Annual Premium Membership

(27 customer reviews)

Original price was: $249.00.Current price is: $174.00. / year

🔥 Our BEST Deal! Get Everything for 1 Low Price.

For the first time ever I am offering an Annual Subscription to my site!!

“I was trained by Aaron Blaise. Aaron is Awesome!”

– Byron Howard (Director: “Zootopia”, “Tangled”, “Bolt”)

Now for one low rate you will get access to EVERYTHING I have to offer. That means you can get ALL of my courses, brushes, lessons, tips & tricks for one flat fee. 

But that’s not all… By becoming a subscriber you’ll also get a lot more including:

  • Early Access to my new courses & videos.
  • Exclusive Sneak Peeks and inside looks at my art and upcoming film projects.
  • Special “subscriber only” LIVE events & newsletters.
  • NEW: Now Includes LIVE Online Workshops for FREE!
  • We’ve also got lots of surprises and bonus content planned.
  • Automatic eligibility for monthly Aaron Blaise signed drawing give-aways!
  • Partner Discounts!
  • 10% Off Physical items like T-shirts & Prints
  • Videos available for streaming AND download
  • Free to Cancel Anytime.


Free Lesson Previews:

The videos below are selected lessons from various courses.
These represent just a small portion of the 750+ hours of animation lessons, art tutorials and more available with our membership plans.

Great Partner Discounts & Art Give Aways!

I am super pleased to announce that we are working with some great software, hardware and art material partners to offer subscriber discounts on tools that I use personally, and know that you will love.

Each Month Annual Subscribers & Monthly Streaming Members are automatically registered for a random art give away. Every month one subscriber will be chosen at random to receive a signed, original drawing by Aaron Blaise.

In fact, some of these are so good that the cost of the subscription pays for itself almost instantly.

We are offering the very first one starting today! All premium members will receive a discount code good for a huge percentage off TVPaint 11You can save up to 37% OFF!!


By becoming an annual subscriber you will receive a special promo code that is good for use at the TVPaint website.

There are two versions of the software eligible for this promo.

You can check them here : Professional / Standard.

Below are your pricing & discounts (shipping costs excluded)*:

Discounts for Freelance Artists :
TVPaint 11 Standard Edition : 500 €  425 €  (you save over 15%)
TVPaint 11 Professional Edition : 1250 €  1062.50 €  (you save over 15%)

Discounts for Students :
TVPaint 11 Standard Edition :  250 € > 165 €  (you save 34%)
TVPaint 11 Professional Edition :  500 € > 315 €  (you save 37%)

*NOTE: Pricing And Discounts May Differ.

In the days ahead we will have a lot more info on all of these features & benefits… And we will of course be announcing special bonuses to subscribers as they happen.

We are also going to be adding tons of new items and content to the site all the time.

Now, I do want to stress that the subscription is not required. If you prefer to get things one at a time you will always have the option to do so.

Again, my goal is to make this information accessible to as many people as possible so I always want you to have the choice of what works best for you!

BUT, if you like things simple, like I do, I think you will find that that is the most affordable way to get all the benefits of the art knowledge that I want to share with the world! I’ve tried to make this an outstanding value for you all.

 Terms & Conditions:

  • 1.) Membership Fee renews automatically on an Annual Basis.
  • 2.) You can cancel at any time.
  • 3.) Product & Partner discounts may change.
  • 4.) Partner discounts may be subject to additional restrictions as determined by the vendor.
Last updated: May 5th, 2024

27 reviews for Annual Premium Membership

  1. Mary Beth Bellon (verified owner)

    I Highly recommend Creature Art Teacher or affectionatly referred to as CAT .
    As an trained artist (BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and trained animator (Sheridan College International School of Animation) who worked in the business for a few years I was very excited to see an affordable, do-at-your-own-pace website.
    When I was a student everything was on campus and with two young children it was stressful.
    I worked for a few years in the Chicago area during its boom years — then everything moved to California. I had a family and did not want to uproot them from the great support sytem we had built.
    After learning other art media, expanding my knowledge, I have come full-circle .
    Animation is my heart, my first love.
    As a kid I knew I wanted to do animation, specifically I wanted to be FX animator. I remember watching Disney films with my dad in the theater thinking “how did they do that? I want to do that” as I was standing on the chair (that’s how young I was.) Now I am back re-educating myself.
    One never stops learning, the more you know you understand that you really don’t know that much. I have been a member of CAT for many years and find that I never stop learning — new ideas, technology, how to approach story, painting, drawing, character design, animating on paper (my first love,) wildlife drawing, photography refrences to use, photography classes and more. All taught by seasoned professionals.
    I especially love the live streams on the website for members, the making of Snow Bear, live chat, questons answered, building community, the bonus Youtube videos with extended content .
    Personally I am working on a Certificate in Character Design while simultaneously working on my own film. I find that I can quick refrence anything I have questions about.
    Aaron, Nick, Dustin and Claudia are great, there for support
    Great content, affordable and a Family-owned, family-run business.
    Just Amazing how much content , something for everyone.
    Totally worth it.

