Keep Free Online Art Classes Up And Running!

Why donate?

I have placed ads on just about every page to monetize my website and this strategy has helped keep Free Online Art Classes really free.

Occasionally, I receive a viewer's email asking if they can donate to this website and that is why I created this page. It presents an option for those who would like to donate and, really, any amount is always appreciated!

That said, I decided to offer a small gift of my artwork in exchange for donations of $20.00 and $30.00. If you have ever created a blog or a website, you know that a considerable amount of time can be spent building and maintaining it, tweaking pages, updating images and content to get it (and keep it) ranking well.

Since I started this website seven years ago, the Internet has changed significantly. It is an ever-expanding universe of information and an exploding social medium. It is viewed on a pc, laptop and mobile device and spans many cultures. It is linked to our lives through devices that monitor our bodies, our businesses, our homes, our cars, our children and grandparents.

Over the years I have seen a steady increase in viewers and, as you can read in the "Real Feedback" columns on the right, viewers often email supportive, enthusiastic and positive responses, for which I am truly grateful.


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Donate $30.00 and I will send you a matted print of my "Rooftops"oil painting.

The print is 7" x 9 1/2", matted with a cream-colored acid-free, bevel cut 16" x 18" mat and ready for you to frame. As always, when you donate through Paypal, your transaction is safe and secure.

Donate, then please email me with the name and address where you want the print sent. As always, your information will NEVER be shared with anyone. I will send the print to you within two weeks.

If you haven't taken an art class yet, I hope you try some of the lessons.

Review the course offerings on the navigation buttons on the left of this page, then choose your area(s) of study today. You can see for yourself the quality, information-rich instruction I have built into these courses. The "Real Feedback" column on the right is proof of the hundreds of people who have tried Free Online Art have made many positive comments about their learning experience. (Yes, they are REAL PEOPLE that have consented to having their comments here, online!)

Visit the many art instruction and art resource pages here on the Free Online Art website. Then consider donating...any amount. And thanks so much for your support!

Donate $20.00 and receive a Fabulous Free Online Art Classes Five Card Set!

I created these cards specifically for my Free Online Art Classes website. They symbolize the powers and resources of the artist-- the eye, the hand and the wonderful materials an artist uses. The palette, the tubes of paint, the pencils and pens depicted are what inspire us to be creative--as well as inspiring subject matter of water, trees, the sun and the moon.

For your donation of $20.00, you will receive a set of five 5" x 7" acid-free cards with envelopes.

Donate, then please email me with the name and address of where you want the cards sent.

As always, your information will NEVER be shared with anyone. I will send the cards to you within two weeks. And thanks so much for your support!

Here is my email--Please include your name and mailing address and please specify either the "Rootops" print or the Five Card Set.. And thanks again!

Real Feedback

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Lois, Thank you so much for this video.You have really outdone yourself on this one. I am truly inspired to give this a try! This is really stunning! I love it. I wanted you to know that you have been a real blessing to me. After the sudden passing of my husband (of 33 yrs.) I decided to take up art, and your site was one of the first I came across. It was, and still continues to be one of my favorite sites for inspiration and relaxed learning. You're a gem. Keep it up! Thanks Much Kim Tanner


I discovered your website today and I am so impressed by the content. Not only it is free but is far superior to other websites.

My name is Dena and I'm from Queensland in Australia. Just recently (few weeks ago I picked up a paint brush and love it!!! I'm a Mother of 4 and 46 this year, work full time real estate sales.

I've never had an art lesson and was surfing the Internet for free tutorage on acrylics. That's how I discovered your incredibly helpful site.

You are the one that should be charging not the majority of other ones I have found. My question to you is below is a painting that I'm trying to copy, however the running bits of paint at top I'm not sure how to get that effect.

I'm only on lesson one of yours as I just discovered it only hours ago. But if you would share with me how to achieve this it would be greatly appreciated.

Again, thank you for such rich information on your site. I'm so excited to get to experiment with all you share



I have had the immense pleasure of discovering your web site and found your online studies. I am a retired person and one of my goals now is to learn drawing and eventually, painting, at which time I'll need formal tutoring or teaching. I made the list of materials to start drawing and am now going out to buy them, then I'll start the six lessons you suggest. I am so excited that I wanted to thank you for being so generous to the rest of us by teaching freely on line. Happy New Year!

Jorge del Valle