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Follow a Proven System and Learn to
Create Stunning Realistic Art
Follow a Proven System and Learn to
Create Stunning Realistic Art
Yes, You Absolutely Can Create Amazing Art!
Yes, even if you are just a beginner!

Students of all ages and experience levels have taken the same training to develop realistic art skills. 
The only thing required is an open mind and a willingness to learn.

What is Evolve?
Your complete art education, delivered right to your door

The Evolve curriculum teaches all the fundamentals needed to create head-turning realistic art. The system has been developed and tested over the past 8 years inside a little known art school in New Jersey, USA.  

The beauty of the program is in its simple yet effective exercises which allow students to grasp the fundamentals of how to create what they see - even if they have never tried learning art before.

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Student Results
The following examples are representative of the many students who have taken the in-studio classes.
Now you have the opportunity to take the same training, without having to leave the comfort of your home!
Amy - Age 17
"The skills and relationships acquired here are truly priceless. For anyone who wishes to create beautiful art, welcome home."
Before
After 1.5 Years
Daniel - Age 19
"I have learned so much more than art. From the training alone, I am literally perceiving the whole world differently."
Before
After 2 Years
Cathy - Adult
"I found myself able to produce high quality work that I never believed was possible. I am finally able to achieve my long-time dream."
After 2 Months of Study
After 2 Years
The Evolve Eight Step System to Artistic Mastery

Every student in the Evolve program goes through the same process and gets the same results.
It doesn't matter if you have been drawing for years, or this is the first real program you are taking, if your goal is realism we will show you how to get there.

Block 1
Values in Charcoal

In the first block you will start right at the beginning by learning to train your eyes to see values. Your hands will begin mastering the soft touch required to create realistic art.

Block 2
Proportional Drawing

In the second block you will learn proportional drawing which will give you the ability to draw or paint anything you can see with razor sharp accuracy.

Block 1
Values in Charcoal

In the first block you will start right at the beginning by learning to train your eyes to see values. Your hands will begin mastering the soft touch required to create realistic art.

Block 2
Proportional Drawing

In the second block you will learn proportional drawing which will give you the ability to draw or paint anything you can see with razor sharp accuracy.

Block 3
Values in Oil Paint

In the third block you will transition to paint, and we have partnered with and are endorsed by the world’s oldest and best oil paint manufacturer Old Holland to bring you custom paint mixed specifically for Evolve students.

Block 4
Hyper-Realistic Charcoal Drawing

In the fourth block you’ll jump back to charcoal and take your drawings to a whole other level with hyper realism. These drawings are where people really start to take notice of your skills.

Block 3
Values in Oil Paint

In the third block you will transition to paint, and we have partnered with and are endorsed by the world’s oldest and best oil paint manufacturer Old Holland to bring you custom paint mixed specifically for Evolve students.

Block 4
Hyper-Realistic Charcoal Drawing

In the fourth block you’ll jump back to charcoal and take your drawings to a whole other level with hyper realism. These drawings are where people really start to take notice of your skills.

Where You Will Be After Block 4
(Approximately 1 Year at 5 Hours Per Week)

Above Examples are from previous students of the in-studio program.

Block 5
Moving from Values to Color

In the fifth block you will receive your first batch of colored paint from Old Holland and begin working with color.  Because you have already done most of the hard work by building all of the knowledge needed to create hyper realistic drawings, adding color will be very straightforward.

Block 6
Painting from Life and from Photographs

The sixth block focuses on painting from life and from photographs. This block will also introduce how to use digital tools to create completely original compositions, meaning you will be able to stretch your imagination to its limits by creating your own original ideas.

Block 5
Moving from Values to Color

In the fifth block you will receive your first batch of colored paint from Old Holland and begin working with color.  Because you have already done most of the hard work by building all of the knowledge needed to create hyper realistic drawings, adding color will be very straightforward.

Block 6
Painting from Life and from Photographs

The sixth block focuses on painting from life and from photographs. This block will also introduce how to use digital tools to create completely original compositions, meaning you will be able to stretch your imagination to its limits by creating your own original ideas.

Block 7
Vacant Shadows

In the seventh block you will learn the technique of Vacant Shadows to create both drawn and painted works.  This approach will take the knowledge you already have of light and shadow and provide a new technique that falls in line with the works of the old masters.

Block 8
Speed Painting

The eighth and final block will introduce speed painting to you.  Speed painting is a layering technique that allows for lightning fast results built up over multiple layers. These techniques flawlessly translate into digital mediums.

Block 7
Vacant Shadows

In the seventh block you will learn the technique of Vacant Shadows to create both drawn and painted works.  This approach will take the knowledge you already have of light and shadow and provide a new technique that falls in line with the works of the old masters.

