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From Traditional and Realist Online Fine Art Video Instruction, Art Instructional Drawing & Painting eCourses, eBooks and Books, to live Q&A sessions, a Day in the Studio Series, & Becoming a Featured Artist, The Artists Guild Has it All.
Why Become a Member of The Artist Guild?
Still Undecided? Join The Artist Guild for free and learn about the artists teaching styles, teaching advice, on important art topics, and discover The Artists Guild benefits and how it will improve your painting and drawing skills. Plus, you get two complete free videos from the Artists Guild library: Creating Form on a Flat Surface by David A. Leffel, and Palette and Tools by Sherrie McGraw.
Find Your Artistic Voice With Our Unique Benefits
No previous art training? No problem.
Want to get to the next level? The Artist Guild can help.
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While others may try to imitate us, no one else has our level of expertise and experience teaching beginning through advanced students for over 40 years. We’ve helped people just like you become fine artists by showing them that painting and drawing are learnable.
High Definition Videos
Our video instruction is available on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Get an opportunity to view high definition quality videos that demonstrate the detail of the work involved in the instructional videos.
Hours of Fine Art Instruction
Your subscription gives you instant access to a collection of exclusive fine art video instruction on portrait painting, still life, landscape, and more found only in The Artists Guild’s library. You will enjoy art instruction tailored to our members’ concerns through tutorials, as well as lectures and live streaming.
World Renowned Instructors
Learn from master artists, as they share their expertise in traditional realist painting and drawing through a constantly expanding collection of exclusive fine art videos, books, e-books, and live instruction.
All Levels Welcome
We offer a variety of memberships, each with wonderful features to hone your technique. For beginners to advanced artists alike, you can select from a free introductory membership, or Basic, Professional or join as a Masters Membership.
Affordable Monthly Pricing
With monthly plans starting at $29/month, you have access to world-class fine art drawing and painting classes with expert online instruction by David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Jacqueline Kamin, & Stacy Kamin exclusively from our world-renowned artist studios.
Drawing and Painting Classes
A few years ago I learned about David Leffel and his his painting style on YouTube. When I first saw his videos and his style of Abstract Realism I knew then I had found my teacher. Then I learned of Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin. I began to buy books first and my art began to improve rather fast. Then I decided I needed to subscribe to the Artist Guild; and shortly afterward my painting improved as well. I know that I am getting a first-class education and I am well on my way to becoming an artist. For more than a year now I have been getting a great value and a first class education of fine drawing and painting classes from the best.
I appreciate all I’ve learned from watching the BLFA videos of drawing and painting classes. It’s not the easily assimilated, formulaic kind of art instruction one often finds, it is much more challenging. But that’s what I appreciate the most, that I am being challenged to think differently and to really learn how to paint.
I rate Bright Light Fine Art and The Artists Guild along with David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin the best at what they do. A person looking to learn art will get a value that far exceeds their expectation and I am sure no one else can match their services and products. Believe me I have searched. You will learn methods, techniques, and practices from three of the best artists of our time. Bright Light Fine Art and The Artists Guild get rated 5 stars from me.
Thank you so much for such a quick response ….. I so look forward to that series on color …. and I so love painting and the work your team does to inspire the absolute beauty of oil painting and the passion the videos bring to my journey as an artist … BRAVO !!
I have learnt so much from BLFA…and the drawing and painting classes are restoring a lot of lost confidence in my painting skills.
Your workshop was pivotal for me….I will never look at another piece of art the same way. It came at the right time, when I felt stuck with my art and knew I wanted to take it to a different level – You provided me with direction!
About January I stumbled on the Artists Guild. Thank you so much for creating this platform. I spend hours watching and listening to David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and Jacqueline Kamin. Your experience, generosity and warmth has impacted my painting and my life.
The tutorials I am watching for this course, on your member’s site is so informative, Sherrie. Your unique way of teaching how to observe and draw so elegantly and delicately has changed the way I looked and drew gesture before. Every time I look at one of the videos by you, David Leffel or Jackie, a whole new world of seeing and possibilities open up…I shall never say enough thank you…love from NZ!
I have really enjoyed my membership in the Guild for 3 years now and my paintings have really improved from your instruction. I love the intimacy of hearing your voices and seeing the step-by-step process. Thank you so much!
