Facebook group Friday, September 14 at 1pm CST.

* $10 off code for the complete The Craft of Drag book (which makes the e-book $5!)

* $20 coupon to use on ANY future levels of Drag University purchases (YES! Individual self-study course videos included!)

PLUS! If you purchase the Ultimate Experience BEFORE Midnight CST Friday, August 31st, you’re also going to get another class FOR FREE — A LIVE TEACH ON SETTING GOALS FOR YOUR DRAG & MAKING SHIT HAPPEN + Q&A WITH ME!  🙂

THAT’S 2 EXTRA BONUS CLASSES WITH ME FREE!

How it works: After you hit the buy it now button, you will be asked for your payment (credit & debit cards + PayPal are all accepted) via our secure site. Once the payment is processed you will be redirected to a page with all the information you need + a few extra surprises (Hint: it may be a super fun & uber-deluxe drag swag bag 😉 )

Get the ENTIRE Drag University Experience — All 4 videos, the private Facebook group w/direct access to me, the Ultimate Experience bonus live class +  the FREE class for just $125. You SAVE $15!  Get the Ultimate Drag Experience below!

Class begins Monday, September 10th!

PLEASE NOTE: If using a debit or credit card, your purchase will show up as Haus of Duende LLC on your statement.


Drag Mug 101

In this class you will learn:

  • How to paint a basic drag mug that can then be personalized  
  • The makeup skills & techniques every queen must know
  • The internal transformation that needs to happen alongside the physical
  • Plus two lists full of resources and products that i (and many other queens) recommend

 

Drag Mug 101 Course includes:*

  • One instructional video of me talking you through EVERY stage of makeup application and the how’s, why’s, and what’s
  • One video about the internal transformation that needs to happen while you’re painting (and WHY it’s so important)
  • One Makeup Werkbook including: Cheatsheet + Action Worksheet
  • The Craft of Drag makeup chapter + makeup resources and product recommendations
  • $5 off code for the complete The Craft of Drag book

* PLUS! If you purchase this course BEFORE Midnight CST Friday, August 31st, you’re also going to get another class FOR FREE — A LIVE TEACH ON SETTING GOALS FOR YOUR DRAG & MAKING SHIT HAPPEN + Q&A WITH ME!  🙂

How it works: After you hit the buy it now button, you will be asked for your payment (credit & debit cards + PayPal are all accepted) via our secure site. Once the payment is processed you will be redirected to a page with all the information you need + a few extra surprises (Hint: it may be a super fun & uber-deluxe drag swag bag 😉 )

Ready to get your mug on? Get all this goodness + the FREE class for just $35!

Class begins Monday, September 10th!

PLEASE NOTE: If using a debit or credit card, your purchase will show up as Haus of Duende LLC on your statement.


Performance & Stage Presence

In this class you will learn:

    • A lot of what happens onstage happens offstage first
    • 4 Basic E’s of performance
    • 4 dance tools every drag artist needs to know
    • Keys to a commanding stage presence
    • How to evoke emotion from yourself — and your audience

 

Performance & Stage Presence Course includes:*

  • One instructional video full of visuals and calls and responses to get what you’re learning in your body – not just in your head
  • One video of me breaking down my perfect scoring USofA talent to reinforce what you’re learning
  • One Presence & Stage Werkbook including: Cheatsheet + Action Worksheet
  • The Craft of Drag performance chapter + links to some of my favorite drag performances 
  • $5 off code for the complete The Craft of Drag e-book

* PLUS! If you purchase this course BEFORE Midnight CST Friday, August 31st, you’re also going to get another class FOR FREE — A LIVE TEACH ON SETTING GOALS FOR YOUR DRAG & MAKING SHIT HAPPEN + Q&A WITH ME!  🙂

How it works: After you hit the buy it now button, you will be asked for your payment (credit & debit cards + PayPal are all accepted) via our secure site. Once the payment is processed you will be redirected to a page with all the information you need + a few extra surprises (Hint: it may be a super fun & uber-deluxe drag swag bag 😉 )

Ready to become the best damn drag performer you can be?! Get your stage A game on  + the FREE class for just $35!

Class begins Monday, September 10th!

PLEASE NOTE: If using a debit or credit card, your purchase will show up as Haus of Duende LLC on your statement.


Show Creation: Going from Idea to the Stage

In this class you will learn:

  • How to build a captivating show from start to finish
  • How to get (and stay) organized
  • Creating + choosing a theme – and the best music to bring it to life
  • #1 key to show creation success
  • How to build an award-winning team

 

Show Creation: Going from idea to the stage Course includes:*

  • One instructional video guiding you through the very process i use to create performances
  • One video on some of the biggest Q’s around show creation: Should you do Top 40? How to get the audience to get you if you’re doing something abstract, etc.
  • One Show Creation Werkbook including: Cheatsheet + Action Worksheet + a complete template checklist to creating your next show (and every one thereafter)
  • The Craft of Drag show creation chapter 
  • $5 off code for the complete The Craft of Drag e-book

* PLUS! If you purchase this course BEFORE Midnight CST Friday, August 31st, you’re also going to get another class FOR FREE — A LIVE TEACH ON SETTING GOALS FOR YOUR DRAG & MAKING SHIT HAPPEN + Q&A WITH ME!  🙂

How it works: After you hit the buy it now button, you will be asked for your payment (credit & debit cards + PayPal are all accepted) via our secure site. Once the payment is processed you will be redirected to a page with all the information you need + a few extra surprises (Hint: it may be a super fun & uber-deluxe drag swag bag 😉 )

Ready to get all those ideas out of your head and onto the stage?  Take your idea from concept to the stage + the FREE class for $35!!