  2. Julia Speropoulos (verified owner)

    Annual membership’s a gem! This is my 4th year renewing. My animation/art journey started after a 20 year sabbatical from art. I was pre occupied with other art forms. I came back to it, because i wanted to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming an animator. And 4 years later, here I am! Working on completing my first animation short (after 4 live action films)! Everything started when i stumbled upon one of Aaron Blaise’s videos on Youtube, i think it was about character design. So, I took a course, and quickly realized i needed to upgrade to an annual membership, as there were many courses I wanted to take. This is definitely one of the best investments I’ve made to myself after my University degree. There are more than 700 hours of courses with such great artists that are all masters of their trade. So, if you’re a self paced learner, like me, this is definitely for you. Independent learning has never been better, and you definitely get your buck’s worth and then some. Besides the 700 hours of courses, Aaron goes live twice a week, showing us the making of his latest animation short SNOW BEAR. It is such a privilege and honor to watch over Aaron’s shoulder. It is just as if we are in the animation studio with him, and we’re learning all the secrets of the craft! I feel I’m so lucky to get to see one of the world’s best animators creating a movie, and taking in all the knowledge! Also great part of the membership are the live workshops on art/animation Aaron does throughout the year. Receiving such a shower of information there.

    Aaron Blaise doesn’t just teach me to be a better artist, but a better human most of all! I can’t begin to describe with words how much this membership has changed my life in the last 4 years, and how much it helped me go through covid quarantine times. I’m so happy for having teachers on Creature Art Teacher who are so open to transferring the knowledge to us. I will be forever grateful to Aaron Blaise and his team. Thank you

  3. Zoungy (verified owner)

    One of the best things an artist can do with their money, if you like community, storytelling, animation, and entertainment art. This is a great value, so much to learn, and such a warm, friendly community of artists led by Aaron, Nick, and their whole team.

  4. Lolly Peake (verified owner)

    Wonderful site. Phenomenal number of in-depth courses. I haven’t touched any of the digital courses, I’m purely analogue but there is so much content on the site that I can view and work on, it doesn’t matter that I don’t look at the digital stuff.

    The tutors all have a relaxed and welcoming style as well as high levels of skill. I even bought some of Ronnie Williford’s pen drawings on his auction!

    I attended the first live workshop on the weekend Aaron doing watercolour and it was a completely compelling experience, such a privilege to be able to watch a master at work. I took notes like I was at Uni.

    The subscription is worth every penny.

  5. Michelle Wasserman (verified owner)

    Treat yourself!!! The annual subscription is one of the best investments have ever made — not only in my art career, but also in my humanity. I initially thought I didn’t need the subscription, because I had purchased the individual classes that I wanted, and they were extremely reasonably priced. However, if you have any interest in attending Aaron’s live workshops (and you should; they are stellar!), then the annual subscription pays for itself, since the live workshops are included. After attending my first live workshop, I immediately emailed and asked if I could upgrade, because I knew I never wanted to miss another live event. The most joyful surprise of all has been the Snow Bear livestreams! As a “traditional” artist, I didn’t know if twice-weekly animation workshops would be for me, but wow was I ever wrong; they are the highlight of my week, every week. I’ve completely fallen in love with animation as an art form, and I learn so much every single time that I can apply to any art form. Aaron is extremely generous with his time, sharing thoughtful, genuine responses to a wide array of questions, just as senior animators like Glen Keane shared their wisdom with him when he was just beginning. The regular attendees are exceptionally warm, friendly, and welcoming — I can’t imagine life without my Snow Bear crew!!! All in all, the annual subscription is the best way to access a diverse assortment of excellent courses and join a vibrant artistic community (and you can wear pajamas the whole time, and no one will know or judge you). I’m thankful every day for my CAT fam. Aaron always tells us to go put some beauty into the world; I’m so grateful that he created this beautiful home for artists.

  6. jwkingston426 (verified owner)

    There isn’t a better value out there for art education of this quality. The fact you get to keep everything with an annual subscription makes it even better. You can watch the courses and lessons in any order you want, though they do have recommendations in order to get the most out of them. The concepts are also universal to whatever art you personally want to work on; it’s not a paint-by-numbers deal. When you apply and practice everything the courses offer, it becomes part of your workflow. Even just replaying old lessons helps me catch things I missed the first time, and it’s nice to hear a friendly voice as I draw or paint my own thing. The brushes and photo reference packs are also top notch. The Snow Bear live streams and free access to live video workshops only add more value to something that I can’t imagine being without.

