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Student Comments
"Thereís no
way your
paintings canít
improve after
this course"
"Iíve been painting on my own for a while and thought I was doing okay. Now that Iím taking this course I see so many things I can learn from that will make my work so much better. This is the stuff you canít get in art school anymore, sadly. Thereís no way your paintings canít improve after this course. Thatís how strongly I feel about it." ... Bob Akers., Crystal Lake, IL, United States

"...really superb"

"I find your courses really superb in two ways: first they are very complete and comprehensive, and second they go straight to the point, to the essentials. Both my wife and I paint and we both agree that these art instruction courses are one of the best sources of education for people who want to learn to paint in a direct or alla prima style" Bernado Martin, Alicante, Spain.

Erika is
her dream
"This course is truly well run, professionally handled -- and I can only echo the great comments of other students: I am glad, I enrolled in this course!! I got so much out of it already -- lots of explanations, areas to study up on, other artists to learn from. AND I am not at the end of the course, yet. I am getting more and more confident and bold enough to follow my dream -- to become a proficient and sensitive artist. Erika, USA, 2009
"...already noticed
in my work"
"In my opinion, your material is the best I have found. It builds the basics, from the ground up, recognizing that there are no short cuts.....Your course puts all the right info into one package, and even more important, it gives me an organized, building block way to get these things into my head, and I have already noticed an improvement in my work," George, USA
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What is Information Mapping?


Many years ago I came across a structured writing method of writing instructional materials called Information Mapping® (Information Maps®). Many of the largest companies around the world use this methodology for producing training materials for their employees. We use this approach in every single Painting Academy course unit. This is why the materials are different from all the other art instruction on the market and why we get such consistently positive reviews from all our students for the quality of the presentation of the material.

The Painting Academy is the only art instruction course on the internet that uses this Information Mapping® methodology. The reasons for this are:

  1. It takes many years to learn how to do Information Mapping® to a high level of quality, and there are only a limited number of writers trained to use this approach
  2. It is more expensive to develop training materials using this structured writing approach because of the analysis involved before you even start writing. It is particularly difficult in the field of painting because very little information is documented well and the available knowledge is often contradictory and confusing.
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