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 but find themselves often feeling frustrated/disappointed with the results. 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:
This is an intergrated course where 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.
It is a self-study subscription course giving you complete flexibility (no zoom classes, exams or deadlines). All modules are pre-recorded so you can watch them anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet or laptop.
The course is made up of 'Key Units' where you will do the major learning, and 'Projects' where you will do the artwork. The drawing process is always clearly explained and demonstrated, 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 Course Preview for more info on this).
There is also "The Materials Manual". This is a useful resource for students, full of demonstrations on how to use the different art materials. It will continue to be added to.
The materials needed to start the course are minimal, to make it easy and affordable to get started! We start with graphite, and later in the course will cover drawing with coloured pencil, charcoal and watercolour pencil.
If you would like to see what the course is like, there is a FREE Drawing Course Preview which is a generous size, about an hours viewing in total! It will give you a really good idea of what the course will be like.
In both Full Membership and Basic Subscription you will have unlimited access 24/7 to all Key Units and Projects and you will receive all new releases. The modules are pre-recorded so you have complete flexibility to do the course at your own pace. There are no long term commitments, you can unsubscribe at any time (payments are monthly).
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 ask Vanessa questions!
IS IT SUITABLE FOR KIDS?
The course is great for kids who want to learn how to draw detailed realism. It is best for older children and is ideal for teenagers. Go to the Basic Subscription 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
It's great Vanessa, I loved it. Takes me back to when I first started in your class so many years ago! I highly recommend Vanessa's drawing classes, I have s...Read More
It's great Vanessa, I loved it. Takes me back to when I first started in your class so many years ago! I highly recommend Vanessa's drawing classes, I have seen her work wonders with bringing out the artist in very skeptical beginners!Read Less
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