Do you have what it takes to teach yourself art?

Art schools provide students with structure and professional feedback, but they’re not the only way forward for artists looking to develop their skills. Teaching yourself is more viable than ever thanks to an explosion of easily accessible, affordable online learning materials, and it’s an approach that gives artists greater freedom to explore and develop their own unique voice.

Of course, the two routes aren’t mutually exclusive. But for artists short on time and money, or those looking to switch into an artistic career, the idea that you can teach yourself is especially appealing.

“It’s not easy to do, who self-taught out of a desire to save money and look after her baby. “It takes courage and a great deal of hope, a lot of determination, as well as self-discipline.”

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