Block 8
Speed Painting

The eighth and final block will introduce speed painting to you.  Speed painting is a layering technique that allows for lightning fast results built up over multiple layers. These techniques flawlessly translate into digital mediums.

Where You Will Be After Block 8
(Approximately 2 Years at 5 Hours Per Week)

Examples above are from previous students of the in-studio program.

Meet Your Instructor
Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy is an illustrator/portrait painter from the Bronx, New York. Starting his career as a commercial illustrator, he completed nearly 250 published commissions in eight years. His most famous illustration was for the Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon CD and Tour. 

In his late twenties, Kevin transitioned into the more classical venue of traditional figure and portrait painting where he has prospered with an international clientele. In 2009 Kevin founded The Art Academy as a way to share his experience with a new generation of artists.

Selection of work from Kevin Murphy

How Does Evolve Work? 

Every student in the Evolve program goes through the same process and gets the same results.
It doesn't matter if you have been drawing for years, or this is the first real program you are taking, if your goal is realism we will show you how to get there.

Everything You Need
Each skill is learned in order, leading to artistic mastery

Say goodbye to expensive trips to the art store!

Each of the eight blocks is shipped to your home and includes all materials needed to complete each exercise. Evolve has partnered with the world's oldest and best paint manufacturer Old Holland so you will be using professional grade materials the entire way through.

Each exercise is presented in crystal clear video so you can follow along with Kevin as you complete each exercise in order.  

1-on-1 Support and Critique
Guiding your work at each step to the highest level

Your experience with Evolve will be as close to the in-studio experience as possible, and part of that is having a mentor to look over your work at each critical step to make sure your work is matching the standard needed to reach the goal of creating fully realistic artwork by the end of the program. 

But don't worry, the exercises have been designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of where you are starting from.  

If you have a desire to learn and can sign your name in pencil, you have all the skills necessary. 

1-on-1 Support and Critique
Each skill is learned in order, leading to artistic mastery

Your experience with Evolve will be as close to the in-studio experience as possible, and part of that is having a mentor to look over your work at each critical step to make sure your work is matching the standard needed to reach the goal of creating fully realistic artwork by the end of the program. 

But don't worry, the exercises have been designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of where you are starting from.  

If you have a desire to learn, and can sign your name pencil and sign your name, you have all the skills necessary. 

Work at Your Own Pace
Evolve is designed to fit into even the busiest schedule

The suggested pace for completing the program is five hours per week, which includes both watching the instruction and doing the exercises.  

At this pace, each block will take approximately three months to complete, and the entire Evolve program from block one to eight will take two years.

The structure of the program means that you can work faster or slower to suit your pace, and you will always have access to the videos and instruction.

NOTE: Currently the first block is available and the rest of the blocks will be made available as they are filmed and edited. Our expected schedule of future blocks will be to release a new block every 3 months.

Can Anyone Really Achieve These Results?

Countless students have successfully been through the program, and yet most people are skeptical of these results.
Here is a video from online art mentor Mitch Bowler who was skeptical at first, and came to see the student work for himself.

100% Money Back Guarantee
If you complete all of the exercises in the entire block and are unable to achieve the results presented in each block we will give you a 100% refund.

*Because of shipping and material costs, to receive your refund you must work through and complete all of the exercises in the block you have purchased.  


Take Control of Your Art Education and Begin the Journey to Create Head-Turning Artwork. 
Included in Block 1

This first block will lay the foundation for everything that you do as you progress through Evolve. You will learn to slow down and strive for perfection in everything you do while developing your artistic eye at the same time.

If you've studied art before the first block will be like nothing you have seen before.

If you're new to art, you'll be in the best of hands.

The simple exercises raise the difficulty gradually while each fundamental principle is internalized not only by seeing but by following along and actually doing.  

  •  Professional Tools: 15 black charcoal pencils, 15 white charcoal pencils, 15 different pre-printed exercise sheets on high quality artist paper, 11 reference photographs, and 1 blank practice sheet.
  •  Video Instruction: Every technique filmed in high quality with crystal clear explanations of each technique.
  •  Feedback & Support: 7 different check-in exercises where your homework will be reviewed and feedback given before you progress to the next unit.
  •  Private Facebook Group: Interact with your fellow students and watch as they progress through the exercises along with you.
  •  Access to Future Blocks: Blocks must be completed in order to ensure you have the proper education to utilize what is taught in future blocks.
  •  Lock in the Introductory Pricing: As this is the first class of Evolve, it is also being offered at the lowest price it will ever be.  As one of the first students your price per block will stay the same throughout the entire program.
Additional Equipment Needed

The following items are required investments. They will last you through the entirety of the Evolve program and are not included in the Block 1 Box:

- Staples Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener (21834) ($44.99)
- IKEA Jansjo LED Work Lamp ($14.99)
- 18" x 24" Cardboard box to create a still life shadowbox (Can be purchased from Lowe's)

Can't find these materials in your country?  
Watch the video below for what to look for in a sharpener, lamp and box.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Will this course cover how to sell your art?

