How to teach art forms online?

How to teach art forms online?

Expanding your contribution to teach online art classes stands out among other ways to improve and expand your student base. Working from home offers you flexibility, an expanded customer base and urges students to embrace alternative forms of effort and expertise. In addition, innovation is your partner; which makes web-based teaching easier than ever.

The most effective method to Teach Online Art Classes
Online art school has its own Pro’s & Cons When you are teaching face to face you can read the expression and behaviour of your students. It also has the advantage of being able to control the environment through music and lighting.

1. Decide Subject

If you are teaching art for the first time. First thing you need to decide what you will teach. This can be frustrating, especially when you do a lot of things like Doreen, who creates both digital illustration and hand-drawn art.

Doreen's rule of thumb is the same for you: find out the easiest thing to do and start from there.
Of course, simplicity is relative, and the curse of experience may make you think that creating lush digital landscapes or creating fast cartoons is no big deal, but remember that anything you've been doing long enough will feel a lot easier for you than before. Some examples of "simple" strategies to start with:

• Basics of Drawings
• Painting clouds
• Carving small pots

It may be helpful to have a pen and paper, write down every process you use in your art, and break it down into very small steps to get a good idea of what to teach.

2. Decide Format

If you like the idea of teaching a live class and interaction with students.
There are a few options for the online art teaching format:

• Teaching live lessons to a small audience, interacting and giving feedback to your students in real-time.
• Pre-record a short tutorial and upload it with images and PDFs for just a small sale

Some teachers select both formats for longer courses such as Flora Bowley's Bloom True, including pre-recorded downloads and other features and the opportunity to join live calls to ask questions and interact with other students. Just choose whether it's live teaching or pre-recorded teaching, and you're good to go!

3. Real-time chat platform

There are many real-time chat platforms to choose from, allowing you to interact with students in real-time, see each other's faces, and interact through the chat function to share links, etc. . Here are some of the most popular real-time chat platforms:


Zoom is a great way to get started - registration is free, and you can schedule your first call in just a few minutes. Free accounts have some limitations: you can chat with 3 or more people in real-time for up to 40 minutes. If you need more time, you can subscribe for a month.


There is no free option for CrowdCast, but it costs only $20/month (if you pay annually), can accommodate 50 participants, and up to 5 hours per month

4. Assemble Equipments

You need to assemble all your equipment such as HD Webcam and smartphone with a tripod.
If you need to use a smartphone for recording or live streaming, make sure to use a tripod to keep the image stable. Many recent generations of iPods and iPhones have different video capabilities. Just buy a tripod and make sure you use it in a room with good lighting.

5. Use Digital marketing to reach students

Use digital marketing to reach readers. If you are going to teach online art classes, you need to reach students who are already online with a strong digital marketing strategy. Enhance your business with social media posts, a detailed website, updated profiles on review pages like Yelp, and email marketing to your current readers.

When you don’t know where to start when it comes to social media? Do not stretch yourself thin. Choose two platforms on which to invest your time and energy. Instagram and Facebook are two of the most popular social media platform and come with the added bonus of easy integration with each other.

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