Choose Your Art Path

Visual Arts Passage offers live, online Illustration and Fine Arts courses for beginners and experts. These online arts courses offer hands-on industry insights and career-building wisdom from the best working artists.

Whether you’re working to break into the comic book industry, dream of becoming a freelance cover artist, or want to illustrate children’s books, our online Illustration courses cover every corner of the industry.

Develop your skills and voice, build a head-turning body of work, and learn how to thrive working with art galleries and/or selling your art to private collectors and organizations.

Weekdays, 9am – 5pm

420 Bannister Rd #600
Kansas City, MO 64131

+1 (323) 366-7053

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer online courses as part of larger art programs for skill & professional development. Each program consists of a series of linear courses, each building upon the lessons taught in the previous. Each course consists of 10, 3 hour long classes.

Illustration Program Courses

Fine Arts Program Courses

Everything we do is delivered live, with the option to watch on-demand later. You will meet with your mentor every weekend for a live 3 hour class. You also have the option to attend the midweek  "Study Hall", which is a 2 hour live class meet-up for all Passage students.

During your mentorship, you will develop your skills via lecture, demonstrations, and learn-by-doing assignments. Every assignment you submit will either be critiqued live and in real-time during your online class or feedback will be provided as a recording shortly after the live class.

Yes, Visual Arts Passage levels the playing field for artists. We go back to the basics and help you rethink the way you create visual narratives. This information is applicable to all artists, regardless of experience level.

We only require you to commit and pay for one course per semester. If for any reason you need to take a break from the program, you can return at a later date and pick up with your next class. We also have payment plans available for all of our live courses via lending with Affirm. Learn more about Affirm's full payment terms and disclosure requirements here: https://www.affirm.com/how-it-works.

As a mentorship student you will only take one, 10 week long course per program, each semester. Students do have the ability to attend both a Fine Arts Course at the same time as an Illustration course.

Students will spend a minimum of 3 hours per week attending live and online classes. In addition, we recommend planning on at least 2-3 hours per week on your assignment as well. This program is designed to be extremely flexible, so you get out of it what you put in. Some of our students commit much more time each week.

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