The Virtual Art Academy

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

Need a jolt of inspiration?

Our extensive lecture / talks will put a fire under your...and make you want to get out the paint and start working. A variety of talks and topics to keep you inspired and provide you with valuable knowledge, plus many tips and tricks many artists keep secret. You won't feel like you are painting alone, its like having a mentor in your studio, sharing important elements to consider while you are making art.

LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS
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Discussion on the Focal Point

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join this lecture with Sharon Weaver where you will learn how to manipulate the focal point of you landscape paintings to your advantage.

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What You Need to Know about Painting Water

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join Sharon Weaver as she talks about the four important elements of painting water.

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How to Paint Trees

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join Sharon Weaver as she breaks down the steps and methods for Painting Trees!

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Understanding Sparkle and Reflections in Water

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join Sharon Weaver as she breaks down sparkles and reflections in Water.

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Discussion on Adding Figures to a Landscape Painting

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join Sharon Weaver as she reveals the secrets of how to compose a painting with figures.

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Hierarchies within Landscape painting

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

In this lecture, you will learn How the Masters Created Great Landscape Paintings with Sharon Weaver!

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Discussion on What is Composition

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join Sharon Weaver as she discusses the basics of how to design images with the intent to guide the viewer's eye organically across the painting.

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Discussion on Painting Rocks

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Learn and demystify rock in landscape paintings with Sharon Weaver!

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Discussion on Composition in Outdoor Painting

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Join Sharon Weaver as she shares how to compose an outdoor landscape composition. From trees, to streams, to bushes, and lakes, find out how these elements work together to give a painting a nice flow.

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Discussion on Painting Clouds

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Learn all the tricks on how to paint clouds using Sharon Weaver's paintings as examples.

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Discussion on Painting Mountains

1 Lesson

Course Price:

$25.00 USD

Mountains are often used as a backdrop in a landscape painting but can also be the main subject. Join Sharon Weaver as she talks about a dominant feature that can make or break your landscape paintings.

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Finding Inspiration with Master Artist Cheryl Kline

3 Lessons

Course Price:

$49.99 USD

Let's find inspiration. Join Cheryl Kline as she analyzes the artwork and techniques of artists who paint their dreams, the contemporary landscape, and as she shares how to add "bling" to your work.

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