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How to Draw: Foundations

In this ten-week online course, young artists will learn all the basic skills they need to create great artwork and build good art practice habits.
Adria W.
302 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 6 learners
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$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 10 weeks
75 minutes per class
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Young artists will... 
Learn about: materials, stroke variation, values, contrast, creating and using references, constructing objects, how to depict space, textures, the eight elements of composition, common composition shapes, basic color theory, and good art practice habits. 
Practice: drawing simple and complex objects, observational skills, mark-making skills, thumbnail sketches, value studies, composing images, creating color wheels, and mixing colors.
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.

In this course, we will briefly cover simple, easy wrist and arm stretches in our fourth lesson. These stretches will include: moving the hand up, down, left, and right, rotating the hand, clenching and unclenching the fist, and gently stretching the wrist by pushing back on the fingertips and palm. These stretches are intended to be learned and practiced to help prevent wrist pain and hand fatigue. These stretches are optional. Learners will be encouraged to perform all stretches gently and stop if there is any pain or discomfort. 
There will be no formally assigned homework, but every artist works at a different pace so some may have to finish exercises or assignments outside of class. 
 4 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 -Watercolor paints in: blue, yellow, red, black and white -Watercolor paper -Soft bristle brushes -A palette -Water cups -Paper towels -Simple objects to draw (such as: cans, boxes, jars, bottles, candles, etc.) -Complex objects to draw (such as: shoes, toys, home decor, plants, etc.) -Textured objects to draw (such as: clothing, bedding, towels and cloths, bags, cutlery, cotton balls, etc.) 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 policy and technical requirement packet (Will be sent to parents before class begins) -A materials guide (Will be sent to parents before class begins) -A glossary for vocabulary -Optional Art Tool Journal page, a Texture Worksheet, and an Elements of Art Guide
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). 
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Adria W.
Lives in the United States
Observational & Free-Hand Art Teacher
302 total reviews
374 completed classes

About Me

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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... 
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