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The Artful Gamer's Realistic Animals & Insects Pencil Drawing Art Class

While identifying edges, recognizing space, calculating proportions and angles, judging light and shadows, young artists will pull it all together with basic shading and blending techniques in this realistic animal pencil sketching class.
Artful Gaming with Maryam Awan, NBCC/Gamer/Artist
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Completed by 13 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to take their artwork to the next level from cartoony to realistic through the understanding of composition, shapes, and shading/blending techniques. By drawing realistic animals, learners will begin to understand how animals and insects move and interact with our surroundings and environment which will inspire them to experiment on their own when sketching. 
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Please note in this class we take our time making art while enjoying the process in order to grow an understanding that art does not need to be rushed. We focus on details, highlights, lowlights, and textures which will inevitably take more time than is allotted during class. The shorter class style is intentional to inspire artists to take their time and enjoy the process while working on growing their artistic confidence and independence each week, rather than relying solely on a complete "step by step" process. Most learners who have taken this class always have more work to do o their piece outside of class. 

While giving each learner a good start using "step by step" techniques, I set them free and encourage them to continue their projects outside of class so they can work on fine details, play around with lighting, and try the techniques learned in class on their own without judgment and in a comfortable way.  This method encourages young artists to learn how to find references for their work and play around with their materials, proportions, find and fix mistakes and create styles all their own at a pace that works well for them. 
Supplies needed: Drawing Paper or A Sketchbook A variety of graphite pencils or set and mechanical pencils Blending Tools: Dry paintbrushes, tortillons/paper blending tools, or cotton swabs, Erasers
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Artful Gaming with Maryam Awan, NBCC/Gamer/Artist
Lives in the United States
I speak three languages: Teen, Tween and Kid! Nominated and Featured as one of Outschool’s EPIC Educators. Entertaining, welcoming and chill high-energy experiences with a lively and fun, pop culture-loving teacher. WYSIWYG
307 total reviews
134 completed classes

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