Before and After by an Old Masters Academy student
From my childhood I wanted to be a manga artist — that’s why I took a student loan and studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. Family obstacles forced me to leave college, and the only work I could find was as a hotel receptionist.
At my lowest point, a friend of mine from the college gave me a book titled Better Than College. This book has changed my life. I took it as guidance. I stopped playing the victim and started to find alternatives to college. One day, I stumbled upon the Old Masters Academy website. There, I realized that what I really want to do is not illustration but classical oil painting. This was a big shift in my understanding of art.
I still continue working day shifts, but my evenings and weekends are busy with painting and studying at the Old Masters Academy course. I’m glad I can paint my loved ones and hope that one day I will be able to leave my day job to become a professional painter.
Learn time-honored oil painting techniques of the Old Masters!
What you will get:
- Instant access to all 60 multi-part video lessons
- A lifetime membership
- Personal coaching by the course tutor
- Constructive critiques of your artworks
- Full access to the Art Community
- Exhibition space in the Students Gallery
- Members-only newsletters and bonuses
- Old Masters Academy™ Diploma of Excellence
How you will benefit:
The Old Masters Academy™ course is very comprehensive, yet totally beginner friendly. All you need to do is watch video lessons one by one and use what you’ve learned in your creative projects. You will discover painting techniques of the Old Masters. This is the best art learning experience you can have without leaving your home. All information is delivered online, including personal support by the course tutor.
Mišo Serajnik says
Your sister’s picture is admirable. You have made incredible strides in your artistic journey. I am alone at the beginning of the journey, but when I see such works I get new impulses in Drawing academy. I can’t compete with you young people, my life is slowly running out, but I’m competing with myself.
Congratulations on your beautiful portrayal of your sister and thank you to Mrs Natalia Richi and Mr Vladimir London for their leadership in the academy
Mišo Serajnik – Slovenia
Mišo, I read your comment and understand that you also give me motivation to draw!
Maria, I wish you professional success and hapiness!
Shannon Huthsteiner says
Dear Maria, thank you for sharing your story. I love the painting of your sister- particularly the viridian eye color contrasting with the red- it’s absolutely beautiful!