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Online Short Course. Sketching for Beginners

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Join our online sketching short course and discover the joys of bringing your imagination to life on paper. You’ll develop the fundamental skills needed to express your creativity through the art of sketching.

Online recorded classes
Inspiring programme
Step by step guidance
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No previous experience needed

Art is amazingly relaxing and everyone at Draw Place is awesome!

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Michaela S.

Draw Place teachers are really the best at what they do.

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Emma D.

"I loved how well the lessons are planned and how much material is included!..."

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Jonathan S.

I loved the friendly and inspiring atmosphere of each lesson – I’m definitely coming back for more soon!

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Gabrielle B.

Friendly environment full of ideas and inspiration. I will definitely come back for another course. Already looking forward to it!

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Martin B.

How do Draw Place courses work?

Online course

Online course

Video recordings of the course led by professional artists. You can watch the recording and do the assignments at any time

Feedback option

Feedback option

You can select the feedback option to receive support, a tutor will be available to chat with you several times a week

Expert guidance

Expert guidance

The tutor will provide step-by-step guidance, making it a flexible way to achieve beautiful results in your art journey.

You can do it

You can do it

Your teacher will introduce you to theory, share a ton of tips and tricks. Your works are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

A computer with an internet connection is all you need

A computer with an internet connection is all you need

It's really simple! All you need to do is to turn on your computer, connect to the internet and enjoy your course!

Revisit the lessons

Revisit the lessons

Recordings of all lessons, presentations, learning materials, reference pictures, and links to further resources are available at any time.

Learn to capture and sketch the world around you and achieve great results quickly, even as a complete beginner!

Do you wish you had the ability to capture the beauty and the peculiarities of the world around you, to capture mood and even emotions quickly? Join us and discover the secret tricks of sketching without having to leave your home! The course is tailored for complete beginners, but more experienced artists are most welcome too.

What to expect?

Come and see how simple sketching is and discover the world of creative freedom! Join our online lessons and learn how to quickly sketch items, food, nature, people, or the atmosphere of a busy street, and try your hand at working with plain or coloured pencils, liners, and watercolour. Instructor will also explain a thing or two about human anatomy, help you work on sketches with head and bodily proportions, and teach you to hatch, capture light and shadow, and understand key rules of composition. You will also dabble in lettering and create a stylish recipe design, all under the step-by-step instruction of your teacher in English.

Our online sketching course, offered entirely in English, provides an unparalleled opportunity for art enthusiasts across Britain, England, and the UK to delve into the world of drawing and creativity. As the digital age continues to expand the horizons of learning, we have crafted a course that not only embraces the convenience of online education but also maintains the essence of traditional sketching techniques.

Join an online sketching course to learn and relax!

Our online sketching course is great for complete beginners, but those who already have some experience are sure to learn new things too! 

As your guide, your teacher will walk you through the course plan that we designed with great care and attention, starting from the basics and working toward more advanced techniques. You can play each video as many times as you want over the year. So you can do it all with ease and create works you’ll be proud of!

We promise you’ll have fun and find real joy in your creations, so don’t waste any more time, register now and make art with us online, from the comfort of your home!

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Course plan

1 Basics of sketching
2 Basic coloured pencil sketching
3 Watercolour botanical sketching
4 Perspective and urban sketching
5 Sketching people
6 Portrait, watercolour, and coloured pencils
7 Lettering, brush, recipe sketch
8 Composition, travel diary
> Bonus lesson

Check out our course gallery; you will make amazing art like that too!

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You can do it!

Learn Art, Design Online with Draw Place!

You have access to the course video and other materials for one year.

An experienced tutor will guide you through the course step by step

Create amazing artworks that are guaranteed to make you proud – all online!

Online video course

In the video-based course with detailed lessons, you create from the comfort of your own home. Our curriculum is designed to inspire your creativity and nurture your artistic skills, all within the convenience of your personal space. Explore your artistic potential and develop your talent at your own pace.

With a substantial number of lectures at your disposal, our course ensures that you have more than enough opportunities to dive deep into the world of design and acquire the expertise you need to master this creative field.

