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"Amazing Online Experience"

"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

"Exactly What I Needed"

"Hi Matt, I wanted to send you a quick thank you email. I reached out to you 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

"First Rate"

"I'm compelled to let you know how impressed I am with your courses, not only as a new art and drawing student but as an individual with years of adult training experience. Your teaching mythology is just first rate. You tell them what they are going to be taught. You teach them. Finally, you tell them what they should have learned. Most of your video modules that range around 12 - 20 minutes, just right in my opinion. I find your voice cadence excellent. You should be very proud of your accomplishments as a teacher as well as your artistic talent." - Ron

"You've Changed My Life" 

"Hi, Matt. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do for the art community, and especially for aspiring artists like me. I was one of those people who always said "I can't draw" and I never thought I could learn. Three years ago I decided to give it a try. I found your site and your lessons have been invaluable. Today I have oil paintings hanging in our library, a local bank, our community center, and in a gallery. I will be exhibiting my work in two shows coming up next month. Our home is now filled with drawings and paintings I've done, and I look around in amazement to see what I've created. I couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you again, Matt. You've truly changed my life." -Judith

"A Big Thank You" 

"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." -Naill