This site is for people who would like to learn how to create beautiful detailed drawings. It is suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills.

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:

Watch Intro Video
Watch Intro Video


How does the course work?

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, how to create texture, drawing animals and fur, composition, and much more. 

“ I absolutely love the online course. I have done three drawings so far and am 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:

What's the difference?

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 module 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!

The SATISFACTION GUARANTEE is applicable to both Full Membership and Basic Membership

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).

Prefer to pay up front rather than subscribe?

The new Beginners Bundle option may suit you

The BEGINNERS BUNDLE gives you 24/7 access to the first three modules of the course for six months from the date of purchase with a Satisfaction Guarantee.

Modules included:

  • Key Unit 1: Getting You Started (incl "Agatha the Duck")
  • Project 1: The Vintage Key (Level 1 Beginners)
  • Project 2: The Cat's Eye (Level 2 Beginners Plus)

The Beginners Bundle - Three modules for six months


A range of Start Up Kits are available to suit all budgets.
Free delivery within Australia

Online Course Reviews

5 star rating

Well presented course

Lee Jones

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.

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Agatha the Duck!

Deb Harrison

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.

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Your instructor

Artist and Art Teacher

Vanessa Joret

Vanessa has a great passion for sharing her love of drawing. She has been teaching children and adults how to draw for 18 years. Prior to Covid19 Vanessa was running eight classes per week at her home studio in The Blue Mountains Australia. During lock-down Vanessa decided to use the opportunity to build an Online Drawing Course, something she would never have had time to do normally. Vanessa has always loved teaching "raw beginners" and has developed her "Dot&Grid Method" to make it easier for beginners to be able to master the skill of drawing accurately. Vanessa is known as a patient teacher who always takes the time to explain things clearly.

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:

Would you like to know more?

Visit Vanessa's website to read about how she came to be an artist and art teacher

Some of Vanessa's artwork

Graphite pencil:



Watercolour & pencil

Some testimonials from Vanessa's face-to-face art classes

by Madeleine Robson

"My mum and I have had lessons with Vanessa and always enjoyed them! She’s a fantastic teacher and we both saw our skills develop so much - and neither of us thought we could draw at all at the start! She has a great teaching technique and is so knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend her classes!"

Joanne King

"Vanessa is a wonderful teacher and I'm improving all the time under her guidance, doing work at a level I never thought I was capable of. I love getting to try all the different media."

Lucy Barnham

"My daughter has been learning from Vanessa for just over a year, and she just loves it! Her art class is a highlight of each week. She has learned so much, and it's so exciting to see her passion and confidence with her artwork grow. Vanessa provides a rich and positive learning experience in her classes, and is incredibly kind, encouraging and calm in her interactions with the children. I am amazed to see how my daughter is using the skills and strategies she learns with Vanessa to produce a whole lot of other beautiful art at home and school. She really is blossoming!"

Amber Hay

"I’ve been going to Vanessa’s classes for about two years now. I am a much much better artist now because of Vanessa. It’s a fun social atmosphere where serious art and learning happens. I’m still very much a novice but am proud of the work that I’ve completed in her classes. I’ve recommended Vanessa to many people and I am so very pleased to recommend her here. 5 stars. "

How to get in touch

If you have any questions about the course feel free to email or phone
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Aust EST)