Learn at your own pace

Discover the freedom to explore your creative passions at your own pace with our online video course. Our extensive course allows you to delve into the world of art, unlock your artistic potential, and hone your skills whenever it suits you. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, our flexible learning approach empowers you to take control of your artistic journey.

Content is available to you repeatedly

Our course provides access for an entire year, allowing you to revisit the video content as often as needed. Plus, all the course materials will remain available for you throughout the year, ensuring that you have the resources and support required to excel in your artistic journey.

You can do it

Our art video courses are designed to ensure that you'll do great, even if it's your first-ever encounter with art. Don't worry if you're a complete beginner - our step-by-step tutorials will guide you through the creative process, guaranteeing your success in your artistic journey. We believe that everyone has an artist or designer within them waiting to be unleashed, and our courses are the perfect starting point for your artistic exploration, no matter your level of experience.

Final certificate

Upon successfully completing one of our art video courses, you'll have the opportunity to receive a beautiful completion certificate. This certificate not only serves as a symbol of your dedication and achievement but also as a testament to the new skills and knowledge you've acquired during your artistic journey.

All you need is a computer with an internet connection

Surely you already have that at home! The technical side is very straightforward, you just need a PC or a laptop with an internet connection. You can start making art in the comfort of your home.
Join us and get creative without leaving your living room!

Beginner course

Our video courses are thoughtfully structured to cater to complete beginners, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to kickstart their journey with confidence. However, our courses aren't just for novices; they offer a rich and educational experience for those with prior creative exposure as well.
For complete beginners, our courses provide a gentle and nurturing introduction and exercises. You'll find clear, easy-to-follow instructions that break down complex concepts into manageable steps to ensure you feel empowered from the very beginning.

Inspiring programme

You'll find that our course content is designed to pique your interest and fuel your passion for art and design. This course consists of 9 engaging lectures, spanning a total duration of 18 hours, ensuring that you have ample time to absorb and master the wealth of knowledge provided. Through engaging lessons, captivating demonstrations, and hands-on projects, we aim to make your learning experience enjoyable and thought-provoking. Our instructors are not just experts in their respective fields; they are also passionate about sharing their knowledge and igniting your creative spark.

Let's make art online! It's really easy. Come join us!

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Join the Draw Place universe and unlock your creative potential. We look forward to meeting you!

4,8 / 5
More than 150 reviews

"...Great art courses..."

Alena N.

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Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

Eveline W.

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I loved the course and the teacher too – they made the lessons feel very relaxing yet very informative.

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Draw Place teachers are really the best at what they do.

Emma D.

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Draw Place stays one of my favourite and also the best! Lessons were astonishingly fascinating.

Carl W.

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A course for beginners and intermediate students, with expert teachers who motivate you and help you use your skills to the maximum. I will be back!

Barbora T.

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A great way to relax and get inspired, I will definitely try more courses!

Jitka S.

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Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

Avia P.

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I highly recommend this art school. I have taken several courses now and I plan to continue.

Jan B.

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I loved the friendly and inspiring atmosphere of each lesson – I’m definitely coming back for more soon!

Gabrielle B.

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"... I highly recommend this studio!"

Marie R.

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"I loved how well the lessons are planned and how much material is included!..."

Jonathan S.

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Amazing courses taught by inspiring instructors.

Martina B.

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"...I couldn’t wait for the next lesson as soon as one was over. All lessons were very interesting, illuminating, and inspiring..."

Jana K.

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Great lesson concept and plenty of materials to go through on your own for those who want to keep learning and improving.

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Amazing! Friendly! Inspiring!

Lenka A.

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Awesome courses, nice and friendly teachers. I have taken two already and will be back for more. You should definitely sign up too!

Kateřina Š

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The course taught me a great deal

Karina S.

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The best drawing courses!

Viktoriya M.

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"This is the best drawing course I've ever taken! ...Very convenient for beginners!"

Svetlana K.

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"...The drawing and painting course for beginners was awesome! The teacher is very nice and helpful..."

Veronika M.

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"I was stoked! The course was fun, friendly, and well-prepared… So watch out everyone, it’s very addictive!..."

Pavel K.

