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  • Colleen Dyson Testimonial

    "I can't tell you how much I am enjoying your classes. I am a first time user only since January and am now convinced that I can paint landscapes. I am a die-hard still life and florals painter in oils and can't wait to get at some landscapes."
  • Holly B. Testimonial

    "My work and ability to 'see' has improved considerably in these 3 months. Heart-felt thanks for a great student/teacher relationship here in real-time cyber space!!"
  • Jan Burton Testimonial

    "Since watching your class, I look at my old paintings and see what I did wrong. I had no idea there is a 'melodic line' that conveys to the viewer in a positive way. Thanks for this eye opener and all the other gems."
  • Jimmy Sun Testimonial

    "Your classes have answered my two big questions which I have searched answers of for years. One is why master pieces have strong attractions. Another is how can I do to make my paintings more attractive. Thank you very much."
  • Linda MacGregor Testimonial

    "I've been teaching art for more than 20 years and, after spending approximately 60 hours with Johannes during his weekend classes, I feel like I should start over again. Wonderful teacher, wonderful teachings!!"
  • Melissa Bellows Testimonial

    "I so appreciate your solid teaching on composition! Your enthusiasm for sharing this information is obvious. Thank you so much!"
  • Rae Smith Testimonial 7

    "I have learned more in the past 12 weeks than I have in the 50 years I have been a pastel painter. You have a way to impress the knowledge you impart into my thick skull!! So happy I took the class."
  • Reija Helminen Testimonial

    "I feel fortunate and privileged for having participated in your fantastic Webinar art class. Your unique, professional teaching has opened my eyes: I see, think and paint in a totally new way, and I've learned from you more than I ever have of the huge pile of art books I studied!"
  • Randy Keenan Testimonial

    "I've enjoyed your Wet Canvas lessons. The information on composition has been fabulous for me as a photographer and a fiber artist. What you say makes perfect sense. I started dabbling in watercolor and your guidance has given me the confidence that 'I too can do this'."
  • Rosemary Sexton Testimonial

    "My landscape attempts always seemed to be lacking that special spark. Your online workshop has shown me how in so many ways I was missing the mark. I can’t thank you enough for opening up a whole new genre for me!"
  • Shirley's Testimonial

    "I struggled for years with composition, value, color harmony, etc. Then I stumbled upon your Wet Canvas Webinar and, presto, within weeks things just clicked. The foreign became the familiar. You have given me the tools to create and blossom. Thank you ever so much!"
  • Susan Wall Testimonial

    "I am so impressed with what he has to offer and very sad that I wasn't able to do the whole course. He is amazing! I would tell anyone that if you want to learn how to paint landscapes....this is the man to do it with."











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Online Art Classes

Do you feel stuck in your painting? Do you find yourself second guessing what your next step will be?

Even if you have never painted or painted a little, how about starting your art with a good foundation? And if you have experience already what about picking up some advanced techniques?

We all rely on photos to develop our paintings, but how much of the information should we include or edit?

Johannes Vloothuis, an award winning professional artist has found the way to verbalize in simple understandable terms the "Science of Art Beauty". When 7 main principles are intellectualized you will solve all compositional problems in your paintings. Several of our students have won prestigious awards and art teachers all over the world are adopting his techniques.

Currently, Johannes is an official instructor and author under a royalties contract with FW Media Inc., the world's largest publisher of  art books, Northlight. Johannes' classes are endorsed by these magazines, The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Artist,  and Pastel Journal, Drawing, and Acrylic Artist. See the endorsement in the Artist's Magazine here. These are sold in bookstores everywhere in the world. Northlight Books named Johannes, "a master painter". If you want to create more beautiful paintings, give us a try. Join the 100's of artists that have taken our online art classes. Listen to Johannes as he thinks out loud during live online video demonstrations while you see how he paints in real time. The classes are geared towards all main mediums and artists of any level will benefit. Join us and be ready to have fun!

Johannes has appeared on prime time news CTV, Canada's largest TV station. Watch here!

Watch Johannes thoughts on what it takes to make a painting work!
Watch here Part 1
Watch here Part 2

Would like you like to watch a free 120 min. demo of this gorgeous mountain scene? Just click here. No personal information from you is necessary.

Interested in joining our Landscape Drawing course?

How would you like to have one of the world’s most popular art instructors right in your home?

Essentials of Drawing Landscapes

There are lots of learning resources on painting landscapes but very little on drawing them. Every artist who takes this craft seriously will eventually have to face thinking in values as the backbone to all successful paintings. A gray scale drawing that is well executed can rival its own color version. You will improve your landscapes with this course once you remove the burden of color mixing and only concentrate on the gray values. This will be a simple course because you will be provided with printable templates that already contain the linear drawings. Join Johannes Vloothuis and 100's of fellow artists for this one of a kind live online workshop.


You will learn how to:
* Think and work with a reduced value scale
* Define planes with pencil directional strokes
* Convey rhythm
* To build a preemptive design to base your final painting on
Materials list:
1) Kneaded eraser
2) The finest sandpaper
3) Ordinary white bond paper
4) Staedtler Lumograph 12 pencil set
5) White Conte pencil
6) Staedtler pencil sharpener

7) Utility knife

When? Feb 6, 13 & 20
What Time? From 1 to 5 PM Eastern
Where? In the comfort of your home



You do not have to attend the sessions live. Everything gets recorded.

$19.99 Your payment is secure with Northlight, the world's largest art book  and magazines publisher. After you register send us an email with your receipt so we can give you the download links.

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