Online Art Classes: How They Work
This video summarizes how easy it is to register and get started with virtual learning!
Virtual Art Classes are LIVE.
Most online classes are pre-recorded, and that's a one-way output where feedback is limited. All of our virtual classes are interactive, and held LIVE through a secure video conferencing Meet. Because our classes are not pre-recorded, each classroom is as unique as the students in them!
If you're unable to attend live, our Recorded Learning Option (RLO) gives you access to weekly live lesson recordings at 25% off, so you can learn asynchronously and receive instructor feedback through Google Classroom.
Feedback is key to growth.
Our students receive individual feedback and critiques -- either live, through screen share, or during the week in Google Classrooms. 💬 This feedback loop is the key to artistic growth because it offers insights 💡 on where to improve, what to practice, and how to reach your goals. Here are some examples of feedback notes from our teachers:
Live Critiques in Art Mentorship
If you've ever been stuck on an art project, or need an expert opinion, you're not alone! Getting constructive feedback on your artwork is a crucial part of the learning and growing process. Individuals get coaching and actionable feedback from mentors who are creative professionals to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement — ideal for portfolio building.
Virtual Class Platforms
We're currently using Google Meet video conferencing to bring our virtual studio to you. We use Google Classroom to update our students on art resources and materials, and individual feedback on art assignments and critiques.
What do I need to get started?
📧 Gmail Account
You will need a personal Gmail account to access Google Classrooms (this cannot be an existing school or work account). Upon payment, we'll email you the code to join your class. Sign up for Gmail.
🌐 Internet Connection
Virtual classes are best experienced with a reliable internet connection. Tip: A connection may be improved by plugging in with an ethernet cable.
📷 Webcam (Optional)
Webcams allow students to face time their teacher and show their progress live. Note: Students may turn off their camera whenever they choose, and still interact through voice or text chat.
🎧 Headphones (Optional)
A headset includes headphones and a microphone which allow for better sound clarity, reducing sound feedback and echoes. Note: Students may mute themselves whenever they choose.
🤔 Virtual Learning is a great option but it's not for everyone...
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What if I miss a live class?
If you miss a group class or join late, a recording will be sent to you so you can catch up before your next class. Your teacher will be available to answer questions and provide feedback and support on Google Classrooms throughout the week!
Can siblings attend together?
Absolutely! We offer a friend and sibling discount of 10% if they register together!
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, there are lots of ways you can save!
Save 5% when you register 1 month in advance - use promo code EARLYNERD
Save 10% when you register 2 or more students
Get 25% off when you register for the Recorded Learning Option (RLO)
Purchase a Prepaid Package for a discount on bulk lessons with the flexibility to drop in! After purchasing a package, you can login to your customer area and book the lessons of your choice. Be sure to select the proper package for the type of class you’d like to attend.
Please note: Prepaid packages cannot be combined with additional discounts including the recorded learning, promotion codes and multi-student discounts.
Did you know? If you join our OG Art Nerd tier on Patreon, you’ll get 10% off everything, plus one free virtual class every month, members-only critiques and early video releases!
Got more questions? See our FAQ Section.