Your form demo is really helpful. It is all starting to come into focus. I actually know most of this stuff and intuitively do a lot of it. I somehow created a vision of painting as being very difficult and if it comes too easily it must not be very good. This is an awakening for me, spending 4 or 5 hours every morning painting along with your demos and listening to the lectures. I am seeing progress almost daily. I see the Atelier movement as a disease in most cases and equating mimesis to mastery as a hoax. Back to cleansing my soul.
I always learn something new whether I am watching for the first time or the third time. They (the drawing and painting classes videos) are complex, they are fun, and most of all they are full of ‘aha’ moments. Love them.
Thank you and the other members of the Artists Guild for the excellent workshop. I found it entertaining, educational and downright mind-blowing. You are all marvelous.
How very wonderful these videos of fine art drawing and painting classes have been. I have learned more this last year being a member of The Artists Guild of Bright Light Fine Art than I have in all the years of my painting experience combined. You are so extremely generous, all of you, with your extraordinary knowledge. You are not only national treasures, but global ones indeed! From the bottom of my heart, and with great sincerity, THANK YOU!
I just watched the video ‘Abstract Realism.’ I had to tell you how much I enjoyed that video as well! I love them all but the videos where you both speak about art are so wonderful. What an amazing gift you both are for each other, you can just tell that there is such a mutual admiration between you both. I truly enjoy those videos. Documenting your work and sharing your thoughts on art for future generations! What a gift to everyone. Imagine if we would have had this technology for all the masters over the last 500 or more years what we would know today!
Dear Wonderful People, I have just watched my first lesson on your website. I am 70 years old and the overwhelming astonishment at the sheer beauty that was unfolding before my eyes and the words were music to my ears…blew my mind away. Thank you!
I just had a chance to watch the video of Jackie painting the rose set up and you speaking—how great it was for me to be able to sit at home and view this. This is a great learning tool for me and I thank you for making these drawing and painting classes and videos available to your fans.
I stayed up until the wee hours reading it from cover to cover, and marveling at your grace, wit and mastery. I mean, really. I’m just speechless about it. Kind of like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time; there’s just no box in my brain that the beauty can fit into.
The first time I listened, I was stumped by the information; the second time there was an inkling of understanding; the third time there was an epiphany, and I understood. I’m starting over; I’m able to let go of useless past information, and will put these instructions into practice. A heartfelt thank you for this wonderful resource, and hope to attend a live session someday.
I just want to say ‘Thank you’ to Bright Light Fine Art, all of you, for this amazing Guild. In just one week you have cleared my head, put confidence back, answered questions that had appeared to be unanswerable and stimulated my love of art to the degree that I now believe in myself. Thank you…and I have only just begun with you. You are an inspiration and, more importantly, an essential element in the learning about and how to understand the creation of good art. Thank you very much. I hope you will never go away.
Frequently Asked Questions to Guide You to the Next Level
You don’t need a degree in art to be an accomplished artist. It isn’t even necessary to have studied art before. No matter what age you start painting, what you really need is instruction that cuts through all the unnecessary academic training so you can learn the basics and grow to be the artist you envision. Our instructors at The Artists Guild can help you do just that.
The beauty of technology today is that you no longer have to travel or live in a big city to receive the best art education available. Now our instructors can mentor you, even if you live in a remote place, far from an art school. You’ll learn to draw and paint in the comfort of your own home on any computer or mobile device.
Now you can do just that. David A Leffel is recognized by many as the Rembrandt of our time. Through tutorials and demonstrations directly from this master and his learned colleagues, you can become a better artist as you begin to paint with the knowledge Rembrandt possessed.
The Artists Guild offers instructional videos that can help you identify what you want to learn and how to reach the next level of development. Through instructional videos, eCourses, eBooks with videos, online seminars and our special Day in the Studio series (taking you into the studios of our staff to see how they work, with voice-overs that explain their thought processes) you can find the missing knowledge, and most importantly, the inspiration you’ve needed to become the artist you’ve always envisioned.
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The Artists Guild Art Classes and Topics
- Portrait Painting
- Still Life Painting
- Landscape in Oil Painting
- Drawing the Nude
- Figure Drawing
- Gesture Drawing