Lesson 1

 Purpose: This lesson will teach you the MOST BASIC considerations of   drawing. Materials: What you will need for the course.

 Warm-up and Orientation (LIVE): To alleviate stress and to get you   focused. Proportioning (LIVE): Learn to observe and regard forms and   space.

 Tonal Value (LIVE): Learn to observe darks, mid-tones and   light. Shading (LIVE): Learn to shade correctly for a   realistic effect.

 Observation (LIVE): Learn to really ‘SEE’ something in front of you.

 Project (LIVE): Turn Form to Dimension through a step=by step method.




Lesson 2

 Purpose: Change your perception on observation and the world around   you. Learn to draw a live object.

 Materials: Same as Lesson 1.

 Warm-Ups (Live): Proportional and Shading warm-ups.   Observation (Live): Object observation and drawing in   the air. Mapping and Shading

 Corrections and Final Touches (LIVE): Learn how to add professional   touches




Lesson 3

 Purpose: Learn to draw from a picture - Landscape

Materials: Same as Lesson 1, image will be sent to you. Printing required. Warm-Ups (Live): Proportional and Shading.

 Observation (Live): Learn to interpret an image   correctly. Drawing (Live): Learn to measure and   place masses Shading (Live): Learn to shade and to   regard harmony.

 Texture and Detail and Final Touches (Live)



Lesson 4

 Purpose: Learn to draw from a picture – Object   Purpose: Learn to Block

 Materials: Same as Lesson 1, image will be sent to you. Printing required.   Observation (Live): Interpret your image.

 Blocking (Live): Learn to proportion correctly from a photograph, step by   step.

 We continue with the steps of blocking and drawing (Live) x 3






Lesson 5


 Materials: As with Lesson 1 with a few added supplies.

 Composition (Live): Learn to arrange elements in your painting.   Includes exercises.

 Scaling (Live): Learn to draw from small to large (without a   calculator!). Includes exercises.

 Perspective (Live): Learn to understand one point, two point and   atmospheric perspective. Includes exercises.

 Harmony (Live): Learn to integrate and create a collective arrangement   of elements within an artwork. Includes exercises.

 The Elements of Art (Live): Explore how line, shape, colour and other   elements can create a thought provoking art work.


Lesson 6

 Purpose: Learn to draw symmetrical shapes and objects   Materials: Same as Lesson 1

 Observation (Live): Learn how to observe symmetrical shapes.

 Drawing, proportioning and mapping and shading (Live): Learn how to   approach and systematically implement a system to make drawing   easier. The feared ellipse will also be dealt with.

 Corrections and finishing touches (Live)





Lesson 7

 Purpose: Expanding your drawing repertoire and improving your   drawing skills through different drawing media.

 Materials: Lesson 1 plus charcoal and different papers.

 Drawing large and upright (Live): A major advancement for budding   artists is to radically change the way you perceive and execute your   art work.

 Composing a still life (Live): Learn to compose and to consider   how space creates harmony.

 Drawing, mapping and shading with charcoal (Live): Learn to sketch   and cope with charcoal.

 Finishing Touches (Live)




Lesson 8

 Purpose: Continue to explore more drawing media through finger           drawing. Materials: Lesson 1 plus white pastel and Fabiano Paper.   Choice of images will be sent to you.

 Drawing, mapping and shading (Live): This process was introduced by   me in 1998. It involves the shared use of your eyes (optical), your   fingers (touch) and your brain (perceptive) all at the same time to   create a striking art work.

 Progress (Live)

 Finishing Touches (Live)



Lesson 9

 Purpose: Colour introduction and Live Drawing   Materials: Lesson 1 and Soft (Chalk) Pastels

 Planning (Live): Set-up and lighting, drawing and mapping

 Using Pastels (Live): Learn to draw and shade and blend with   pastels. Background: Earth your object by inserting the correct   background.

 Finishing Touches (Live)


Lesson 10

 Purpose: To recap on everything you have done and studied in the   previous lessons, and to determine and discuss problems, necessary   exercises, practices and solutions. We will also discuss your way   forward and you will receive a certificate. (Live)



  • Pencils:          Two B's and one B6
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser:           Vinyl, preferably a grip eraser
  • Paper:            Cartridge sheets – like copy paper is fine, not                          grainy, textured or absorbent
  • Paper stumps


  • White polystyrene ball:          Buy at a craft shop
  • Small box, sides cut off
  • Spot light
  • Prestik
  • An Apple or simple fruit



  • Materials listed above
  • Good quality charcoal stick - thicker variety
  • A3 to A2 Cartridge paper - about 20 sheets
  • 2 Fabriano Tiziano Paper - Perle or light coloured
  • Clear base 50 x 65 cm and 4 small bull clips (optional)
  • White soft pastel - also called chalk pastel, not oil pastel
  • A long ruler
  • Small set good quality soft (chalk) pastel
  • Fixative spray