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Apprentice Program Year Four: Online Painting Class

Apprentice Program Year Four Online Painting Class

In these online painting lessons, we build on your Years One, Two and Three programs and move onto topics that distinguish the master painters from the rest such as value compression, and edges, as well as many advanced color ideas such as edge colors, color threads, color bridges, luminosity, optical color mixing, mono and poly-isochromes, and much more.

You will expand your knowledge of design to help you create really engaging composition using advanced compositional techniques such as interrelationship of line, counterpoint, graceful line, shape rhythm, and organizational structures.

Finally you will learn much more about how to elevate a painting of an object or scene from a mere illustration to fine art by developing your knowledge of key ideas in visual music and poetry.

You will learn how to handle even more difficult problems in perspective such as arches and perspective centers so that if you are working on street scenes you will be able to overcome any drawing problems .

We will help you solve more landscape problems and learn specific techniques for  painting rocks, mastering the effects of iridescence on water, the effects of luster on shiny materials and how to make light colors glow.

Finally you will learn much more about how to elevate a painting of an object or scene from a mere illustration to fine art by developing you knowledge of key ideas in visual music and poetry such as  fundamental concepts such as itness, isolation, subordination, and relationship.

The most comprehensive art instruction I could find anywhere online, and trust me, I had been looking for a long time.

I joined 2 years ago with my daughter. We have both learnt so much and have enjoyed our VAA time together. My daughter is now 13 and already produces amazing paintings.
The Virtual Art Academy is simply the most comprehensive art instruction I could find anywhere online, and trust me, I had been looking for a long time.
Even art schools and academies I’ve been exposed to are nowhere near as thorough, VAA is just amazing!
Most paintings I see where the artist clearly has some skill still lack in either the values or notan department, or fall down on composition – it’s baffling that VAA seems to be the only program that goes into detail on this. Therefore, if you are new to painting or an experienced artist, studying with VAA will get you to that next step.
I also find that Barry is always interested in what we students do and is at hand with great advice. Worth every penny, Thank you Barry!!

Marlene Lento
United States

The Apprentice Program Curriculum: Year Four Painting Class

Here is a complete list of all the online painting lessons in year four of our structured four-year Apprentice Program painting course. You get four workshops with 12 lessons in each workshop: 48 painting lessons in total.

The colored boxes represent the ten building skill Building Blocks™ of our structured  curriculum. For example, the orange 2 box is the second part of the 6 parts of our Brushwork skill Building Block™.

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