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Unlock your creativity and master the art of expression with a wide range of online art classes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, discover new techniques, explore different mediums, and gain the skills to create stunning works of art.

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Key Elements of Fine Arts

Art School of SF Bay @ Virtual Classroom

If you are looking to kick-start a new hobby, this course is the best choice. It covers all the fundamentals artists use to draw freely from imagination or real life. Even a complete beginner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition from scratch. Detailed Schedule Day 1. The Cezanne lesson. Obtaining desired color by mixing. Day 2. The Silhouette lesson. Learning to assess proportions, adjust...

Wednesday Feb 7th, 6:30–8:30pm Pacific Time

 (13 sessions)


13 sessions

Moss Wall Art (with Kit)

Food Craft @ Live Online

Easy craft experience that brings nature to your space Give your space color and life with your personalized moss wall art. Unleash your creative side by utilizing decorative elements in a preserved colorful moss that's maintenance-free and versatile! Special Theme: Default - Two 6-Inch Hexagon Frames Heart Moss Art - 10-inch Heart Shaped Frame Easter Moss Art - 10-inch Egg Shaped Frame What You'll Make Two (2) framed moss wall art...

Wednesday Dec 20th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Fine Art Photography Portfolio B

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Explore design techniques of today’s best contemporary fine art photographers with an emphasis on conceptual photography. Practice the techniques by doing weekly exercises based on class lessons. Finally, use design techniques to create your own professional portfolio worthy of exhibition.  This course is designed for intermediate photographers. Digital SLR or mirrorless camera are mandatory. This class will be taught online via Zoom....

Tuesday Jan 16th, 1–4pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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Creative Fine Art Digital Photography

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Discover how to see and convey your creative vision of the world in photographs. In this introduction to fine art photography for beginning and intermediate photographers, you will learn to use the features of your camera and the principles of design to make stunning, creative images.  A digital SLR or mirrorless camera with manual controls for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and a previous photography class or familiarity with basic camera...

Thursday Feb 1st, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Exploring Abstract Art For New Artists

Living Your Wild Creativity @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the secrets of creating captivating abstract art with Exploring Abstract Art For New Artists. This immersive course from Living Your Wild Creativity provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to create stunning abstract masterpieces. Dive into a world of creativity and unleash your artistic potential.

Thursday Dec 7th, 3–4:15pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Beginners Intro to Mixed Media, Painting & Collage Art

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

NOTE: This is an Online Art Class. Our instructors will work with you over high-quality live video and teach you to make art from the comfort of your home. NOTE:The Art Studio NY conducts classes from New York City, United States (Eastern Daylight Time) Whether you are total beginner to mixed-media, painting and collage art, or you're needing a creative jumpstart, this inspiring, engaging online art class is a perfect place to start! In only...

Saturday Dec 16th, 4–5:30pm Eastern Time

iPhone Artistry: Fine Art Photography in your Pocket

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

In this 90-minute webinar you’ll learn creative techniques for shooting, editing, stylizing and outputting with your iPhone and iPad.

Saturday Jan 13th, 10–11:30am Pacific Time

Mindful Doodling

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity and find inner peace through the art of Mindful Doodling at BrushCapades. Join our engaging workshop to experience the transformative power of self-expression and relaxation, all you need is pen and paper.

Tuesday Dec 19th, 6–7pm Central Time

Drawing with Colored Pencils

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Experience the beauty of botanical art from the comfort of your own home with Chicago Botanic Garden's online class. Learn the techniques of creating glowing colored pencil drawings on toned paper, adding highlights to achieve luminous, vivid color. Beginners and experienced students alike are welcome to join this virtual artistic journey.

Thursday Jan 11th, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Mixed Media Cityscape

92nd Street Y

Experience the vibrancy of city life with artist Susan Cottle as she combines drawing, painting, and collage techniques to create dynamic and unified cityscapes. Explore various perspectives and approaches to capture the essence of urban landscapes using provided New York photo sources or your international city views. All skill levels and media types are welcome in this inspiring mixed media art course.

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Portfolio Development Workshop

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

This workshop, designed specifically for fine art photographers, focuses on developing artists’ portfolios over a six-month period of time. Working together as a group and individually, we’ll develop the very best presentation that meets each student’s own sensibilities and target audience, such as gallerists, designers or fine art curators. In addition to monthly critiques and editing/sequencing sessions, the class will cover individual...

Monday Feb 19th, 9:30am–12:30pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Online Gray Colored Pencil 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Learn to create stunning gray-scale works of art using colored pencils in this unique course. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and discover techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. Perfect for colored pencil enthusiasts who prefer working in tone rather than color.

Wednesday Dec 6th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


Learn the ancient art of Japanese ink painting from the comfort of your own home with RESOBOX's Virtual Interactive class. Discover the therapeutic and contemplative nature of Sumi-e as you create beautiful and minimalist artwork using just a few essential materials. Join the class and unlock your creativity today!

