The Virtual Art Academy® online painting course is a flexible and affordable alternative to taking a degree course in Fine Art and Painting at a prestigious Art University or Art Academy.
1.Comprehensive & Structured
2.Information At Your Fingertips
3.Knowledge You Can Trust
When you join our online art school you get the Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library of 58 Art eBooks that covers all you need to know about oil & acrylic painting techniques, and other media such as watercolor and digital.
The result of a fifteen year research project, by professional artist Barry John Raybould, this library contains information on how to paint you will not find anywhere else.
Save yourself days of searching YouTube videos, blogs, art books, and tutorials for quality information on how to paint. With your Virtual Art Academy membership you get all this information and more. All in one place.
The Virtual Art Academy® online art school curriculum was entirely authored by a successful professional artist with a long list of exhibitions, galleries, and top awards to his name.
Uniquely we provide advanced painting lessons for professionals as well as beginners to raise your art to the level of museum quality.
When learning how to paint you need to avoid getting into bad habits that will eventually slow down your progress. Learn the best working practices right from the start.
The Virtual Art Academy® online art school four-year curriculum contains 192 painting lessons broken down into 16 workshops, and 350 focused assignments.
As a beginner you will systematically learn to paint in oils, acrylics or watercolors, one step at a time, and see your paintings steadily improve.
You get the same structured learning experience you would get at a prestigious Art University or Art Academy, but you can learn to paint at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home.
Lessons for Beginner Painters
If you are an absolute beginner who has no experience at all in painting, you can systematically build up your skills one by one by following our Apprentice Program curriculum one lesson at a time in sequence.
When you have finished the beginner topics, simply move on to the more advanced parts of the program. In our early workshops you will learn these essential skills:
The Apprentice Program
Our Apprentice Program contains all the information you would get if you attended a four-year program at a prestigious Art Academy or University. As a more experienced, intermediate, or professional artist who is already selling your work, you have two choices:
Request our prospectus for a full description of our curriculum and program of painting lessons. Our advanced lessons include:
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