How to draw anything you see, from life or picture references
How to dramatically increase your creativity through engaging your right brain
Retrain your eye to see complex values, shades and color temperatures as second nature
How to use oil paint in depth, mix beautiful colors and create stunning works of art
See what you’ll be learning week by week
Drawing: Right Brain Exercises - Drawing a Crumpled Piece of Paper
Oil Painting: How to Clean Brushes - Deal with Solvent - Making a Palette - Squirting Out Paint - Value Scale - Painting a Monochromatic Pear
Drawing: Upside Down Technique - Drawing Audrey Hepburn
Oil Painting: How to Lay Down Paint - Load a Brush - Land & Sky - Different Brush Strokes - How to Use a Limited Palette with 3 Colors
Drawing: Learn Observation - Drawing Your Eye in a Mirror
Oil Painting: Transparent vs. Opaque - Painting a Strawberry Using a Rub Out & Glaze
Drawing: Ellipses Open & Closed
Oil Painting: Warm & Cool - Setting Up a Palette - Primaries - Painting a Beetle
Drawing: Quadrant Still Life
Oil Painting: Edges - Depth & Values - Painting a Simple Landscape
Drawing: Measuring - Finding a Standard of Measurement - Animal Head
Oil Painting: Color Wheel - Using Compliments Into Local Color - Painting Fruit with Reflective Light
Drawing: Measuring With a Scale Tool - Drawing a Flower
Oil Painting: Learn About the Different Mediums - Subtraction - Subtraction Tools - Painting a Flower
Drawing: Contour - Inner Contour - Paper
Oil Painting: How to Use Full Palette - Not Smoothing - Visual Texture - Painting an Animal Close Up
Elli is the founding owner of Milan Art Institute and has sold her work professionally for the last 24 years. She has sold over 10,000 pieces throughout her career. She has transformed the lives of over a thousand artists from all over the world, helping them find their voice, and turn their passion for art into a profession. With her online drawing classes and online painting classes, Elli is a leading voice of the current Art Renaissance.
Dimitra generated over a million dollars of artwork sales by the age of 15. Her success is a result of learning at Milan Art Institute and her paintings are collected world-wide. Dimitra is pioneering a new age of artist influencers on social media, spreading beauty across the entire planet. She is now a mentor and co-owner at Milan Art Institute and passionate about equipping artists to change the world with their art.
Providing world-class art education available anywhere in the world
Taught over 1,000 students world-wide and helped these artists step into their true potential
Ran by artists with over 50 years of combined experience as professional artists
Institute that combines the essential and classical knowledge of old masters with contemporary techniques to provide cutting-edge art education
Milan Art Institute is a place where passionate hearts and creative minds come together to bring visions to life. The founders, John and Elli Milan, have been successful artists for over twenty years each and have made a living during that entire period solely through art. Their daughter, Dimitra Milan, became a professional artist, and at the age of fifteen, had generated over a million dollars through the sales of her own artwork. The Milans’ works have been featured in galleries across the world. And now, they are sharing their insights about the art industry into art courses online. They have rallied a dedicated and incredibly talented group of individuals to fulfill the dream of inspiring artists all over the world. The Milan Art Institute team is completely devoted and fully committed to helping artists live out their true purpose.
Milan Art Institute has turned a passion into a profession for hundreds of students. Both beginners and professionals come here to master skills, learn new techniques, and join an ever-expanding community of artists. Milan Art Institute is here to enlighten and educate a worldwide audience about the transformational power of the visual arts.
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Click here to access the complete art supply list you’ll need to take the Beginner Art Program.
We’ve complied all of the painting supplies in one place to save you money and time on our Art Store here. NOTE: this kit does not include newsprint, paper or solvent. You'll need to get those on Amazon or at your local art supply store.
No! This course is truly for beginners even if you have never touched a brush or a pencil! We will teach you everything step-by-step. There are no other drawing classes for beginners online that are filled with so much useful information!
No! Talent is overrated and you don’t need it. ANYONE can learn to paint as long as there is desire. We can show anyone how to learn drawing online. Painting and drawing are just skills that can be acquired. Once you learn the tricks and train your eye to “see” you will be on your way!
Yes. We have a list of supplies you need to purchase. You can get them yourself from your local art supply store, or online. You can also purchase a kit and have the exact supplies that were used in the videos.
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The program is 8 weeks if you go at the pace we recommend, which is 10 hours per week.
We want to help people who have wanted to paint, to be able to be independent, to draw and paint without fear, doubt, and difficulty. Other online art classes for beginners don't give you the skills needed to draw anything you see. We know that by the end of the course you will feel liberated and full of passion for the arts and beyond excited in your new addiction!
Including the video-watching, this course should not take more than 10 hours per week.
Yes! It’s online and you can go at your own pace. We recommend 8 weeks but since you get life time access to this program, you will have plenty of time to work it in.
Yes, this program is suitable for all ages, starting at 9 years old.
This online drawing course for beginners will learn how to draw and paint accurately what you can see. You will paint landscapes, still life, florals, and animals. You will have a pretty advanced understanding of color theory.
It is recommended if you have absolutely zero experience with paint. It is not mandatory though. The Mastery program can still be suitable for a beginner, but this program will definitely help prepare you and build your confidence.
Yes. You can log on to your account through any device and stream from anywhere.
You will have lifetime access to the program! The techniques taught here will be easy to absorb, but take repetition to master. You can return to them anytime to get a refresher.
You will paint beautiful paintings and could certainly appeal to a buyer. However, we recommend the Mastery program if you want a career as an artist.
You don’t need a studio, but a table easel or standard easel is helpful. Often students find an extra bedroom, or a corner of the living room a good spot.
It depends on how much of art school you retained. If you don’t mind a little bit of review, it could definitely still be beneficial. It could be that you find the oil painting section totally beneficial and the drawing section somewhat reviewed in some aspects. We feel you would still learn some new things. This program is the best place to learn drawing online!
Even if you can’t draw a stick figure you can learn how to draw and paint realistically by the end of this program! Take the first step to become an artist. Join the best beginner art program.