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Lessons

 

All lessons are accessed from the sidebar – click on Lesson title to reveal each section. You can also scroll through the lesson at the bottom of each page.

It is recommended that you tick off each part as you go.


Each lesson contains 13 parts:

(those in bold are the section you can share work and add comments)

  1. Introduction – includes video overview of the lesson and downloadable PDF.
  2. Theory – the main concept of the lesson explained by diagrams and examples of my own work.
  3. Indoor Demonstrations – video demonstrations of specific exercises to explain the concept.
  4. Your Indoor Assignment.
  5. Indoor Exercise Gallery – this is where you post your sketches/photos of the indoor exercise.
  6. Feedback: Indoor Exercises – lots of tips and advice covering many common questions, mistakes and challenges.
  7. Outdoor Demonstrations – video demonstrations of specific exercises to explain the concept.
  8. Gallery – how I have implemented this concept over the years with examples from my sketchbooks and recent SketchingNow adventure to a new part of Sydney.
  9. Your Outdoor Assignment
  10. Outdoor Assignment Gallery – this is where you post your sketches/photos of the indoor exercise.
  11. Feedback: Outdoor Assignment – lots of tips and advice covering many common questions, mistakes and challenges.
  12. Your Takeaways and Comments – please share your thoughts on working through the exercises and any questions.
  13. Bonus Material – once a year I plan to share some extra lesson material such as a video or a PDF article.
 

Questions and discussions

 

The discussion forum is a place for you to chat and ask questions for all general art topics. Please feel free to start your own topics and use the forum to find fellow sketchers in your own local area and/or find an accountability partner (someone to work through the lessons with).

 

Note. Please don’t post your lesson homework into the forum – but instead post into Part 05. Indoor Exercise Gallery or Part 10. Outdoor Assignment Gallery for the relevant lesson.
Please share all your comments, thoughts, questions for the lessons within Part 12. Your takeaways and comments.
If you have a specific question for me, please check the Feedback sections for each lesson first and then use the Contact form above to send me a direct message.

 


Where to share your homework

 

As mentioned above please share your homework into Part 06. Indoor Exercise Gallery or Part 10. Outdoor Assignment Gallery for the relevant lesson.


Breakthrough gallery

 

This is the place to celebrate breakthrough moments you have during the course. It’s a place be inspired by the wins of your classmates so make sure you keep an eye on this section, particularly once you have finished a lesson.
Read more about it here.


Working through the lessons

 

As there is a lot of content in each lesson, I suggest that you allow two weeks for each lesson. Do the indoor exercise the first week and then revisit the theory section again and do the outdoor exercise during the second week.

 

Make sure that you do the assignments as you won’t really understand the concept without doing it.

 

Share your work in the Assignment Galleries, don’t just upload your sketch but also write about your experience and then comment on a few other peoples work. The more you write the more it invites discussion but also please don’t expect people to comment on your work if you don’t do it to others. The more you put in the more you will get out.

 

Finally, check out the feedback sections (Parts 6 and 11) and add your own comments/ takeaways in Part 12.

 

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