The Virtual Art Academy
A self-study program of art instruction that gives you a flexible and affordable alternative to taking a four-year program at a prestigious Art School or Art Academy.
How To Paint - A Library of Art Instruction in Four Volumes
A comprehensive and integrated series of 48 art instruction eBooks containing everything you wanted to know on how to paint, written by Barry John Raybould, M.A.
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Note: These eBooks are not available for sale to customers in the EU on this website. EU customers will need to join the Virtual Art Academy in order to gain access to the eBooks. This is because of the complexity and costs associated with EU VAT regulations. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
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Comprehensive and Portable
These books on how to paint form the most comprehensive and portable art reference library you will find anywhere.
The result of a fifteen year research project by professional artist Barry John Raybould, this series of 48 books contains the same amount of information you would get in a four-year course at a prestigious art academy or university. It would take you years of your time to gather and collate the same amount of information you get in this series of books.
The books are used as the course texts for the four-year Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program (see www.virtualartacademy.com).
The information applies to all media, whether your interest is oils, waterolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, or digital media.
All eBooks are in standard PDF format so you can use the digital reader of your choice. Or you can just print them out in hard copy form. The choice is yours.
Instantly download the complete library to your iPad, Android device, computer, and smartphone so you can study anywhere, anytime.
Unique Structure: Info Mapping®
With traditional art instruction books, when you need an answer to your painting problem, you have to search through dozens of pages to find the answer to your question.
These eBooks were designed in a completely different and unique way compared to materials you will find elsewhere. As part of the writing process, all the information on how to paint was chunked into small manageable bites of information using a professional writing methodology called Information Mapping®.
This structured writing process eliminates unnecessary duplication and makes information succinct, unambiguous and easy to find. This will save you hours of wading through the long paragraphs of text of traditional art instruction books when you want to look something up.
In addition Information Mapped materials are full of clear illustrations, tables, and definitions, making complex principles and procedures far easier to understand. This means your learning is more fun and you learn faster.
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Here is some work by students of the Virtual Art Academy. This series of art instruction eBooks is designed to support the four-year Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program. For more information on the academy, please visit www.virtualartacademy.com
Students' Work - Representational
Students' Work - Abstract