We get a lot of questions about our courses and there is a good chance that you might find the answer here. If not, feel free to use our contact form or send us an email at articlass@agora-gallery.com and we’ll reply to you as soon as possible.


How do I Register for the Art Classes or the Art Workshops

Fill out the registration form which can be found at the bottom of each course page and pay the fee.

You don’t have to take the entire course, you can choose any of the meetings and join a specific lesson of your choice for a price of $75. 

On your first time with us, you can take a trial lesson for $25. 

If you wish to register as a group (5 participants or more) - contact us to schedule a time slot of your preference and group price. 


Are the classes for beginners or advanced level?

Courses are for beginners as well as for professionals who wish to learn new skills or expand upon skills they may already have. Our beginner classes are for those who possess basic skills and wish to expand upon them and there are no prerequisites. Beginners are recommended to start with Figure Drawing, move forward to an illustration course, and so on. Advanced classes are designed to advance your techniques or achieve additional artistic abilities. 

Experienced artists will enjoy the opportunity to return to an educational environment, push themselves further, sharpen their portfolio, expand into new fields, and strengthen their professional international community. Classes can also serve as enhancement to art students that wish to interact with an actual gallery and learn from industry professionals.

In all cases, the workshops are designed to bring you to a relatively fast outcome. Naturally, everyone is different and comes with a different ability and skills. If you are not satisfied with your progress you can always use a one-on-one session for additional enhancement. Each workshop will enable you to complete at least one finished artwork by the end of it or provide you with enough knowledge to do so afterwards.

 

How many participants are there in each workshop? 

Our intimately-sized classes are usually not more than 10 students. This will allow for more personalized interaction between participants and instructors, and enable instructors to get to know each of the participants and their needs. 

This small class size also allows participants to communicate and connect with each other. Our community is international!  Our online platform enables you to meet and interact with other like minded individuals from all over the world. 


In what languages are the courses?

All the workshops are conducted in English.

 

How long are the online workshops and will I get any assignments after class?

Each online class is from 1.5 – 2 Hrs. Courses vary in the number of classes. Online you will find a course description which includes a syllabus with planned topics for each lesson.   Instructors may slightly modify the course, in response to the level and interests of class participants. 

Please note that some instructors may choose to offer after class assignments.


What materials will I be required to have?

Each course description includes a list of required materials, many of which you may already have or can be purchased online or from any art supply store.

For your convenience, you can easily order any product with a 20% special discount using promo code AGORA20, by clicking the item on the materials list on each course page. If you choose to do so, your order will be placed with A Cherry on Top Crafts (ACOT), an established US based art supplier for over 20 years, offering thousands of products including art supplies. You may choose any other supplier or product you prefer.  


Who are the instructors? Are the instructors professionals in their field? 

Our instructors are professionals who have unique skill sets. We took into consideration their teaching experience as well as their ability to lead, inspire and engage in online classrooms. Please note that instructor profiles will be posted online. We recommend that you take a look at all of our instructors profiles and choose the one that works closest to the style and area of art that you're interested in. We also encourage you to send us and to your instructors constant feedback and suggestions.

 

How are the classes taught? Are they conducted live? 

All classes are conducted live online. We are using a simple and easy to use LMS (learning management system) integrated with Zoom. Our designated website will provide you the possibility to register, follow up on your classes, receive class invitations and reminders, participate in your live lesson while your instructor will able to demonstrate and answer all your questions, upload materials you wish you share with your instructor and classmates, participate in group discussions or individually consult with your instructor and more! 


Do I need any special software?

You do not need any special software. All you need is to install Zoom. Any computer or mobile device that can be used for a video meeting should work.

We recommend using a desktop computer with a good wired broadband connection for the best experience. 

In some digital art courses (like Stop motion animation, video production etc), you may be required to download a designated App. or software. Please follow the instructions on the course page.

 

Who do I contact if I have any technical difficulties?

We are an email away - for technical support you can contact at: articlass@agora-gallery.com..

We can also offer you to remotely connect to your computer and assist with any technical difficulties you may encounter.

 

What is the cost of each workshop?

The price range is from $25 for a single workshop up to $1,250 for courses of 10 weeks or more. A private one on one lesson is also available at any time for $75 per hour. You can find the cost of each class on the course offering page. 

If it’s your first time with us, you can take a trial lesson for $25. 


What forms of payment do you accept?

  • Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress 
  • PayPal
  • Bank transfer 


Cancellation policy 

100% refund If you cancel at least 10 days before the course opens.

50% refund if you cancel at least 7 days of the start date. 

No refunds are given after that. 

To guarantee your satisfaction, we allow you to withdraw after the first lesson (for courses of 3 workshops or more). After cancellation you will be refunded with the entire payment deducted by $75. 

In case that minimal number of participants to a course is not reached, the course may be cancelled or delayed. You may transfer your credit to another course or request a refund. 


If I can’t make a class, will I be able to watch it later or receive a partial refund?

There are no refunds for missing classes since the spot in our limited workshops are reserved for you. However, classes are recorded and will be available for course registered participants throughout the course and 7 days after. Recordings also serve for liability and quality assurance reasons. We also recommend updating course instructors and they will do their best to help you catch up in the next class. 


What if I can’t decide which course is best for me? Do you take workshop suggestions?

You can take a look at our course variety and ask yourself what is your goal, what is your level and check which workshop may cater best to your needs. You can also register for more than one workshop and experience the first lesson in accordance with our cancellation policy. If you still  have a hard time deciding, you can also email us and share a sample of your work so that we can help you choose - articlass@agora-gallery.com

We recommend following up on our website and registering to our mailing list, as new workshops will be added from time to time. We also encourage you to send us your desired topics and other skills you would like to learn - click here


Will I be able to present the artworks I create during the workshop? Will I also be able to promote my artwork with Agora Gallery?

You will be able to share your work with your classmates and instructor in the discussion forum of your course. 

Our course graduates will be able to present their works on ARTmine, the Agora Gallery serves as a resource for art buyers, including private and corporate collectors, interior designers, and art consultants. It is a prominent platform for online art sales and is a constantly expanding artist base that goes hand in hand with the globally present boost of the online art market.  

This is a good opportunity to remind you that the online workshops are a part of the Agora Gallery NY, founded in 1984, which is dedicated to the promotion of international artists seeking exposure to the New York art market and offering a large variety of promotional services: 

  1. Located in the heart of Chelsea, NY - exposure to exhibitions and events 
  2. Social media marketing services
  3. Biannual art magazine
  4. Advice blog for artists
  5. Quick access to local fine art competitions
  6. Art sales website

How can I earn money with ARTiclass?

If you really like our courses and are excited to recommend your friends to join, you can become an affiliate and gain incomes just by letting your friends they can also enjoy our workshops.

As an Affiliate, you have the ability to earn commissions by promoting courses and bringing in new students to ARTiclass’ site. 

How does it work? 

Just contact us and ask to join our affiliate plan. Then you will receive our affiliate links for your use in any promotion (you can send these links to your friends, post them on social media, etc). 

Basically, the links are used to track who has sent a new student to ARTiClass; these links are specific URLs that include your unique Affiliate Code, and you will have access to URLs for individual courses, as well as a general homepage link. Whenever a new visitor arrives at the site through one of these links, their browser saves a cookie with a record of your code, which lasts for 30 days — if that student signs up at any time during that next month, they will be counted as one of your referrals. From that point on, courses they buy will earn you a 15% commission, based on the terms of the affiliate agreement.


For information about additional services, including consultation services for pricing artwork or portfolio review services and benefits offered to online workshop graduates, please contact us using the form below.

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