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Old 08-14-2003, 12:45 PM
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Arrow Link for finding Art Schools /Your suggestions for schools

Found this site recently and it's fairly user friendly, you can do searches by state of region, even outside the US...

Art Schools.com

If you click that green oval at the bottom, you can fill out a small questionaire, and have 10 schools send YOU info... artschool spam? it's a good thing here's a screen capture, sorry it's small...

hope this helps y'all... good hunting!


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Old 06-20-2004, 10:35 AM
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Re: Link for finding Art Schools in your area

Thank you so much for that link! I opened another window to check out the schools. I'm interested in going to England for postgraduate schooling ( but just for a certifcate or at most a 1 year stint ) and went so far as to visit the British Council and get a list of schools and have even started to painstakingly check out each school on the long list, but your link will probably save me a LOAD of time.

Thank you! I'm really grateful!

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Old 06-20-2004, 04:44 PM
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Re: Link for finding Art Schools in your area

For the most part, the above mention links are to very good art schools. However, the link noted left out a very good art school that you may want to consider: VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University). It is rated in the top 6 by US NEWS and number 4 in Graphic arts. Also, it is incredibly inexpensive even if you are from outside of virginia.
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Re: Link for finding Art Schools in your area

I work at an art school in Utah, anything you want to learn - they teach it! If you're looking to teach, they'll definitally take you into consideration.

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Re: Link for finding Art Schools in your area

Moving to an online degree course instead of regular classes is more beneficial as per my personal experience. There is no need to commute to far off places. In home comforts only, you can attain the degree. More detailed info can be collated from http://www.thedegreeexperts.com/ which provides list of courses along with the respective universities offering those courses.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:21 AM
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Virtual Art Academy

I have renewed my passion for oil painting and want to learn more. Is anyone currently enrolled in the Virtual Art Academy's online courses? Would you share your experience?
I am interested in the courses and would like to know how you stay focused. This board is such a wonderful place for inspiration. Thank you all for your input!
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:37 AM
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Hi Lina,
I am busy with this course and am in my 2nd year now. I would definitely recommend this course very highly to anyone that love to paint and want to learn more about art. Before I start with this course, I was already painting for about 9 years and did not think there would be much to learn, but I was so wrong! I realise that I didn’t know much at all!! I enjoy it very much and already see huge improvement in my own work. You cannot go wrong by doing this course.
Hope to see you there soon!
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:51 AM
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

Hi Lina,

I'm pretty new at Virtual Art Academy, but I can tell you that in the short time that I've been enrolled, I've learned so much. Not only is the course carefully and thoroughly laid out, but the student forum is a wonderful place to share with fellow artists from all over the world who are very willing to share their knowledge. That alone is a wealth of information! Working at your own pace is for me another great feature, we all have lives and families, so not being pressured with time constraints is important to me. I highly recommend it, and hope to see you there. Linda Ellis
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:04 AM
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

The VAA course is a wonderful program. You can move as quickly or as slowly as you like. The exercises lead you right to what you need to know, just by doing them, so basically you are using them to teach yourself. One of the best aspects is the constant reference to master painters, where you must discover how they built their compositions, and how they made them work. I can't say enough good things about this program in such a small space!
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:16 AM
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

I have been a member of VAA for over a year, with a longish break because of ill-health. I enjoy the material, the way it is set out, the encouragement to get on with painting that comes from working at the exercises and, as much as anything, the interaction in the on-line the Campus between students.

My unhesitating advice is to join, but have a look at the available material first to get an idea of how things work.
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

There are many replies here and rather than repeat what they say, I can state that I agree with them all. I am in my second year of VAA and think that the course is well worth the investment. Before I bought it, I was a little apprehensive as I was wondering about the quality, breadth and depth. I can without hesitation say that it has exceeded my expectations.
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I have no hesitation in recommending VAA to you and agree to all the above answers. There is an endless learning process and very well explained in all areas. You can only become a better artist by joining VAA. Best of luck... Steinunn.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

Hi Lina,

I can say in all honesty that the VAA course is the best thing I've found to learn art. I thought I understood art pretty well; but, until I read Barry's VAA lessons I had no idea how to look at what I was seeing, let alone how to recreate it.

1. The Full Course covers everything you need to learn, with gorgeous examples that inspire you to want to learn more. If you like the kind of painting Barry does, you will want to learn from him.
2. Barry offers learning plans to match your skills and goals. It's easy to stay focused. Pick the plan that fits you best and follow it.
3. The information is well organized in logical building blocks. Watch the introductory videos of each building block for a good overview.
4. Thanks to the clear building block structure, you can find anything you're looking for quickly, including your own notes of "aha!" insights (if you file them the same way).
5. Barry's glossary makes a wonderful index because each term tells you which lesson to look at for more information on that topic.
6. Barry clearly explains each technique on a single page, with examples of What to do, and What NOT to do--and he explains why.
7. You learn how to logically, and constructively, critique a painting. This alone is worth the price.
8. Because assignments often start with finding examples from Master Painters, you also learn to appreciate what they did that makes their paintings so good. Online access to master paintings is easy now. Thanks to VAA, I've discovered wonderful painters I never knew before. To be honest, this is so good I can distract myself for hours just looking at paintings online--this is where focus is needed!
9. The monthly online assignments keep you engaged with the material.
10. Barry and the online students are generous with their help answering questions and offering knowledgeable critiques.

What's not to like. Go for it!
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:38 PM
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

I have used the course to solidify the knowledge I had and as a reference to look and recheck over and over as I encounter new challenges in painting. The materials are well organized, very complete, presented logically , and were extremely helpful in my studio practice. I highly recommend. I bought the course several years ago and printed the materials , filed them in notebooks and consider them my reference library as I develop my work. there is a tremendous amount of information collected in one source.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: Virtual Art Academy

Thank you all for the positive comments! I think I know what I want to do now. I am new to this message board even though I signed up years ago. It's nice to see other newbies commenting too! I look forward to sharing my journey with everyone.
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