Online Class

Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday

$14.99$29.99
Format

Online Class

$14.99

DVD

$19.99

Develop your drawing skills as you learn to capture the world around you in expressive compositions!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Paul Heaston
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Become a better artist with a portable, versatile companion –- your sketchbook! Artist Paul Heaston shares an inspiring range of ways to use pencil, ink and watercolor in your own on-the-go “studio." Explore the world of sketching for beginners as you learn to accurately depict subject matter in dimensional space. Discover an array of texture-building ink techniques, and find out how to use this bold, impactful medium to express light and shadow. Infuse your work with color and character with Paul’'s pro tips for painting smooth watercolor washes, and then combine what you’'ve learned with valuable lessons on creating eye-catching compositions. Whether you want to depict people, architecture or nature, you'’ll gain the confidence and creative skills to fill up your sketchbook with artful, evocative work!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Choosing & Using Sketchbooks
26:31
Meet your instructor, sketch artist Paul Heaston, as you discover the joy that sketching can offer and how it can improve your skills by leaps and bounds. You'll begin with an overview of Paul's favorite sketchbook and media choices before loosening up your drawing hand with some contour drawings.
2. Sketching With Pencil
30:04
3. Pen & Ink, Light & Shadow
22:00
4. Color Your World With Watercolors
26:15
5. Sketching on Location
15:50
6. Composing in the Field
10:43
7. Location Sketching Process
32:51

Recommended with this class

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser, craft knife

Taught by

Paul Heaston
Paul Heaston
Paul Heaston received his MFA in painting from Montana State University. He's also a correspondent for Urbansketchers.org, an internationally recognized website that showcases visual journalism. You can find some of Paul's work on his sketch blog, Three Letter Word for Art. Paul has been teaching college-level drawing and painting since 2005.

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