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How to Draw Basics: Still Life Drawing

Class
Adria W.
Average rating:
4.9
Number of reviews:
(318)
A seven week technique-based art course that teaches young artists the basics of drawing through contours, values, composition, and more with a stunning final still life project.

Class Experience

  • 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.
Homework Offered
No formal homework will be assigned, but learners are encouraged to review and practice concepts taught in class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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).
Grades Offered
 5 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 -A policy and technical requirement packet -A materials guide -A glossary for vocabulary -A worksheet packet
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined April, 2018
4.9
318reviews
Profile
Hello and welcome to my teacher profile!

My name is Adria, 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... 
Group Class

$27

weekly or $185 for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
90 min

Completed by 61 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
3-9 learners per class

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