New Online Drawing Class: 12 weeks of Drawing ExplorationsJuly 1, 2016 2021-03-29 10:13
New Online Drawing Class: 12 weeks of Drawing Explorations
Online art Classes: Learn from the comfort of your home
Just like your handwriting, your drawing style is unique; let’s find it in this online drawing class!
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I believe that drawing should be fun and free from too many rules! I also believe that the only way to get better at drawing is to draw as much as you can. This class has been made so I can give you ideas of paths to explore to make drawing fun again.
This is the class for you if:
- You want to explore different ways of drawing
- You believe like me that you will learn by doing rather than by reading lots of instructions
- You are curious about trying on new ideas
- You want to get excited again about drawing
- You want to get feed back on your drawings
This is not the class for you if:
- You want detailed instructions to be making very realistic, exact drawings
- You already took the class 26 weeks of inspiration and training or want to take it as most of the classes are also part of the 26 weeks class.
Who is it for?
This class is for beginners to advanced artists, anyone can do it and you can choose each week how much time and effort you want to invest in each course.
I believe that doing something is the best way to learn so I try to keep the contents not too long so you can get right away into action mode.
Is this class about a specific medium, painting or drawing?
As this is a drawing class, we will mostly use dry media such as graphite, markers or charcoal, a few classes will allow you to use ink as well.If you want to explore more of a specific medium you have the freedom to do so in most of the courses.
What supplies do I need?
Get feed back
At the end of each class, you can upload your drawings and get feed back to explore some ideas and get an outside perspective on your work. The feedback is optional.
How much time do I need per unit?
You decide how much time you want to invest for each unit. Most of the time you can do something simple like a small 20 minutes drawing or take more time and make a drawing over a few days.
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How much time do I have to finish the online drawing class?
I recommend you complete a class per week or per two weeks. If you need more time, that is fine too as you will keep a lifetime access to the class.
Online drawing class units
|Module 1||Week 1 to 4|
|Unit 1||Welcome to your online class: 12 weeks of drawing explorations|
|Unit 2||My 3 years old did it: Drawing with your non-dominant hand|
|Unit 3||Make a drawing with pencil on paper and then wreck it with an eraser 🙂|
|Unit 4||Draw or paint something using only simple geometric patterns|
|Unit 5||Going Digital|
|Module 2||Week 5 to 8|
|Unit 1||Welcome to the dark side, it is all about the shade|
|Unit 2||Drawing by taking off|
|Unit 3||Try the same subject with different media, see which one you like the best|
|Unit 4||Text in paintings or drawings|
|Module 3||Weeks 9 to 12|
|Unit 1||2 versions of the same drawing|
|Unit 2||Figure Drawing|
|Unit 3||Add patterns or zentangles to a drawing|
|Unit 4||Paint or draw a self portrait|
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I read the assignment but I would like to do it a bit differently.
Of course! The purpose of this class is to get you inspired to draw and paint, so if you would like to do something a bit differently, go ahead! You might inspire other Artists in the class.
Do I get a grade for each unit or work I complete?
I am not grading the works for this class, but you can share your work on our Facebook group. The group is closed, I will check so it stays a supportive and positive environment.
Do I need to complete a unit every week? I might get too busy.
You can choose what rhythm works best for you as the class is self paced. If you complete a unit every week, the entire class will last 6 months. If you complete a unit every 2 weeks, the class will last 1 year. I recommend you do at least a painting or drawing every two weeks to get into the habit of creating Art regularly.
Can I skip a week, I am not inspired by the subject?
I believe that adding constraint sometimes helps with creativity even though it reduces the possibilities, it gives us a direction. But if there is a week class that really doesn’t inspire you, you can still skip it, just select ” I did not do this week’s assignment” in the quiz. You could also modify the assignment to make it more inspiring for you.
Do I have to work the units in order?
There is a logical progression in the courses in the class so I recommend you work on them in order but if you want to switch that order you are free to do so.
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Online Drawing class testimonials
So much fun!
Thank you Sandrine for this class, I am enjoying the drawings explorations and going out of my confort zone.
Thanks for your useful and beautiful lessons. Sorry can´t travel to participate of your classes and workshops.I´m very far, but enjoy your articles and lessons on line. May be one day, ´ll have this opportunity.
I am enjoying the drawing class very much
I am enjoying the drawing class very much. It has really pushed me to try new methods and actually enjoy the experience. I also liked having an online drawing experience. I have never done that and it opened a whole new facet of creating to me.
While looking online a few
While looking online a few months ago at books about mixed media, I came across a few of Sandrine’s short videos. At the time, I thought they were a generous sharing of technique, but did not record the artists name. A few days ago, after a frustrating fortnight of trying to motivate myself into some artistic activity, I decided that I needed a class to get me going. Then I came across Sandrine again, and am sure that I will gain from the 12 weeks.
I am old, and love colour. My pic is of from last year, when I took part in a 100 Day Project. Here are my first 9 days of postcard sized collages cut from my hand coloured rice paper. Enough for now! I will will begin drawing with my left hand.
I find this fun and exciting
I find this fun and exciting even though I’m behind the schedule. The assignments we get are quite different from my experience from the drawing classes I know. I might even try other classes.
I like it very much.
I like it very much. The assigments are different from what I have been doing till now.
I already completed the 26 weeks class
I already completed the 26 week class and the Flowers from imagination class but my drawing skills are not wonderful and I feel taking this class may help. I enjoy the different classes as Sandrine is so very helpful with her feedback.
The instructions are very clear
The instructions are very clear especially for a non-artist. Sandrine also replies pretty quickly with her critique or answers to questions.