Lessons

I teach 1 hour art lessons at any experience level. We use 2 webcams and microphones, and Skype to share online.
Before buying a lesson, email me here first below, so we can plan it. Then you can click the "Buy Now" button to pay. I will help you with the tech setup. I give homework after each lesson.

Contact me:derekvanderven@gmail.com

Click to purchase a lesson.

$34.00 per lesson/hour

Testimonial from Sam from Australia

" As a self taught artist, searching for information on how to approach the craft can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Derek provided me with the direction I needed on how to solve issues in my art that I could not quite figure out.

My focus is on reviving techniques of the old masters and adopting it into my own art.

In this area, Derek is a fountain of knowledge. Ranging from his youtube videos, books, his mentorship and online training,

I was able to steer my art from lifeless pieces by infusing age old techniques from artists like Michelangelo and Rembrandt. This has allowed me appreciate what I do a whole lot more.

I'd recommend Derek to artists anywhere from beginner to advanced if they're looking to improve all their artistic endeavours."


Testimonial by Rodrigo Leal in Portugal

"I am a self taught artist for about twenty years now, and I always tried to apply techniques from the Old Masters to my works because I love ancient works so much for their beauty and refinement.

My extended collection of art books help me to visualize what I wanted to do, but reading is one thing and applying it to real paintings is a totally different and difficult task.

Derek Van Derven´s videos, ebooks and on line lessons were the closest way I could ever use to approach the techniques of Old Masters like da Vinci,

Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the living painter Odd Nerdrum. Derek use of a short palette of colors and different textures always fascinated me.

Learning is an ongoing process, and I am revisiting Derek´s works and teachings quite often as a way to improve myself, and to get to a point I like it. Besides his videos and all other written materials, his online lessons were very easy to follow and very profitable and worth it."

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Part of "Mother Comforting Her Son" drawing , pencil on paper.