Take Your

Painting As Far

As You Want

To Go

✓ Instant Access to a Structured Academy-Caliber Program


✓ To Learn How To Paint and How To Draw


✓ Study Online Anytime, Anywhere


✓ Access to Both Beginner and Advanced Material


✓ Choose Your Medium (Oil, Watercolor, Acrylics, Pastel, Digital)


✓ Try For Just $1 For Three-Days

How Does It Work?

1. Purchase a study program

Purchase Year One, Two, Three, or Four of our Apprentice Program.

2. Log in to our online campus

Our private, members-only website where you meet and interact with other students.

3. Study anywhere, anytime

Read our lesson PDFs, watch our streaming videos and (optionally) do the learning assignments we set for you.

4. Choose your next program

When you are done, choose your next program. There are no deadlines. You can go as fast or as slow as you want.


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The Virtual Art Academy Difference

1. Comprehensive & Structured


The Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program is structured into a curriculum of 192 lessons broken down into 16 workshops and 350 focused assignments.

2. Information At Your Fingertips


Our Apprentice Subscription includes the Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library of 48 art eBooks that covers all  of the curriculum.

3. Knowledge You Can Trust


When learning how to paint you need to avoid getting into bad habits that will eventually slow down your progress and learn best working practices right from the start.

Latest Oil Painting Techniques:

See our latest Key Discovery on Interlocking shapes as part of our Oil Painting Techniques Series

Oil Painting Techniques: Interlocking Shapes

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