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Introduction to Drawing
1.1 Introduction to Drawing
1.2 Drawing from Line to Life: Beginner

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Contour Drawing
2.1 Introduction to Contour Drawing
2.2 Drawing on Your Brain

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Shading Techniques
3.1 Introduction to Shading
3.2 Shading Textures and Patterns
3.3 Drawing from Line to Life: Intermediate

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Composition and Perspective
4.1 Introduction to Perspective and Composition

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Diversity in Visual Arts
5.1 Drawing on the Masters
5.2 Art Appreciation and History
5.3 Self Discovery Through Art

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People and Animals
6.1 Drawing People from Faces to Figures
6.2 Drawing on the Animal Kingdom
6.3 Create Portraits of People and Pets

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The Lighter Side of Art
7.1 Creative Cartoons for All Ages

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Creating Art in Color
8.1 Drawing with Colored Pencils
8.2 Introduction to Acrylic Painting
8.3 Colored Pencil Techniques
8.4 Think Outside the Box - Anything Goes!

Art in Action: Video Lessons!
We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now offering video lessons by prolific artist and educator, Mike
Sibley.

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1.1 Introduction to Drawing
Fundamental information for beginners to drawing including: articles on choosing supplies, setting up a
studio, holding drawing mediums correctly, and becoming more productive by employing helpful techniques

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A1 Make a Storage Portfolio By Brenda Hoddinott 1. who shares his artistic expertise and over 30 years of experience as a professional artist and graphite pencil specialist.2 Drawing from Line to Life: Beginner Drawing lessons for the beginner artist based on the book "Drawing from Line to Life" by Mike Sibley.R01 LESSON PLAN TOPIC 1.1.1.1.A2 Play With Five Grades of Graphite By Brenda Hoddinott 1.1.A4 Play with Kneaded and Vinyl Erasers By Brenda Hoddinott 1.1 By Brenda Hoddinott 1.1.A3 Sketch a Self-Portrait By Brenda Hoddinott 1. . FREE 1.

books.Explore lessons.1 Introduction to Contour Drawing .A1 Take Your Pencils for a Test Drive By Mike Sibley VIDEO 1.A4 Shade Values with Lines By Mike Sibley 2.2.2.2.A3 Shade a Lovely Lily By Mike Sibley 1.R01 LESSON PLAN TOPIC 1.2. and classes based on this topic! View all 31 lessons FREE 1.A2 Blend and Burnish Gradations By Mike Sibley VIDEO 1.2 By Mike Sibley VIDEO 1.2.

and are the base on which all drawing styles and techniques are built.1.1.A3 Draw Horizontal and Vertical Lines By Brenda Hoddinott 2.1. and classes based on this topic! View all 42 lessons FREE 2.R01 LESSON PLAN TOPIC 2.1 By Brenda Hoddinott 2.A1 Draw from One Point to Another By Brenda Hoddinott 2.A4 Draw Diagonal Lines By Brenda Hoddinott .1.Contour lines serve as the foundation for constructing diverse types of artworks. Contour drawing abilities are beneficial for whatever future artistic goals students may have.1. Explore lessons.A2 Draw Lines that Meet at an Angle By Brenda Hoddinott 2. books.

2.R01 Lesson Plan Topic 2.A2 Draw a Symmetrical Design By Brenda Hoddinott 2.A4 Draw Two Faces and a Vase By Brenda Hoddinott .A1 Turn a Doodle into Contour Drawings By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 2.2.2.2 Drawing on Your Brain Exercise your brain while learning how to draw! Insightful resources and activities to enhance visual intelligence and strengthen whole-brain functions.2 By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 2.2.2.A3 Ready! Set! Go Draw! (Worksheets) By Brenda Hoddinott 2.2. and classes based on this topic! View all 47 lessons FREE 2. Explore lessons. books.

1 By Brenda Hoddinott 3.1.1.1 Introduction to Shading Shading – the magic that transforms lines on a piece of paper into realistic. three-dimensional objects and living beings! Introduction to Shading teaches you how to shade realistic subjects with traditional shading techniques.3.1.1.A2 Shade an Optical Illusion By Brenda Hoddinott 3.1.A3 Shade Graduations of Values By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 3.A1 Shade Simple Value Scales By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 3. books. Explore lessons.A4 .R01 Lesson Plan Topic 3. and classes based on this topic! View all 57 lessons 3.

and stained glass. metals.2. Explore lessons.2. foods.2 Shading Textures and Patterns Learn shading techniques that can help you successfully capture the textures and/or patterns of diverse drawing subjects including: fabrics. books.2.A4 Shade Matte and Shiny Fabric By Brenda Hoddinott .A2 Squirkle a Realistic Spruce Tree By Brenda Hoddinott 3. water droplets.2. flowers. trees.A1 Render the Texture of Corduroy By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 3.Use Shading to Create Forms By Brenda Hoddinott 3. and classes based on this topic! View all 18 lessons 3.A3 Draw a Droplet of Water By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 3.

3. 3.2.3. books.R2 Shading Skills Beyond Beginner By Mike Sibley 3.3 Drawing from Line to Life: Intermediate Drawing lessons designed for experienced beginner artists who wish to be challenged. Author.A6 Squirkle a Bumpy Avocado By Brenda Hoddinott 3.R1 Welcome to Drawing from Line to Life: Intermediate By Mike Sibley 3.3. Mike Sibley shares his 30 years of experience as a professional graphite pencil artist.R4 Understanding Negative Drawing By Mike Sibley .R3 Negative Space as a Positive By Mike Sibley 3. and classes based on this topic! View all 18 lessons FREE 3.3. Explore lessons.

3.A4 Draw a Box with One-Point Perspective By Brenda Hoddinott 4.A2 Compose with a Viewfinder Frame By Brenda Hoddinott 4.1. and classes based on this topic! View all 14 lessons 4. 3.A1 Make a Viewfinder Frame By Brenda Hoddinott 4.1. Explore lessons.1. books.1 Introduction to Perspective and Composition The rules and guidelines that make up the various elements of perspective and composition enable artists to expressively and aesthetically arrange their subjects within the boundaries of a drawing space.A5 .1.R5 The “Key” to Expressive Drawing By Mike Sibley 4.

A7 Draw Simple Overlapping Shapes By Brenda Hoddinott 5. such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.A3 Draw Four Different Buds By Brenda Hoddinott .A1 Add Pressure to Straight Lines By Brenda Hoddinott 5.1.1.A2 Render Sets of Curved Lines By Brenda Hoddinott 5.1 Drawing on the Masters Improve your overall drawing skills by studying the styles and techniques of great masters. and classes based on this topic! View all 26 lessons 5. Explore lessons. books.1.1. Faithfully recreate their masterpieces and create contemporary drawings based on their techniques.Three Perspectives on Boxes By Brenda Hoddinott 4.

5.A1 Play with Your Brain By Jim Lane 5.2.A5 Spice Up Lines with Pressure and Grades By Brenda Hoddinott 5.2 Art Appreciation and History In between the facts and fun.2.R1 . Explore lessons. and classes based on this topic! View all 32 lessons 5.1.A2 Break Your Artistic Block! By Jim Lane 5.2.1.A4 Practice Lines with Pencil Pressure By Brenda Hoddinott 5. books. you are invited to discover helpful tips to enhance your own artistic journey and fascinating information about renowned artists and their work.

books.3 Self Discovery Through Art Art therapy is a unique experience based on using the medium of art as an instrument of change.A1 Express Yourself with Art Activities By Judith Campanaro 5.2. and classes based on this topic! View all 47 lessons 5. Explore lessons.R2 Encouragement (or Not) By Jim Lane 5.Who is an Artist? By Jim Lane 5.R3 My Goat Ate My Artwork By Jim Lane 5.2.3.A12 Explore the Story of Your Emotions By Judith Campanaro . This natural experiential process creates a safe place in which you can enhance your inner awareness and thereby discover a new presentation of yourself.3.

mouths.3.1.1 Drawing People from Faces to Figures People are no more difficult to draw than anything else! Heavily illustrated. hands. 5.3. lessons show you how to draw realistic people of all ages. and clothing.3. books. Explore lessons. bodies. including: eyes. eyelashes. noses. ears. and classes based on this topic! View all 25 lessons 6.A3 Create Two Self Portraits By Judith Campanaro 5.A1 Use Guidelines to Draw a Baby Face By Brenda Hoddinott . legs. arms. hair.A4 Collect Happiness in a Scrapbook By Judith Campanaro 6.A2 Stomp That Stress Away! By Judith Campanaro 5.

A2 Use Guidelines to Draw an Adult Face By Brenda Hoddinott 6. and birds to the unusual fish.A4 Create and Draw an Imaginary Person By Brenda Hoddinott 6. books.1.A20 Draw a Frontal View of Ashley By Brenda Hoddinott 6. Heavily illustrated lessons show you how to draw animals of all shapes and sizes: from the usual cats. and spiders. rodents.A3 Draw a Profile View of a Baby By Brenda Hoddinott 6. Explore lessons.A2 Draw Rocky the Adorable Rodent By Brenda Hoddinott .2. and classes based on this topic! View all 21 lessons 6. 6.1.1.1.2 Drawing on the Animal Kingdom Animals are the favorite drawing subject for artists of all ages and abilities. dogs.

