This is an online class offered by co-founders Danny Gregory and Koosje Koene. Each week you get a new instructor who provides demo videos and one or more assignments. The students post their work to a website and can comment on their own and each others' attempts. It's a lovely, supportive environment.
Although each instructor has his or her own style, techniques, approach, and favorite things to draw, they say several things in common:
- draw every day
- try drawing new things and new materials, stretch
- there is no right way
- have fun
- look carefully
- be nice to yourself
- mistakes are part of the journey, embrace them and learn from them
- you will improve with practice
Week 2: Koosje Koene
Week 3: Prashant Miranda
Week 4: Jane LaFazio
Week 5: Roz Stendahl
Week 6: Tommy Kane
Koosje Koene had us go outside and draw on location, getting over the anxiety about drawing in public. We also experimented with colored pencil drawing.
A theme for Jane LaFazio was vegetables, and we used interesting layouts to learn about composition.
This totally simplifies what the weeks have been like, but it's been an exhilarating experience!