Why Choose Famous Artists School?
Here are just a few of the reasons to select Famous Artists School for your home study art instruction course:
We have a long and distinguished history of success
Famous Artists School was founded more than fifty years ago and is proud to have graduated some of the finest artists of our time, some of whom have gone on to become faculty members themselves. FAS’s parent company, Cortina Learning International, has been involved in educational activities for over 120 years.
Distance education works
Distance education is an established, proven means of developing new skills. You learn on your schedule, at your convenience, and at a pace that’s comfortable for you all the while having access to some of the finest instructors teaching today.
Our instructors are professional artists themselves
Because they’re all working artists, our instructors all know what’s going on in the world of art. Among them they have a wide variety of experience and specialties. The lessons have been developed by a guiding faculty of well-known, well-respected professional artists.
Help is available
If you get stuck, or need some answers, your instructor is available by mail or email and will answer your questions right away. If you need help with with practical matters such as sending in assignments, payment arrangements, and so on, you can contact the office staff directly via email or by calling our toll free number.
We are recognized as the premier home study art school in the country—as our graduates will attest.
At Famous Artists School, You are a “Class of One”
The art training you’ll receive as a Famous Artists School student is just like private tutoring. You have skilled professional artists guiding you every step of the way. You work at home. Your textbooks are organized to help you progress smoothly through the basic and advanced steps you need to master to succeed as an artist.
Studying where you can, when you can, has advantages. You don’t lose time traveling. There’s nobody telling you, “Time is up!”—you decide when time is up. You can work without distractions, at your own pace, on your own schedule. You needn’t rush to keep up with others, and can move on to the next lesson as soon as you’re ready, without having to wait for others to catch up. And you set up your work area so that it’s a comfortable place for you to work.
Each member of the instruction staff at Famous Artists School is a successful professional artist with outstanding credits and experience. Also, each of them is a gifted teacher of art—able to relate to your special needs. As they work with you, you will discover that their knowledge of art comes not just from theory, but from actual experience. In addition to teaching and helping students, instructors have their own professional careers. This makes their advice dynamic, fresh, and focused on the requirements of the contemporary field of art.
There are Home Projects and Assignments for each section of your course, which you send in to Famous Artists School for your instructor’s critique and evaluation. After completing the textbook study assignment, you complete the Lesson Assignment and then send your work to FAS in the mailer provided.
Your assignments are allocated to an Instructor who is a specialist in the area of art you are studying. Your instructor reviews your work and your student record, then creates drawings or paintings showing you how to improve your picture. Then, your instructor writes you a detailed letter, giving you personal guidance and encouragement. Your instructor gives your work and your needs his or her undivided attention when he is working with your assignment. You are truly “a Class of One.”