Virtual Art Academy

About Us

Our Mission

“I created the Virtual Art Academy in order to make a structured academy-caliber art education available to everyone. Even if they don’t earn much money. In this way I can give students everywhere the same opportunity I had to learn to paint at a high level.”

Barry John Raybould

Barry John Raybould, author of the Virtual Art Academy
Gloucester Easel, Take It Easel
Painting villagers in China

When you are investing in your art education, do your research. Here are some tips.

Tip #1: Check out the artwork of the person who is making the lessons.

Here you can find the artwork Barry John Raybould, author of the Virtual Art Academy course:.

  • Barry John Raybould recent paintings on Instagram
  • Barry John Raybould paintings over the years on FaceBook
  • See Barry’s Blog for recent work and background on the paintings

Tip #2: Find out if the author of the course has exhibited his or her work in a museum? Are they a member of any prestigious Art Associations? Have they participated in group exhibitions with other professional artists?

Tip #3: Check out the students’ work: are they professional artists now?

Tip #4: Check out reviews

You can also read the story of how the Virtual Art Academy course came about.