Yes, but this is not the main focus of the course.  We’ll include this in an interview style approach where I will go over how I have broken down barriers, built a reputation, and what I advise my students in the studio to do.  

Drawn portrait commissions will be added at the end of the fourth block when you learn to do hyper real drawings.  The reason for this is that if you start trying to jump into commissions too quickly, the likelihood of messing up your education is very real.  
Once you have learned and are able to create the hyper realistic drawings the quality of your results at this point will be exceptional and the work will speak for itself.

Will there be one on one replies if you get stuck? 

Yes.  Your work will be checked and feedback given at several key stages during each block.  We will highlight the issue(s) you are having and where it is specifically covered in the video instruction so you can go back and rework your drawings.  

In the first three month block there are 7 different assessment points where you will receive feedback so we can make sure your technique is perfect before you progress forward.

Will there be interactive chats?

We’re working on a Facebook group for students so you can see how your classmates are progressing.   Past graduates of the full Evolve program taught inside the studio will also come in from time to time but the bulk of the interaction will happen during your check-ins and feedback.

Will you ship internationally and will there be additional costs? 

We will ship internationally and there will be an additional charge.  We don’t yet have exact pricing on what this extra charge will be but will let you once you have placed your order.

Will working realistically affect my creativity? 

It shouldn't affect creativity, and when you have developed the confidence that comes from going through the Evolve program, you may find yourself taking even more creative risks because of your mastery of the medium.

Is this really possible?  It seems too good to be true!

We hear this all the time, however, we believe anyone who wants to learn can be taught to create realistic art.  What is most often missing is proper education, and our program gives you the clear steps to follow, in the proper order which leads to mastery.  

If you believe that you have a special reason that would prevent you from getting the same results as our other students (EG: shaky hands) please reach out to us at [email protected] so we can assess your particular situation. 

Will it be done in payments, so the cost isn’t all at once? 

Yes, the whole program is broken up into blocks, and each block is priced at $300.  This introductory price is only being offered to our first group of students.  

If money is an issue, we suggest saving up $100 per month, and then join the program once you have the full amount.  If you are in high school and yet working and earning money then we suggest asking a parent to take a look at the program and help you to take this program. 

Please keep in mind that all material and feedback costs are included with each block.  As Evolve progresses the retail cost of the art supplies will be worth almost as much as each block.  Everything is purchased in bulk and we pass these savings on to you.

I have a lot of chemical intolerances, and I’m wondering - will you be offering an alternative to oil painting?

Good news here, our supplies do not use any chemicals and is all organic.  It’s made with oil and pigment.  The medium used is pure oil, and the brushes you will use can be cleaned with regular soap.  

None of the paints contain heavy metals.  There are no cadmiums or leads.  We specifically chose our materials so that the Evolve can be enjoyed by anyone.  There are no toxic materials in the box.

I love this, but I still want to study with the in-studio version of Evolve - is this possible?

Yes, you can still move to New Jersey in order to study with Kevin inside the classes offered.  Please keep in mind that the Evolve home-study program at the introductory price is about 30% of the cost of studying inside the studio, plus all of your materials are included as well. The instruction and feedback are the same both in the studio and in the home-study program. 

I can’t signup now - will there be different terms or times to sign up? 

The course will be available again in the future, but the pricing will be higher once we have our official launch.  By signing up now you will be locking in the current price of $300 per block and you will not have to wait until we re-open the course in the future. 

The course is built so you can work as fast or as slow as you like, though we recommend spending five hours per week, which will allow you to gain the amazing skills of creating realistic artwork, while still balancing your everyday life.

*NOTE: Because this is the first time we are offering Evolve, the fastest that we can guarantee future blocks to be available is at the current pace of one new block being release every 3 months.

Can I use my own art tools to save money?

Unfortunately, you need to use the same tools as are used in the video so that you will achieve the same outstanding results.  This also helps us to troubleshoot any issues you are having with the techniques because we know these materials inside and out, and want you to start right from the beginning using professional materials.

Still have a question that wasn't answered?  
We're happy to help!

Please send an email to [email protected] and
we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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