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Our goal is to give you the equivalent education you would get at a prestigious Art Academy or University. This education could easily cost you $62,391 for tuition and fees alone.


If you travel long distance to learn from a top professional painter four times a year, your annual  cost of tuition, travel, and lodging could easily reach $10,000.


You can trust our knowledge to be at an equivalent level of quality. Just ask any of our students. Many of them have taken University art courses and found they are learning far more at the Virtual Art Academy.

How Does It Work?

Our program is simple and flexible:


Step One: Pay a once-off joining fee and your first month’s membership fee.

This makes you a registered member of the Virtual Art Academy® online art school.


Step Two: Login to on our Online Campus to access our reading material, videos, examples, and assignments for learning how to paint.

Learn in your own home and at your own pace.


Step Three: Each month just pay the monthly membership fee to continue to follow our structured four-year learning program of 16 workshops to build your foundational knowledge of how to paint one step at a time.

See your paintings improve.

To view our membership options and choose the right plan for you visit our Join Now page.


Our Membership Options

The Virtual Art Academy® online art school works on subscription basis.

You can choose one of three options:






Access to Starter Program (24 lessons)

Access to full Four-Year Apprentice Program (192 lessons)

Mentorship Program (1)

Joining Fee




Membership Fee

​$24.95 /  month

​$24.95 /  month

​$24.95 /  month

First Month Payment

(Joining Fee + Membership Fee)




With our Apprentice Membership you have access to all four years of the program including lessons, assignments, examples, videos, Special Interest Groups, the complete Reference Library, and the ability to discuss your work with other students. By the end of the program you will have all the skills you need to be a master artist.


If you are not sure whether our Apprentice Membership will work for you, choose the Starter Membership option. You will receive the first 24 lessons in the Apprentice Program (including the related videos, examples, assignments and discussions), so you get an introduction in to how our Apprentice Program works. If you like what you see, you can easily switch to the Apprentice Membership. If it does not work for you, you can cancel any time.

Have a Question?

If you have any questions about our pricing or want to know any further details about the course please contact us and let us know how we can help.

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