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Courses

  • 5 Lessons

    Alex Hillkurtz 6 Week Live Watercolor Class from Paris

    In this 5 week live course, I’ll share some of my favorite Paris locations with you, and guide you through my process of creating evocative urban watercolor paintings. We’ll explore the basics of perspective, composition, and color mixing, before moving on to capture the mood and character of a place. I’ll teach you how to create a strong center of focus, depict depth on your page, and techniques for how light and shadow reveal form. Join me for an in-depth exploration of the joys of watercolor painting.
  • 6 Lessons

    Alex Hillkurtz 6 Week Live Watercolor Class from Paris (Winter)

    In this 6 weeks live course, I’ll share some of my favorite Paris locations with you, and guide you through my process of creating evocative urban watercolor paintings. We’ll explore the basics of perspective, composition, and color mixing, before moving on to capture the mood and character of a place. I’ll teach you how to create a strong center of focus, depict depth on your page, and techniques for how light and shadow reveal form. Join me for an in-depth exploration of the joys of watercolor painting.
  • 7 Lessons

    Digital Painting for Photoshop (or Procreate)

    Digital Painting builds on lessons learned in Drawing for Composition, MAD SCIENCE & Composition for Film by taking skills learned in those classes and adding digital painting as the next stage in the process. This is a beginning to intermediate class that provides a solid foundation in environmental painting techniques applicable to film, animation, and games. It addresses essential painting techniques and multiple lighting setups and provides assignments that allow students to continue to advance their skills after the class ends. Digital Painting is an excellent precursor to Style Development, the next class in the entertainment program at Drawing America.
  • 12 Lessons

    Extraordinary Artists – Toulouse Lautrec – With Anita Rundles

    Drawing America is thrilled to present the first course in our new series: Extra0rdinary Artist Lessons. Students can create their own master copy by working along with artist/illustrator Anita Rundles as she recreates the famous Toulouse Lautrec painting: Moulin Rouge La Goulue. We provide a high res download of the original image. AND we have a special surprise! Our host Nicho Lowry introduces the lesson and art historian Cora Michel share a fascinating biography of Toulouse Lautrec. You're going to love this class.
  • 13 Lessons

    Jennifer Gennari Paints the Lynx

    Join master artist Jennifer Gennari as she creates an original oil painting from start to finish. Jennifer goes into full detail about the paints she uses, her brushes, support, and medium. This course is over two hours and shows Jen's process from start to finish. A high-resolution image of the Lynx cat is included for students to download and work form.
  • 12 Lessons

    Jennifer Gennari Paints The Sphinx

    Jennifer Gennari creates an original painting from start to finish. Ms. Gennari begins by discussing each color she uses, her palette, and her medium. She then discusses her brushes, one by one. After the in-depth discussion about her materials, Ms. Gennari paints and discusses every step of her painting process from start to finish. The camera covers the canvas and her palette so you can watch the entire process stroke by stroke. We also provide a copy of the source photo so you can create your own painting of the same subject.
  • 13 Lessons

    Jennifer Gennari Paints Tilda

    Join artist Jennifer Gennari as she paints an original oil painting of Tilda from start to finish. She discusses the brushes she uses, the colors she works with, and her painting techniques every step of the way. Download the photo we supply and paint your own.
  • 6 Lessons

    Kevin Wueste – Heads and Portraits

    This class empowers beginners with new skills and techniques to draw natural-looking portraits; pushes intermediate artists to the next level and assists more advanced students with tools to open new pathways for their portrait work.  Students will learn correct human proportions, feature placement, and how to develop drawing – from quick sketches through rendered, more photo-realistic work.

