Interactive Art School Profiled in Cherokee Tribune

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The Interactive Art School, http://www.interactiveartschool.com, is proud to announce the school was recently profiled in the Cherokee Tribune. The article, titled "Work of Art," was written by Barbara P. Jacoby. A reprint can be seen at http://www.interactiveartschool.com/Cherokee.HTML.

The article profiles the online art school which was created by artist Barry Waldman. Formerly a correspondence art school instructor, Waldman discovered the internet to be the next generation in correspondence schools, but the communication became instantaneous.

Unlike other types of art classes or learning how to draw or paint from a how-to book or video, and getting lost applying the how-to's, Interactive Art School students receive a drawn or painted version of each lesson done by the teacher and posted to their personal web folder. Each image is repainted with extensive comments and further explanatory, step-by step, hand drawn images, addressing the principles involved in a multiple paged critique by the teacher.

Waldman teaches art to students as far away as Kenya, Indonesia and Australia without ever leaving his Canton, Georgia home. The beauty of the internet allows students to access their lessons any time of the day or night, any day of the week.

The following is an excerpt from Cherokee Tribune article:

"'When I was teaching at Famous Artists School, the major constituency were people in the Midwest and other large areas where there were no cities,' he (Waldman) said of the correspondence school, where he met great artists such as Norman Rockwell.

…And while remoteness is not as much of an issue in the United States today, it is in other parts of the world, and people everywhere often are too busy to attend conventional art schools. They need, he said, a way to study art when and where it's convenient for them."

Interactive Art School supplies students with digital cameras so they can photograph their artwork and then send those pictures online. Waldman prints out a copy of the image, paints his corrections onto it and then sends the corrections back over the net.

Interactive Art School offers a few options for the complete oil painting course, which includes a digital camera or is discounted for students who have their own cameras. The school also offers custom art courses tailored to students' needs. For more information, please visit http://www.interactiveartschool.com.

About Barry Waldman, Interactive Art School Founder
Currently 74, Barry Waldman is a veteran artist. He is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York in 1956 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. Waldman's work history is extensive. He is founder of Visual Pad Art Studios Inc., Launching Pad Studios Inc., Life-Like Portrait Studios Inc. and Planograms Plus Inc., Cyber Portraits; creative director, Howard Marlboro Group Worldwide, BMS Marketing Services Inc., Glendenning Associates; art director, Thomson-Leeds Inc. and Schiffenhaus/Displayco; associate professor, Fairfield University; assistant professor, Pratt Institute; instructor, Famous Artists Schools and private art classes; cover designer for Fantasy & Science Fiction, Ellery Queen Magazine, etc.; more than 30 art exhibits.

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