With our online painting course, our goal is to give you the equivalent or better education than you would get at a prestigious Art Academy or Art University.
Tuition and fees for an Art Academy such as the Master of Fine Art program at the Academy of Art University San Francisco will cost you $20,797 per year.
If you travel long distance to learn from a top professional painter, just a single week-long workshop will cost you between $2000 and $3,000 taking into account the cost of tuition, air fares, car rental, food and lodging.
What Happens After I Click Join Now
STEP 1: Enter your credit card details and pay. Please note that your country will add tax at your local rate.
STEP 2: Check your email for instructions. If you use gmail, check your Promotions folder as sometimes gmail automatically moves our emails there.
STEP 3: Add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your contacts list. This will stop your email system putting our important emails in your spam or promotions folders.
STEP 4: Do our quick Welcome Orientation to learn how to use our Online Campus and start your lessons online in your own time whenever you are ready.
About Our Subscription Plans
No Risk. No Commitment Needed.
You are not committed to paying for the full program. Try our online painting classes for just one month, and if you don’t like them, just let us know. We will cancel your monthly payments and you will owe nothing more.
✓ Use with any device
✓ 100% secure payment
✓ Comprehensive curriculum of 192 Lessons, 40+ Videos, 48 eBooks & 300+ Assignments
✓ Online Painting Classes suitable for all levels
✓ Join our 4000 + Graduate Virtual Art Academy Members
Frequently Asked Questions
Intermediate artists who have more time and would like to move through the program faster can complete the program in two years or less. You would need about 16-24 hours per week depending on how much time you spent on the assignments. The more time you spend, the more thoroughly you will build up your foundational skills. The speed with which you do the program is totally up to you. You can go as fast or as slow as you like.
How do the Virtual Art Academy® online painting classes compare with attending a four-year program at prestigious art school?
This means you are not forced into painting in just one style. You will get the skills to follow your own creativity and path and paint in any style you prefer. This is where we differ from other schools who generally focus just on one style.
A single workshop with a top professional artist would cost you $3000 for just one week, including the cost of airfare, lodging, and tuition. For the same price, with the Virtual Art Academy, you get sixteen workshops, not just one. Barry designed the Apprentice Program to be a highly cost-effective way of acquiring a lot of information that can take you all the way from an absolute beginner to a top professional level. Plus you get the added benefit that you can fit your workshops into your own schedule. You have complete control over when you do the lessons and how long you take to do them.
Most other online membership sites are run by amateur artists (even though sometimes they market themselves as ‘professional’). The sites look very professional because they nearly always have a large marketing team behind them to promote them.
We recommend you always check out the bio or resume page of the author of the course you are buying. Some good indicators you are dealing with a professional Fine Artist are: (a) a personal artist website (not just an online teaching website). (b) documented exhibitions with other professional artists (professional artists will only exhibit with other professionals), and (c) multiple exhibitions held in museums (museums will only exhibit professional work).
If your time is valuable to you, it makes sense to invest wisely in your own education. Otherwise you could very easily pick up bad painting habits from amateur sites that you will find very difficult to get out of in the future.
What is the value of the information in the Virtual Art Academy program?
Our students have usually done a thorough search for online painting classes. They consistently tell us they have found no other online painting course as comprehensive or as high quality as the Virtual Art Academy program. You can see what our students say about the online painting classes on our student review page.
Please be aware that we cannot offer the 50% loyalty discount to students who stop and start their monthly membership. We rely on our loyal members to keep the Virtual Art Academy going and pay the considerable monthly bills it takes to keep our art school running. When you stop your membership, we still have all of these bills to pay, including the cost of storing your data on our system. For this reason the discounted membership is reserved to students who keep their membership current.
If you still have any questions that are not answered by clicking on the link above we will be only too happy to help. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.