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  • Instant Access The Art School
  • Access To Michael's Exclusive Video Tutorials

Join the Michael James Smith Oil Painting School

If you’re looking for easy to follow, enjoyable, oil painting classes, where you can learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home, then you can sign up above. In my online oil painting school, I will teach you the basic principles of painting with oil paints through clear, step-by-step instructions, to help you build up your foundation skills.

When you join my school, you will have access to a comprehensive library of high quality video tutorials, providing detailed, easy to follow instructions.  Throughout my videos, I cover everything you need to know, from sketching out your subject matter, colour mixing ratios, brush stroke techniques and much more.

Each tutorial comes with an accompanying PDF document listing my recommended set of brushes, paint colours and equipment, as well as a downloadable reference photo and a sketching guide, to get you started with each new subject.

Questions about the Online Art School

How do I join the Online Art School?
How do I pay for my subscription?
Can I pay in my local currency?
How do I access the video tutorials?
Do I have to download the tutorials to my computer?
I am a total beginner; will the Art School be right for me?
What support will I receive?
What if I don't have time to work through the tutorials and I can't keep up?
What if I change my mind or want to stop my subscription?
How do I join the Online Art School?

You can join the school by clicking above on the subscription plan of your choice.

How do I pay for my subscription?

You can choose between three subscription plans: monthly, 6-monthly and yearly. Once you purchase a subscription plan of your choice your subsciption will be automatically renewed at the end of the subscription term. E.G. if you choose a monthly subscription, the subscription will renew at the end of each month so that you can continue to enjoy the school. We process all subscription payments using trusted online payment processing gateways, called Stripe and PayPal. Stripe will accept all major credit or debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and because it is an international payment gateway, you can pay in most major currencies, so you won’t need to worry about changes in exchange rates.

Can I pay in my local currency?

The payment amount will be shown in GBP but you will be charged at the converted rate at that time in your local currency.

How do I access the video tutorials?

Once you have an active subscription, simply login to your account with your email address and password, and enjoy watching Michael’s tutorials.

Do I have to download the tutorials to my computer?

You will not need to download the tutorials as they are hosted on my website. To make sure that you get the best experience, it’s advisable to have a high-speed internet connection when watching the tutorials.

I am a total beginner; will the Art School be right for me?

My Online Art School is suitable for all experience levels, it doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner. In each tutorial, I cover everything you need to know from colour mixing to how to load the paint on your brush. Don’t expect miracles from yourself from day one, just keep practicing.

What support will I receive?

I’ve put together answers to many of the questions that I’m frequently asked by students on the FAQs page. If you need anything else or you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can get in touch at any time via the contact page.

What if I don't have time to work through the tutorials and I can't keep up?

Each tutorial is broken down into shorter videos, which you can watch in your own time and at your own pace. Each section of tutorial is approximately 1-hour long and you can watch it as many times as you like or rewind and fast forward whenever you need to. Every person learns at their own pace, so take your time and enjoy developing and enhancing your own oil painting technique.

What if I change my mind or want to stop my subscription?

We don’t want you to leave us but if you need to cancel your subscription, you can do so at any time before your renewal date, via your account page .

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