Vanessa Joret has been teaching people how to draw for over 18 years. In this new online course she will take you step by step along the journey of learning how to draw. This course is particularly ideal for those just starting out on that journey. It is also great for those who have done some drawing and would like to develop their skills further. If you would like to draw detailed realism then this course will give you the skills and techniques you need.
If you are a beginner, are you wondering if you could learn to draw?
You do not need any special talent or ability to learn to draw
This 10 minute video will explain the 4 simple things you do need:
., Level 1 - Beginners
Project 1A VINTAGE KEY6 Lessons
., Level 2 - Beginners Plus
Project 2A THE CAT'S EYE(1) 5.0 average rating11 Lessons
., Level 3 - Intermediate
Project 3A THE SPARROW(2) 5.0 average rating17 Lessons
., Level 1 - Beginners
KEY UNIT 1 - Getting You Started(4) 5.0 average rating19 Lessons
., Materials Manual
THE MATERIALS MANUAL8 Lessons
., Level 2 - Beginners Plus
KEY UNIT 2 - Switching on the Creative Side of Your Brain13 Lessons
Modules are graded (Beginners, Beginners Plus, Intermediate etc) and everything is clearly explained with easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations. You will find that the skills you develop in one module will then be built on in the next. As you progress through the course you will learn many aspects of drawing such as how to draw an accurate line drawing, how to use tone and colour, how to create texture, drawing animals and fur, composition, perspective and much more. New modules will continue to be added regularly.
“ I absolutely love the online course. I have done three drawings and am was very pleased with myself and the end results. Learning how to draw has been something I have been wanting to pursue for a while now . Your lessons are easy to follow and I am picking up a lot of technique. ” Josie Grayson
All modules are pre-recorded so you can watch them anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet or laptop, with unlimited replays. This gives members complete flexibility to work at their own pace (no zoom classes, exams or deadlines).
I want it to be a nice, relaxing, creative place to escape to
The course is suitable for absolute beginners. It is made up of 'Key Units' where you will do the major learning and 'Projects' where you will do the artwork. Vanessa is a patient teacher who always takes the time to explain and demonstrate the drawing process clearly making it easy to follow.
Key Unit 1 is the foundation stone of the course and in that module Vanessa's unique Dot&Grid Method is introduced. This is a great help to those who find getting an accurate line drawing in challenging (see the Free Drawing Course Preview for more info on this).
There are three types of membership:
Full Membership includes 24/7 access to all Projects & Key Units PLUS access to the "Show & Tell" Community where students can post their artwork, connect up with other students and get feedback on their artwork from Vanessa.
In both Full Membership and Basic Membership you will have unlimited 24/7 access to all Key Units and Projects and you will receive all new releases. The big difference between the two options is that in Full Membership you also become a member of the "Show & Tell" community group (a bit like a closed Facebook group but it's within the site not on Facebook). This is where you can connect up with other students, share your artwork and get feedback on your artwork from Vanessa!
Free Membership is a great way to try the course. It is packed with drawing tips and demonstrations. You will have access to the Free Drawing Course Preview (which includes 11 videos, it is like a mini course!) as well as all the Project Preview videos where you will see the artwork being drawn. This is a great way to have a sneak-peak at the course and it's free forever.
Is the course suitable for kids?
The course is great for older kids (teenagers) who want to learn how to draw detailed realism. Go to the Basic Membership Page for more info. (Full Membership is not for children because of the online community).
This is the course to start you on your drawing journey. Clearly providing and explaining the foundations needed.
This is the course to start you on your drawing journey. Clearly providing and explaining the foundations needed.Read Less
Beautifully explained and taught. I enjoyed drawing Agatha and thought Vanessa did a wonderful job 'virtually' to guide me along the way.
Beautifully explained and taught. I enjoyed drawing Agatha and thought Vanessa did a wonderful job 'virtually' to guide me along the way.Read Less
Vanessa's artwork is owned by people all over the world. She has a sensitive realistic style which covers a broad range of subjects. Her artwork can be seen at The Argyle Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney and The Bay Tree Gallery, Berrima NSW.
Feel free to contact Vanessa if you have any questions:
Watercolour & pencil
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Aust EST)