Online Class

Startup Library: Learn to Draw

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Online Class




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Master the foundational drawing skills every beginning artist should know.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, reference photos and glossary
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Patricia Watwood

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.


Want to learn how to draw but not sure where to start? This is the class for you! Gain the basic skills you need to create realistic, accurate drawings with expert guidance from internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood. Follow along with Patricia as she guides you step by step to complete four projects, each one designed to help you use different techniques such as hatching, shading, rendering form and more. By the end of class, you'll have four finished works and a new set of skills show off with pride!

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Leaf: Setup & Block-In
Meet Patricia, your expert guide to drawing, and begin by going over everything you'll need for your first drawing project: a leaf. Start with a block-in, which will serve as the foundation for each of your projects, as you learn to map out lines and angles using techniques such as enveloping and subdividing.
2. The Leaf: Contour
3. The Leaf: Dimension & Detail
4. The Skull: Building a Geometric Framework
5. The Skull: The Block-In & Measured Contour
6. The Skull: Tones & Shadows
7. Onion & Leeks: Block-In of Organic Shapes
8. Onion & Leeks: Light & Rendering Form
9. Onion & Leeks: Local Color & Adding Detail
10. Pitcher & Mason Jar: Block-In of Geometric Forms
11. Pitcher & Mason Jar: Ellipses
12. Pitcher & Mason Jar: Creating Dimension

Recommended with this class

  • Bluprint Box: DrawingBluprint Box: Drawing
  • 11" x 14" pad of drawing paper, white (Patty recommends Strathmore)
  • Drawing board with clips

Taught by

Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood is an American figurative painter. She earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, where she later went on to teach, in addition to teaching workshops across the country. Her work has been exhibited at galleries worldwide and was included in the historic presentation of Contemporary American Realism in museums throughout China. Patricia's paintings focus on mythology, allegory and contemporary human life, and have twice graced the cover of American Artist magazine.

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