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THE STUDIO PRACTICE COMMUNITY

Build on what you've learned at Vitruvian Studio in a supportive online community.

The Studio Practice Community

Build on what you've learned at Vitruvian Studio in a supportive online community.

Start Learning Today!

Simply enter your name and email address to join our community of artists, students and teachers. Receive periodic updates on courses and workshops in realist drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy, including our latest online courses. Sign up now and get a FREE download of our Drawing Materials Guide - a catalog of the materials we use in the studio and as seen in our time-lapse videos on YouTube!

A thumbnail image of the Drawing Materials Guide from Vitruvian Studio.

3 Ways To Learn At Vitruvian Studio

Recorded Courses

The same great instruction we've been offering for years, recorded, edited and packaged for convenience. Learn what you want, when you want, from anywhere in the world! Once purchased, your access to our recorded courses will never expire.

Live Streaming Classes

Designed to mimic as closely as possible the experience of taking an on-ground class in person, streaming class session happen live on Zoom, allowing students to work along with instructors, and ask questions in real time.

Studio Practice Community

For those seeking more interaction and support, the Studio Practice Community helps students develop their skills in a supportive group of like-minded learners. One-on-one feedback, community forums, group meetings and events, and weekly challenges help you to be more productive in the studio and meet your artistic goals.

Start Learning Today!

Simply enter your name and email address to join our community of artists, students and teachers. Receive periodic updates on courses and workshops in realist drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy, including our latest online courses. Sign up now and get a FREE download of our Drawing Materials Guide - a catalog of the materials we use in the studio and as seen in our time-lapse videos on YouTube!

A thumbnail image of the Drawing Materials Guide from Vitruvian Studio.

Our Worldwide Studio

Learn with us and join thousands of other students from all over the world.

This is the best practical online course I have yet taken.

I always thought there had to be rules about drawing faces but just didn't know what they might be. I recently tried the Andrew Loomis method, the results of which were ok for a beginner but still not very good. However this course is a step-change. In a very short time I have learned to draw faces realistically, with some success. Highly recommend.

– Susan, London, UK

We're Proud of our Students!

We have students at all levels of experience and ability, but we're all working steadily at the studio toward the same goal: producing beautiful, skilled artwork that captures what we see with fidelity. Wherever they may be on their journey, we're proud or what our students accomplish. Here's a sampling of drawings and paintings by Vitruvian students, all of them executed from direct observation, or "from life".

Part of Scott H. Young's Ultralearning project!

Taking our online portrait drawing course was how Scott Young improved his portrait drawing skills in 30 days! That and other learning challenges are featured in Ultralearning, his best-selling book about mastering hard skills.


"Learning to draw is hard. But it's doubly hard if you don't have the right technique. Using the approach outlined in this course, I was able to get a lot better at drawing portraits in just one month. Vitruvian Studio is my go-to source for art instruction online."

- Scott H. Young

An Excerpt from “Now Featuring” Live Streaming Class…

By David Jamieson

Below you’ll find an excerpt from one of our recent live streaming class sessions on Zoom. This one is pulled from a class we taught earlier this year called “Now Featuring”. It focused on drawing the 4 main facial features –…

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A Value Study Demonstration

By David Jamieson

We’re currently in the middle of teaching one of our live streaming drawing classes on Zoom. This one is focuses on drawing the portrait, and we took a bit of a break last week in observance of Easter. Lest our…

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Painting on Copper

By Melinda Whitmore

Those who’ve taken David’s still life painting course at Vitruvian will be familiar with how we normally paint on canvas or wooden panel. It’s a good method that we’ve used for years, and it yields beautiful results. But, oil painting…

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