Most of us probably took art classes in our school days, but have since retired our paintbrushes and pallet. Now you rekindle those artistic urgings by taking art lessons online, and best of all, they are free. From oil painting to collages, you can put your creativity to the test at free-online-art-classes.com. “I’ve always had many many friends who were artists, and I was the only writer in the group. And I thought I could never ever draw anything,” said Georgia Mullen. That was before Georgia Mullen started taking Lois Dewitt’s art classes. Dewitt has been teaching all kinds of art for 30 years. Now, she's using her expertise to offer lessons online, and for free. "I believe that everybody has creativity and that just has to come out,” Dewitt said. Students from across the globe are taking Dewitt up on her online offering. “You go into the internet and you share your life with the world, but it didn't start becoming evident to me until I got students from Mumbai, Indonesia, the Netherlands,” Dewitt said. Students can watch demonstration videos, then put their skills to the test. If students need feedback on a project, they simply take a picture of their work-in-progress and e-mail it to Dewitt, who responds with advice. The lessons are free, but art supplies are not included. Students can purchase supply kits available through the website. Though Dewitt doesn't make money from giving lessons, she does get a small commission from the supplies. Along with the online lessons, Lois Dewitt will also be offering face-to-face art classes at her home in Wilmington beginning in July. Those lessons will come with a nominal fee. You can sign up on her website, free-online-art-classes.com. When you're typing in the web address, make sure you include dashes between each word to get to the correct site.
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