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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our Graduate Loyalty membership offers you a 50% reduction on the regular $20 per month Graduate membership plan. This means that after only 24 months you will pay just US$10 per month for your Virtual Art Academy membership.
Apprentice Platinum members qualify for the $10 Graduate Loyalty rate after the third payment.
The Virtual Art Academy offers far more depth than other online painting courses, and so is ideal for those of you who want to continue to improve your art over the long term.
Our mission is to be your long term partner in developing your painting skills. We will help you take your art as far as you want to go – all the way to professional level if you wish. And we are continually adding more and more professional level content to our already comprehensive program to help you achieve your goals.
This is our way of rewarding our long term members. We believe you will find no other course online offering a combination of this amount of depth and long term value.
After another 24 months, provided there are no gaps in your monthly payments, you will once more be eligible for our low Graduate Loyalty membership rate with its 50% discount, and pay only $10 per month.
We offer this reduction as a reward to our loyal members who do not continually stop and start their monthly membership.
We have a lot of fixed monthly expenses to cover. It is our loyal regular members who help us keep the Virtual Art Academy prices 20 to 30 times lower than traditional art schools and at the same time provide knowledge at the same or even higher level. Without our loyal members we could not afford to do this.
How do the Virtual Art Academy® online painting classes compare with attending a four-year program at prestigious art school?
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?
FAQ relating to Apprentice Pro
Year Two lessons will be available to you after 6 months of membership (Workshops E,F,G,H).
Year Three lessons will be available to you after 12 months of membership (Workshops I,J,K,L).
Year Four lessons will be available to you after 18 months of membership (Workshops M,N,O,P).
After your second monthly payment has completed, you will be able to download another 2 eBooks.
After your third monthly payment has completed, you will be able to download another 2 eBooks.
… and so on.
You will continue to receive two eBooks each month until you have all 48 eBooks (after 24 months of membership).
FAQ relating to Apprentice Platinum
With the Apprentice Pro membership you will be able to work on any of the online painting classes in Year One (Workshops A,B,C,D) as soon as you join. You will not be able to work on years 2, 3, and 4 until 6,12, and 18 months later respectively.
After your second monthly payment has completed, you will be able to download the remaining 24 eBooks for Years Three and Four of the program.
This is great if you are a more experienced artist or if you who would like to read an overview of the 4-year program before you start.
FAQ relating to Apprentice Lite
Workshop B Part 1 (lessons B01, B02, B03, and B04) will be available to you after 3 months of membership.
Workshop B Part 2 (lessons B05, B06, B07, and B08) will be available to you after 4 months of membership.
Workshop B Part 3 (lessons B09, B10, B11, and B12) will be available to you after 5 months of membership.
Workshop C Part 1 (lessons C01, C02, C03, and C04) will be available to you after 6 months of membership.
… and so on …
Every 3 months after that, you will get 4 new lessons every month until you have all 16 workshops (after 48 months of membership).
If you would like to continue with your studies after 4 years (or even before if you wish), our Graduate Program is available for purchase at any time as an add-on for $474.
Downloads are only included with the Apprentice Pro and Apprentice Platinum membership plans. With those two plans, the downloaded eBooks are yours to keep forever as a comprehensive and high quality art reference library for future use, even if you cancel your membership.
Apprentice Lite members will however be able to view the eBooks online in order to do the lessons.
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.