Art Camp | How to Draw Basics: Still Life
A combination of five basic drawing classes that gets learners looking, drawing, and understanding formal art technique with a final still life project that puts it all together!
310 total reviews for this teacher
22 reviews for this class
Completed by 102 learners
year old learners
learners per class
$14 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class
How to Draw Basics courses are designed to teach learners the fundamental drawing skills they need to be able to draw anything through a naturalistic lens. Naturalism is a method of learning to draw with three principles in mind: understanding of the subject, observational skills, and practice of artistic technique. These courses combine lecture periods, worksheets, and free-hand drawing to ensure learners understand the material and get ample practice time. In my How to Draw Basics courses,...
In this class your learner will learn observational skills, contours, beginning principles of values, composition, and more. They should come away with a large variety of easily repeatable exercises to practice, numerous practice sketches, and a final three to five object still life drawing.
I am delighted to be able to offer classes that emphasize fine art techniques through the lens of observational drawing. Observational art is a method of learning to draw with three principles in mind: understanding of the subject, building looking skills, and practice of artistic technique. Through this method and practice, learners can draw anything. Completion of my courses will result in a learner who is engaged with art and understands basic art technique. Even students who are not aspiring artists have much to gain from drawing, including improvement of hand-eye coordination and hand dexterity skills. Along with my bachelor’s degree in art history and studio art from a premier liberal arts institution in Ohio, I also have been teaching since 2016. My online teaching career began on Outschool in 2017. I have taught homeschoolers, unschoolers, and undergraduate students of all ages. My background in art history means that my classes are created with an understanding of historical precedence- I’m teaching what I know works! Many of my classes include examples of important artworks from masters for students to examine and learn skills from. In addition, my many years of teaching art have helped me curate concise and logical drawing curriculum that young artists can easily pick up and apply to their work. Every art class I teach hopes to provide learners with all the knowledge and support they need to grow as an artist.
No formal homework will be assigned, but learners are encouraged to review and practice concepts taught in class.
3 files available upon enrollment***MATERIALS*** Your learner will need: -A range of graphite drawing pencils including 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B -Two erasers: Polymer/Vinyl and kneaded -A sketchpad Optionally your learner may like: -Charcoal -Blending Stumps The needed materials should cost less than $30.00 USD and are multi-purpose. They can be used outside of this course. I provide four PDFs for this course: -A syllabus outlining course content -A policy and procedures packet (Will be sent to parent upon enrollment) -A materials guide (Will be sent to parents upon enrollment) -A glossary for terms -A worksheet packet
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
To remove the stress of what is sometimes a very daunting course of study, your learners will not have tests, quizzes, or formal grades in the class. Instead, I utilize positive verbal critiques to provide feedback and encourage improvement. However, if grades are requested I will provide them via rubrics that will suggest a grade. Learners progress will be gauged by the completion of their assignments, execution of techniques, contributions in critique sessions, and their class presence (being on-time, listening when I am speaking, and how they communicate with peers).
5 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Observational & Free-Hand Art Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
310 total reviews
394 completed classes
Hello and welcome to my teacher profile! I will be in vacation and unable to answer emails from September 3rd to September 11th 2023. I am looking forward to a new semester soon! My name is Adria, I am a life-long mixed-media artist with a...
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