Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

This course is designed for beginner artists who have an interest in learning how to draw or sketch -- or simply want to improve their skills. It covers the tools you'll need to draw and also provide plenty of exercises to practice drawing using different techniques and styles. It will cover drawing people, places, things, and even abstract concepts. For best results, we highly recommended that you take your time going through this course.

It's easy to get excited and flip through the pages, just to see what we'll teach you to draw next.   However, you'll miss out on the overall purpose of this course if you do.   Learning to draw is a process, even if it is a fun one.   In this course, you're going to learn the processes and techniques that gave rise to some of the most talented artists in the world. What you're going to learn over the fifteen lessons will be in-depth, professional information.   It can be comparable to signing up for an art class at a large university. 

You're going to learn about:
 
·    The tools artists use to draw
 
·    Values
 
·    Shading
 
·    Textures and how to create them
 
·    Drawing flowers and trees
 
·    Drawing a still life
 
·    Drawing animals
 
·    Drawing people
 
·    And much, much more!

That said, don't expect to be a master artist after you finish this course.   Instead, expect to have the knowledge and training you need to continue to draw and learn to bring the scenes you see in your daily life to paper.   You'll be able to draw whatever you see, and you'll have the knowledge to perfect the image.   So, sit back and relax.   You're not going to be judged or graded on your skill.  The only grade you'll receive will be based upon your comprehension of the techniques and information we present.   Your skill is something that will improve over time, and you'll be able to refer to this course whenever you want in the future.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the tools you'll need -- and how to use them.
  • Identify things you can draw.
  • Demonstrate drawing lines.
  • Demonstrate drawing lights and shadows.
  • Demonstrate shading techniques.
  • Demonstrate texture use in drawing.
  • Demonstrate drawing perspectives.
  • Summarize composition and planning drawings.
  • Demonstrate drawing memories.
  • Demonstrate drawing a still life.
  • Demonstrate drawing trees, flowers, and animals.
  • Demonstrate drawing people.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 1: Introduction to Drawing 8 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2: The Tools You'll Need -- and How to Use Them 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3: Looking at Things You Can Draw 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4: Seeing the World as an Artist 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5: Drawing Lines 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6: Lights and Shadows 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7: Shading 9 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8: Texture 10 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9: Perspectives 10 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10: Composition and Planning Drawings 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11: Drawing Memories 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12 Exercise 7 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13 Exercise 7 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14 Exercise 10 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 15 Exercise 10 points
The Final Exam 44 points
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