Discover the joy that sketching can offer and see how a regular a sketchbook practice can improve your skills by leaps and bounds! Your instructor, sketch artist Paul Heaston, provides an overview of his favorite sketchbook and media choices so you can choose the materials that motivate and inspire you. Once you’ve become familiar with the materials, Paul guides you through a variety of contour drawing exercises that will loosen up your drawing hand and spark your desire to make your creative ideas come to life!
Want realistic drawings? Contrast is key! Artist and instructor Kateri Ewing guides you through essential techniques for working with charcoal. In this video, you’ll learn how to assess your drawing to stay in the right tonal range for your subject while creating a convincing light…Watch Now >>
Beautiful drawings require a strong command of your materials, and this lesson breaks down the essential drawing tools every artist should have. Artist and instructor Patricia Watwood begins with a comprehensive overview of different kinds of graphite and charcoal, followed by a demonstration of how…Watch Now >>
Build your watercolor confidence by mastering the fundamental brushstrokes with your instructor, watercolor artist Kateri Ewing. In this lesson, you’ll explore a number of mark-making techniques with two types of brushes: flat and round. Kateri demonstrates how to lift pigment, create sharp edges and make…Watch Now >>
Artists frequently use the terms “warm” and “cool” when discussing color, but how does this distinction play out when painting the subtleties of skin tones? Join oil painting portrait artist Brian Neher for this lesson on how to paint skin tones in oil paints, with…Watch Now >>