Learn to Sketch Anything! Drawing Techniques FLEX course (Ages 9-12)

Kristy Mankin
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,079)
This course is an introduction to fundamental drawing techniques that, with practice, will allow you to draw from observation more fluently and accurately! #Creative

Class Experience

Students will learn techniques that will help them draw more accurately, from observation.  These techniques include: gesture drawing, contour line drawing, negative space, blocking in shadows, and perspective.  This is an INTRODUCTORY course-- true mastery of these techniques will require much practice, but this is a great place to start!
In all my years of classroom teaching, the one skill that seemed to make the most difference in whether students reached their fullest potential in art class was this:  did they feel comfortable drawing their ideas?  For this introductory course, I've honed in on a few essential drawing techniques that have helped my students build their skills and confidence, and catapult their creativity to the next level. 
Homework Offered
Students are encouraged to complete at least three practice sketches following each lesson before class meets again.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students may post images of their classwork and/or homework to receive comments and suggestions.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need: a sketchbook (or 3 sheets of drawing paper per class--printer paper is fine), a pencil, a good eraser (test it before class!), a 12" ruler.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,079)

My name is Kristy, and I am a longtime artist and art educator.  I live on the outskirts of town with my husband and pups.  Before I joined Outschool, I taught full time in public school.  I loved my students, and I had so much fun... 
Flex Class


for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(32)
Completed by 277 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 9-12
1-12 learners per class

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