  7. LPCohen87 (verified owner)

    I’ve been taking classes from Aaron Blaise online and intensely working on my art for the last two years. I never could afford art school and your classes offered me the training I needed without the financial strain. I was just hired last week for my first job working in illustration!

  8. chqaixuexi (verified owner)


    Translated Message: Thank you Aaron, thank you Claudia, thank you to everyone who worked with you.
    Through animation, Aaron found a language to communicate with the world, and through animation, he became acquainted with people in the world who like animation creation, and shared his skills and experience in creating animation at a low price. It is conceivable that many “Aaron” are working in Aaron It’s been great growing up under his leadership.
    Hopefully with Aaron leading the way, I too can communicate with the world through animation.

  9. michael howard (verified owner)

    I learned more from these Drawing tutorials than I ever could have imagined. Quality lessons, quality breakdowns of forms, and quality narration! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!

  10. Heidy Weaver (verified owner)

    There are so many lessons all with great quality!

  11. N Theresa (verified owner)

    The Annual Premium Membership has always been the best purchase I’ve ever had when it comes to learning everything about animation and art in general. What I love about this is the fact that for its price I could watch the entire library on the website. If I could only freeze the time, I would so I could watch ALL the videos here. Just a lot of variations are available to watch. I also love the fact that I could watch the videos on my phone using the app., it’s so convenient. Also, every now and then, a couple of new lectures are added and they’re just free for the current members. It’s such a great deal! I also want to point out that not only videos are available to watch, but every lecture video comes with Bonus Downloadable files from Aaron’s Demos, and/or other supplementary materials. Aside from the video lectures, current members can also access all Photoshop Brushes and Photo Reference Packs by Dustin, that are just so great and very helpful as references to my animation, but not only in animation, for painting and drawing too. I can say all the video lectures + photo reference packs are really worth the price. :D Plus the support/technical team is very fast and helpful, literally just one email away. They’re always quick to respond. I’m always a happy member here. :) I highly recommend this!

  12. Erica Bey (verified owner)

    This is the best thing I have ever invested in. I have learned so much from the courses available on this site. I have learned and grew more as an artist from the site then I have all my years at college. For one low yearly fee you get access to all the current courses in addition to the courses that come out within the year of signing up. I highly recommend it. Also if you are interested in TV Paint the discount offered with Aaron’s Annual Membership makes the membership pay for itself.

  13. jodispc (verified owner)

    I would like to post an updated review. I am going on my fifth year as a subscriber. When I started, I was unsure if this was a good idea, but time has proven it was a GREAT idea! I have learned so much over the years. The content is constantly being updated and more and more new courses added. Having the ability to download the classes and go back to study them (whenever) is a feature not many places offer. The materials covered here span a wide variety of topics. The instructors are professionals and give you their all. Classes are entertaining and informative. Not to mention the additional resources like Dustin’s amazing Photo Reference packs and things like free custom Photoshop brushes and excellent customer service/support. For me, the subscription has been totally worth it.

    When people comment that my art has improved and asked me what I have done, I give a lot of credit to this subscription and refer them here.

  14. Kees van Diepen (verified owner)

    This is an amazing deal. I started out with Big Cats. Then Digital Painting in Photoshop, and I just wanted more.
    There are so many tutorials which would rack up into the thousands of dollars and it would still be worth the price, but here is a deal (often in discount) that just gives you all of it plus everything else that comes out for the next year!

    Thank you Aaron for your hundreds of hours of talking through your process, drawing, painting.. animating!
    With one purchase, I’ve got enough material to spend the next ten years at least.

    Thank you so much!

  15. cmzuby (verified owner)

    Excellent videos and lessons. I have suggested time and again that my students interested in animation — or digital art in general- seriously request a subscription for their holiday/Christmas gift. Best available! And with the upswing in digital degrees and interest in creating gaming and animation at both University of Alberta and Red Deer College (Canada) this is an invaluable and affordable series the students (and I) really need to have in our toolboxes. Many thanks!

  16. Hector (verified owner)

    So much content that I kinda feel like I’m stealing.
    Thank you so much Aaron for this amazing deal.

  17. Davide (verified owner)

    Unfortunatly only five stars are avaiable couse it deserve at least a couple more.
    I work in the game industry and always dig the web to find and use great resources, courses, way to improve my skill, learn different things, challenge myself and so on…here was the only place where I could find everithing I was looking for put toghether for a price that honestly…it’s so cheap that you can think it’s a joke…but instead it’s true and besides that Aaron it’s a Legend with decades of experience and the willing to pass his knowledge, his inspiring and fun and all his video are well structured and in great quality.
    If you’re an artist and you’re serious about your training you SHOULD have it, as much as any real animator have his copy of the Animator Survival Kit.

