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

This course is an introduction to fundamental drawing techniques that, with practice, will allow you to draw from observation more fluently and accurately!
Kristy Mankin
957 total reviews for this teacher
30 reviews for this class
Completed by 241 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 1

Sep 1 - Sep 30 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 31 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 28

Nov 28 - Dec 23 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


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. 
Students are encouraged to complete at least three practice sketches following each lesson before class meets again.
 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.
Students may post images of their classwork and/or homework to receive comments and suggestions.  
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Kristy Mankin
Lives in the United States
Art for Everyone!
957 total reviews
595 completed classes

About Me


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