~~ Online Classes ~~
Travel Sketching in Mixed Media – 50% off for Blog Readers!
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 – 25% off~~
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.
Click through any of these links for a class description and video trailer – and we’ll share my instructor discount of 25% off for you, and an affilate link commision for me.
Stephanie Bower’s excellent primer on perspectives, Great for beginners or experienced sketchers who need to refresh their discipline. Here’s my review of Perspective for Sketchers. I’ll have some details on Essentials of Sketching up soon.
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 is a great class for beginners, demonstrating a still-life drawing of everyday objects. + This just in: Stephen’s new class Sketching Interiors. I have’nt watched the second class as yet, but will add a review soon.
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