Online courses can be tough, especially online studio courses. Our Online Studio Program has proven a success and we look forward to continue to develop this rigorous program as a facet to multi-dimensional learning.

Most courses at studioELL are either solely online or a hybrid of both online and physical. Artists can expect to receive a course guide or syllabus with clear expectations for each course. Resource materials, visual presentations and video instruction accompany sessions as needed.

Courses typically “meet” once per week. Short courses may meet more frequently. Courses coalesce in an online studio — a digital space that allows enrolled artists to come together and share their experiences. As is true in any learning environment, artists learn from each other and develop lasting relationships.

Artists are provided with assignments and corresponding deadlines each session. Live-stream sessions and live group video meetings occur, but the majority of discussion takes place in the online studio, where artists may participate as their schedule allows, providing more freedom for the independent artist.

Our professors supply artists with group and/or one-on-one feedback, based on the course description and/or session requirements. Artists can expect a response from the professor within 48 hours of the weekly submission deadline. Group and individual feedback can come in the form of audio or video file, live chat, phone conversation or text-based critique. Each student can expect at least one, individual video session, in real time, with their professor, typically provided as a final assessment at the end of each course. Professors are also available via email to answer questions throughout the course.

Full participation in the course includes sharing weekly progress in the form of digital files and text as well as contributing comments to other artists enrolled in the course.


Artists will need their own workspace for online courses. How studio space is outlined is entirely up to the artist. Anything from a kitchen table to a fully functioning studio can work. Carving out space and time are the most important factors to any studio and practice. Keep this in mind.

Access to a decent digital camera or mobile device and access to the internet are essential.

Artists are typically asked to spend a minimum of five hours per week, per course, to obtain their studio goals. This includes 30 minutes to an hour of time allotted to engage with fellow artists in the online studio.

Artists will be responsible for completing weekly prompts as outlined in each course session.