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Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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How to Draw Basics courses are designed to teach learners the fundamental drawing skills they need to be able to draw anything through an observational lens. Observational drawing is a method of learning to draw with three principles in mind: understanding of the subject, building looking 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...
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.
There is no formal homework assigned. Students may need to finish assignments outside of class depending on the speed in which they draw. Learners may feel free to upload work to the Outschool platform, whenever they finish it, if they would like to share it with me.
1 file available upon enrollmentYoung artists should come to class with pencils, erasers, and paper. They may benefit from having colored pencils or markers, but that is not required. There will be optional print-outs with hand and foot anatomy fill-in-the-blank worksheets available. Filled in worksheets are available upon request.
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). In this quick introduction to hand and foot drawing some students may prefer to not share work with me or, otherwise share it with me through the messaging system on Outschool. They may feel free to do so! Gesture drawing can be somewhat overwhelming for beginners.
5 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please note that this course uses online photo references for figure drawing purposes. These references are pulled from Line of Action, an online photo bank, that may include content that is inappropriate for your learner. All models shown in the class are clothed.
Observational & Free-Hand Art Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
276 total reviews
314 completed classes
Hello & Welcome! My name is Adria and I am a life-long mixed-media artist with a bachelor’s in art history and studio art. I am an observational and free-hand artist. Observational art is an artistic process that emphasizes visual perception or...