Robert makes art fun, and his teaching style can give you confidence to start drawing and painting.
I learned how to hold my pencil properly, draw from the shoulder, make the shapes above the paper, move faster, draw lighter and pay more attention to angles! I am so much better at drawing curves than I was 2 weeks ago.
Many thanks to Mr Joyner for an awesome class and demos.
What level of computer knowledge will I need for the courses & workshops?
A basic level of computer understanding is needed. Our technology is simple and very easy to use! If you can browse the Internet, type in a password, play a video, upload a photo then you can easily attend our courses.
Why take fine art workshop/courses online?
Your instructor, Robert Joyner, is a full time renowned artists and are passionate about teaching. All of the workshop material from the filming to editing has been put together for those that who want you to excel in their art journey. These lessons and assignments have been designed for artists at every skill level and for the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The lessons have a perfect blend of traditional fundamentals with expressive techniques. There are many advantages: • Learn and engage from the privacy & comfort of your studio • No travel required • Watch course lessons 24/7, whenever it fits into your schedule • Fully optimized for your mobile devices so that learning on the go is easy and convenient
How do I ask questions?
You can ask a question anytime during your enrollment in a course. Your instructor will be as interactive as he can, so ask away. Remember, the instructor receive a lot of questions so be patient if they don't respond right away especially when it comes to communicating over different time zones.
How do online workshop and courses work?
Once you enroll you will have instant access to all available content plus new tutorials as it becomes available.
Workshops are 10-15 days long and include lessons and assignments.
Online workshops included feedback tutorials which increase the online learning opportunities.
However critiques are no longer available if you purchase the self-study course. But you can submit your art to be included in the artist gallery.
Do these courses need to be viewed on desktop computer only?
No. As long as you have high-speed Internet connection our courses can be viewed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. We support Mac OS X & iOS plus Windows & Android operating systems.
As a rule, it is always helpful to have the latest version of the browser you are using to minimize any difficulties.
Can I get a refund if I can't complete course or workshop?
No refunds are available. We offer credit to take another course when your time allows.
Do I need a fast Internet connection?
Yes – it will help alleviate frustration. All Painthog courses stream in HD. A minimum download speed of 5.0 Mbps is recommended to stream video lessons and attend these courses.
You may check with your Internet provider (ISP) or click here to visit speedtest.net and test your download speed before enrolling in a course.. If your system downloads at less than 5.0 Mbps you will experience streaming video issues and this makes watching unenjoyable.
For our international and frequent traveling students we recommend checking this handy link for internet speeds across the world to see if you'll have good connection.
Lastly, if you can watch this video without interruption then your Internet is most likely fast enough for our courses.
Is this a live event? Do I need to be present a specific time?
No. Since we have students from all over the world, it makes it impossible to schedule live courses. These lessons have been pre-recorded so that you can watch anytime and anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
You can watch the videos in parts if you can't watch the entire video all at once. You can forward and rewind the video lessons from your instructor as often as you wish during your enrollment in the course. This is an added bonus, because everyone knows that there is no rewinding instructors information when taking a physical workshop. We made it easy for anyone in the world to learn from the very best.