About Our Online Art Courses

"This course is quite simply the best drawing tuition I’ve seen on the internet and believe me, I’ve looked."

– Sam Rupe, Knoxville TN

Drawing Basics – The Online Course

by David Jamieson $200.00

Cast Drawing – The Online Course

by David Jamieson $100.00

Portrait Drawing – The Online Course

by David Jamieson $125.00

Anatomy of the Face

by Melinda Whitmore $100.00

Yes, You Can Learn To Draw Online…

Not so long ago, anyone seeking artistic training had just one choice: to seek out an on-ground school or studio and study there in person. This worked fine for many, but many more were excluded because the only options were too expensive and too far away. For these would-be students, learning was simply out of reach.

But the internet has come a long way. With current technology we’re now able to offer the same material we teach in our studio via online art courses that feature a combination of video demonstration, photos, diagrams and text, offered in a sequential, step-by-step format. We’re even able to offer individual, one-on-one feedback via “screen cast” critiques that ensure every student stays on track and improves.

Introduction to Cast Drawing – The Online Course.

Are Online Courses At Vitruvian For Me?

Online art courses at Vitruvian are for anyone. If you have an interest in learning to draw and paint what you see with confidence and understanding, then our online art courses are just for you. We’ve been teaching students at Vitruvian since 2006, and our instructors have a combined 40 years of teaching experience. We understand the challenges of learning to draw and paint, and we know how to help students overcome them.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out the feedback from our students below.

Get Help When You Need It...

For students seeking in-depth, tailored guidance with their work, we offer one-on-one feedback via optional "screen cast" critiques. Add a "critique extension" to your course purchase, and get detailed commentary on your work from the course instructor in an easy-to-watch video format. It's really the next best thing to being in the studio!

What Our Students Say...

I am really enjoying this online art course. It has provided me with valuable keys for achieving an accurate translation of subject and form. I’ve been struggling with understanding the methods of sighting and triangulation as well as scale and framing. The instruction is simple and very effective. After just one evening of watching the videos, I experienced many “AHA!” moments which allowed me to correct my approach to estimating the dimensions and landmarks of my subject. I am very pleased with the material Mr. Jamieson has provided and feel that it was worth every penny. I look forward to seeing more courses offered by your studio. Thank you, Mr. Jamieson.

Jake, Murphy, TX

I just completed my first time through the lesson! I am totally impressed and inspired. I first thought I would watch the lessons through a couple of times and then attempt a portrait drawing on my own using my newly learned skills. After the detailed instruction, I believe I can begin after one time through and use the lessons as a reference in the process. I can’t wait to begin. I have sought portrait instruction through the years in books and classes but have not found one that offered so much material and so easily followed. I am a self taught artist. You have added a whole new dimension to my learning curve. Thank you.

Jo, Porter, TX

I am currently only about 1/3 thru the course and it is everything I had hoped! It is broken down into small/short snippets of process that I find easy to learn and apply. Sometimes instructors can get a little ‘moonbeamish’ with their presentation, but not David. Nothing better than concrete/useful cookbook ways of proceeding thru the process of blocking in…the most important piece of getting a likeness.

Mike, New York, NY

Somehow, much to my surprise I’ve become 66 years old. I’ve been trying, with minimal success to learn the mechanics, as well as the Feel (which comes more naturally) of how to draw faces. Triangulation, comparative measurement seemed like cold mathematical systems, antithetical to real Expression and Soul. Wrong ! I’m getting So Much out of your teaching:systematic, clear, precise and concise with wonderful results in your finished, or at least “that’s It .. I’m Done ! drawings. You’ve shown me that, as with music, Soul /Discipline/are proven tools,allowing one to keep moving unveiling and peeling away layers…..working towards the heart of some kind of Mystery that connects us, are Important and Necessary. Ah, it appears that you Can, teach an Old Dog new tricks. Deep thanks.

David, Palm Springs, CA

Thank you for the Portrait Drawing Course; it is incredible. The way everything is broken down and explained in such detail is a must for someone new to drawing, like myself. Needless to say, that’s not something that I’ve ever found available in this type of format. Even if it was, I wouldn’t want to think about how much it would cost. The amount of video and instruction available with this course is quite simply the best drawing tuition I’ve seen on the internet (at any price), and believe me, I’ve looked.

Thank you for making a product that is exactly what you say it was. I’ve seen your competitors claim things like, “complete portrait drawing lessons, from start to finish.” The actual content they offer is laughable compared to what is offered here. I’ve spent the last 8-9 months scouring the internet for exactly this kind of drawing tuition, but I simply did not believe that it was available; at any price. I hope you sell a million of these.

Sam, Knoxville, TN

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