Art lessons are not just taught in school anymore. Today you can find art instruction all over the web. Some lessons are shared online for free and some teachers are creating art schools online. I follow several online podcasts, some audio and some video podcasts. I frequent Artists Helping Artists, One Fantastic Week and several other online tutorials from YouTube to expand my knowledge.
I use Amazon.com to buy a variety of instructional art books and videos. But my favorite teachings come from professional artists. I’ve taken classes with Larry Elmore, Noah Bradley, and Chris Oatley. I have learned the most by studying from people working in the field of art. It has helped me to expand my craft and I recommend that people interested learning art, seek out a mentor and study with them.