Online Art School Course Outline
Learn How To Draw
and How To Oil Paint
Your drawing lessons are divided into a six-lesson curriculum and
include all the initial art supplies and materials you will need
to learn how to draw and how to oil paint. Once you have registered
and completed the enrollment questionnaire, your 10 textbooks, digital
camera, personal access code to the students’ area, and your
materials kit will be mailed to you.
allow up to 15 days for your drawing lessons package to arrive.
A Revolutionary Idea in Teaching Drawing & Painting
A detailed description of the Full
Drawing & Painting Art Course follows, but the key to our having
in 22 countries
(Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Great Britain,
Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mallorca, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway,
Panama, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (West
Indies), Uganda, United Arab Emirates (Bahrain), India as well as all over the USA)
is a digital camera. The student uses the camera to take
digital photographs of their assigned lesson artwork and attach
those photos to an email to the school. We can then prepare detailed
comments, hand drawn and painted how-you-could-have-done-it better
critiques that are posted to your Personal WEB Folder for you to
review 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year
Painting and Drawing Lessons
- Learn how to draw light, shade and form.
- Painting techniques for composition and color theory.
- How to oil paint with still life and perspective.
- Learn how to draw a landscape and painting techniques for landscapes.
- Learn how to sketch and how to oil paint figures (portraits, animals,
- Your Masterpiece! Your graduation painting on the subject of
Graduation! Upon graduation you will
receive a certificate of completion and a CD-ROM that includes
all of your drawing lessons, all critiques, and some vital “next
steps” insights to help you continue to progress.
(Directions and specifications are detailed in each drawing lesson
in your personal Web folder.)
You have up to 30 months (2-1/2 years) to complete the art course.
Art Instructor Critiques
Each of your drawing lessons will receive a customized art instructor
critique in order to help you improve and expand as you learn how
to draw and how to oil paint. Critiques will use the following format:
- Your digital camera image.
- Art Instructor’s comments.
- Instructor’s visual suggestions for improvement.
- Links to images and/or information on the Web that you will
- Possible animations to clarify points and offer instruction.
Art critiques are cumulative, printable and will remain on the site
at the online art school for three years. You will also receive
a CD-ROM copy of all critiques upon graduation. Art critiques can be
placed in a common area where other students can learn from them,
or in a private area for only your viewing.
Click here to view a sample art
Included In Your Art Materials Kit
Your complete art materials kit includes everything you need to graduate
from the online art school. You are always free to purchase additional art
materials (such as full-sized stretch canvases or alternate brushes,
etc.) if you choose.
- 10 Textbooks For Each Drawing Lesson
– The basic text you’ll use is entitled “Art
School: A Complete Painters Course.” There are also nine
other art texts included that cover the various drawing and painting
techniques such as: basic drawing, composition and color theory,
how to oil paint (applying and mixing paints), still life and
perspective, landscapes, and figures.
- Digital Camera – You’ll
use the digital camera to take photographs of your completed art lessons
and email them to your art instructor. A Hewlett Packard PhotoSmart
120 is generally included in your kit. While completing your enrollment
questionnaire, you will be asked questions about your computer’s
capabilities so that a compatible camera can be mailed to you.
If you have any questions about the use or setup of the camera,
please don’t hesitate to ask.
- Art Supplies – When you learn
how to draw and how to oil paint, it is imperative that you have
the proper art supplies. That is precisely why you will receive such
an extensive array of materials. Included in your student’s
package will be:
Drawing Starter Kit – A tremendous
assortment of artist’s pencils to use with each of your
Oil Painting Starter Set in Wood Case–
Just what you need when learning how to oil paint. Eight
tubes of oil color,
The box has a hand carrying handle and
is a great resource for storing all your bits and pieces.
This set already includes most of what you need for your oil
painting, packed with artists' quality materials, including
Winsor & Newton's renowned oil paint.This beautiful bamboo
wood box set includes:
Eight 37 ml tubes of Winsor
& Newton Artists’ Oil Colors in Winsor Yellow, Alizarin
Crimson, Ivory Black, Winsor Blue (Red Shade), Winsor
Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, and Titanium White
1, 75 ml bottle of Liquin
1, 75 ml bottle of Sansodor
2 Hog Bristle brushes
(short-handled Flat #2 and long-handled Flat #2)
1 Winsor & Newton 2B pencil
1 Medium kneaded eraser
1 Palette knife
1 Winsor & Newton towel
Note: You will have to
replenish oils, etc. on your own as you work. This is an
affordable starter set. Some students work with the pallet
of oil colors provided while others want a wider range of
colors. Also, I had a student once who did huge oil
paintings on huge canvases for his Lesson Assignments. It
would make the course too expensive for most students to
supply everyone’s with the massive art supply needs of a few
Drawing Pads – You’ll
also receive a 50-sheet, 11x14 drawing pad as well as a 10-sheet,
12 x 16 canvas pad.
There are certain skills you will need to possess or obtain prior
to registering for our online art school. These skills are to ensure
that you are able to fully interact with your art instructor as you
learn how to draw and how to oil paint.
You should have:
- Unlimited use of a computer with Internet access.
- A computer with a CD-ROM drive.
- A monitor capable with VGA or Super VGA ability.
- The ability to send and receive emails with attachments.
- High speed Internet access – if possible. Dial-up access
is acceptable, but will slow your progress in viewing your critiques.
I will show you how to:
Complete All 6 Lessons
After your Lesson 6 critique is posted to your Web folder, you
will receive a Certificate of Completion and CD with all your lessons
and lesson critiques. Your CD will also contain my recommendations
for the next steps in continuing your artistic development.