CommonTime is a virtual platform to learn visual arts online. International teaching artists host online visual arts classes in real-time for students anywhere in the world! We have a growing library of artists and lessons with new ones added regularly, so you're sure to find what you're looking for. Whether you want to learn sculpting, oil painting, or photography, we've got something for everyone!
Type in a profession, specialization, or artist name to search for an artist. When you have found an artist who fits your curriculum or interests, click on their name to view their artist profile. Click on the Book a Session tab to see the artist’s Lesson Offerings or Create a Customized Lesson. Choose your date and time slots, then add the lesson to your cart or proceed to checkout.
Check out our blog, How to Build a Lesson with an Artist on CommonTime, for a visual guide.
Yes! Many of our teaching artists teach beginners. You can use the Skill Level filter at the top of the search page to find teaching artists that offer online visual arts lessons at the beginner level.
The average cost of an online visual arts class on CommonTime ranges from $25 to $35, depending on the rates of each teaching artist. We have teaching artists for all levels of visual artists, so we're confident that there's something for everyone!
Joining online visual arts classes on CommonTime is a great way to learn drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, and more. The best part about taking online visual arts classes is that you'll have access to teaching artists from the comfort of your own home - no matter where in the world they are! During your live, virtual session, you can ask your teaching artist questions and get feedback in real-time, as well as get one-on-one instruction whenever you need it.
On CommonTime, users can Build a Lesson with an Artist or book a Planned Lesson.
Building a Lesson with an Artist allows you to create a customized Lesson tailored to your learners’ needs. You choose the Lesson Type - Private, Group, or Classroom - depending on how many learners will be attending the Lesson. You choose the Duration, Number of Lessons, Subject, Skill Level, and Age Group of your learners. You can also type in your Learning Goals and Outcomes.
A Meet and Greet is a short introductory session with an Artist to help you decide if they are a good fit for you and your learners. You can book a Meet and Greet through the Build a Lesson form. This session type can also be used to familiarize yourself with our video lesson interface.
Planned Lessons are premade Lesson plans that an Artist can offer. These Lessons have a set price and learner outcome. Planned Lessons are a great way to have a Lesson with an Artist when you aren’t sure what you would like to learn!
If both parties (booker and artist) give consent to have the lesson recorded, then the lesson will be automatically recorded.
When you are booking a lesson, you may give consent to have the lesson recorded during Checkout. To give your consent, click the checkbox in Payment Details that is labeled: “I give my consent to record these sessions. If both parties agree, the lesson will be recorded and available to download later.” Educators should review their school’s policy toward recording students before giving their consent. The artist may choose to give consent to have the lesson recorded when approving a booking request by clicking the checkbox on the lesson approval page.
If either party does not give consent to have the lesson recorded, then the lesson will not be recorded and will not be available to view after the lesson has concluded.
If you love visual arts but just can't seem to find a good teacher in your area, CommonTime is the solution! CommonTime is an online learning platform that specializes in offering multi-disciplinary visual arts lessons from professional artists. Our teaching artists are experts in a variety of visual arts professions, including drawing, painting, photography, and more.
Lessons are available for all skill levels; whether you’re a beginner or you’re looking to take your skills to the next level, we have just the right teaching artist for you.
Learn at your own pace, wherever you are. Book lessons on your schedule and have a great arts experience from the comfort of your home!
Create a free CommonTime account to start booking lessons and exploring the world of visual arts!
You'll be able to learn new techniques, follow along with other artists, and study under a mentor who is currently working in visual arts. If you, your child, or your students are looking to hone a skill or discover a new passion, then Commontime is for you!