Learning to produce art is a complex process. It involves mastering basic techniques in the artist’s discipline. If painting is the artist’s gift, basic techniques on preparing canvases and mixing paints may be required schooling. Technical information on cameras and lighting would be essential techniques for a photographer to study. There are many different types of art and each one has its own set of basic techniques. Any learning institution that specializes in the arts will have a wide variety of programs available. While some disciplines overlap on basic knowledge, specialists teach many of the advanced classes.