These 2.5 hour courses are each divided into 7 short lessons you can watch at your own pace. You can ask me questions in a messaging window next to the video, and you’ll see all my responses – so everyone learns from each others questions and comments. As well, you can upload your artwork for community feedback. Once you’ve purchased a class you can watch as many times as you like, without limits. Plus the site works on all mobile devices. Hope to see you in the questions and comments!
~~ Video Demonstrations ~~
In the summer of 2015 I did a small tour with the publisher of my book The Urban Sketcher. We made a series of 60-90 minute videos with me drawing on location and talking about my tools, techniques, and problem solving strategies.
I hope you’ll enjoy this chance to sit over my shoulder and watch as I draw.
~~ Other Urban Sketchers Online Classes ~~
Over the years as a correspondent for UrbanSketchers.org I’ve had the chance to draw alongside hundreds of other sketchers around the world. Many of them professional artists and art instructors. Here’s a selection of other Urban Sketchers correspondents that have classes on Craftsy.com.
Please note: these links below are meant to offer my instructors discount – as of this time (Dec 2016) the discount program at Craftsy is under renovations. I will re-enstate the 50% off instructor discount as soon as I am able. ~m
Stephanie Bower’s excellent primer on perspective. Great for beginners or experienced sketchers who need to refresh their discipline. My [full review over here].
Matt Brehm’s sketching essentials. Perfect for beginners, emphasis on foundation skills.
Paul Heaston’s series on sketchbook drawing. Paul is a wizard with the pen. I’ve drawn beside him a few times, and always been impressed with his command of values, detail, and texture using only the simplest tools. He’s a fine art painter in his own right, but these courses are aimed at any skill level, emphasizing on-the-go sketching and daily journaling.
Steven Reddy’s Dynamic Detail. An in depth exploration of a progressive approach, building a sketch from simple details to fully rendered studies. Emphasis on still life and everyday objects, but applicable to anything.
James Richard’s Energy of Places. James is a professor of architecture and you can see his years of skill and training as an artist and teacher. Emphasis on street views done in-the-moment in sketchbooks or with a small easel. Very helpful to plein air painters approaching the urban environment. [Full review here].
Suhita Shirodkar’s Figure Sketching make Simple. I’ve sketched many times on location with Suhita and taken her workshops at Urban Sketchers conferences. She’s a tremendously confident sketcher who gets right to the heart of a subject in only a few lines. I’ll be posting an in depth review of this course soon