The Virtual Art Academy

An incredible selection of online courses for the best learning experience from the comfort of your own home.

Each of our Classical Painting recordings are a journey into the amazing world of fine art. You will learn techniques from master artists that have been passed down for centuries. Our method is based on teaching you the skills so you can paint like a master too. We'll show you step by step, and you may stop and start the recording at any time, pause, rewind and watch again as much as you want and when ever you want. Learn how to do a "Renaissance Rub-out," develop a "Grisaille," Learn to mix beautiful skin tones from a limited pallet, glazing techniques, drapery and folds, and so much more! So what are you waiting for...?

You could be the next Leonardo!

CLASSICAL PAINTING
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Classical Portrait Painting Bundle!

5 Total Courses

Course Price:

$255.00 USD

Thanksgiving sale $30 off using code BF30OFF. expires 11/29 at 12:00am PST

Learn Cheryl Kline's classical portrait painting techniques!

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Learn from the Classical Masters Bundle!

5 Total Courses

Course Price:

$320.00 USD

Thanksgiving sale $30 off using code BF30OFF. expires 11/29 at 12:00am PST

There is nothing more valuable than learning from the masters that we see in museums today! Recreate classical master pieces with step-by-step instruction!

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Classical Still Life Painting Bundle!

3 Total Courses

Course Price:

$180.00 USD

Thanksgiving sale $30 off using code BF30OFF. expires 11/29 at 12:00am PST

Learn the classical approach to painting objects and different surfaces: glass, metal, drapery, and more!

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The Ultimate Cloud Painting Workshop

3 Lessons

Course Price:

$229.99 USD

Thanksgiving sale $30 off using code BF30OFF. expires 11/29 at 12:00am PST

In this 3 session course you will learn two different ways to create a beautiful painting of clouds and also a sunset sky.

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Classical Oil Painting 101 - Compass Rose

7 Lessons

Course Price:

$199.00 USD

Thanksgiving sale $30 off using code BF30OFF. expires 11/29 at 12:00am PST

The ultimate classical painting course that will give you all the techniques to be successful as a painter.

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The Nuances of the Portrait

7 Lessons

Course Price:

$79.99 USD

Join Cheryl Kine in this course as she demonstrates how to mix skin tones using Gamblin's "Reclaimed Earth Colors" as our base and adding in a few other colors. Cheryl will be picking 3 photos of models to work from and demonstrate how to mix the individual skin tones while mastering additional techniques to capture the likeness of the subjects..

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Young Eastern Woman

6 Lessons

Course Price:

$69.99 USD

In this course, you will dive into the beauty of this Young Eastern Woman painting by Friedrich Amerling with Cheryl Kline's guidance.

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Goat in a Landscape

4 Lessons

Course Price:

$69.99 USD

Let's dive into the beauty and mystery of this Goat in a Landscape by Gerrit Dou!

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How to Paint Hands

4 Lessons

Course Price:

$49.99 USD

Learn historical painting techniques on how to paint hands with master artist Cheryl Kline, from start to finish!

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Recreation of Heda's Nautilus Cup

6 Lessons

Course Price:

$79.99 USD

In this course, you will explore the beauty of still lifes through a recreation of master painting by Willem Claesz heda's painting.

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How to Paint Glass

3 Lessons

Course Price:

$49.99 USD

In this course, Cheryl Kline will show step-by-step traditional methods on how to paint glass surfaces.

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Detail of Still Life with a Silver Jug

5 Lessons

Course Price:

$69.99 USD

Learn to paint metal objects/ the secrets of reflection and light! Recreation of a master painting by Willem Kalf.

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Recreation of the Sabinella Portrait

5 Lessons

Course Price:

$69.99 USD

In this course, Cheryl Kline demonstrates a recreation of John William Godward's portrait painting, Sabinella. Step by step!

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Recreation of Madonna in Glory

8 Lessons

Course Price:

$89.99 USD

Join Chery Kline as she dives into the beauty and elegance of this study by master Carlo Dolci (1616-1686).

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Recreation of Patroclus

4 Lessons

Course Price:

$99.99 USD

In this step-by-step course, Cheryl Kline will guide your through the recreation of a master painting by Jacques-Louis David.

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The Bitumen Technique

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$20.00 USD

In this course, you will learn how to apply the very last glaze "Bitumen" to your figure painting. The Bitumen is the final glaze you apply after your painting is completely dry. This layer brings your figure painting the harmony and warmth and is very easy to do!

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Painting Portraits from Photographs & Live Model

10 Lessons

Course Price:

$49.00 USD

The ultimate portrait painting course that will give you all the techniques to be successful as a portrait painter.

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How to Mix Skin Tones

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$5.00 USD

Learn how to mix various skin tones using the Zorn Palette, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Vermillion and Ivory Black, to achieve harmony. This is a great way to learn the academic approach to capturing the figure & portrait!

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Self Portrait with Pipe

4 Lessons

Course Price:

$69.99 USD

In this course, Cheryl Kline will show you step-by-step traditional methods to painting a portrait while recreating this remarkable self-portrait by Gustave Courbet.

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Drapery Study for a Seated Figure

3 Lessons

Course Price:

$59.99 USD

With Cheryl Kline's help, you will learn a step-by-step method to painting drapery rooted in classical painting techniques while working from Leonardo Da Vinci's study.

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Head of a Woman

5 Lessons

Course Price:

$69.99 USD

In this course, you will recreate a beautiful portrait by Michael Sweerts through step-by-step instructions from Cheryl Kline.

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Portrait of a Woman

4 Lessons

Course Price:

$59.99 USD

In this course, you will see demonstrations of historical painting techniques by Cheryl kline using a Bouguereau painting as reference. Learn step by step and practice on your free time.