Questions about the Apprentice Program

Is there a free trial?
Due to our structured approach, and the fact that you have access lessons as soon as you sign up, we cannot offer a free trial. However, you can choose the...
Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 at 10:39 AM
Can I print the lessons?
Yes, on the online campus there is an option to print the lessons for when you do not have access to the internet.
Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 at 2:33 PM
How much time should I spend on the program?
It is a good idea to do some regular work on the assignments in the program. If you have the time you could also set a few hours a day, but if you don'...
Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 at 8:18 PM
What medium do I need to use for these courses?
You can use any painting medium: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and even digital media. The course material applies equally to all of these.  Photog...
Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Do you offer a certificate of completion?
Yes we can provide you with a certificate of completion. In order to receive the certificate of completion, students need to complete ALL the assignments in...
Sat, 6 Sep, 2014 at 8:25 PM
Does the program include figure and portrait information?
I am interested in figure and portrait work, does the program include that? We have a series of add-on workshops for advanced artists. Each add-on wor...
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 at 9:00 PM
What if I don't have time to do all the assignments?
You do not have to do the assignments. One good way of using the Virtual Art Academy is to follow our Program A: Learn from the Masters. With this program, ...
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014 at 12:05 PM
I want to do abstract work. Is your course suitable for me?
Since our course displays mostly realistic work, you wonder if our course is for you. This is a very good question and one that needs a careful answer. Th...
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 at 9:01 PM
Is the program suitable for absolute beginners?
Yes, our program is designed for the absolute beginner. You will get advice on which materials and equipment to purchase, and the lessons are written in a...
Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 at 6:55 AM
Is the program suitable for more experienced artists?
Yes, no matter what your level of skill you will find that there are many things you have not encountered before. Many of our more experienced students ...
Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 at 10:42 AM