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Get Your Sketch on: Sketching for Newbies

Learn to sketch and draw simple subjects and discover your own art style.
Esther L Jones
22 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 25 learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Learners will begin and learn to maintain a sketchbook practice which includes shape, line, value and composition using simple still life subjects.
This class will focus on guiding learners to discover their own artistic style and offering many techniques to achieve the desired result rather than the usual "draw-what-I-draw" directed method.
Learners will be encouraged to learn to see in the way an artist must see in order to produce recognizable images and yet render them in their own unique style.
A still life object will be set up and lit for drawing for each meeting. Students will be guided to notice general shapes as well as details, values and composition, and proper pencil techniques.
Please check the materials and supplies needed carefully before signing up.
Sample topic schedule: 
Monday, January 11: Sketching an apple
Monday January 18: sketch a mug
Monday January 25: sketch a soft drink can
Monday February 4: sketch a box
Monday February 8: sketch 
Students will be encouraged to continue working in their sketchbook between classes
A medium sized Sketchbook, preferably wire bound similar to the one at the link below A set of sketching pencils similar to the one at the link below 1 kneaded eraser and 1 vinyl eraser: handy link below A well-lit, quiet area with access to a clean flat surface to work on.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Esther L Jones
Lives in the United States
Magical Mrs. Esther
22 total reviews
37 completed classes

About Me

I teach a broad range of subjects, focusing on my passions of music and art. 
I have always enjoyed children, starting with my own four who I home schooled and extending to all my private and public school students. I have taught in one way or... 
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