ArtistWorks and Justin BUA Pick Up Where Television Art Teacher Bob Ross Left Off with a New Online Art School

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Top selling artist and former USC Instructor, BUA provides casual to serious artists with an interactive new way to follow their passion online.

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“Thirty years ago, Bob Ross used television to teach a generation of art lovers in a new way. BUA picks up where Ross left off, utilizing the Internet to entertain and joyfully teach people how to draw in a new interactive way.

ArtistWorks, the leading lifestyle social e-learning platform, announced today the July 16th launch of a revolutionary new online art school that combines a comprehensive library of pre-recorded HD video art lessons with personal Video Exchange™ Feedback from best-selling artist and cultural icon, Justin BUA.

Hailing from New York’s untamed Upper West Side and achieving worldwide success as an artist and author, Justin BUA has already used art to break cultural norms and social barriers.

The former USC instructor is now shattering new barriers by utilizing ArtistWorks’ Video Exchange Feedback Platform to bring art training to the masses using the power of the Internet and a new kind of interactive learning community.

In 1983, a whole generation of living room learners flocked to their TVs to learn art from the legendary Bob Ross. With a new medium, and an effective and entertaining teaching method, Ross changed the game.

Classically trained and armed with an entertainer’s flair inherited from a showbiz family and honed through numerous TV appearances, BUA follows in Ross’ footsteps utilizing ArtistWorks’ Online Video Exchange Feedback Platform in the same way Ross used television.

Members of BUA’s new online school get access to a comprehensive library of BUA’s pre-recorded videos online to hone their skills at their own pace. There are no schedules or deadlines.

Unlike one-way video learning where students can get stuck when putting techniques into practice, members of the learning community can submit practice videos and BUA is able to review them and respond with his own video containing personalized feedback and additional instruction.

These Video Exchanges are paired together on the site and made available for all members to learn from, creating an ever evolving virtual master class online.

The ArtistWorks Online Art School with Justin BUA is designed for absolute beginners to seasoned artists – anyone who has the passion and the desire to create. The classically-trained BUA covers drawing and painting, figure, portraits, landscapes, still life, acrylic painting, color, perspective, light and more. He even teaches the business of art and art history. As a frequent speaker, television guest and host, BUA is both educational and entertaining as he brings his new art lessons to the masses in a whole new way.

“Being able to see students’ work and correct their technique is crucial to learning and the ArtistWorks’ platform enables me to do that for anyone in the world,” said BUA. “Members work on my video lessons at their own pace, show me their progress, I respond, and everyone in the community learns from it. It’s game-changing.”

ArtistWorks currently hosts 23 online music schools at their online Music Campus. The Online Art School with Justin BUA represents their first application of their Video Exchange Feedback Platform in visual arts.

“Thirty years ago, Bob Ross used television to teach a generation of art lovers in a new way,” said David Butler, co-founder and CEO of ArtistWorks. “BUA picks up where Ross left off, utilizing the Internet to entertain and joyfully teach people how to draw in a new interactive way.”

The Online Art School with Justin BUA launches July 16, 2013 and will cost $99 for three months of unlimited access, $150 for six months and $249 for 12 months.

The School has already begun taking pre-enrollment. New members can save 30% when they pre-enroll before July 16th.

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About ArtistWorks, Inc.

Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler and former financial executive Patricia Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. Their revolutionary global learning community of world-renowned teaching artists and enthusiastic amateurs is dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. This “next generation” Video Exchange Feedback Platform enables virtuoso musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing members. Utilizing simple web cams, smartphones, tablets or video cameras, members are able to submit practice videos and get individualized video feedback and guidance from their teaching artists - creating a constantly evolving two-way, online learning experience.

ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons), Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons), Jason Vieaux (classical guitar lessons), Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons), Jeannie Deva (singing lessons), Nathan Cole (violin lessons), Jeffrey Khaner (flute lessons), William Caballero (French horn lessons), David Bilger (trumpet lessons), Ricardo Morales (clarinet lessons), Nathan East (electric bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons), DJ Qbert (DJ lessons), Christie Peery (piano lessons), Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons), Luis Conte (percussion lessons), as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons), Missy Raines (double bass lessons), Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons), Andy Hall (Dobro lessons), Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons), and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons). For more information, visit

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