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 every year.
If you travel long distance to learn from a top professional painter, just a single week-long workshop will cost you between $2,000 and $3,000 taking into account the cost of tuition, air fares, car rental, food and lodging.
With our Apprentice Program you get 16 Workshops of Professional Instruction worth $40,000.
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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.
The Apprentice Program is our full Four-Year Program of 16 Workshops (12 lessons per workshop).
The Foundation Program is an introduction to painting workshop for absolute beginners. It takes from one to two months to do depending on how much time you have.
✓ All programs on month to month subscription basis – cancel any time
✓ Use with any device – phone, tablet, computer
✓ 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
The program is very flexible and 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.
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