Class begins Monday, September 10th!

PLEASE NOTE: If using a debit or credit card, your purchase will show up as Haus of Duende LLC on your statement.


Create Your Drag Persona

In this class you will learn: 

  • Difference between a drag persona and character
  • Bring all the elements – mug, name, costumes, performance – together to create one cohesive story
  • Create your tagline, bio + story
  • 3 keys of building a strong + memorable drag persona
  • Finding your drag style

 

Create Your Drag Persona Course includes:*

  • One instructional video guiding you through all the steps to create an unforgettable drag persona
  • A video on haters of your drag – and why you shouldn’t give a shit about what others think or say about your drag
  • One Persona Creation Werkbook including: Cheatsheet + Action Worksheet 
  • The Craft of Drag persona creation chapter 
  • $5 off code for the complete The Craft of Drag e-book

* PLUS! If you purchase this course BEFORE Midnight CST Friday, August 31st, you’re also going to get another class FOR FREE — A LIVE TEACH ON SETTING GOALS FOR YOUR DRAG & MAKING SHIT HAPPEN + Q&A WITH ME!  🙂

How it works: After you hit the buy it now button, you will be asked for your payment (credit & debit cards + PayPal are all accepted) via our secure site. Once the payment is processed you will be redirected to a page with all the information you need + a few extra surprises (Hint: it may be a super fun & uber-deluxe drag swag bag 😉 )

Ready to be the queen you already are? Get all this drag persona goodness + the FREE class for just $35!!

Class begins Monday, September 10th!

PLEASE NOTE: If using a debit or credit card, your purchase will show up as Haus of Duende LLC on your statement.


Learn more about your instructor Brandi Amara Skyy

Brandi Amara Skyy is drag artist, writer, and creative coach for people who don’t like to put themselves in boxes.

She is an award-winning writer, drag artist, mentor, and activist who’s been featured in BET.com, Global Grind, The Advocate, and Curve Magazine. She’s the creator and MC of The Drag Show Podcast — the first all-inclusive drag podcast talking craft, biz, and art of drag, has graced hundreds of stages worldwide, and was crowned the first ever Miss Diva USofA in 2014. She is the author of two books, Faux Queens – Fauxing the Real and The Craft of Drag, and is currently working on the first of a 3 book series on drag titled, #WeAreDrag which explores the herstory and evolution of drag and the people who perform it. She is a recognized thought leader in the drag, LGBTQ, and creative communities in Dallas and beyond. 

Read her story and learn more about her here.


FAQ

What payment form do you accept?

PayPal, Credit and debit cards. PLEASE NOTE: Your purchase will show up as Haus of Duende LLC.

When will I receive the course I purchased?

All courses will be emailed out at 6 am Monday, September 10th in their entirety.

Can I buy more than one class? If so is there a discount?

You are more than welcome to buy as many classes as you want. However, the only discount i offer is when you buy all 4 videos via The Ultimate Experience.

When is the BONUS Live Class if I purchase in the first week?

Monday, September 17 at 1pm CST.  The details of where will be included in your September 10th Welcome email.

Will I have access to you?

All individual classes are self-study courses. The only exceptions are:

* You purchased the Drag University BEFORE Midnight CST Friday, August 31st. You will get one Live teach + Q&A with me on Monday, September 17th.

And of course, if you purchased the Ultimate Experience you will have access to me the week of and after class (Sept. 10 – Sept. 23) in our private Facebook group and again in our exclusive Ultimate Experience only Live teach + Q&A on Friday, September 14th.

Do you have a payment plan?

Right now i do not. HOWEVER . . . i never want a man-made concept like money (and having the right amount of it) to stand in the way of someone achieving their dreams.

So in that spirit, PLEASE EMAIL FIRST at brandi@brandiamaraskyy.com before deciding that you can’t ‘afford’ it. If drag is something you want to do, i want to help you do it. While i can’t give away the classes for free, i can and will do whatever i can to make sure you are supported on your journey.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of the content being downloadable, i do not offer refunds. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have before purchasing. i want you to be happy. And i want to empower you with all the knowledge i can before you make your purchasing decision.

Curious about my refund policy? Tis right here.
Got questions about Drag University? i’ve got answers! Email me at brandi@brandiamaraskyy.com 


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Drag University: The Ultimate Experience
Drag University: Drag Mug 101
Drag University: Performance and Stage Presence
Drag University: Show Creation – Going from idea to the stage
Drag Univerity: Create Your Drag Persona