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Friendly environment full of ideas and inspiration. I will definitely come back for another course. Already looking forward to it!

Martin B.

martin

Teaching was amazing. Their professors are so well educated on their subject and their explanations are easy to follow. 10 out of 10! Highly recommend.

Robert M.

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I was happy as a clam, that’s all that needs to be said

Zdeňka M.

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Draw Place’s staff and teachers are great and friendly, and I can really see my drawing abilities progressing fast 😊

Zhanet S.

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I signed up for another course as soon as I finished the first – I think that says it all 😊

Shadd T.

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"Awesome courses! I’ve taken two so far and both were great. I was a complete beginner, but it wasn’t a problem at all... 😊

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How do the lessons work?

1. Art supplies

You can find a full list of tools and supplies needed for the course below

2. Technical issues

You need a functioning computer with a stable internet connection to participate in online courses. A screen of at least 12” is recommended to make sure you can see all the details clearly. Don’t use a smartphone to watch the lessons – the screen size is too small to deliver the intended experience and lesson quality.

We will ask you to download a couple of free apps designed for comfortable online lessons before the start of the course. Have no fear, all details and simple installation guides will be provided to make sure everyone can do it.

3. Online course

The courses are designed for complete beginners and intermediate artists. In the video, your teacher will create their own work step-by-step, explaining all the moves.

Every lesson starts with a short and interesting theoretical introduction. For every lecture, you will find informative presentations packed with valuable content to enhance your learning journey. There will also be small practical exercises, which are followed by the gradual creation of beautiful artworks.

4. Don't worry about missed lessons

You can choose how much time you will spend on the course and your work. Videos are available for you to watch back again. So you can work at your own pace and on your own time. The slides and other links will also be available to you.

5. How long is the course?

There are 8 lessons and a final bonus lesson at the end. Each lesson is 2 hours long. 

In total, the course has around 18 hours of great recorded instruction by experienced teachers. Available lesson recordings, tips, supplementary teaching materials and other content are included.

6. How much is it?

The price of the course is for 13 very detailed lessons from a video recorded by a professional tutor, including teaching materials, a database of lessons to be watched again for one year, and other benefits. You can also choose the option of chat support from the tutor, who will be online twice a week.

Price for an online course with feedback support is £190.

Price for an online course without feedback support is £140.

7. What else do I need?

To get the best experience, make sure you have enough space and a good light source (a desk lamp, at least), a desk, a chair, some paper tissues, and water to clean brushes.

As for the internet connection, one that can play YouTube videos well is more than enough. No special computer is needed – if it doesn’t lag too much during daily use, like web browsing or watching films online, you’re good to go! 

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Why choose us?

Inspiring and motivating environment
Friendly teachers
Amazing programme
Creative community
Feedback option with chat support

What to expect?

9 lectures - amazing programme
Various artistic techniques and styles
No experience needed
18 hours of step by step results
Our Team is there for You at any time!

You can choose to have a supply package included in the course or opt for getting the supplies yourself. Take the first step on your artistic journey!

190 £
With chat support
9 lessons
140 £
Without chat support
9 lessons

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Draw Place Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

This is an online video course, which means that you have video recordings of the course led by a professional tutor. You can watch the recording and do the assignments any time

What if I miss a lesson?

No biggie! You can watch video lessons and follow the teacher's instructions without missing anything. You will also get access to presentations and links to further resources.

What if I have no skill?

No worries! We work with a lot of students and beginner artists with no prior experience who think exactly that. We want you to master whatever technique you are working on, but most importantly, we want you to have fun, and to discover the joy of the creative process and the happiness that it can bring.

What if I have no talent whatsoever?

Nonsense, every person is talented, even you! Because talent isn't something magical; it's the willingness to pursue the creative activity that you enjoy without giving up. Creative drive and diligence are the real secret! You have nothing to worry about – our courses are designed with complete beginners in mind, and soon you will discover your hidden skills and potential which we will hone together.

I was horrible at art in school, so what's the point?

There is a point :) Our teachers have a much different, positive approach, with course plans that cover both theory and practice to make sure everyone can do it. And, most importantly, our teachers are professionals who love art with all their hearts, and they want you to love art too, which is why they will guide you to achieve amazing results!

