Online Class

See Better, Draw Better: Exercises for Beginners

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Online Class




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Train your hands and your eyes to work together for fantastic drawings.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Printable class resources, including a detailed supply list and reference images
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kateri Ewing
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Contrast: Create the Illusion of Light & Form
4. The Dark Side: Shadow Shapes
5. Losing the Lines: Refined Tonal Drawings
6. Putting It Together: Realistic Drawing

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Kateri Ewing
Kateri Ewing
For watercolorist Kateri Ewing, painting is all about capturing the awe she feels for the natural world. In preparation for painting, Kateri regularly walks and photographs the woods, meadows and waterways in two of her favorite places near her home in western New York state: Wyoming County and Knox Farm State Park. Kateri's passion for painting and drawing is infused in her teaching, and sharing her techniques with students of all ages is her favorite thing about being an artist. Kateri's original watercolors are currently represented by Meibohm Fine Arts.

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