2.A6 Shade a Basic Dog Eye By Brenda Hoddinott 6. and classes based on this topic! View all 12 lessons .3 Create Portraits of People and Pets The most rewarding aspect of drawing is capturing a likeness of a loved one – human or animal. 6.A5 Draw Kevin Bacon (the Little Ham) By Brenda Hoddinott 6.2.A4 Hatch Lady Tuttle the Turtle By Brenda Hoddinott 6.A3 Draw Dolly the Sheepish Sheep By Brenda Hoddinott 6. Explore lessons. books.2.2. Take your beginner skills to a higher level with lessons that focus on techniques for creating life-like portraits and highly detailed caricatures.

A3 Draw a Frontal Portrait of Annie By Brenda Hoddinott 6.A18 Sweet Katie The Pitweiler By Brenda Hoddinott 7. FREE 6. Explore lessons.1 Creative Cartoons for All Ages Enjoyable drawing lessons from beginner to advanced – designed for the young and young at heart! Learn a vast range of drawing techniques from contours to shading. and classes based on this topic! View all 13 lessons .A13 Little Miss Sunshine By Brenda Hoddinott 6.3.3.3.3.3.A2 Isaac the Jack Russell By Brenda Hoddinott 6. books. Some beginner lessons are suitable for children age seven and up.A6 Panda the Shih Tzu By Brenda Hoddinott 6.

1.A4 Smiley Sammy and Samantha By Brenda Hoddinott 7.A1 Outline and Shade Corny Conehead By Brenda Hoddinott 7.1. and are also great for subjects that require a bolder. 7.A3 Princess Leia Kim By Brenda Hoddinott 7. more colorful approach.1.A2 Little Baby Curly By Brenda Hoddinott 7. such as cartoons.1. They beautifully capture delicate subjects such as portraits and flowers. .1.1 Drawing with Colored Pencils Colored pencils are a wonderful medium for drawing everything and anything.A5 Wendy the Wooly Woo By Brenda Hoddinott 8.

A7 Impress a Cartoon Butterfly By Brenda Hoddinott 8.2 Introduction to Acrylic Painting .Explore lessons.A5 Daisy the Dodo Bird By Brenda Hoddinott 8.1.1. and classes based on this topic! View all 13 lessons FREE 8.1.A3 Shade Sunny Blue in Color By Brenda Hoddinott 8.A1 Use Colored Pencils to Mix Colors By Brenda Hoddinott FREE 8. books.A6 Henry the Hairy Hairball By Brenda Hoddinott 8.1.1.

2.R1 Painting Supplies for Beginners By Brenda Hoddinott 8. Explore lessons.2. and the step-by-step process of creating paintings.R2 Color Theory for Beginners By Brenda Hoddinott 8. understanding color.2. learning techniques.The very basics of learning to paint: choosing supplies. experimenting with brush strokes. and classes based on this topic! View all 14 lessons FREE 8. books.A1 Set Up a Wet Palette and Mix Colors By Brenda Hoddinott .R3 Seeing the Values of Colors By Brenda Hoddinott 8.R5 The Secret to Creating Symmetry By Brenda Hoddinott 8.2.2.

books.A4 Draw a Sphere with a Rough Texture By Tannis Trydal 8.3.A5 Transform One Color into Five By Tannis Trydal .8.3.A3 Shade a Soft Fuzzy Sphere By Tannis Trydal 8. Explore lessons. and classes based on this topic! View all 15 lessons 8.3 Colored Pencil Techniques Experiment with fundamental colored pencil techniques and explore the unique characteristics of this amazing medium as you learn to draw in color.3.A1 Experiment with Pencil Techniques By Tannis Trydal 8.3.A2 Shade a Smooth Sphere By Tannis Trydal 8.3.

4.4.R2 What Made You Think of That? By Cailin Green 8.4.4 Think Outside the Box . books.R4 Creating Art with Tea Bags By Cailin Green 8.R1 When Is A Painting Finished? By Cailin Green FREE 8.4. and classes based on this topic! View all 11 lessons 8.Anything Goes! Use a variety of mediums to explore and expand your creative thinking through a wide range of enjoyable visual art styles and techniques Explore lessons.R3 How to Plan and Create a Painting By Cailin Green 8.A1 .4.8.

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