    I never thank Aaron enough for this unique opportunity.

  18. Mads Klarlund (verified owner)

    No less than 5 stars, obviously!

    This membership has meant everything. Not only is Aaron Blaise a source of incredible knowledge and talent, he also exudes sheer passion for his work by teaching us the importance of personal perseverance and imbuing the world with art and beauty.
    For me, becoming a member, initially, didn’t just revolve around what content I could get my hands on and to what extent I could get it. For me it was the whole package, meaning the philosophy of Aaron’s approach to life. It’s really contagious and I’m just basking in the joy of having to be a part of the whole experience.

    Therefore, my appreciation is twofold. On a more practical level, I’m grateful for all the things he’s taught me whether it be animal anatomy or the proces of a sketch to a finished painting. More importantly, though, I’m happy and excited that he has reminded me of the joy of drawing and creating, fueling the blissful memories of childhood.

    Thank you very much…

  19. Natalie Hale (verified owner)

    I am forever indebted to Aaron.
    After not having illustrated for ten years, and now looking at a possible children’s book illustration assignment on lions, I turned to YouTube and found Aaron. Eureka! Then I found his site, immediately bought an annual membership, and for me, the rest is history.

    Being only old school, I knew zip about equipment or using Photoshop as an illustrator (I’d used it for graphic design only.) Following Aaron and studying his videos like crazy, I bought a Cintiq 16 and went to work. Two weeks later, I was able to produce a lion portrait that looked like I knew what I was doing.

    To tell Aaron THANK YOU is not enough, but it is heartfelt! Without your teaching, I would be crawling along at a snail’s pace.

    You are a marvelous teacher. I’m also an educator, and “it takes one to know one.” I teach kids with disabilites to read, and teachers–those who yearn to pass on what they know–are in a special club. Aaron is clearly one of the leaders of that club.

  20. francisco.riosc (verified owner)

    This is the best course I’ve can bought, thanks to Aaron for making this course, no one could make it better than you :)

  21. jodispc (verified owner)

    I was unsure about getting a subscription, but now that I did it, I am amazed how helpful and enjoyable this is. For an artist, who is not doing this as a business, this seemed like a big investment but I am glad I did. In my opinion, it was worth it. It is both educational and entertaining. I have learned a lot from the videos that I have watched thus far and it is helping me take my art to another level.

  22. Revival (verified owner)

    This is gold! I wanted to study animation but the places available to study in my country, aren’t very good. My frustration drove me to find Aaron Blaise and eventually, this website.

    Thanks to Blaise and the other teachers on this site, I am able to study animation from a world-class teacher who really has a heart for people and art.
    Now, I am studying animation and I rely on this website for my education mostly.

    Keep going Aaron! You’re a huge blessing the art community!

    Thank you so much
    Your fan

  23. amyvanzi98 (verified owner)

    Amazing content for an amazing price! you make learning fun and easy and you inspire me so much thank you Aaron!

  24. sarahwhelo (verified owner)

    One of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. My photoshop skills have taken a huge leap all because of his tutorials. I’ve learned so much already and I haven’t even made a dent in the courses available!

  25. Jean (verified owner)

    I just started learning from his videos on youtube and had a huge leap in my skills in a very short time (and I had been stuck for years with no direction). Now that I bought the entire course, I hope to get even better. I’m in love with his work and can certainly say this is the teacher I always asked for. Don’t think twice on buying and supporting his work. :)

  26. Deanna (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this to anyone serious about art. This has helped me in so many ways. He is extremely thorough, but he does not have a lot of unnecessary exposition. His works that look like they would take hours to do, he shows how to do them in in just an hour or so. Nothing is sped up so you see exactly what it is he is doing.

    The price is high, at least for a college student such as myself, but what you receive in return is complete worth every penny. He puts so work much into these tutorials and brushes, and he shows how to use the brushes.

    His resume is impressive, and any artist/animator who wants to move on to things like Disney, or Dreamworks, Aaron is definitely one you want to take notes from.

  27. bebop_321 (verified owner)

    An incredible value for the price! Tons and tons of content in one single purchase (in fact, you get EVERYTHING you see on Aaron’s website with this annual subscription, which is great considering that two or three individual courses cost almost as much as this one year membership). You can download all the material and own it forever or watch the videos in streaming if you prefer.

    In-depth videos about human anatomy, wildlife drawing, character design, tons of brushes and textures to improve your digital paintings (most of which come along with an explanatory video tutorial)… Just amazing, it’s totally worth it

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