Creating art should be fun and learning should be too. Anyone can learn how to draw and paint and you can too. Learn the theories and processes behind making art with a variety of media so that you can unlock the "creative you". Explore the best art instruction available through video tutorials, courses, live demonstrations, ebooks, and critiques - presented in a clear and simple manner so that anyone can be successful.
A collection of drawing and painting courses designed with the learner in mind. Courses are broken down into "easy to follow" modules. Each course module includes a HD video and an accompanying ebook. ALL courses are included with membership. Over 40 hours of course video with over 1000 pages of ebooks.
Nearly 1000 art instruction videos on drawing, painting, and digital art. Any medium you can imagine is covered. Explore a vast library of lessons on colored pencils, pen and ink, acrylics, watercolor, oils, pastels, and more. Find your next lesson and start creating.
There's nothing like a live class! Each week a new lesson is streamed live right from the studio. Join in the class discussion, ask questions, and watch and learn as the art develops in real time. Can't make it to the live class? No problem. Each lesson is recorded and added to your on-demand collection for you to watch as many times as you like. Over 250 recorded Live Lessons await you.
Art teachers are special people. With all of their duties, there simply isn't a lot of time for planning and creating valuable resources. That's why we've developed a collection of lesson plans and resources to support them. The Ultimate Lesson Plan is a year-long curriculum for beginner and intermediate art students that includes everything you need to teach your class. PowerPoint presentations, student examples, premium videos, and hand outs are included with each of the lessons - all logically sequenced for the entire year.
We learn more efficiently when we learn together. Read, learn, and comment on the blog. Ask questions and discuss lessons on course module and Live Lesson pages. Submit your work for critique on The Member's Minute and learn from the critiques of others. Post your work on the forum and share with our active community of artists. Multiple ways are provided for you to ask, share, and grow as an artist.
"Hi Matt, I wanted to send you a quick thank you email. I reached out to a while back regarding art school and I want you to know how much the personal response/video you made for me helped and directed me. With your guidance on portfolios and self direction I was able to finish your Watercolor Workshop, Colored Pencil Course, and start on the Oil Painting Mastery course. I easily created over 30 pieces and took your advice on breaking off from the videos and created my own pieces. I put together a very strong portfolio and sent off my applications almost 3 months before my expected deadline and already got accepted. I applied to The School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and not only got accepted but received a full scholarship & some more. So I'll start in this upcoming Fall. When I wanted to develop my drawing and art skills your videos were exactly what helped me do so. Your positive and motivational advice and expertise was a blessing and I want to thank you for being the type of person that you are and supporting people's dreams and passions. Your courses provide such a strong base to work off of and develop skills, I plan on using them as reference for the years to come. Thanks again Matt." - Maurice
"This is without a doubt the most amazing online experience I have ever had. Matt is an excellent instructor and the videos are hands on, superbly paced, and perfectly executed. BRAVO !!!! -" -Alexia
"Hey Matt used this video today in my 2nd year art class, with ultimate lesson plan resources. OMG what a class it was!! What a joy it was to be able to give each student one on one while your videos clearly, concisely, eloquently and expertly explained the concepts. As a sculptor/crafter it’s great to stand on your shoulders for the art areas that aren’t my speciality. That’s a big thank you from Ireland!! You da’ man." -Niall