My goal is to give you the equivalent or better education than you would get at a prestigious Art Academy or Art University.
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.
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.
How The Membership Works
You pay a simple monthly membership fee in order to get access to my Virtual Art School. You can cancel anytime and owe nothing more. All members of my online art school get:
My 15-minute-a-week, Learn From The Masters℠ Program― This is a year-long program of online painting classes, in which you get 52 assignments, selected from the my full Apprentice Program, designed to teach you all the key principles that master painters over the centuries used to make their paintings great. This is a great option if you don’t have a lot of time. Suitable for all art enthusiasts, not just painters.
A new Apprentice Program workshop released every month (16 workshops in total). You will get the same information as if you were taking a one-week workshop with a top professional artist every month, but without the duplication. Over the four-year program you won’t have any gaps in your knowledge holding you back, and your paintings are bound to improve — read what my students have to say.
Access to an app for your computer, tablet, or smart phone to keep up with all the daily interesting discussions on painting as well as chat to fellow students. Whenever you have ten minutes to spare, you can be learning.
If you are an absolute beginner, you can take advantage of my special Foundation painting workshop that will help you get started in painting. Absolute beginners welcome, no experience in either painting or drawing is needed – the Foundation Workshop covers all the basics! (oils/acrylics or watercolors), plus a basic drawing course designed for people who have never drawn before.
Instant access to 350 structured assignments to help you develop your skills covering all 9 Building Blocks of the online paintings classes curriculum. You can check the activity in all 9 Building Block on your phone and learn something new every day.
In addition, my Spiral of Learning℠ members get even more benefits:
My special lecture series of Zoom meetings for more experienced painters that will take your painting to an even higher level, plus
A new book every month from my Virtual Art Academy® eLibrary — a comprehensive eLibrary of books on art that I wrote, with over a thousand pages of all the principles and techniques on how to paint that you could ever want to know. Read more about the eLibrary here.
SPECIAL OFFER THIS MONTH
The regular cost of a Spiral of Learning℠ 2023 membership is $199 per month. This month, we have a special discount. You can get the Spiral of Learning 2023 option for only $89 per month (plus tax, if applicable), a saving of $110 per month. This offer is limited to the first 200 students who apply, after which the price will be the full $199 per month.
No Risk. No Commitment Needed. You are not committed to paying for the full program, as we work on a monthly membership subscription that you can cancel at any time.
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 automatically renew on a month to month subscription basis – you can cancel any time
✓ Use with any device – phone, tablet, computer
✓ 100% secure payment
✓ Comprehensive curriculum of 192 Lessons, 40+ Videos, 1000+ Pages of Reading Material & 300+ Assignments
✓ Online Painting Classes suitable for all levels
✓ Join our 4000 + Graduate Virtual Art Academy Members
Frequently Asked Questions
What methods of payment do you accept?
FastSpring is our payment gateway and you can pay via Credit card, Debit card or PayPal through them.
Is the additional amount charged by FastSpring, VAT/GST/Sales Tax?
Yes. FastSpring is our official reseller company and it collect taxes for customers who are located in specific countries. Note: If you are a business and enter your valid VAT/GST ID, then the additional tax is not collected by FastSpring. Individuals in Europe and some other countries will generally pay VAT/GST.
Do I have to commit up front to doing the complete 4-Year Program
Absolutely not. You can just join for a month and see how you like our online painting lessons. If it doesn’t work out for you you simply cancel your subscription and your monthly payments will stop.
Do you offer refunds on membership fees?
No, I am sorry but I do not offer refunds on monthly membership and course fees. This is because I do not sell memberships directly, but via a third-party reseller called FastSpring who charge fees for reimbursements.
When do I get access to my lessons?
All lessons in the Foundation Workshop and Workshop A of the Apprentice Program are available immediately. In addition you will get one new Apprentice Program workshop unlocked for you every month.
Is my credit card information secure?
We do not store your credit card information on our server. All of our transactions are handled by FastSpring, Bright Market, LLC of Santa Barbara, California and Bicester, England who adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and are regularly audited to ensure the highest levels of data security.
How do I cancel my subscription?
To cancel your subscription, just open the receipt you get from FastSpring each month for your monthly membership dues, and click on Subscription Management, or Manage Your Order. Please give FastSpring several days notice before your monthly payment is due. This will give them time to process your request. Please note that FastSpring handles all my membership subscriptions. They are the Merchant of Record for my Virtual Art Academy. Subscriptions, once processed, cannot be refunded.
If you still have any questions that are not answered, please contact us and let us know how we can help you.