Art instruction anyone can understand.

Video Courses

Video Courses

Learn in a logical order.

Members have access to all of our comprehensive drawing and painting courses. Courses are broken down into multiple "easy to follow" lessons.  Each lesson includes a HD video and an accompanying ebook. Concepts build as you go. We explain everything, so even if you've had no prior experience, you can be successful.

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Ebooks

Reinforce concepts with step by step instructions.

Not all of us learn most efficiently from a video. Some of us prefer to learn from a book, so we've included both! Each course module includes an illustrated ebook that corresponds with course videos. Every step and concept is clearly illustrated and described in each ebook.

The 168 ebooks combine for a total of well over 1000 pages.

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Live Lessons

Ask questions and get answers in real time.

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 library for you to watch as many times as you like.

Over 250 recorded Live Lessons await you.

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Download Videos

Keep the videos that you download forever.

Download all of the videos offered at TheVirtualInstructor.com. You can download the videos to your computer and watch them without an internet connection. Put them on a flash drive, external drive, your computer, or burn them to a DVD. Create your own collection of lessons.

Nearly 1000 videos to download.

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Member's Minute

Critique

See what works and learn what doesn't.

Submit your work for critique on The Member's Minute and learn from the critiques of others. Learn how to make the right decisions for your art. Each week a new episode is released packed with critiques of artwork, tips for improving as an artist, and encouragement to keep going.

Learn from over 180 critiques with a new one added each week.

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Lesson Plans

Solid solutions for teachers.

"The Ultimate Lesson Plan" is a complete classroom solution for middle and high school teachers. Each lesson plan includes a description, procedures, a list of materials, introduction videos, supplemental videos, Essential Questions, PowerPoint presentations, Keynote presentations, an example of completed work, art history examples, an artwork evaluation form, printable full color handouts, and a quiz.

A full year's curriculum, complete with resources!

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Ultimate Lesson Plan
Learn from ALL of our lessons.
Members get every course, live lesson, ebook, critique, and lesson plan.

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Comments From Our Members...

"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