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Foundations in Drawing 5-Class Set

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Sketching is the skill at the heart of all drawing and painting — and here’s your chance to become a master. Join the pros during this 5-class set and learn provides everything you need to build a strong technique foundation. From sketching your point of view with Paul Heaston to sketching architecture with Stephanie Bower, you’ll gain the skills for any artistic endeavor.

For a more detailed summary of each class included in this set, see the “Classes Included” tab below.

NOTE: After purchase, all individual classes within this set will be made available in your Craftsy account. You will be able to enjoy your purchased classes within your library anytime without losing access.

Classes Included

Perspective Techniques for Better Drawing (3h 12m)
Ditch your eraser and take a new approach to drawing perspective.

Join award-winning illustrator Marjorie Leggitt as she reveals simple methods to draw perspective accurately, without all the fuss! Follow along with Marjorie as she guides you to complete three projects to help you hone your skills. Discover a new way to see the three-dimensional world and translate it to paper with ease. With Marjorie’s step-by-step guidance, see just how easy drawing perspective becomes, even for beginners.

The Essentials of Sketching Architecture (2h 15m)
Sketch any building, anywhere.

You don’t need to be an architect to confidently draw architecture! Join sketch artist and popular instructor Stephanie Bower as she guides you through the ins and outs of sketching buildings, no matter the aspects or features.

Sketching Your Point of View (1h 49m)
Find out how to draw what you see confidently with lessons from Urban Sketchers correspondent Paul Heaston. You’ll start by discovering how to simplify cluttered spaces so they’re easier to sketch, as well as how to add dimension to your work with value. Next, take the frustration out of foreshortening as Paul helps you apply this concept to give your sketches a more realistic sense of space. He’ll also show you how to maintain consistent scale and proportions as you sketch. Perspective can seem perplexing, but Paul will refresh your understanding of both one- and two-point perspective techniques before teaching you to capture them intuitively. From there, you’ll discover how space curves as it recedes so you can sketch scenes as they truly appear. Paul will even help you apply the techniques you’ve learned to create a wide-angle sketch of an interior space.

Figure Sketching Made Simple (1h 50m)
Start sketching figures quickly and confidently with video lessons from Urban Sketchers correspondent and instructor Suhita Shirodkar. She’ll start by introducing you to “verb” drawing and line-of-action techniques, as well as how to apply these methods to drawing figures from a variety of angles. Take your on-location sketching skills further with expert tips for capturing figures on the go and situating your subjects in space. Ready to add an element of storytelling to your work? Find out how as you sketch subjects in a variety of dynamic poses and add key details to your visual narrative. With these fundamentals covered, Suhita will help you capture lines of connection in your sketches, such as a figure reaching to grasp a piece of fruit. Plus, discover how to plan a complete composition, use watercolor to highlight your work’s focal point and more.

Drawing Dimension: Shading Techniques (1h 49m)
Get step-by-step lessons for drawing dimension, and make your work pop off the page! Artist and instructor Catherine V. Holmes will start by teaching you how to create a value scale and use it on a five-tone drawing. Move on to setting yourself up for more realistic results with tips for line drawing and contour shading. Next, discover how to identify your light source and give your work definition with both dark and light tones. Enhance the realism of your drawings as you learn to blend tones cleanly, depict highlights confidently and recreate reflections beautifully. Transition to working in pen, and apply stippling, hatching and crosshatching techniques to create drawings with depth and dimension. Plus, find out how to use contrast, a focal point and backgrounds to bring dynamic depth to every piece you draw.

Your Instructors

Marjorie Leggitt

Marjorie Leggitt is a professional science illustrator who started her career at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History dissecting and illustrating Australian land snails. Running her own freelance studio since 1985, she illustrates text and trade books, professional journals, museum exhibits and interpretive signage. For more than 25 years, Marjorie has taught her drawing techniques at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration. She also teaches art workshops throughout the United States.

Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower is an architectural illustrator, a teacher, a watercolorist and a correspondent for the blog Urban Sketchers. After working as a licensed architect in New York City, Stephanie gravitated toward a career in architectural illustration and concept design. She has taught architectural sketching at Parsons School of Design, the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts.

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.

Suhita Shirodkar

Suhita Shirodkar is an art director and graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience. In her own words, Suhita gravitates toward sketching because it allows her to “express what I never could in words, and remember and record the world around me as I see it at that very moment.” As in instructor, Suhita has taught at the the Art Institute in Sunnyvale, California, as well as in Urban Sketching workshops around the world.

Catherine V. Holmes

Catherine V. Holmes is a visual artist and art instructor. Her work includes everything from album covers and commissioned murals in Florence, Italy to pieces displayed in galleries and juried shows across the U.S. She’s also the author of two books: How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students and How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions. Catherine has been a professional art teacher for over 15 years. She has developed unique and highly effective teaching techniques while sharing her passion for art with students of all ages. She is heavily influenced by the interests and suggestions of her students. “To see success through the eyes of my students inspires me to be a better teacher and creator of art.”

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to 5 PDFs containing 23 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.


Perspective Techniques for Better Drawing - Class Materials

Bonus materials available after purchase


The Essentials of Sketching Architecture - Materials and Tips

Bonus materials available after purchase


Sketching Your Point of View - Supplies and Resources

Bonus materials available after purchase


Figure Sketching Made Simple - Supplies and Resources

Bonus materials available after purchase


Drawing Dimension: Shading Techniques - Supplies and Reference

Bonus materials available after purchase

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