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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 canít 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 for 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 materials as well as Johannes own book, "Landscape Painting Essentials" are sold in bookstores such as Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. Northlight Books named Johannes, "a master painter". He has taught at the Pastel Society of America, one of the most prestigious art organizations in North America.
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. He will reveal to you the secrets that only top artists know. 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!

Would like you like to watch a free 120 min. demo of this gorgeous scene? Just click here. No personal information from you is necessary. All Paint Along classes are in oils, watercolor and pastel.

Interested in joining our Landscape Painting Workshop?

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

Add Life to Landscape Paintings

Join Johannes Vloothuis in this live online workshop, along with hundreds of other artists, to strengthen your painting skills with 12 hours of painting fun distributed over the course of three Saturdays. Johannes will start his landscape paintings from scratch, and finish them in real time while you watch over his shoulder as you hear him think out loud. And if you want, you can paint along with him from the comfort of your own home!
During each online class you will receive verbal techniques, color mixing lessons, professional secrets, and painting instructions to guide you along the way. As you follow along, you will learn how to add a punch of interest to your landscape paintings to capture the attention of your viewers. One demo will be an oil painting, another a watercolor painting, and another in pastels. During the demonstrations you can also chat and socialize with like-minded artists. Make new friends! No matter what medium you use, you will benefit from acquiring the "keys" to successful paintings as you add a touch of life to your landscapes!

Painting demonstrations will include the following subjects:

  • Romantic couple walking down a Mexican Beach at sunset
  • Pumpkin patch with a farm at the back
  • View of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York complete with skyscrapers

Dates: 3 Saturdays: October 1, 8, & 15
1:00 to 5:00 PM EST (The class may extend more than 4 hours)
You do not have to attend the sessions live. Everything gets recorded.
Where: Online from the comfort of your home

"I'm going to teach you exactly how I learned. Copying photos simply does not work,"  -Johannes

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In this online workshop, join Johannes Vloothuis along with hundreds of other artists to strengthen your painting skills with 12 hours of painting fun distributed over the course of three Saturdays. Johannes will start a painting from scratch, and finish it in real time while you watch, "over his shoulder and hear him think out loud." And if you want, you can paint along with him from the comfort of your own home! You will receive the drawing templates before each class. During each session you will receive verbal techniques, color combinations, professional secrets, and instructions to guide you along the way. One demo will be in oils, another in watercolor, and another in pastels. In this course you will learn how to change boring photos into award winning paintings by setting the stage with out-of-the-ordinary moods. You can also chat and socialize with like-minded artists. Make new friends! No matter what medium you use, you will benefit from acquiring the "keys" to successful paintings.