Saturday Jan 13th, 1–2:15pm Eastern Time

Beginning Watercolor: Online

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Unlock your creativity and learn to paint sparkling, luminous watercolors with the Chicago Botanic Garden's virtual botanical art class. Explore brush techniques, color-mixing, and control of washes from the comfort of your own home. No prior experience is needed.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Expressive Watercolor

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques.  Each session will progress to a more controlled “found” finish. There will be a strong emphasis on values and design.  Three class sessions will be taught online via Zoom and three class sessions will be taught at the Chicago Botanic Garden. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive...

Saturday Jan 20th, 1–4pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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Discover the Best Art Classes Online

Art includes various styles, techniques, and mediums and can affect and change how individuals see the world. It is an essential skill and a productive hobby. Taking an art class is one of the best ways to learn art, including drawing, painting, clay molding, soap making, flower arranging, and more. 

Why You Should Learn Art Online

There are many benefits to learning art online. By taking an online art class, you can relieve stress and enjoy a productive hobby during your free time. In addition, once you’ve mastered the skill, you can create art projects as a side job, start a full-time business, or create handmade gifts for friends and family. 

Art classes also connect you to a larger community. When you take a class online, you can make friends across the country and connect with people with different life experiences. As a result, you can join clubs, groups, and events with other like-minded people. 

Virtual Art Classes 

Virtual art classes provide students with flexibility and options. Rather than driving to meet with an in-person class, you can take the art course from the comfort of your home. In addition, there are often more class options when you take the class online. The downside of online courses is that the teacher doesn’t always provide the class materials. When booking a class through CourseHorse, you can check the class description to see whether the materials are provided. 

CourseHorse offers many great online art classes. No matter your interests, you should be able to find a course that teaches the skills you’re interested in learning. For example, CourseHorse offers a Painting Seascapes with Watercolor class for $335 that starts on April 21st. The course spans six two-and-a-half-hour sessions and teaches students how to capture the beauty of the ocean in watercolor. 

For just $25, you can take a one-hour Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop on May 13th. You will need to prepare your materials beforehand, and the teacher will walk you through how to make candles in the comfort of your home.

Starting on May 17th, you can take a Painting the Natural World class that includes six sessions that meet for two and a half hours each. Although the course is remote, it takes place in the Chicago Botanic Garden, so students will overlook the beautiful greenery of the well-known garden. The class costs $349. 

CourseHorse’s Color Mixing class costs $374 and focuses on teaching students color theory. Over six sessions, students will learn to mix color, create color wheels, mimic shadows, and paint from live garden specimens. The class starts on June 4th. 

On July 17th, CourseHorse’s Portrait Beginners' Guide class begins. It includes three two-hour classes that teach students the basics of portrait art. Another fun class option is PHONE-ography 101, which includes two sessions for $115 and teaches students how to capture professional-level photos using nothing but a smartphone. This class begins on May 1st. 

Private Online Group Art Classes

Businesses and organizations can schedule private online group art classes. These classes will help the team bond and relax as they immerse themselves in a new skill. Some employees might find new hobbies and interests after the class as well. CourseHorse’s private online group art classes for businesses don’t have booking fees and have flexible group sizes that can even be changed after the booking. Once you schedule your class, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. 

CourseHorse offers a wide range of classes, ranging from fun art games to instructive art classes. For example, you can book a Virtual Cartooning & Doodling Workshop for up to 250 people. Participants only need paper, a pen or pencil, and an eraser to participate fully. The class will teach the group how to create a cartoon style and become familiar with drawing unique characters. 

CourseHorse’s Virtual Macrame Workshop will teach participants how to create plant hangers using knot patterns. Students will learn unique knots to create beautiful knotted patterned textiles. The class includes all materials, and everything will be shipped to the participants before the beginning of the course.

Online vs. In-Person Art Classes

When looking for an art class, you can choose between online and in-person courses. Both offer 1-on-1 instruction, personalized feedback, and unique opportunities to connect with classmates. Three things you should consider when deciding between online and in-person art classes include the following. 

  • Ability to travel: If you prefer not to travel, online art classes are the best option.
  • Materials: Online art classes don’t always include materials. So, if you’re unsure how to find art materials, in-person classes might be more convenient. 
  • Proximity to classmates: Bonding with classmates is a fun part of taking art classes. Although you can make friends in an online class, getting to know your classmates in an in-person course is easier.

If you plan to take multiple classes, feel free to try out both formats. CourseHorse offers a wide range of courses for beginners, intermediate learners, and experts to ensure you’re always getting the instruction you need. 

Can I Learn Art for Free Online?

Learning art online for free is simple. You can find thousands of resources on YouTube and other media-sharing platforms. These offer amazing opportunities to master skills, learn new techniques, or gather art ideas from other art experts. The only downside is that you won’t get personalized feedback with a driven art course. By taking an art class instead, you will learn faster and have a more thorough experience. 

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