Hi, There! We’re the School of Visual Philosophy.  

We’re dedicated to improving art education and cultivating a professional, creative community.  Our online atelier lets you step into our artist's studios virtually, learning and working alongside them.

We designed these online programs to allow students to develop their professional artistic skills wherever they are in the world. From our studio in San Jose, CA, to you.

Programs of Study

Paint brushes in a jar.
Painting Program

The Painting Program includes foundational studies in color theory, making your own paint and techniques in media including watercolor, acrylic, oil, encaustic and fresco

Blacksmithing hammer with cast metal head
Forging Program

The Forging Program includes education and Certification in the fields of blacksmithing and bladesmithing. Specific series such as Chef knives, Historic blades and Homestead tools focus on history, theory and skill.

woman placing a print on a table.
Printmaking Program

The Printmaking Program includes Certification in the fields of Screen Printing and Lithography as well as in depth study in a variety of traditional techniques from relief and monotype to laser cut etching and woodcut

Ecorche sculpture skull with clay muscles
Sculpture Program

The Sculpture Program is an in depth field of study that incorporates basic fundamentals as well as advanced techniques in figure sculpting, clay modeling moldmaking, welding and public installation.

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Foundations of Art Program

Our Foundations of Art Program is integral to how we work at SVP. Artists working today need to be able to understand the basic structure of the artistic language.

Motoharu Asaka teaching professional level woodcut workshop
Dialects of Art Program

Our Dialects of Art Program is designed to give artists a clear understanding of all the many sub-categories within the language of art, including different cultural and material viewpoints.

Meet our Creators

Dana printing a fine art lithograph with the printmaking press

Hi, I’m Dana Harris Seeger

I am a native Californian, tied to my Baltic roots in symbols, sight, sound and spirit; making art and advocating for art education in the heart of Silicon Valley. I co-created the School of Visual Philosophy with my husband, Yori in 2013. I really enjoy merging fine art with technology in my artwork, my business and now with my teaching.

Hi, I'm Yori Seeger

I am a sculptor working in bronze, wood, steel and cement. My main focus in all my artwork is education. I co-created the School of Visual Philosophy with Dana Harris Seeger in 2013 and continue to teach blacksmithing, woodworking and sculpting classes both in person and virtually.

Yori Seeger blacksmithing instructor, sculptor

Take a Peek Inside our Studio

Take a look inside our physical studio in San Jose California and get excited about learning from the professional artists who work here! The studio is home to roughly 30 independent artists along with our community and professional development classes.

Questions? Comments?

Send us a message at info@schoolofvisualphilosophy or send us a DM on social media at @svponlineatelier.