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THE ONLINE STUDIO

Learn to draw beautifully... from anywhere.

THE ONLINE STUDIO

Learn to make beautiful artwork...from anywhere.

2 Ways to Learn Online at Vitruvian Studio

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ONLINE COURSES

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LIVE STREAMING CLASSES

2 Ways to Learn Online at Vitruvian Studio

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ONLINE COURSES

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LIVE STREAMING CLASSES

ONLINE COURSES

Each of our Online Courses offers comprehensive, instruction in a pre-recorded format. Once purchased, course access never expires and isn't tied to a schedule – you can view any course, anytime, at your convenience, for as long as you wish.

Also, because there are no time constraints, demonstrations in our online courses run full length – truly from start to finish. Nothing important is ever left out, however long it takes. That's why our online courses tend to run quite long, featuring between 10 and 25 hours of video content per course.

You can ask questions in an online course via discussion threads in each lesson and purchase optional one-on-one critiques. We try to respond to all student questions within 48 hours.

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ONLINE COURSES

Each of our Online Courses offers comprehensive, instruction in a pre-recorded format. Once purchased, course access never expires and isn't tied to a schedule – you can view any course, anytime, at your convenience, for as long as you wish.

Also, because there are no time constraints, demonstrations in our online courses run full length – truly from start to finish. Nothing important is ever left out, however long it takes. That's why our online courses tend to run quite long, featuring between 10 and 25 hours of video content per course.

You can ask questions in an online course via discussion threads in each lesson and purchase optional one-on-one critiques. We try to respond to all student questions within 48 hours.

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LIVE STREAMING CLASSES

Live Streaming Classes are presented in real time and are completely unedited. Designed to mimic as closely as possible the experience of taking an on-ground class in person, Live Streaming Classes are offered on a schedule, each with a specific start date and end date. Every class is comprised of 4 or 8 distinct sessions that meet at a particular time on our website.

 Unlike our Online Courses, students enrolled in Live Streaming Classes can interact with the instructor and each other in real time during class. Students also receive feedback on their work so they know what to work on in the next class session. Each class also features a dedicated discussion forum where students can share their progress and ask questions between live sessions.

We recognize that some students may occasionally be unable to attend class at the designated time. For this reason, a recording of the previous class session will remain available for one week after broadcast. These recordings are removed each week, however, and once the the class has concluded, all its content is deleted before the next one begins.

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LIVE STREAMING CLASSES

Live Streaming Classes are presented in real time and are completely unedited. Designed to mimic as closely as possible the experience of taking an on-ground class in person, Live Streaming Classes are offered on a schedule, each with a specific start date and end date. Every class is comprised of 4 or 8 distinct sessions that meet at a particular time on our website.

Unlike our Online Courses, students enrolled in Live Streaming Classes can interact with the instructor and each other in real time during the broadcast. Students also receive feedback on their work so they know what to work on in the next class session. Each class also features a dedicated discussion forum where students can share their progress and ask questions between live sessions.

We recognize that some students may occasionally be unable to attend class at the designated time. For this reason, a recording of the previous class session will remain available for one week after broadcast. These recordings are removed each week, however, and once the the class has concluded, all its content is deleted before the next one begins.

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Online Courses

Lifetime Access. Watch and re-watch whenever you want.

Go at your own pace.

Q&A threads on every lesson.

Optional one-on-one critiques available.

No time limit means demonstrations run full-length.

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Live Streaming Classes

Live, unedited instruction.

Real-time interaction between instructors and students.

Student forum for interaction between live broadcasts.

New content in every class.

Weekly critiques included.

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Online Courses

  • Lifetime Access. Watch and re-watch whenever you want.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • Q&A threads on every lesson.
  • Optional one-on-one critiques available.
  • No time limit means demonstrations run full-length.
still from a live streaming portrait drawing demonstration

Live Streaming Classes

  • Live, unedited instruction.
  • Real-time interaction between instructors and students.
  • Student forum for interaction between live broadcasts.
  • New content in every class.
  • Weekly critiques included.

Think of it this way...

If you're still unsure of the difference between Online Courses and Live Streaming Classes, imagine the difference between a musician's studio recording and a live performance. The recording offers a "definitive" version of the music – multiple takes are recorded to capture just the right variation, which is then mixed and edited with care to create the "perfect" track. What the recording lacks in immediacy and spontaneity, it makes up for in refinement. It's also yours to keep – once you purchase a recording, you own it.

The live performance is just the opposite – there are no do-overs when performing live, and no opportunity to "fix it in post." Instead, musician and audience alike have to accept whatever happens and go with it. The result may be less polished, but is often a more direct, revealing and exciting experience for everyone. It's also temporary – once a live performance is over, it's over.

That's how we think of the difference between Online Courses and Live Streaming Classes at Vitruvian. One is more polished, complete, and enduring. The other is more spontaneous, interactive, and ever-changing. We think they're both excellent – and complimentary – ways to learn.

Think of it this way...

If you're still unsure of the difference between Online Courses and Live Streaming Classes, imagine the difference between a musician's studio recording and a live performance. The recording offers a "definitive" version of the music – multiple takes are recorded to capture just the right variation, which is then mixed and edited with care to create the "perfect" track. What the recording lacks in immediacy and spontaneity, it makes up for in refinement. It's also yours to keep – once you purchase a recording, you own it.

The live performance is just the opposite – there are no do-overs when performing live, and no opportunity to "fix it in post." Instead, musician and audience alike have to accept whatever happens and go with it. The result may be less polished, but is often a more direct, revealing and exciting experience for everyone. It's also temporary – once a live performance is over, it's over.

That's how we think of the difference between Online Courses and Live Streaming Classes at Vitruvian. One is more polished, complete, and enduring. The other is more spontaneous, interactive, and ever-changing. We think they're both excellent – and complimentary – ways to learn.

Online Courses

$100 – $200 per Course
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go at your own pace
  • Q&A threads on every lesson
  • Optional one-on-one critiques available (additional purchase required)

Live Classes

$425 per Student
  • Live, unedited instruction
  • Real-time interaction between instructors and students
  • Discussion forum for Q&A and sharing between class sessions.
  • Weekly critiques included

What Our Students Are Saying...

five-stars

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

five-stars

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

five-stars

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

five-stars

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

five-stars

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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