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with Kateri Ewing
Online Class

See Better, Draw Better: Exercises for Beginners

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Great drawing means making your hands and eyes work in harmony. Luckily, the one and only Kateri Ewing is here to help you bring the two together! Join her for a series of thoughtfully planned exercises that will have you drawing better in no time.


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h16m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Starting to See

1. Introduction & Starting to See

Truly seeing is the key to successful drawings! Kateri Ewing starts class by explaining exactly what this means. Then, follow along for a breakdown of various tools and materials, before ending the lesson with a blind contour exercise. You'll leave the lesson with a sense of some of the challenges students can face (and overcome!).

2. Loosen Up! Simple Hand/Eye Training

2. Loosen Up! Simple Hand/Eye Training

Let loose a little; it might just make your drawings more realistic! Kateri helps you unwind as you get your hands and eyes in synch with gestural drawings. She also shares a variety of mark-making techniques you can add to your toolbox.

3. Contrast: Create the Illusion of Light & Form

3. Contrast: Create the Illusion of Light & Form

Want realistic drawings? Contrast is key! Kateri guides you through key techniques for working with charcoal, so you can stay in the right tonal range. Then, see how to do a reductive drawing by identifying a light source, pulling out highlights and adding details.

Recommended with this class

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser