New! Online Private Lessons

Study Privately with Michael Siegel from Home
I am very happy to announce a new way of connecting with my students — online video critiques. If you are looking for private attention and personalized critiques on your artwork, look no further. I use the newest technology in digital art software and screen recording to offer video critiques of your paintings and drawings. Simply submit images of your work, and I will record myself working on top of your image while lecturing on my thought process, creating the ultimate visual and real-time learning experience.

HOW IT WORKS
I am offering 2 options for online study: Video Critiques and Live Interactive Private Critiques

Video Critiques:
This is the basic option. Simply email me your image and photo reference (if available), and within a few days I will create a 45-minute video critiquing the work. I will run the image through digital art editing programs such as Corel Painter and Photoshop, where I will analyze the artwork, make corrections or suggestions, overlay drawing diagrams, and paint directly on the work as I explain in depth my frame of mind and approach to the piece.

The critique will be posted as a PRIVATE video on YouTube, where only you will have access to it. The link to the video, along with all digital images and diagrams created in the critique process, will be emailed directly to you. You will have access to the video and files for as long as you want them.

Live Interactive Private Critiques:
This is like having a real live private session. Similar to the video critiques, you would email in your work and photo reference ahead of time. We then schedule a 1-hour session on Skype, where I will share my screen with you as we discuss the work together. You will be free to ask questions in real-time as I use digital art programs to show visually my suggestions, diagrams, and alterations to the artwork. I will also be recording the entire session, and you will have access to the video files.

Supplemental Critiques:
Additionally, after receiving your critique you can purchase further help on the same artwork in the form of a Q&A email.

All materials for critiques should be emailed to critique@siegelfineart.com

SALE! All Online Critiques 15% Off until August 1st!

Video Critiques

For each critique, send in either ONE painting or TWO drawings. You will then receive a 45-minute video critique, as well as additional digital images.

BEST VALUE!
Purchase FIVE video critiques (20% savings!)

Reserve a total of FIVE critiques for the price of FOUR.
Each critique includes a 45-minute video as well as additional digital images

$500 $425 – 15% Off until August 1st

 

 

Purchase a single video critique
Submit one painting or two drawings and receive a 45-minute video critique plus additional digital image files
$125 $106.25 – 15% Off until August 1st

Live Skype Lessons

For each session, submit your work and reference photos. You may submit many pieces for a broader portfolio overview critique, or 1-2 pieces for more specific in-depth questions.
Includes one hour of shared screen time, as well as access to a video recording of the session afterward.

BEST VALUE!
Purchase FIVE 1-hour private Skype Lessons ($125 savings!)

Reserve a total of FIVE critiques and save $125!
Each includes one hour of shared screen time, as well as access to a video recording of the session afterward and additional digital image files.
$750 $637.50 – 15% Off until August 1st

 

LIVE INTERACTIVE PRIVATE LESSONS!
Purchase a 1-hour private Skype Lesson

For each session, submit your work and reference photos. You may submit many pieces for a broader portfolio overview critique, or 1-2 pieces for more specific in-depth questions.
Includes one hour of shared screen time, as well as access to a video recording of the session afterward.
$175 $148.75 – 15% Off until August 1st

Purchase additional Q&A Email 

Ask additional questions after receiving your critique. You will receive an email response to your inquiries.
$30 $25.50 – 15% Off until August 1st

Policies
Please send all images for critiques to critique@siegelfineart.com
The higher the resolution of your images, and the more accurate to the actual painting, the more satisfied you will be with the video. My aim is to deliver basic video critiques in 2-5 business days from receiving images. For private skype lessons, we will correspond by email to set up a date and time that works for us both. I have many students, and I also travel to teach workshops occasionally, so you will be notified immediately if there will be a delay for this or any other reason. If you purchase more than one video critique at a time, please allow time in between critiques.
All sales are final, no refunds please.

Technical requirements for online study
Besides being able to email your images, you don’t need much at all. I am making this platform as user-friendly as possible. However, you will need to meet the following requirements.

Video Critiques:
You will need an account with Google/YouTube (it’s FREE)  in order to be able to view the critique videos. I will email you an “invite” to view the video. This “invite” MUST be delivered to the email address associated with your Google/YouTube account. YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WITH THAT ACCOUNT TO VIEW PRIVATE VIDEOS.

Skype Lessons:
You need a Skype account (also FREE), and either a computer or tablet/phone with the Skype app. Yes, you can have a private lesson simply from your iPad! Please just let me know your Skype username and I will connect with you on Skype. A Google/YouTube account will also be needed for viewing the recorded video session, as above.