How fast does my internet connection need to be?

If you can comfortably watch YouTube videos or online films, then you're good to go :) Your internet connection should be able to handle our courses.

What if I'm not very tech-savvy?

No need to worry. Our video course interface is really simple and very intuitive. And if you do run into trouble, our admin team is always ready to jump in and help.

One needs to practice something from a young age to be any good...

You are never too old for creativity! All you need to do is take the first step! You'll be surprised at what you can do! :) Our courses welcome people of all ages; it's the creative passion that brings us together.

What if I need to revisit something after the lesson?

Course materials will be available for the duration of one year – you can watch them any time!

What if my internet connection goes down?

All lessons are recorded, and you can watch them later, so don't worry about missing anything.

Who are your teachers?

Our teachers are the best! They are nice, friendly, skilled, experienced, and, most importantly, they truly love art.

Are we getting homework and grades?

No :) The course is designed with the allocated time in mind. Don't expect to get graded, we're not an elementary school :) With the chat feedback option you can expact that our teachers will always share tips and tricks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

I don't want to do boring exercises.

That's why fun is an important aspect that we keep in mind for all our courses! We promise that boredom is the last thing you can expect. How could anyone get bored when there is so much to achieve and such beautiful things to create? Our teachers’ energy and friendly attitude are guaranteed to make the creative process fun and exciting!

Lecturers

Marcela

Marcela is our super-illustrator. After studing her Master’s at ZCU she just never stops. She founded a book publishing house, she teaches sketching, illustration and figure drawing, she worked for an Italian agency and she even has energy to teach children art lessons. She is just a well-rounded amazing person, who we are thrilled to have as a member of our team.

Helen

Where to start? Helen is incredible as an illustrator, graphic designer, architect and art historian. She helped launch a lot of Draw Place courses and we get inspired by her everyday. She will assist you with technique, composition and an overall concept. Also she is cute. We rely on her positive vibes and you will also get hooked by her creative enthusiasm.

Stan Solo

We hardly know any material that Stan does not work with very well. He is exceptional with acrylics, markers, sprays, airbrush, drawing and everything else. To top all that, he is always getting better - he sketches, draws, comes up with storyboards and creates comics all the time. His exceptional charisma and a lot of knowledge in the field make him an incredible lecturer. At Draw Place he is in charge of comics, fashion illustration, sketching and illustration.

Alena

Alena has been interested in drawing, pastel and landscapes for more then 10 years, but has decided to become an architect. After studying in various architecture universities in different languages, she has returned to drawing. She teaches courses for beginners, preparation for university admissions and pastel. Alena is very energetic and complements Draw Place team in a great way!

Tomas S

Tomas works for magazines, publishes comics, he is an excellent illustrator and at the same time he is an exciting musician. He is always energetic, outgoing and trying his best to inspire our students to realize their greatest potential. He does his best to help develop the idea, and to make it come true. You can find his own imaginative style in an incredible range of techniques. Tomas is currently graduating from FDULS and we are excited to have such an energetic team member with us. His teaching focuses on comics, illustration, preparation for exams, drawing and much more.

More about course

Do you want to get into sketching? Then our online sketching course is just the right thing for you! Learn all you need to know from our experienced, friendly teachers.

We designed our online sketching course for beginners, as a way to introduce them to the creative world, and those with more experience will also benefit from taking a nice refresher course. Meet designer markers and learn about composition and human proportions, understand perspective, and utilize it in your future creative adventures, especially if you are interested in architecture and interior sketching. Join our online lessons and create beautiful sketches that will make you proud!

When designing the course, we drew inspiration from the worldwide community of Urban Sketchers who focus on making quick sketches on the go anytime and anywhere, from riding public transport to lunchtime breaks. Learn their art with us online from the comfort of your home and join a small group of students led by a friendly, experienced teacher guiding you step by step.

Are you looking for an online sketching course in English? Look no further; you’ve come to the right place! That’s exactly what we have, and we promise you will enjoy learning sketching remotely, online. Take a creative leap and join us – making art online has never been so easy!

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