Virtual Art Academy

Pricing

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

Each month with your membership, you will get access to a new Apprentice Program workshop. It is like taking a workshop with a professional artist every month.

The advantage is that everything in the workshop will be new. These workshops will steadily build up your skills one-by-one in a structured way.

After just 15 months, you will have access to all 16 workshops — the equivalent knowledge you would get in a four-year program at a prestigious Art Academy. This knowledge covers all the skills in my 9 key skill Building Blocks℠ — knowledge that all painters need to master if they want to paint well.

I carefully documented every piece of knowledge I learned on my own journey to becoming a professional painter, and am sharing it with you in this Apprentice Program. Over the course of the 15 months, you will gain access to more than 1000 pages of in-depth knowledge on painting — in effect, you get access to my own personal library of painting knowledge, knowledge you can trust for quality.

After the 15 months, you can then continue to follow my Spiral of Learning℠ program to continually strengthen your skills in each of the 9 Building Blocks, and take them all the way to professional level. With my Apprentice Program, you will get the equivalent of a four-year academy caliber education at a fraction of the cost.

Choose My Membership Plan

Membership Plans
  • Who Is It For?
  • Mobile app for smart phones and tablets
  • Vibrant online community access to help you learn faster
  • Instant Access to Foundation Workshop for absolute beginners
  • Instant Access to Apprentice Program Workshop A (structured three month program)
  • One new Apprentice Program workshop per month (15 additional workshops B-P)
  • Total number of Apprentice Program workshops. Equivalent to four-year university program
  • Total number of lessons
  • Spiral of Learning - Advanced Group Lessons with Barry
  • Online Reference Library (1000 pages of reading material covering full four year program) - lets you move faster through the program.
  • Monthly Membership Dues
 
Apprentice Program
$79 / month+tax
  • Who Is It For?

    beginner, intermediate, and experienced painters
  • Mobile app for smart phones and tablets

    yes
  • Vibrant online community access to help you learn faster

    yes
  • Instant Access to Foundation Workshop for absolute beginners

    yes
  • Instant Access to Apprentice Program Workshop A (structured three month program)

    yes
  • One new Apprentice Program workshop per month (15 additional workshops B-P)

    yes
  • Total number of Apprentice Program workshops. Equivalent to four-year university program

    16 (A-P)
  • Total number of lessons

    192
  • Spiral of Learning - Advanced Group Lessons with Barry

    -
  • Online Reference Library (1000 pages of reading material covering full four year program) - lets you move faster through the program.

    -
  • Monthly Membership Dues

    Click Join Now to see pricing in your local currency
Apprentice Program + Spiral of Learning 2022
$89 / month+tax
  • Who Is It For?

    beginner, intermediate, and experienced painters
  • Mobile app for smart phones and tablets

    yes
  • Vibrant online community access to help you learn faster

    yes
  • Instant Access to Foundation Workshop for absolute beginners

    yes
  • Instant Access to Apprentice Program Workshop A (structured three month program)

    yes
  • One new Apprentice Program workshop per month (15 additional workshops B-P)

    yes
  • Total number of Apprentice Program workshops. Equivalent to four-year university program

    16 (A-P)
  • Total number of lessons

    192
  • Spiral of Learning - Advanced Group Lessons with Barry

    yes
  • Online Reference Library (1000 pages of reading material covering full four year program) - lets you move faster through the program.

    -
  • Monthly Membership Dues

    Click Join Now to see pricing in your local currency
Platinum Upgrade
$699+tax
  • Who Is It For?

    intermediate and experienced painters
  • Mobile app for smart phones and tablets

    -
  • Vibrant online community access to help you learn faster

    -
  • Instant Access to Foundation Workshop for absolute beginners

    -
  • Instant Access to Apprentice Program Workshop A (structured three month program)

    -
  • One new Apprentice Program workshop per month (15 additional workshops B-P)

    -
  • Total number of Apprentice Program workshops. Equivalent to four-year university program

    -
  • Total number of lessons

    -
  • Spiral of Learning - Advanced Group Lessons with Barry

    -
  • Online Reference Library (1000 pages of reading material covering full four year program) - lets you move faster through the program.

    yes
  • Monthly Membership Dues

    Purchase one of the other two memberships first, then contact us to upgrade

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. You will get an email within a few minutes. If you cannot find it, search your mail for “Virtual Art Academy” (sometimes gmail puts emails in an area called Promotions). Click Join Me (Apprentice Program)

STEP 3: Add support@virtualartacademy.com and virtualartacademy.mn.co to your contacts list to prevent our important emails going to your spam or promotions folders.

STEP 4: Download the app for your smartphone or tablet, or access my online art school on your computer, and start to see your paintings steadily improve, one step at a time.

If you have any problems please Contact Us



About Our Subscription Plans

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 is the difference between Apprentice Membership and Platinum Membership?
Both are exactly the same training materials. The only difference is that with Platinum membership, you get access to the reading material online for the full four-year program as soon as you sign up. I designed this option for learners who like to read ahead all the materials for their full four-year program in advance before they start the course. It is also good for more advanced painters who want to start by focusing on building their skills in certain Building Blocks, and have access to all the advanced lessons in all the Building Block immediately. With Apprentice Membership, you get the materials at the rate of one workshop per month over a 15 month period.
What is the difference between Apprentice Membership and Apprentice + Spiral of Learning Membership?
Both plans include exactly the same self-study training materials. The advantage of Spiral of Learning membership, is that you get access to extra private group meetings with me via Zoom. Every month or so I find a topic that I think will help you and talk about it live in a Zoom meeting. You get to ask questions directly from me, and it is a nice addition to your self-study program. I designed this option for learners who want to strengthen their core skills by diving into key areas in more depth. The group is open to both beginners and more experienced painters. Meetings are generally recorded if you can’t attend live.
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.

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