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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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Online Painting with Acrylics 301

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques of 20th-century masters with the Online Painting with Acrylics 301 course. Discover how to mix colors, prepare the canvas, and execute styles such as impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract. Take your painting skills to the next level with this flexible and vibrant medium.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Oil Pastel 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the world of oil pastels with this online art course. Unleash your creativity as you learn color theory, blending techniques, and how to create stunning works of art that resemble oil paintings. Perfect for beginners looking for a mess-free and vibrant medium.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Online Pen and Ink 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the power of the pen as you delve into the intricate art of Pen and Ink. Unlock your creativity and learn the techniques needed to create stunning black-and-white illustrations. Perfect for aspiring illustrators and those seeking to enhance their artistic skills.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Graphite 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

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$160

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Online Watercolor 202 - Intermediate

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your watercolor skills to the next level with this intermediate class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn advanced techniques for texture, tone, and color layering, and discover how to create deeper, richer colors in your paintings. Perfect for artists interested in fine art or illustration.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Chalk Pastel 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Explore the delicate and versatile world of chalk pastels with an intermediate-level class that combines art and science. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while learning to mix and apply chalk pastels for various subject matters. Perfect for the artist who enjoys getting their hands dirty.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Watercolor Painting (Beginner/Intermediate)

92nd Street Y

Discover the unique properties of watercolor as you observe still life, figures, or photographs in this engaging art class. Learn techniques of paint application and color formation, while receiving real-time feedback on your progress. Join now to explore the captivating world of watercolor painting.

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

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Portrait Painting

92nd Street Y

Unlock the secrets of capturing the essence of a model through anatomy, proportion, and color-mixing. Embrace the challenge of painting different views of the head with live models, as you explore the art of portrait painting. Join us on this artistic journey and bring your portraits to life.

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

 (7 sessions)

$350

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Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Prima Materia Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the essential drawing techniques that will help you create realistic and convincing artwork. Join the live online classes every Tuesday at Prima Materia Institute and learn how to draw portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and more using various mediums. Develop your skills and receive expert feedback for a well-rounded beginner artist experience.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 5:30–7pm Pacific Time

 (12 sessions)

$525

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Digital Photography I

PhotoUno Photography School

Master the art of digital photography and unlock the full potential of your camera with PhotoUno Photography School's virtual beginner photography class. Join our knowledgeable instructors on Zoom as they guide you through essential techniques, from aperture control to tricky lighting situations.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

$290

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Drawing with Pastel

92nd Street Y

Unlock the vibrant world of soft pastels in this online course. Discover color theory and enhance your drawing skills as you explore classic still-lifes, figures, and photographs. Receive individual feedback and guidance from instructor Eva Nikolova along the way.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10:30am–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Watercolor

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity with a hands-on tutorial that provides all the necessary materials for a 90-minute watercolor experience. Discover the joy of painting with a watercolor fan set, brushes, and high-quality paper, all included in this immersive workshop. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the beautiful world of watercolors!

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 7–8:30pm Central Time

Model Painting with Live Model

The Gallery Girls

Join us for an immersive art experience where you can unleash your creativity by capturing the beauty of a live model. Connect with fellow artists and friends in our virtual painting session, all from the comfort of your own home. Sign up now to receive the exclusive link and passcode to join our engaging art community.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6:15–9:15pm Pacific Time

Drawing & Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Take your drawing and painting skills to the next level with this intermediate/advanced level course. Learn new techniques, explore the work of master artists, and receive individual feedback to enhance your creative practice. Join from the comfort of your own home and develop your observational skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Collage & Mixed Media (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Explore the limitless possibilities of collage and mixed media art as you engage in deep discussions on concepts, materials, and techniques. Push your artistic boundaries through personal and group critiques, and gain inspiration from contemporary artists and exhibits. Unleash your creativity and take your work to the next level in this dynamic course.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist and discover the joy of drawing in this inspiring and non-judgmental beginner drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Learn a variety of techniques, from charcoal and pencil use to shading and composition, as you create and finish many drawings to feel proud of. Join our supportive art community and experience the lasting health benefits of drawing!

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 8:30–9:45pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$125

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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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