  • 6 Lessons

    Kevin Wueste Figure Drawing

    Join artist Kevin Wueste for a 6 lesson video course in drawing the human figure. The class covers the entire figure and includes lessons on Video one Proportions and shapes, The Torso, Arms and Legs, Head and Neck, Hands and Feet, and putting it all together with lighting. Students are provided the reference images Kevin uses in the videos and encouraged to complete a homework drawing at the end of each session. We know this 6-hour course will improve your figure-drawing skills!
  • 16 Lessons

    Morpho! – Head and Neck Anatomy Drawing (Exclusive)

    We are thrilled to present the EXCLUSIVE videos of Michel Lauricella aka Morpho, author of the best-selling anatomy books Morpho! For the first time ever Michel's work is available not only in video form but also in English (with subtitles). In this in-depth video, students will learn the artistic anatomy of the head and neck. These lessons include videos on the facial features, the muscles of the neck, folds of skin (for various age groups). This class also comes with reference images and homework assignments.
  • 9 Lessons

    Paul Heaston Urban Sketching

    Develop your drawing skills with artist and urban sketcher Paul Heaston. This course covers, materials, site selection, blocking-in, pen drawing, ink wash, and of course finishing! Paul Heaston is a natural teacher and an amazing artist. We can't wait to see you inside! Source image available for download if you want to draw along with Paul. Filmed at The Colorado Railroad Museum, Paul creates one of his amazing drawings from start to finish with instructions all along the way.
  • 7 Lessons

    Principles of Color with Todd M. Casey

    Join instructor Todd M. Casey for this 6-lesson course on the fundamentals of color. We’ll break color down into easily digestible concepts, that we can then layer on more complex ideas. This class is for people who are interested in formally 'studying' color (beginner or intermediate). See Todd's book, The Art of Still Life.
  • 6 Lessons

    Rembrandt Master Copy With Ben Valentine

    In this 5 week (6 lessons) course, we’ll be doing a copy after the phenomenal genius of western art, Rembrandt van Rijn. We’ll be following the historical process of the initial sketch, the monochromatic lay-in, grisaille/dead coloring, and finalizing with glazes and scumbles. Don’t worry if some of these words are foreign to you now, we’ll go into these in much detail.
  • 7 Lessons

    Richard Houston’s Landscape Painting (Summer 2021)

    June 27th, July 11th, 18th 25th, – August 1st and 8th 3:30 -6:30 est. Students may watch recordings of classes posted the evening of each class if they are not able to attend live on Zoom. HOMEWORK is due Thursday evenings by midnight PST. Zoom links are emailed the night before class.
  • 6 Lessons

    Stephen Bauman: Portrait Drawing in Graphite

    Creating a realistic portrait in graphite is a demanding project that requires practical solutions for the challenges you face at every stage. In this tutorial, Stephen Bauman will teach you how to maintain the structure in your drawing while going from line to blocking in values. Eventually going all the way through to making your final refinements. You will start by selecting a source image from the model photos provided and preparing your materials.

  • 6 Lessons

    Will Weston Composition Lecture

    Will Weston draws and discusses various compositional arrangements and strategies. This lecture is great for people interested in multi-figure paintings, film design, animation, and entertainment arts.
  • 12 Lessons

    Will Weston Costume Drawing

    This class contains an entire 2-hour video focused on various aspects of costume drawing.  It also includes about 2 hours of Will Weston's LiveStream Costume Drawing Lecture filmed on January 17th, 2020.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Drawing for Composition (recorded)

    This is a recorded version of Drawing for Composition, a 6-week class that I’ve taught in the US and in Europe. It gives students the object drawing skills needed to later excel at compositional techniques used by contemporary Illustrators, entertainment artists, and landscape artists. Students learn drawing methods that allow for differences in style, that cover a variety of objects and allow students to draw anything they may encounter in reference photography or out in the world.
  • 9 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Class

    Shot live on location in NYC this two-hour session begins with strategies for drawing the figure and then moves right into student pads, with Mr. Weston drawing over their work and explaining as he goes. Assignments included.
  • 12 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Lecture

    Three and half hours of Will Weston drawing a 40-foot drawing while discussing strategies for drawing the figure. This class was filmed live for Drawing New York in New York City.