Virtual Art Academy

Online Painting Lessons for Advanced Artists

The Virtual Art Academy has been designed as a set of online painting lessons to help both beginner and more experienced painters.

If you are a more experienced painter, or a professional artist, we have an online painting lesson structure in which you can create your own custom learning program.

To build you own custom learning program, click on Custom Learning Paths in our members-only Online Campus and follow these steps:

  1. Learn our Visual Music & Poetry methodology for critiquing and evaluating paintings. The problems with your paintings will fit into the broad category of either its Visual Poetry, or its Visual Music, (or possibly both).
  2. Read about our nine skill Building Blocks. Four Building Blocks address the Visual Music aspects of your painting, and four building blocks address the Visual Poetry aspects.
  3. On our online campus you will find the following links. These will display all the Virtual Art Academy online painting lessons that will help you develop each particular skill area. You can go as fast or slow as you like to develop each area.
  • Brushwork (23 lessons)
  • Color (36 lessons)
  • Composition (32 lessons)
  • Concept (6 lessons)
  • Drawing (21 lessons)
  • Form (13 lessons)
  • Notan (21 lessons)
  • Observation (43 lessons)
  • Process (15 lessons)
  • Abstract Painting Course Year One (35 lessons)

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No need to buy expensive art books…. Just do the VAA 4 year course. I still refer to it

I finished the VAA course a few years ago, but always refer to the notes, rereading the course many times. This is not a course the day you are finished, you are done. No, you keep practising the assignments getting better and better over time. When I look back at my work when I had just… Read more “No need to buy expensive art books…. Just do the VAA 4 year course. I still refer to it”

Aurelia Sieberhagen