Graphics production company and training service provider Realtime Arts has opened an online learning resource dedicated to the creation of digital art. Realtime Arts describes its Digital Arts Guild
as an affordable educational solution for aspiring graphic artists.
This new online educational initiative will supplement Realtime Arts' existing in-person training programs aimed at industry professionals. Digital Arts Guild meetings will take place in a live virtual classroom that allows real-time instructor interaction through voice, chat, and application sharing.
The Digital Arts Guild additionally offers application tutorials and online workshops, and will soon expand to include full courses in multiple fields. The site's available learning resources consist of both written lessons and streaming videos. Many of the Digital Arts Guild's features are available free of charge, and a subscription model is planned following future site growth.
“The Internet has revolutionized publishing, and it's poised to do the same for education," said Realtime Arts Director of Training Aaron F. Ross. "While there will always be a need for face-to-face instruction, e-learning is revealing incredible new options for students and trainees.
"What distinguishes Digital Arts Guild is our dedication to pedagogy, the science of teaching. Most 3D training simply catalogs software features or documents production workflows. Our resources are designed with careful consideration of how people actually learn, based on the latest research in educational psychology."