I just had to fire off this quick email to let you know about an awesome website that I just joined.
It is a website chock full of art classes (around 500 of them apparently).
What I like about the site is that the classes are presented as projects which means after each class you end up with a completed artwork which you can frame and hang up on the wall.
There are classes in all the major mediums like oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, pencil drawing and soft pastel, but there are also heaps of classes in other mediums which you can use to expand your skill set. I saw classes in pen and ink drawing, line and wash and even lesser know subjects like mixed media and scratchboard drawing.
Almost every subject is covered in all these mediums. Whether you are interested in landscapes, portraits, still life, it’s all there.
The classes are around two hours long each so you set up your canvas or drawing paper and work along to the tutor. If I miss anything or get behind, I just pause the video or rewind as many times as I need until I understand the technique.
I can already see that these lessons are really going to expand my horizons and improve my artworks.
What I like is that they let you test drive the lessons for a week. I paid 1 dollar to unlock the classes for a week. If you like the classes then they automatically bill you $19 / month after that until you cancel. Cancelling is easy – there is a big red Cancel button on the Profile page. (I can see myself staying for at least a year in order to do all the classes that I like.)
The lessons really are incredible value for money. I have previously paid over $200 for a weekend art course in our area, yet have learned more from just one of the lessons on Online Art Lessons.
Oh yes, I nearly forgot to mention that there are courses and ebooks that unlock the longer you remain a member. These truly are art classes that keep on giving.
If you want to take a look at the classes for yourself, you can visit their website at: