Best Arts & Crafts Courses

Find the best online Arts & Crafts Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Arts & Crafts Courses.

The Ultimate Drawing Masterclass: Start Drawing Better Today

Learn how to draw with this complete beginner to advanced drawing course!

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students

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Students: 129929, Price: $129.99

Students: 129929, Price:  Paid

Do you want to learn how to draw?

This is the only drawing course you need to get started and draw like a pro.

You won't need to trace or copy. You will be able to draw anything you want - people, animals, cartoons, landscapes, objects - right from your imagination.

Why learn with this drawing course?

By enrolling in this drawing course, you'll learn the basic concepts that any artist needs to draw realistic and professional drawings. This course will take you from absolute beginner to feeling confident as an artist.

This course includes instant access to:

  • 26+ hours of premium video lectures

  • Downloadable guides

  • Exclusive access to a student community of like-minded students

  • Lifetime course updates

  • Premium instructor support

All of this is to help you learn how to draw, easier, quicker and more comprehensively than any other drawing course, tutorial or book.

Our student happiness guarantee

If you're not happy with the course, you can get a full refund within the first 30-days of purchase. So there's absolutely no risk in enrolling today and trying it out!

Who teaches this drawing course?

This course is a partnership between Video School Online and Kevin Gardin. Video School Online has been putting together top-rated courses taken by over one million students on Udemy since 2012. Kevin Gardin is a professional illustrator and artist from Windsor, Ontario. He has an immense passion for teaching others drawing skills, as you'll see in this course.

Drawing course overview

What will you learn in this drawing course?

  • Start with the fundamentals, learning principles like drawing definitions & terms, color theory, and more

  • Learn the tools and equipment you need to start drawing - from pencils and paper to erasers and specialty drawing tools

  • Learn how to draw basic geometric forms, the building blocks of any drawing

  • Learn how to draw the human figure with proper proportions and gestures

  • Learn how to add cloth and fabrics to your drawings, a skill that will take your art to the next level

  • Learn how to properly add shading to add dimension to your drawings

  • Learn how shapes convey different stories or language about your drawings

  • Learn how to add perspective to your drawings

  • Learn how composition can improve your art, knowing what to include from one side of the frame to the other

  • Learn how to properly display and store your artwork

  • Learn how to turn your drawings into digital art, including adding color to your art

  • and so much more!

Does this sound good to you?

We're so excited that you're here reading this course description, and know that once you enroll you won't regret it.

Click that enroll button and start drawing today!

Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw 25 Cartoons Step-by-Step

Cartoon Drawing Lessons: An Inspiring Art Experience for Young Artists. Follow Me as I Teach Beginners How to Draw!

Created by Em Winn - Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Students: 80311, Price: Free

Students: 80311, Price:  Free

Do you know a young artist who is interested in learning how to draw cartoons?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence?   

The Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with young artists in mind, this drawing course is suitable for ALL AGES. The teaching process used is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight students into drawing action! The process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome (in this course, usually a cute cartoon animal) is achieved. Young artists may then apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own. The Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course is designed to give new artists the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help :)

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course.

Let the creative fun begin!

How to Draw 101: BASIC DRAWING SKILLS & Sketching Exercises

Learn to draw & sketch - drawing basics for beginners w/ exciting 3D sketching exercises to develop your drawing skills

Created by Tamas Benko - Instructor

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Students: 65429, Price: $19.99

Students: 65429, Price:  Paid

This is the first episode of my How to Draw Series. This course is about Basic Drawing Skills and 3D Sketching.

If you are an absolute beginner at drawing, this session can be a perfect choice for your very first drawing course. Or if you are not a beginner, but you are having difficulties with your drawings, you are just probably missing some of the basic puzzles which can be easily fixed in these lessons.

This course requires no previous drawing knowledge or special drawing equipment.
We'll be drawing with simple traditional graphite pencil on ordinary paper.

The first section is kind of an introduction to drawing.
I will show you

  • the drawing tools you need

  • optional tools for the future

  • how to hold the pencil to get a better drawing experience

  • how to see the world with the eyes of the artist

In the second section we will go through the basic building blocks of drawing. We will develop your basic drawing skills making a lot of fundamental drawing exercises.

You will learn how to draw

  • straight lines

  • parallel lines

  • simple 2D shapes like triangles, rectangles, and squares

  • curves

  • circles, ovoid shapes, and ellipses

  • simple 3D objects like cubes and cylinders

We will also develop your hand coordination by connecting dots with straight and curved lines.

The goal of these lessons is to gain confidence at drawing these simple elements that we will use to build more complex objects.

I will give you an introduction to perspective drawing discussing the most frequently used 2-point and 3-point perspective. I will also explain an important drawing principle called foreshortening. With this knowledge you'll be able to draw subjects convincingly in the 3D space.

In the third section we'll put the drawing skills you've learned into practice. We will make all sorts of sketches on real life subjects based on reference photos. We will draw

  • a chess pawn built from simple 2D shapes

  • a chair by drawing straight lines using the rules of perspective

  • a fish using a bunch of S-curves

  • a profile portrait to practice proportions

  • a chess pawn with simple shading

  • a pair of glasses

  • a dancing human figure for an introduction to gesture drawing

  • and an astronaut just for fun

At the end of the course you can check if your drawing skills have improved. You can compare your sketches made at the beginning and at the end of the course. If you make all the exercises with me, I'm sure you will make a difference.

I hope you will enjoy this course as much as I did during its creation.

See you in my Basic Drawing Skills & Sketching Exercises course!

Portrait Drawing 101 – Pencil Drawing Course for Beginners

Step by Step Instructions on How to Draw an Engaging Portrait - Impress Your Friends & Family W/ Your Drawing!

Created by Tamas Benko - Instructor

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Students: 62571, Price: $19.99

Students: 62571, Price:  Paid

In this 5.5-hour portrait drawing course I will teach you step by step how to draw your first impressing portrait with a pencil.

No previous drawing knowledge is necessary. This drawing course is for beginners.

Most people think that drawing a human portrait is extremely difficult. Actually, it's just a myth. If there is desire in you, you will learn this stuff. Believe it or not, art is not the privilege of the few, it is more like a set of skills that you can learn.

Even if you draw like a 4-year old kid now, it will change dramatically in a few days.

Portraiture is a great thing, because once you draw you first pencil portrait, it will make you believe that you are able to learn to draw anything.

What drawing tools you need

If you have just a traditional graphite pencil and some copy papers, that's perfectly enough to begin this course. But if you prefer to use any digital drawing tools, that's ok too. For example, you can use Photoshop with a drawing tablet, or the popular drawing & painting app called Procreate on the iPad with the Apple Pencil. Whatever drawing tool you use, note that we will be doing traditional portrait drawing with a simple graphite pencil (or its digital equivalent).

Content

This beginner drawing course consists of four main sections.

I like to build up my students' drawing skills systematically, so we will start off with the basic building blocks of the human head, and gradually moving forward. You'll be doing plenty of drawing exercises before you draw your first full portrait.

The 1st section is about the structure of the head. The structure, the proportions, and relative position of the facial features (the eyes, the nose, the ears, the mouth, etc.) are crucial for drawing a realistic portrait.

So, you will learn

  • how to draw the head from any angle in a few simple steps (sketching)

  • the proportions of the head, the location of facial features in front view and side view

  • the planes of the head which will help you to understand its 3D structure, how to draw a face in perspective, and create a believable shading later in the course

The 2nd section is about one of the most important drawing skills called shading. Shading is key to create depth and the illusion of 3-dimensionality on your drawings.

You will learn

  • how an object surface behaves in light

  • how shadows are created

  • and how to illustrate them on your drawings to create a convincing 3D look

You can also make some shading exercises to prepare yourself for drawing faces from real life.

In the 3rd section you will have the opportunity to draw each facial features one by one in all kinds of viewing angles.

You will learn

  • how to draw eyes

  • how to draw nose

  • how to draw ears

  • how to draw mouth or lips

As a bonus, I'll show you how to illustrate emotions on the face in cartoon style. When you draw a human portrait, it's important to observe every little details on your subject's face. Drawing cartoon faces is fun, and a great exercise to recognize the important facial features. Don't miss this lesson!

In 4th section we will make a fairly realistic, full pencil portrait from scratch.

We will

  • take a reference photo, and analyze the face piece by piece

  • draw the construction lines of the head paying special attention to proportions and relations

  • then start the shading process step by step building up the face layer by layer

  • make the final touches and polish the portrait

If you follow my instructions and perform the drawing exercises along the way, your friends and family will be amazed what a human portrait you're capable to draw.

Have some fun with me and enroll in this portrait drawing course now.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee!
Please watch the 2-min Free Preview Video to see if this course is good for you.
You will get an overview of what you can expect from this online course.

The Art & Science of Drawing / BASIC SKILLS

Drawing is not a talent. It's a skill anyone can learn.

Created by Brent Eviston - Artist and Instructor

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Students: 56578, Price: $34.99

Students: 56578, Price:  Paid

The Art & Science of Drawing is a remarkable program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. The Art & Science of Drawing is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available.  Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.

This course is highly recommended for anyone interested in painting as well.  Most master painters agree that drawing is a fundamental and essential skill for all painters.  BASIC SKILLS is the perfect primer for anyone wanting to learn to draw. The skills you'll learn here will dramatically improve your art & design no matter what medium you work in.

RECENTLY UPDATED & IMPROVED!

This bestselling course is now even better with new content recently added as well as improved picture and sound. This updated version of the course now includes hours of bonus drawing demonstrations that will show you how to apply your new drawing skills to a wide range of subject matter including botanicals and birds.  There's even an introduction to basic figure drawing. 

BASIC SKILLS is the first course in a series designed to take students from the absolute basics to advanced techniques like volumetric drawing and shading. If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:
Basic Skills
Dynamic Mark Making
Form & Space
Measuring & Proportion
Contours
Shading Fundamentals
Shading: Beyond the Basics

If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!

Calligraphy: The Basics

Tips and hints to help you get started on your calligraphic journey

Created by Mary-Jane Roussel - Calligrapher & Designer

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Students: 48002, Price: Free

Students: 48002, Price:  Free

If you are just starting a calligraphic journey, this short introductory course is for you!

CALLIGRAPHY ... the art of beautiful writing

Perhaps you have been wanting to learn more about using traditional nib and pen-holder to create beautiful letters, but were daunted by the unfamilarity of the tools.

This course de-mystifies the use of authentic calligraphy instruments.

Learn :

  • to correctly insert the nib into the pen-holder ;
  • to load the reservoir and get the ink to flow onto your paper ;
  • how to create the thick and thin strokes of the letter ;
  • why it is important to keep your pen at a 45° angle ;
  • where to place your letters in the guidelines ;
  • what the ductus is.

Presented by Mary-Jane Roussel, a qualified calligrapher and designer, this course starts with a keynotes presentation that will first give you a quick overall view of Calligraphy essentials, followed by a series of videos will help you get started in Calligraphy.

In the demonstrations, Mary-Jane uses a 3 mm Brause oblique nib in a wooden pen-holder and walnut hull ink.

After completing this introductory course, you will probably be yearning to learn more about Calligraphy, the Art of Beautiful Writing. You may want to go on to our Simple Gothic Script course, also available on Udemy.

Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory

Created by Donelli DiMaria - Professional artist and teacher

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Students: 40850, Price: Free

Students: 40850, Price:  Free

This painting lesson covers oil/ acrylic painting techniques and color theory. Color mixing, paint application, glazing, scumbling, brushes, mediums, and varnishes are also discussed. Three complete demonstrations on oil/acrylic painting techniques are given each using a complementary color scheme of either blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple. These painting lessons also include discussions on composition and painting approaches using a classical technique, plein air, alla prima, griding, and/or working from photographs.

In this course, three complete demonstrations are performed using examples of different painting approaches used by most artists including two still life compositions and one landscape. The materials needed for this course include a limited palette of six colors ( two each of red, yellow and blue) plus black and white.

The Secrets to Drawing

A comprehensive video and ebook course designed for people wanting to learn the core concepts of drawing.

Created by Matthew Fussell - Illustrator and Educator

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Students: 32877, Price: $29.99

Students: 32877, Price:  Paid

Drawing is a skill that is learned and developed and this video course is designed to give you the knowledge that you need to draw better almost immediately! Anyone can learn how to draw. Each aspect of drawing is broken down into “easy to follow" and “easy to understand" segments complete with drawing demonstrations and commentary. All lessons are presented in High Definition! There are a total of 28 HD videos with over 500 minutes of drawing instruction. The course also includes 26 ebooks that combine for 178 pages with 498 color illustrations.

Here's what's included...

  • Video 1 – “Introduction"- An introduction to “The Secrets to Drawing" video series.
  • Video 2 – “Line" – A look at the element of art, line and its relationship to drawing. Concepts covered include contour, blind contour, line quality, and cross contour lines.
  • Video 3 – “Shape" – A look at how shapes can be used to draw anything. Concepts covered include geometric and organic shapes, using shapes to draw objects.
  • Video 4 – “Form" – A look at how to create the illusion of form on a 2-Dimensional surface. Concepts covered include turning shapes into forms, using shadow to further the illusion.
  • Video 5 – “Value" – This video takes a look at the element of art, value and its relationship with drawing. Concepts explored include tints, shades, highlights and shadows, and creating the illusion of a light source.
  • Video 6 – “Space" – This video takes a look at how to create the illusion of space on a 2-Dimensional surface. Concepts covered include overlapping, size, value/color, detail, placement on the paper, and linear perspective.
  • Video 7 – “One Point Perspective" – Space is explored further in this video through one point perspective. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing point, one point perspective.
  • Video 8 – “Two Point Perspective" – A look at how to use two point perspective to create the illusion of space in a drawing. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing points, two point perspective.
  • Video 9 – “Three Point Perspective" – A look at creating the illusion of space through three point perspective. Concepts covered include vanishing points, horizon line, steps to three point perspective.
  • Video 10 – “Drawing Techniques" – A look at basic drawing techniques and suggested media. Concepts covered include medium, hatching, cross hatching, blending, rendering, random lines, and stippling.
  • Video 11 – “Drawing from Life" – Tips on drawing from life. Concepts covered include still life lighting, using a view finder, and sighting techniques.
  • Video 12 – “Drawing from Photos" – How to draw realistic drawings from photographs. Concepts covered include cropping photos, editing photos, creating a grid, drawing with the aid of the the grid.
  • Video 13 – “Composition" – How to create successful compositions in drawings. Concepts covered include sketching thumbnails, positive and negative space, Plato's Rule, The Rule of Thirds, The Golden Mean, eye movement, and how to create focal points.
  • Video 14 – “Graphite" – A description and characteristics of the drawing medium, graphite. Concepts explored include graphite grades, characteristics, forms, and techniques.
  • Video 15 – “Charcoal" – A look at the drawing medium, charcoal. Concepts covered include charcoal forms and applications.
  • Video 16 – “Drawing with Ink" – An exploration of the drawing medium of ink. Concepts covered include ink wash, choosing the right ink, pen and ink applications with a nib pen.
  • Video 17 – “Color" – A look at the three parts of color theory and how it influences color choices in our drawings. Concepts covered include: the color wheel, primary, secondary, tertiary, color values, color intensity, psychological effects of color, color schemes, monochromatic, complementary, color triads, color tetrads, analogous, warm, cool, split complementary.
  • Video 18 – “Colored Pencils" – How to use colored pencils. Concepts covered include layering, mixing, building up colors, burnishing, and adding details.
  • Video 19 – “Oil Pastels" – An exploration into the drawing medium of oil pastels. Concepts covered include layering, mixing, and landscape drawing with oil pastels.
  • Video 20 – “Soft Pastels" – An in-depth look at the use of soft pastels in the creation of a seascape. Concepts covered include proper use of soft pastels including smudging and layering colors.
  • Video 21 – “Facial Proportions" – A look at basic facial proportions from the front and profile views. Concepts covered include general locations of facial features and placement relationships.
  • Video 22 – “The Eye" – An in-depth look at drawing a human eye.
  • Video 23 – “The Nose and the Mouth" – A look at drawing the nose and the mouth.
  • Video 24 – “The Ear" – A look at drawing the human ear with graphite.
  • Video 25 – “Hair" – A look at drawing hair with graphite.
  • Video 26 – “Basic Figure Drawing" – A basic introduction to figure drawing including a simple four step method for drawing a figure.
  • Video 27 – “Foreshortening" – Drawing the figure in perspective.
  • Video 28 – “Conclusion" – A review of the course and a plan for moving forward.

Procreate: Draw, Sketch, Paint, and Design on Your iPad

Learn how to draw on your iPad with this complete Procreate course! Bring your imaginations to life with digital art!

Created by Video School - Learn Creative Skills

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Students: 31827, Price: $129.99

Students: 31827, Price:  Paid

If you want to sketch, paint, and illustrate on your iPad, Procreate is the perfect app for you! 

And, if you want to learn how to use Procreate for your own digital artthis is the perfect course for you!

This complete Procreate course will teach you how to use the powerful tools and features so that you can bring your imaginations to life. With easy-to-follow tutorials and real-world examples, you'll enjoy learning while taking action.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Getting started with Procreate

  • Be confident using the canvas

  • Using basic tools & brushes

  • Adding shading with brushes

  • Working with layers

  • Adjusting colors

  • Creating videos and timelapses of your artwork

  • Importing and creating your own brushes

WHY USE PROCREATE?

Procreate is the best drawing & illustrating account for iPad. This course was taught using Procreate 5...so we are all up to date and ready to create

It is powerful.

It is bold.

It is perfect for beginners.

It is perfect for advanced artist.

It is easy to use.

WHY LEARN FROM US?

This course is a collaboration between Video School Online's Phil Ebiner & 7th Season Studios' Jeremy Hazel. Together, we've created top rated online courses on a number of other design and creative applications, and are excited to bring you this Procreate course. 

Our goal is to make this the best Procreate course on the market, and will do anything possible to add value for you.

OUR 100% HAPPINESS GUARANTEE

If you're not happy with your course purchase, we have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. There's no reason to hesitate in trying out this course.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN THE COURSE!

Cheers,

Phil & Jeremy

How to Draw From Beginner to Master

Drawing and Shading From Fundamentals to Photorealism

Created by Joseph Patric Daniels - Artist, Author, Teacher

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Students: 31337, Price: $119.99

Students: 31337, Price:  Paid

I designed this course to work for everyone, even students who claim they can barely draw a stick figure! Its made to help you to progress quickly and get to enjoy drawing.

You’ll learn time honored drawing techniques combined with contemporary approaches, delivered to you in a no nonsense, no fluff video edited to match anyones pace perfectly! You’ll learn techniques I’ve adapted by masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, William Adolphe Bougereau and John singer sergeant as well as lighting techniques by Rebrandt Van Rijn.

By the end of this course you will have learned and applied a step by step approach to drawing. And with practice, you should be able to produce academic quality drawings of any subject your heart desires

The lesson plan consists of over 8 Hours of clear professionally filmed and edited content. And I’m available throughout the day and evening for support and to answer any of your questions. Just a friendly reminder, you will need access to a 8.5x11 (letter) printer for this course.

Introduction To Fluid Art

5 Steps To Becoming a Paint Pouring Artist

Created by Rick Cheadle - Artist/Instructor

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Students: 30410, Price: Free

Students: 30410, Price:  Free

Also known as paint pouring, flow art, liquid art.etc.

Is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid)consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together  to make interesting and visually  organic motifs. This type of art is fun for all ages. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates and in many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this course I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. I will share with you:

* Please Note! If you like a lot of talking this course may not be for you. When I create art I get in a trance like state and talking interrupts my flow. I do some voice over introductions and descriptions here and there but this course is heavy on visual content. I do a lot of pop ups on the screen that are full of helpful information and descriptions and I supply you with written resources as well.

  • How to set up your paint pouring studio on a budget
  • complete supplies list
  • share all the techniques that I use like; dirty pour flip cup, puddle pours, swipe technique and more.

I will show you how to properly handle and care for your art

I will show you how to protect your artwork

The bonus section will have plenty of resources to refer to with information about mixing ratios, paint density and more

 Bonus Video footage of 16 minutes raw studio experiments with swipe technique!

Some of the videos are just me working with little or no talking. FYI

I'm here to help you become a confident Fluid Painting Artist..  Enroll in my Udemy Course Today! 


How To Free Hand Draw with Square Drawing Grids

Learn to draw with pinpoint accuracy using a pencil and transparent grids. Copy your own photographs and scale up

Created by Colin Bradley School of Art - Pastel Pencil Artist and Teacher

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Students: 28665, Price: Free

Students: 28665, Price:  Free

Hi my name is Colin Bradley, 

I believe that everyone would like to draw. Not just draw but draw accurately, they’d love to copy their own photographs and create beautiful pieces of art. 

In the Victorian times, artist’s gridded out their drawings to ensure they had correct proportions and perspectives. A number of years ago I needed to do the same and created my own product - the square drawing grids. 

These have helped me time again to create accurate outline drawings that I use with Pastel Pencils and other mediums.  I began selling these grids 20 years ago and since then thousands of students all over the world have found success. 

In this course I will show you how to use our grids or any other gridded system to create precise and accurate outline drawings from your own photos.

I will show you 3 examples, a portrait, an animal and a landscape. I will also show you how you can use the grids to scale up your pictures, especially useful if you are working from a smaller photo.

When using the grids, you will not only understand perspective and proportioning out, but you will improve your free hand ability. 

This course is free and we encourage you to give this method of drawing a go. 

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In this course you will learn how to use the Square Drawing Grids to copy you own pictures accurately. 

You will learn how to overlay smaller grids to replicate fine detail in eyes and buildings.

Using the Square Drawing System teaches you about perspective, proportions and creates the muscle memory for drawing free-hand.

In this course Colin shows you how to use the Square Drawing System for:

  • Drawing Portraits
  • Drawing Animals
  • Drawing Landscapes
  • Scaling up your drawings
  • Transferring your drawings using a graphite carbon

Art for Beginners & Kids: 8 Drawing & Mixed-Media Projects

The Perfect Class to Learn Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Pastel and Mixed Media Art Skills for Kids & Beginners.

Created by Lori Lee Ebiner - Art Teacher

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Students: 28602, Price: $29.99

Students: 28602, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for a beginner's art course for your child (or yourself)?

Do you want a fun activity for you or a child that teaches a fun and valuable skill?

If you answered yes, then A is for Art is the perfect art course to enroll in.

This course contains 8 fun projects that teach a wide-range of drawing, painting, and mixed-media art skills. Each project is fun, easy, and uses simple supplies so anyone can participate!

While I designed this course for kids - perfect for an after-school or home school activity - anyone who wants to start drawing, sketching, painting, and creating art can have fun with this stress-free and relaxed art course.

YOU'LL LEARN SEVERAL ART STYLES

You'll use a variety of art techniques in this course. Don't worry - it'll be fun and easy. You don't need any prior experience, and we use easy-to-find supplies that don't break the bank!

Here are some of the skills you'll learn:

  • Drawing & Sketching

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Mixed-Media Art

  • Oil Pastel

  • and more!

WHAT ARE THE ART PROJECTS?

Each project contains an introduction, supply list, and printable to help you get started. Then you'll dive in and follow in real-time, as I create the entire project. You can follow along and do the project while you watch, easily pausing or rewinding if you need.

The 8 projects you'll do are:

  1. 'Entertaining Elephants'

  2. 'Precious Pears'

  3. 'Cup O'Joe'

  4. 'Brewster the Rooster'

  5. 'Spectacular Sea Turtle'

  6. 'Happy Hummingbirds'

  7. 'Bashful Burro'

  8. 'I Scream - Ice cream'

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

My name is Lori Lee Ebiner. I have been teaching beginner art classes from my art studio for many years. Now, I'm excited to share my passion for art online, and help kids and beginners learn from around the world.

My goal is that this course is a stress-free and fun way to learn how to draw, paint, and more! If there is any way that I can improve this class, I'll be available to answer any questions you have, using the course's Q&A tab, so feel free to pop in and ask a question, or just say hi once you've enrolled. I am always open to listening. Just send me a message, and I'll do everything I can to help you out.

OUR HAPPINESS GUARANTEE

We back all of our courses with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you enroll and realize this isn't the course for you (or your kid), we'll refund your entire purchase within the first 30-days.

There's really no reason to hesitate!

ENROLL TODAY & WE'LL SEE YOU INSIDE THE CLASS!

The Colored Pencil Drawing Course

Draw Like a Pro With Colored Pencils

Created by Matthew Fussell - Illustrator and Educator

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Students: 26196, Price: $34.99

Students: 26196, Price:  Paid

The Colored Pencil Course is a comprehensive learning experience designed to guide absolute beginners and intermediate artists to a level of producing professional quality colored pencil drawings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include HD videos and Ebooks. This course is for anyone wanting to improve their drawing skills, particularly with colored pencils. This course is designed to maximize learning by including ebooks with each module. Each ebook corresponds with the video from the module ensuring that all learning styles are addressed. A total of over 5 hours of video instruction, 21 downloadable ebooks, and photo references are all included.

Learn to Make Bath and Body Products

Make your own luxury products and learn some science too.

Created by Sima Chowdhury - Chemist

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Students: 24481, Price: Free

Students: 24481, Price:  Free

Many people want better control of what goes on and into their bodies. Vegans have a tougher task of finding suitable products because many commercial ones are tested on animals. This course empowers you to make some simple cosmetics using ingredients that are readily available in grocery stores or drug stores. We have videos and a lot of supplemental materials that I hope you peruse. The course should not take very long to complete as it's meant to build beginner confidence before the next series of videos comes out.

Learn to sew with a sewing machine

A course to teach you how to sew using a sewing machine.

Created by Moyo A - Sewing Tutor

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Students: 20488, Price: Free

Students: 20488, Price:  Free

You want to learn to sew? Welcome to this beginner course. This course starts at the every beginning before you buy or get a sewing machine. You will learn how to chose a sewing machine and the other basic supplies you need as you start your sewing journey. The sewing machine can be a trusted friend or a dreaded one, so learn how to operate your sewing machine safely. We would go through the different parts of the sewing machine and their functions. We then go ahead to learn to drive our sewing machine, load our bobbin, thread the sewing machine and make those all important first set of stitches.

BEST SELLER Beginners Watercolor. Get clear on the BASICS.

Painting in watercolor? Start with the real BASICS. Play, learn, gain understanding & confidence as you play & paint.

Created by Nicola A Blakemore - Professional Artist, Teacher and Creative Entrepreneur

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Students: 19548, Price: $99.99

Students: 19548, Price:  Paid

A consistent UDEMY BEST SELLER

REVIEW:

'I loved the fact that your lessons were truly created with basics in mind! I have been painting on my own, or with some occasional lessons for a few years. I now feel more confident with the fundamentals which I had not been sure of before. thank you' Lorraine Sargent

If you've always wanted to paint with watercolor paints just do not know where to start. This course is for YOU.

This may be mostly suitable for adults.

Why? Because as adults you collect limiting beliefs about what you can and can't do. Painting might be one of them.

This is a 'learn through play' course and is very basic  You will simply learn how to get the paint from the box via the brush and onto the paper.

You will paint an apple three times but in different ways so that you can escape the draw and colour in method you learnt as a child.

If you want to make a start to paint without feeling intimidated by the paints, the process or the expectations. By simply playing with your paints, coloring in simple shapes your understanding will grow as will your confidence.

DO NOT take this course if you need a formal structure and are not prepared to lean through play. I will not talk about the names of colours, colour mixing, composition or drawing. It is just to get you started.

If you have already been painting with watercolors, this course is not for you.

Why choose one of my courses?

  • Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'. I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style.

    I also have years of experience of teaching people of all levels both in person and via the internet.

    Do one of my courses and you will feel as if I am in the room with you every step of the way.

Enjoy your painting, love Nicola

This is what one student posted in her blog : - 'I was so surprised to find that she (Nicola) started very simply, just playing with water and unmixed colors of paint. Slowly a beautiful patchwork of designs appeared on her page. Where boundaries and boundaries in the art have been blurred, she went to a pen and neatened up. Something else to add to the designs and to add some swirls and triangles to the dried paint. With growing excitement I realized that this project was well within my comfort zone. ' 

The Art & Science of Figure Drawing: GESTURE

Learn everything you need to know about drawing dynamic, expressive figures.

Created by Brent Eviston - Artist and Instructor

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Students: 19530, Price: $99.99

Students: 19530, Price:  Paid

In this beginning figure drawing course, you’ll learn the exciting art of gesture drawing.  Gesture drawing is one of the most important, but least understood parts of the figure drawing process, but Instructor Brent Eviston will guide you through the figure drawing process with the same award-winning instruction and hands on projects that have made his other drawing courses bestsellers.

This course brings the figure drawing studio to you by providing master instruction and timed practice poses for you to draw from.  Once enrolled you’ll learn from numerous anatomical diagrams, detailed drawing demonstrations and hundreds of photographs of a fully nude model.

This course contains 12 lessons, each filled with essential figure drawing techniques. Each lesson contains at least one practice reel with timed poses specifically chosen so you can get the most out of the lesson they accompany.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to do gesture drawings that stand alone as works of art as well as lay the foundation for more detailed figure drawings.

Because this course features photographs of a fully nude model, it is important that you conduct yourself maturely and appropriately in the course.

Although this is a beginning figure drawing course, it is not a beginning drawing course.  Some basic drawing skills are recommended.

The Art & Science of Drawing / FORM & SPACE

Learn to draw in 3-Dimensions

Created by Brent Eviston - Artist and Instructor

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Students: 18604, Price: $44.99

Students: 18604, Price:  Paid

This course contains the third and fourth installments of The Art & Science of Drawing series. In this course you’ll learn to do drawings that give the illusion of 3-Dimensional objects occupying deep space.

You’ll start by learning how to draw the sphere, the cylinder and the cube, the foundational shapes that all other forms, no matter how complex, are constructed from.  Next you’ll learn to combine and manipulate these forms to draw any form observable or imaginable.  You'll even get an introduction to linear perspective! Never again will your drawings appear flat and lifeless on the page.

The Art & Science of Drawing is a remarkable program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that introduces an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. The Art & Science of Drawing is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available. Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.

This is the perfect course for painters who want to add depth to their work and the perfect primer for figure drawing. Learning how to think and draw in terms of volume is what makes the difference between good artists and great artists. 

This course contains the third and fourth installments of an 8-part series.  If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:
Basic Skills
Dynamic Mark Making
Form & Space
Measuring & Proportion
Contours
Shading Fundamentals
Shading: Beyond the Basics

If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!

How To Make Soap – Homemade Soap Making for Beginners

How to make your own soap at home using the cold process soapmaking method. A step by step guide for beginners

Created by Shona O'Connor - Crafter, Maker of Soap, Hair, Bath and Body, Trainer

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Students: 16922, Price: $124.99

Students: 16922, Price:  Paid

Take this course and you will learn how to make beautiful, natural handmade soap from scratch, at home, using the ingredients of your choice.

The course will give you all the information that you need about oils, butters and fragrances, so that you can easily create your own recipes. I share my own recipes for the soaps demonstrated to give you a start. You can use animal fats or make vegan soap.

With the knowledge you get from this course, you won't have to be limited to following other people's recipes - you will be able to create your own unique handcrafted soaps.

Soapmaking is like any hobby - you can spend a fortune on it. However, in this course I will show you how to get started by using regular kitchen equipment and inexpensive ingredients that you can get in your local supermarket and health food store.

You will discover how to use household or dollar store items as molds, so that you can get started straight away at little or no cost. I will even show you how to make a wooden mold at a fraction of the cost of buying one.

You will see how to colour your soap with natural and cosmetic colours. The course will also show you a colour swirling technique, as well as how to make shampoo, shaving and an exfoliating soap.

FAQs

Q) What method of soap making is used in this course?
A) This course covers Cold Process soap making.

Q) Does this course cover Melt and Pour Soap making?
A) No. This course shows you how to make soap from scratch using the Cold Process Method.

Q) Does this course cover Hot Process Soap making?
A) No the method taught in this course is Cold Process, although the basic method for Hot Process soap is discussed.

Q) Is this method of soap making suitable for children to do?
A) Some people allow their children to do soap making, however that is usually using the Melt and Pour method. The lye in Cold Process soap making is caustic and will burn the skin, so I would not recommend children or animals to be around while soap making.

Q) What if I run into problems while making my soap?
A) I have highlighted all the important things that you need to know. However, if you do have any problems I'll be there in the discussion area, ready to help you

Amplify your shading skills

Excellent techniques to become better at shading

Created by Kent Byers - Working artist and art instructor

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Students: 15501, Price: Free

Students: 15501, Price:  Free

This course is designed to instantly improve your shading abilities. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to apply these techniques to your original works of art! These projects have helped thousands of my students build confidence with their shading and drawing abilities. Thank you for signing up for this course! I look forward to hearing about your success! 

Watercolor Painting For Beginners | By Award Winning Artist

Learn the Essentials | Master the Basics | Two full workshops packed in 1 great course | All the FUN without the FLUFF!

Created by Broderick Wong - Award-Winning Professional Watercolor Artist/Instructor

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Students: 15500, Price: $99.99

Students: 15500, Price:  Paid

"This is ABSOLUTELY the best water color course that I have ever seen!!!!!!! And believe me I have searched! I was one of those "I can't do that" people, BUT NOT ANYMORE! I would easily give this 10 stars if I could!!!" ~ David Martinez

Have you ever tried “painting with water” before?

Do you want to learn how to make fun, colorful, translucent watercolor paintings?

It's simpler than you think!

Watercolor is a FUN way to paint!

It can swirl and drip, blend and bleed, all of this randomness and free flow,

believe it or not,

can make painting effortless and

open up many possibilities for your creativity to flow.

It can push you out of your comfort zone

and it can also pull you in to the moment.

It’s the only medium that can paint a painting with you.

What that means is,

you apply the paint and let the water do the rest.

How cool is that?!

WHO AM I?

Hey there! Broderick here and I paint in watercolor professionally,

from simple character designs, to realism, to fun art, even fine art pieces hanging in Museums in Europe.

  • I’ve been a featured artist for a major art supply chain (Youtube: “urban sketching broderick wong”)

  • Social media loves my quirky watercolor pet portraits (Google: “vancouver is awesome broderick wong”)

  • Placed first in live watercolor painting competitions (2016 Harmony Festival Plein Air Champion ; 2018 Grand Prix Plein Air Masters Division Champion)

  • The Fabriano InAcquarello 2020, an international watercolor painting conference hosted in Italy,

    invited me to do an online painting demonstration as an international artist. (Google: "inarte fabriano 2020 brod wong”)

  • I've led live watercolor painting workshops for people who have never picked up a brush before

WHY LEARN FROM ME?

When I started, I knew absolutely nothing about painting or watercolor.

I was doing only black and white portraiture,

but I knew that if I wanted to challenge myself and grow,

I needed to learn color:

1) I played with watercolor, but it did everything except what I wanted it to

2) I experimented with acrylics, but it dried too quickly

3) Oils, well, it didn't dry fast enough

I got frustrated.

Everything I tried just wasn’t for me.

After 1 year, I gave watercolor another chance, but this time, I approached it differently.

I learned from books and non-instructional YouTube videos that I played over and over again

because I couldn’t find any instructors to guide me.

I had to figure it out on my own.

I ruined many watercolor paintings and didn’t know how to do them differently.

I experienced many happy accidents, but didn’t know how to recreate them successfully.

I persevered and took a handful of workshops and,

over a brief period, I developed a certain fluency in “reading” watercolor.

Watercolor has taught me so much about art, about myself, even about life!

This is why watercolor to me, is for life.

To anyone out there who has tried learning on their own but needs more guidance,

to those who have tried their hand at it and need a fresh way of approaching their workflow,

to those that don't even have any art background and are looking to try something new,

I've been there, and I got you covered.

Fast forward to today, if I could have kick-started a path to success for myself to follow,

to learn watercolor painting quicker without making so many mistakes, what would that look like?

Through my experience in teaching myself and others,

I have peeled away those layers to its core essence,

and it is with this awareness that I present to you:

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

I’m excited to help you learn to create watercolor paintings you could be proud of!

"Only 5 lessons into this course and I love it! Broderick's videos are fun and informative! The videos have already addressed some of the frustrations I have experienced with watercolors in the past. I am feeling more confident in the fact that I can learn to use watercolors and all the different types of materials available. Excited for this course! Thank you Broderick for sharing what you learned from your own journey with watercolors!" ~ Jade Napier

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WHO IS THIS FOR?

Whether you've never picked up a brush before, or if you’re hoping to understand the medium better,

you'll want to finally learn watercolor the way it's meant to be used.

ARE YOU AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER?

Are you looking for a new hobby,

or maybe you’ve gathered a collection of watercolor supplies but haven't found the time or courage to paint

or maybe you’re looking for a break from other more career goal oriented courses?

  • Are you concerned about buying more than you need or can afford?

  • Do you learn best through casual conversations instead of formal lectures?

  • Would you appreciate tips, reminders, directing you through exercises every step of the way?

With watercolor, you don't need a lot of materials to start painting.

I recommend a few decent materials that are not crazy expensive nor are they sub-par-quality cheap.

I've also designed Watercolor Painting for Beginners to be sequential,

which means, steps from previous lessons are seamlessly incorporated with the new.

"I've dabbled in watercolours for years, going to night classes etc and really felt a bit flummoxed by the medium. This course broke it all down into bite size chunks that are really fun to do and I'm learning more per half hour than i did in 20 hrs flailing around on my own. Very good teaching." ~ Susan Kuchenberg

ARE YOU AN “ON AND OFF” PAINTER?

You've tried watercolor but find it difficult to control, you may need a refresher on watercolor or maybe you need direction because you seem to choose the wrong and complicated things to paint?

  • Would you appreciate hearing what artists think as they paint?

  • Do you find painting the same thing over and over boring and tiresome?

  • Do you appreciate some background information about watercolor, and a progressive build up of technique and application?

If you've painted before, pay special attention to the first 2 lessons. It will provide more structure to the way you paint, so you avoid guesswork or uncertainty, catapulting your confidence to paint with more intention. No matter what your style is, what you learn is essential.

READY TO GO OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW?

"The course is a lot of fun and I'm learning a ton, enjoying the balance of a lot of hands-on to "lecture." There's a lot of focus on fundamentals which seems exactly what is needed, and the extensive practice is helping. Believe Broderick when he says do not use student-grade paints! Cheap paints held me back with streaks and blobs I could not control until going out and getting some better paints...and a lot of my "sloppiness" suddenly improved." ~ George Rogers

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THE PROBLEM WITH LEARNING

There are watercolor painting classes out there that use up hours on soul-crushing lectures and theory

before putting brush to paper and when you finally do, it's all about repetitive drills,

forgettable color chart and swatch exercises,

demoralizing activities that are too mediocre or too complex,

random techniques without understanding why,

leaving you with so much playing, experimenting and accidents,

but still not knowing how to properly apply the knowledge in a practical way.

I'm here to show you that learning doesn't have to be mind-numbing.

Seriously. You just need the right guidance.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

1) SHORT LASER-FOCUSED LESSONS

My Watercolor Painting For Beginners course does not involve a bowl of fruit, numerous lectures, drills and excruciating repetition.

My live watercolor painting workshops have given me the opportunity to target and isolate very specific challenges about the painting process,

from a learner’s point of view, and then break them down into short laser-focused lessons.

I found that these challenges are multi-layered and overlapping,

making it difficult to know where to begin.

This is why you may feel you’re taking 2 steps forward and 4 steps back.

My Watercolor Painting For Beginners course peels away those layers,

then simplifies them into short focused lessons,

allowing you to learn only what you need to know at that time, to get you to the next level.

Succeeding lessons will have their own short, focused sessions that gradually build on top of the previous.

2) LEARN WITHOUT THE INFORMATION OVERLOAD

● I’ve distilled traditional art theory & practice into their fundamental essence

● I use easy to understand language (aka no artsy fartsy terminologies)

● I thoughtfully produce my material and content: Straight to the point. No extra fluff.

3) SEQUENTIAL LEARNING

The way information is presented, oddly enough, has an enormous impact on what you learn,

how fast you learn and how you apply it. (Sometimes whether you learn at all!)

I designed this course to build new information on top of what you already know. Think Lego.

● New lessons introduce new techniques & reinforce what you learned in previous lessons

● Lessons include carefully designed activities to match the skill level

● Lessons are concise but packed with only relevant information

"Thank you so very much Broderick and also for this really great course. I think the biggest improvement is regarding the confidence. I'm way more at ease when painting now, at least with the style we have practised here. I don't feel stress or anxious and I think I'm more patient. :-)" ~ Dennies Goldau

4) NO SECOND GUESSING!

Knowing differs from understanding.

Random tips and tricks are good for 1-time activities,

but have you tried painting something else after

and felt like it sent you straight back to kindergarten?

I've been there before. (A few times actually. Sigh.)

You need a stronger foundation to fall back on.

Understanding what you’re doing with your watercolor will take you much further.

● Too much control = Overworked, muddy paintings

● Too much spontaneity = One big-happy-accident-type-of-paintings

● Controlled spontaneity = Fresh, glowing, transparent paintings

5) LET GO OF THE FEAR OF STARTING

“I need to tidy up my work space”

“Those plants look like they need a little drink today”

“The cat needs…another bath!”

The fear of uncertainty encourages procrastination.

What if I told you one tip you can do to sidestep your hesitation?

(And no, it doesn’t involve sticking notes with the words “Let It Go” all over the place.)

They say that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

What if I told you that the shortest distance between

staring at a blank paper and actually painting on it

are only 4 dots, would you give it a try?

Learn my 4 Strengths Method.

This is a complete GAME CHANGER, one that I personally use

to ensure that I paint with more confidence, minimize any rework and overcome any initial hesitation.

That small piece of awareness was so valuable and so well put together! The whole course must be a goldmine!! ~ Lara Marchionni-Jones

6) HAVE FUN WHILE YOU LEARN!

There’s painting for fun, and then there’s painting to learn while having fun.

The course videos are professionally produced to educate and entertain.

This balance ensures a variety of presentations, instruction, humor and pacing!

● Painting for fun = Just playing with paints, there is not much technique to take away.

● Painting to learn = Heavy on theory and drills.

● Painting to learn while having fun equips you with what you need to know, right away, so you can enjoy the watercolor painting process more.

                                                                                          ~o~

HOW ELSE CAN I HELP YOU?

I’m here to help you think like water.

The more you understand, the less uncertainty there is, the more excited you will be to paint.

You will first learn how to control your watercolor.

Then I’ll show you how to use water and let it do what it wants.

This is what I call, Controlled Spontaneity: A give and take between you and the watercolor.

You will learn how to use water, to do different techniques, such as smooth washes, blending, glazing, color mixing, and so much more.

Q1: I don’t have strong drawing skills, should I take a drawing class first?

You don’t need to know how to draw.

Since the focus of the lessons are about painting and not drawing,

I will teach you a quick and easy way to sketch (that even kids can do!)

so you can start painting right away.

Q2: I had done so little watercolour painting before and I quit from frustration. “What makes your course different from others?”

"This course was exactly what I needed! I always wanted to try watercolor for a long time, but all those free tutorials on YouTube just kept me confused. But, in this course, Brod breaks it down into small sizable activities without any fluff, just like how it is said in the description. All in all, I'm really happy with this course and I'm surely looking forward to the wet-on-wet course that's coming up!" ~ Manu

My course is professionally produced:

● All videos are shot in high definition

● Over the head shots showing my entire set up

● Close-up shots for color mixing

● Clear and consistent audio/commentary

● Combination of energetic and relaxed pacing

● Casual conversations instead of formal lectures

● Receive the information in small segments. No over explaining.

● Animation/Visual Cues to let you know where I want you to focus on

● Fun activities with new challenges in each lesson to build up technique and application

You will learn my 4 Strengths Method, a complete GAME CHANGER that will jump start the way you paint, right after the 2nd lesson.

This course includes everything that I teach in my live workshops,

combining 2 of my workshops ($400 total value) plus access to additional,

bonus paint along videos to get more practice after the course.

If you’ve taken different classes before but still have a hard time controlling watercolor,

my Watercolor Painting for Beginners course can help.

This is not your typical, traditional course.

My live watercolor painting workshops have allowed me to refine the lessons into what they are today,

breaking down the watercolor process even more into its most essential concepts.

I did notice a difference - increased confidence. I realize I need to take my time, pay attention, look, plan, especially mixing enough paint, adding colour to the puddle in small increments.. Thinking about the colours & water control was also useful. Each of the steps you covered were so helpful. - Helen O’Neill

Q3: Things are quite busy with work/kids/life. What if I don’t finish the lesson?

These lessons are available anytime you need them, wherever you are in the world.

Learn at your own pace as long as you have a computer and an internet connection.

                                                                                          ~o~

So, are you ready to finally start CREATING your very own beautiful watercolor painting instead of just admiring the work of others?

Then enroll now! I can’t wait to help you create your amazing paintings with color & water.

This is by far the best course I've taken on Udemy. The instructor is engaging, knowledgeable, and the information is both fun and informative. I'm SO impressed and excited I signed up for this course! Thank you!!! <3 ~ Cynthia Hauk

The Secret to Your Painting’s Success

How Making a Great Start to Your Painting Ensures Successful Completion

Created by Malcolm Dewey - Professional Artist

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Students: 15487, Price: Free

Students: 15487, Price:  Free

Do you find that your paintings seldom finish off looking good? Or do you abandon your painting halfway because nothing is looking right? Scraping back the paint in frustration only to abandon the painting is annoying. Not to mention a waste of time and money.

The solution in many cases is what you do even before you begin painting. It is all about the preparation and start where the real outcome is usually determined.

Any professional will tell you that there are a thousand ways to paint your picture and ruin it too. But most agree that getting the painting off to a great start is critical Step One

That is why I decided to create this short course with a focus on the start. This course is based on part of my Learn to Impact Master Course. The latter has much more detail should you want to take your learning to the next level.

The Secret to Your Painting Success will give you much information and practical tips that you can try out now with your next painting. Make that step up in your painting before moving onto more complicated techniques.

You will need the following materials:

  1. The primary colors and white (oils or acrylics)
  2. A canvas or painting panel
  3. Brushes - #6 bristle
  4. Medium or white spirits
  5. Paper towel
  6. Pencil and A5 sketchbook
  7. Black marker pen (thick wedge shaped tip)

I look forward to meeting you on the course!

HOW TO PAINT FROM BEGINNER TO MASTER

Oil Painting For All Skill Levels

Created by Joseph Patric Daniels - Artist, Author, Teacher

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Students: 15297, Price: $124.99

Students: 15297, Price:  Paid

“How to Paint: From Beginner to Master” Is designed to teach anyone from beginner to moderate, all of the fundamentals of oil painting you’ll ever need, in one, easy to manage course. Watch me demonstrate every lesson, step by step as I go into incredible detail of every aspect of creating a painting from start to finish! From explaining exactly how to mix every color down to the percentage of paint- to what direction to apply brushstrokes while painting a subject. You’ll get a first hand-close up view that you could never get in a classroom! Just a friendly reminder, you will need access to a printer for this course.

書道LEVEL1: Mindful Japanese Calligraphy for Beginners 1-2/30

SHODO by Nohoh-Method: The Complete KAISHO Style! Basic Srokes & KANJIs. WITHOUT Japanese Knowledge! Creative & Relaxed

Created by Nohoh 乃鳳 - のほう - - - Shodo - Japanese calligrapher / Graphic designer

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Students: 14897, Price: Free

Students: 14897, Price:  Free

  • This is "LEVEL 1" of the series, which has 7 courses (LEVEL1, 2, 3 and 4 are so far available. I am now preparing the 5th course)

  • NOTICE 1 : "LEVEL 1" is for VERY BEGINNER or the person who does not any knowledge about Japanese calligraphy. If you already know about Japanese calligraphy, please watch the lectures about practical technique (Section 5, 6 and 7 ) so that you will get an idea how the course will proceed.

  • NOTICE 2 : This course is designed in order to show you the beauty of the art of SHODO and presented in the Japanese language with English subtitles. You will feel calm and relaxed while watching the lectures.

  • NOTICE 3 : If you find the course too slow, please faster the video lecture speed as you want. ( https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007297187-How-to-Adjust-the-Video-Speed-on-the-Mobile-App )

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NEWS (22 June 2020 update)
Dear my students,
The 4th course is now available
Now I start preparing the 5th course.
Regards Nohoh

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This is online Japanese Calligraphy course. With 1.5 hours video tutorial lesson you will learn SHODO (Japanese Calligraphy) that is one of the most beautiful fine arts of Japan. By using brush and ink the beauty of words/ideas is expressed. SHODO is not only a creative and enjoyable hobby, but also a mindful and meditative mental activity.

Throughout the whole series, you will gain fundamental knowledge and master the technique of KAISHO style of Japanese Calligraphy using the Nohoh-Method.

With the Nohoh-Method, that helps you to cultivate SHODO systematically, even someone who has no Japanese knowledge can master KAISHO style easily.

In the Level 1 course, you will acquire two Basic Strokes and two Ideographs (KANJIs) besides the basis such as the knowledge of tools and useful tips to enjoy SHODO.

The series (7 courses) provide you【30 Basic Strokes】and【100 Ideographs (KANJIs)】of KAHISHO style of SHODO. The "30 Basic Strokes" coversmost of the important strokes. Thus after finishing the whole series you will be able to draw any Ideographs that are in KAISHO style. 
After learning through the whole courses it will be very easy to draw the Ideographs in Kaisho style, which are over 6000!!!

Leaning the KAISHO style lets you make a foundation of technique and knowledge of SHODO and you will enjoy further styles of SHODO in the future. Nohoh-Method helps you to build the essential technique of SHODO!!

The mindful activity of the art of SHODO can help you to reduce stress and to enrich your life.

Don't worry about the tools. Even just watching the video tutorial lesson helps you to develop a good sense of the movement of the brush.

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PDF Files List, LEVEL 1
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Section 1

  • List of the Basic Strokes - Lecture 1

Section 5

  • Basic Stroke #01 - Lecture 15

Section 6

  • Basic Stroke #02 - Lecture 18

  • KANJI 01 - Lecture 19

  • Guideline + Name - Lecture 19

  • Guideline (without Name) - Lecture 19

Section 7

  • KANJI 02 - Lecture 22

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このレベル1コースは全部で7コースある「楷書の基本線完全マスター基本線30」シリーズの最初のコースです。シリースは現在レベル1、2、3、4が利用可能です。残りのコースは乃鳳自身がコツコツと作っていきますのでもうしばらくお待ちください。
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ニュース (2020年6月更新)
生徒のみなさん、こんにちは
現在レベル5のコースを一生懸命に作っています。全ての工程を一人で作業しますので(デザイン、撮影、ビデオ編集、課題作り等)とてもゆっくりです。それでも少しずつ前に進んでいます。それまでは既存のコースをじっくり楽しんでくださいね。
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すでに書道の基本知識をお持ちの方はセクション5と6をご覧ください。どのような方法でレクチャーが進められていくかを体験いただけます。

これはオンラインの書道コースです。このコースでは日本のもっとも美しい芸術の一つ、「書道」を習うことができます。書道は、筆と墨を使って言葉や概念の美しさを表現するアート。書道は私たちの生活を豊かにする創造的な趣味だけにとどまらず、日々の生活を穏やかにしてくれるマインドフルな精神活動でもあり、気持ちを穏やかにし、集中力を高めるお手伝いをします。

シリーズ全体を通して30の楷書基本線をマスターすることができ、同時に100の漢字を書けるようになります。このシリーズであなたが習得する30の基本線は楷書体を書くのに必要な線をほぼ網羅しているために、シリーズを終了した方は6000以上あると言われる楷書の漢字を問題なく書くことができるようになります。

このレベル1コースでは、楷書の重要な基本線を二つ漢字を二つマスターします。

書道の基本的な知識と道具の使い方のコツ、今後楽しく学習を続けていけるための豆知識が散りばめられています。
隙間時間にビデオを見るだけでも大丈夫。筆が手元にないときでもビデオレクチャーを進めていくだけで、筆運びをチェックでき、イメージトレーニングが可能です。実際に字を書くところをゆっくりにしたり、動画を止めたりして、細かいテクニックをチェックできます。

また、楷書体は書道の他の書体を学ぶ上でも基本となりますので、今後他の書体を学ぶ上での基礎固め作りにもなります。

手元に筆や墨などの道具がなくても大丈夫 動画を眺めるだけでも筆運びや感覚を養うことができますよ!

レクチャーでの説明はとてもゆったりした速度です。書道の知識が全くない方、また英語の字幕を早く読むことが難しいノンネイティブの方に合わせた速度で制作しています。「ゆっくりすぎる」と思われる場合は「動画の速度」を早くするなど、速度調整してご覧ください。

Expressive Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media Techniques Course

Learn methods+materials for amazing art: watercolor, acrylic, ink, pens, charcoal, pencil, pastel, abstract and more.

Created by Chad Neuman, Ph.D. - Professor / Graphic Designer / Photographer 20+ yrs exp.

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Students: 14447, Price: $109.99

Students: 14447, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the expressive drawing, painting, and mixed media techniques masterclass! In this online artistic drawing and painting course, you will apply creativity and learn various dynamic mark making techniques in various drawing, painting, and mixed media projects.

You will learn how materials such as graphite, charcoal, watercolor paint, acrylic paint, India ink, ink pens and markers, and pastel can work individually or with each other in order to produce beautiful, amazing works of art. There are specific considerations for each of these materials, and by completing this course, you will become a "materials master"! I also show how to use optional materials such as water, rubbing alcohol, acetone, denatured alcohol, vellum paper, unique mark making tools such as feathers and mop brushes, and masking materials such as painter's tape, rubber cement, and masking fluid.

However, if you only have access to paper, pencil, and some paint such as watercolor or acrylic, that is okay as well! I demonstrate these techniques and how they can be applied across a variety of mediums with a variety of mark making, erasing, and blending tools.

This course also allows you to practice creativity and expressiveness as you draw and paint in various artistic projects.

By the time you complete this expressive drawing and painting course, you will have produced a portfolio of amazing drawings, paintings, and mixed media works of art, including expressive and creative landscapes, portraits, still life drawings, and much, much more.

Once you enroll in this course, you get:

  • Lifetime access to all of the content, including over 8 hours of on-demand, helpful video demonstrations and instruction.

  • Various PDF handouts and support files.

  • Access to our exclusive Drawing Club forum, for helpful feedback and critique from peers and me, the instructor of this course, Jonathan Simon.

After the introduction section (where we provide helpful considerations of mark making and materials), the sections in this drawing course focus on specific projects, so you can follow along with my demonstration. Each section includes a material list and support files:

Expressive Ink Pen Eye Drawing with Watercolor - You will draw and paint an fun, beautiful, and expressive drawing and painting of an eye using various materials, including watercolor paint and ink pen and optional materials (salt and gesso).

Flowing Fish Drawing with Color Wash - By the time you have completed this project, you will have learned various relevant mark making, drawing, painting, blending, and erasing techniques and how to effectively transfer images. You will also learn flowing drawing techniques for the fish drawing and various ways to produce a beautiful watercolor wash.

Ink and Watercolor Expressive Portrait - During this project, you will learn how to produce an interesting, expressive portrait drawing and painting, by using various dynamic mark making and painting methods with ink and watercolor.

Atmospheric Ink Landscape with Acrylic Wash - You will draw an interesting landscape composition using ink, then we will apply a color wash using acrylic paint. Considerations of using ink and acrylic together as we draw and paint are included.

Ink and Pastel Artistic Tulip Landscape - In this project, you will draw an artistic landscape with colorful ink and add tulips with bright pastels. Material- and tool-specific considerations are included. Have fun!

Charcoal Still Life with Masking Methods - You will learn charcoal mark making methods and assorted masking techniques to produce an artistic  still life drawing. We will then show how to safely tear and burn the edges for artistic effect.

Final Project: Portrait and Cityscape Artwork - In this final project of this course, we will use a variety of materials and methods used earlier in the course to produce an expressive portrait with a cityscape background. We will add layers of ink, charcoal, pastel, and gesso using two photos as reference.

Enroll now and get started producing amazing, beautiful works of art! We'll see you in the course. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you don't like the course, you can get a refund. But we know you'll love this course, as you produce awesome drawings, paintings, and mixed media art projects in this course.

Please note that anyone who wants to draw or paint expressively can join this course, but if you have trouble drawing the eye or face in three of the projects, we suggest you enroll in our Drawing Masterclass, which is an unofficial prerequisite for this course. It is not required, and we show you in this expressive course how to use tracing and transferring methods instead of sketching from reference or imagination, but just in case, this is an FYI. We do not go over the forms and subforms of the eye in this course, since it is more about expanding beyond that and drawing expressively and creatively and adding to the representational drawings and paintings that we produce in this course. Our other course can be found here on Udemy by clicking on our profiles.

Paint Realistic Watercolor and Botanicals – STUDIO BASICS

This foundation tutorial will help you understand essential work+studio basics for realistic watercolour and botanicals

Created by Heidi Willis - Renowned Watercolor Artist and Art Tutor

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Students: 13570, Price: $69.99

Students: 13570, Price:  Paid

This is a foundation watercolour course from a highly experienced, competent artist and tutor. This tutorial is jam packed with wonderful hints, tips, and insights on everything from studio environments, to materials, to important work practices. The course finishes with 2 levels of exercises, specifically designed to familiarise you with the most common water-colour techniques needed for realistic watercolors and botanicals. This comprehensive guide will definitely get you off on the right foot... and to keep you going and growing! With well over 3 hours of knowledge rich content on how to get started in this medium, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain quality insights into the beautiful world of water-colour painting, and launch you onto your own painting path successfully. 

Masterclass: Drawing, Design & Creativity with Color Pencil

Learn all the basics and techniques, how to implement them in all your designs & drawings. Beginner to advance level.

Created by Ava Moradi - Art and Design Instructor, Professional Painter

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Students: 13375, Price: $89.99

Students: 13375, Price:  Paid

After my previous course’s success, with over 10,000 students and 716 5-star reviews, I am now launching a new course for everyone to master a new medium - color pencil and pastels.

It will change the way you see your drawings and designs - it’s time to start feeling confident picking up your pencil and paper.

There is no prior knowledge needed, this course is adapted for beginner to advanced levels.

This masterclass of drawing, design and creativity with color pencil and pastels will teach you everything you need to know to master your color pencil drawings. It will give you the skills and confidence you need to start creating artworks you feel proud of.

With this 21h on-demand HD tutorial video course, we will take you from having little or no knowledge, to creating professional advanced art in the simplest way and having a deep understanding of the drawing fundamentals.

Following my original and effective teaching method; BTTVC.

We will start by learning the Basics, going through all the Techniques needed, onto Transforming the structure and fundamentals that you have learnt throughout the lesson to finally forming Vision and Shaping creativity.

This ultimate course will show you how to come up with your own individual design styles to create your own original professional artworks.

You will get instant access to 23 lectures & 44 lessons. Also offering an extra bonus topic section, focusing on artistic talks. Covering many topics such as how to produce more art, get into art galleries, creating a portfolio and much more.

Combine what you have learnt into different career paths; such as jewellery design, architecture, interior and exterior design.

No matter if you are an art lover, art hobbyist, a university student who wants to improve their art portfolio, someone who wants to learn new skills, an artist who wants to learn another medium or even just making occasional drawings for your loved ones - this is the course for you.

So what are you waiting for, pick up a piece of paper, grab your pencils, enrol the course now and let’s start drawing.

Feel free to have a look at our previews, watch one of the lessons to see how easy it is.

You will also get:

  • Lifetime Access

  • Fast & Friendly Support in the Q&A section

  • Exercise work sheets

  • Extra resources

  • Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download

Anime Drawing for Beginners

Learn how to draw characters in Anime Style!

Created by Pluvias . - Anime illustrator

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Students: 12624, Price: $54.99

Students: 12624, Price:  Paid

Ever wanted to learn how to draw anime characters yet don't know where to start? If so, then this is the course for you!

Things to note:

  • This is a drawing course only, coloring is not included. I explain the methods I follow in my own drawing style
  • You don't need any drawing software/app or tablet, all you need is a paper and a pencil. But you can definitely draw digitally if you prefer that
  • The lessons are done on PaintTool Sai just for the sake of explanation, none of the software's features are used 
  • To get the most of this course, it is a must to apply the lessons and practice drawing continuously!

Topics covered: 

All lessons cover both male and female characters:

  • Facial features
  • Head from different views 
  • Hair with various hairstyles 
  • Hands and feet 
  • Body and poses 
  • Clothes and shoes 
  • Facial Expressions 
  • Brief introduction to chibis 
  • General drawing advices and tips

Easy watercolor painting- night sky galaxy manga portrait

Upgrade your watercolor skills and paint a manga portrait with a galaxy northern lights background now!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 12574, Price: Free

Students: 12574, Price:  Free

In the end of the class you will be able to...

a) color your own watercolor portrait painting

b) and paint a galaxy sky background witt northern lights

So, take this class if you like fantasy/ magical themed artworks, but never dared to color a stylized manga portrait on your own.

Please note, in this class we won't learn how to draw the portrait, instead you can download my lineart template, so you don’t need to struggle with drawing, all you need to do is grab your brushes and paint along with me.

I’ll walk you through:

· How to paint a stunning galaxy night sky with northern lights

· Portrait painting essentials : mix your own skin colors

· Where to put the shadows and highlights to make the portrait more outstanding

· My easy method for painting beautiful, flowy hairs

· How to paint misty mountains and illustrate depth and distance in the background

· My secrets on how to ink like a pro

· How to transfer the linework onto watercolor paper

· All along the class in an easy to follow and fun way

I do believe coloring should be fun and not something you worries over and over.

Not something that makes you even more frustrated and anxious.

So come, take my class and discover the true joy of painting!

Ohh, and if all the below mentioned reasons are not enough for you, have I mentioned that in the end you will have your own Aurora watercolor painting, which you can hang on your wall and brag about your friends ;)

Interested?

Let’s meet in the class!