The VAA course is built on four main building blocks including PROCESS, REALISM, MUSIC AND POETRY. These are further divided into topics that are continuously developed throughout the cirriculum. Drawing, Form, Observation, Colour, Brushwork, Notan, Composition and Poetry are all thoroughly taught. Working on-line we meet students from all around the world interacting with them regularly in a process we call the ‘Ladder of Learning’. We help each other regularly as we proceed and this adds to this the overall positive experience of this awesome course. Marlene Gardner.