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DeKay

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on: March 09, 2016, 07:01:54 AM
Hello,
I purchased the Learn to Draw Course from the Paint Basket website and I'm only about two weeks in, really liking it so far and the folks on the forum are very supportive. I have not heard as much as a peep from any instructor - that seems a little odd, and I am wondering if the teachers are for real or just actors  8). However that's not my question.

I clicked on many links and ended up subscribing to a page called onlineartlessons.com and I see several classes there and offers of a free 7 day trial and then a monthly fee. Question is - Are those classes the same classes offered at paintbasket.com? What's the difference? Do the onlineartlessons.com subscribers access the paintbasket.com material and is it the same forum with the same folks? Is every thing the same on both except for the way you pay for the instruction? Could I have chosen the monthly option instead of subscribing to the drawing course and can I still do that? I think I am just a little confused  ???.
Thanks in advance,
DeKay
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Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 07:21:28 AM
Good morning DeKay. Yes, the instructors are real. I saw a previous post from Dennis last night saying that he and Nolan have not been able to be online for a few days. He did not elaborate. If you go back through my "Kathy'S Let's Draw" you can see some of Nolan's responses. What I've found is that he will be offline for a while and then catch up. I've have not had a lot of interaction with Dennis as I've not taken his classes yet. Both seem to be very genuine and helpful people.

I joined the online art site a few weeks ago.  The let's draw course is not offered there but most all of the single classes are. I like having both forums.  I like the interaction with the members on PB. Online art has less options for topics on its forum. What I like about having both is that I am watching classes that relate to what I'm learning on Let's Draw. Having that membership opens everything for exploration. After I have finished Let's Draw, there are many classes I'm looking to do. I plan to use the classes on OnLine Art but I will post to PB for the support and interaction.

I have zero regrets for signing up for both.  I have learned more than I ever dreamed in about 5 weeks time.

BTW, Dennis's Composition course on Online Art has been very helpful. It is many short segments. So not overwhelming.

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Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 11:20:47 AM
we are very real  ;D we have just been away for a few days so couldn't access the site due to limited Internet. :-\

paintbasket.com and onlineartlessons.com are sister websites.

at paintbasket.com you purchase the classes outright, so when you purchase a class you can watch it as often as you like and your access to it doesn't expire.

onlineartlessons.com works like a gym membership. When you join you get access to all the classes, plus a gradual release of most of our courses (not the Lets Draw). As long as you remain a member you will be able to watch the classes as often as you like. If however you cancel your membership then your access to the classes closes again.

paintbasket.com is great if you only want to do a few classes or if you are only interested in one medium. In that case purchasing the classes works out cheaper

onlineartlessons.com is cheaper if you want to follow lots of classes in one or more mediums O0


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Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 11:58:32 AM
Nolan - You are real! LOL Thanks for the response, I understand the difference in the sister sites now.

Kathy - I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We two gals have plenty in common; location, age, and a budding interest in art. I also think that I'd like having the benefit of Paint Basket and the great forum here, AND perhaps the onlineartlessons.com classes for variety as well. My understanding is now that I am a Let's Draw student I will retain access to the PB forum forever. That's great because everyone is so encouraging. Once I get a little further on in my current course I think I'd like to try some of the onlineartlessons courses as well. I have an interest in painting in both acrylics and watercolor and might even want to try soft pastel. I will have to check out what's available on both platforms before I decide on my further learning.

Thanks again to all,
DeKay
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Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 12:10:49 PM
On OnlineArtLessons, there is also a real time interactive lesson every 2 weeks.  They are informal but great and you can ask a question or request clarification in real time.   I am a beginner and I limit myself to drawing and oil lessons, but I enjoy 'looking and listening around' and I am surprised how much education I get rather effortless and sometime when I less expect it.   Many tips apply to various media.    So as Nolan said it depends when you want to do, but I am happy I join OAL.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 02:06:52 PM

 We two gals have plenty in common; location, age, and a budding interest in art. I also think that I'd like having the benefit of Paint Basket and the great forum here, AND perhaps the onlineartlessons.com classes for variety as well. My understanding is now that I am a Let's Draw student I will retain access to the PB forum forever. That's great because everyone is so encouraging. Once I get a little further on in my current course I think I'd like to try some of the onlineartlessons courses as well. I have an interest in painting in both acrylics and watercolor and might even want to try soft pastel. I will have to check out what's available on both platforms before I decide on my further learning.

Thanks again to all,
DeKay

Oh Yes DeKay, We do have a lot in common. I'm glad we can share the art adventure together.  ;)
Kathy S.


 

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