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...
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Can I print the lessons?
Printing the Reference Library is a feature available to all Apprentice Pro members.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 8:42 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'...
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017 at 10:40 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 works...
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 6:41 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...
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 9:07 PM
Is the program suitable for more experienced artists?
If you are a more experienced painter you can use the Virtual Art Academy to develop your own custom learning plan. We have many advanced students who hav...
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 9:06 PM
Can I use digital painting tools to do the course and create fine art?
You can create fine art using digital painting tools just as you can with any other medium. It is not the tool or medium that is important but how it is use...
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 9:08 PM