Before we get into our FAQs, here's another little video to whet your appetite:
Barring any last minute glitches, we'll be launching a week today - Monday 23rd July. We'll send an e-mail as soon as we go live.
How much does ArtTutor cost?
ArtTutor costs USD $14.95 per month, $74 for 6 months (a month free) or $129 for the year (a saving of $50).
- In Euros, the cost is approximately: EUR €12 per month, €60 for 6 months or €105 for the year.
- In British Pounds, the cost is approximately: GBP £9.60 per month, £47 for 6 months or £83 for the year.
- In Australian Dollars, the cost is approximately: AUD $15 per month, $75 for 6 months or $130 for the year.
With the monthly option, is there a minimum amount of time I have to sign up for?
You can cancel the monthly option at any time and you'll be able to access ArtTutor until the date your billing cycle was set to renew. In effect, the minimum time you can subscribe for is 30 days.
How can you watch videos?
We like to make things as simple as possible so all our videos are click and play - just like YouTube. You can't download them, but you can watch them anywhere on any device (that includes iPhones and iPads as well as Android phones).
Every video is available in low, standard, or high definition to cater for differing Internet connection speeds. If you are able to watch YouTube videos without them stuttering, our videos shouldn't be an issue for you either.
What should I expect from your videos?
All the videos will be categorised on the website according to medium, subject matter, and difficulty. All the videos either have a materials list or mention the materials in the video, and we try and provide downloadable reference material where possible.
We provide demonstrations across all ability levels as well as our foundation courses.
We try to make every video between 20 and 30 minutes long. For demonstrations that are longer than half an hour, we split the video into parts so you can follow along in bite-size chunks.
What about the monthly challenges?
We will be running 12 challenges per month (one per medium, and six for our most popular subject matter). The prize will be $50 (or equivalent in your currency) to spend at your favourite online art store and there will be one winner per challenge.
The difference between our monthly challenges on ArtTutor.com and the challenge we ran on the blog is that we're going to ask you to write a little self-critique on your image. We think this is a great way to help you improve.
When we judge the winners, we won't just choose the best, but we'll look at your critique and see what you learnt from the whole process, so even if you're not a budding Turner or Monet, there's no excuse!
Is ArtTutor.com just foundation courses?
No. We think it's really important that you have a good knowledge of the basics so our foundation courses are designed to do just that. They should be your first port of call before you progress to some of our more advanced demonstrations.
So together with our foundation courses, we will be launching with over 40 individual demonstrations and updating the site with another 40 demonstrations by the end of August alone.
How can I get my painting critiqued?
We will run a page on the forum asking for critiques each month. Critiques are free, but we can only select a limited number of images. Even so, we'll choose images from different members each month so you have the best chance to be selected.
Will you be offering a money back guarantee?
For the 6 month and 12 month membership options, there is a 30-day money back guarantee. We can't offer a guarantee on the monthly option but you can cancel at any time so that the most you risk is the cost of one month's subscription.
Early Bird Incentives
We're really excited about ArtTutor.com and we can't wait to share all our videos with you. We also know that there are some people who are as excited as we are and to show our appreciation, we're going to have some early bird incentives for people who sign up in the first three days.
On day one we'll pick 10 people out of everyone who signs up and then uploads some of their own artwork into the online gallery. Those 10 will get a personal critique of their artwork from one of our professional tutors.
One day two we'll pick 5 people, and on day three we'll pick 3 people.
ArtTutor.com will be launching Monday 23rd July.
When the site launches you'll be able to create a user account and sign up. If you're reading this it probably means you're on our Priority Notification List because we've only emailed people on that list. If you were sent this link by a friend you can add yourself to the list below...