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Unlock your artistic potential with a variety of drawing classes. Perfect beginner to advanced artists, you'll learn techniques, explore different mediums, and create stunning artwork that will impress.

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Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of drawing with pencil, eraser, and paper in this introductory course at 92nd Street Y. Expert teachers will guide you through the fundamentals of art, including line, shape, shadow, and perspective. Perfect for aspiring artists looking to build a solid foundation in drawing.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$355

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Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of starting a drawing with confidence and improving your technique in this intensive class at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this course will teach you the basic principles of light, shadow, and shading. Take the first step towards creating stunning artwork with this one-time opportunity.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

The Meditative Still Life

Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops @ 321 W 24th St , New York, NY

Discover the transformative power of art as a meditative activity in this beginner-friendly course. Explore the captivating world of still-life drawing and unlock the secrets of composition and design principles. Immerse yourself in the rich history of art and leave with a stunning masterpiece you'll be proud to display or gift.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$210

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Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting

Chelsea Classical Studio @ 526 W 26th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of composition, proportions, and color in this figure drawing and painting class at Chelsea Classical Studio. Working from a live model, students will develop their skills in a direct alla-prima approach, focusing on draftsmanship, values, and color mixing. All levels are welcome to join this hands-on and immersive experience.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops @ 321 W 24th St , New York, NY

Discover the timeless art of charcoal and pastel at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops. Unleash your inner artist as you learn about the elements of visual language and how to analyze paintings for composition, value, and color. Plus, save $30 when you bring a friend along to join in on the creative journey.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$210

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Drawing with Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your drawing skills to the next level with this intermediate-level class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn to measure, sketch, and shade with more challenging subject matter. Develop your artistic abilities in a safe and professional studio environment.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Pen and Ink 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity and master the art of pen and ink illustrations in this intricate class. Learn to represent textures, shading, and tone with precision, as well as utilize positive/negative space. Ideal for detail-oriented artists and those interested in a career in illustration or commercial art.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Drawing with Charcoal 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with charcoal drawing techniques in this comprehensive course. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and illustrators.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Drawing with Graphite 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unlock your artistic potential and bring your drawings to life with the historic medium of graphite. Learn measuring, shading, and sketching techniques to create dimension and texture on paper. Perfect for beginners or those returning to art, this class will improve your hand-to-eye coordination and teach you the skills needed to create stunning line and tone drawings.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Gray Colored Pencil 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Master the art of working with gray-colored pencils in this unique course offered by Pastimes for a Lifetime. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and learn techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. This is ideal for colored pencil enthusiasts looking to create stunning grayscale works of art.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Drawing for Beginners

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and transform doodles into masterpieces with the guidance of expert instructors. Explore various techniques and styles to enhance your drawing skills in this immersive course at the renowned Discovery Center. Prepare to be amazed by your artistic abilities.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 6–8pm Central Time

 (4 sessions)

$110

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Beginning Drawing with Vivian Zapata

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

This introductory drawing class emphasizes representational drawing of still life arrangements and other subjects. Students will learn about fundamental drawing concepts: line, shape, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Students will also utilize graphite and charcoal. Short presentations and demonstrations will introduce students to concepts, application techniques, and drawing examples. Click here for the instructor's recommended...

Wednesday, Mar 27th, 6:30–9:30pm Central Time

 (10 sessions)

$435

10 sessions

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Introduction to Perspective Drawing

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Unlock the secrets of drawing realistic space in this comprehensive course at Evanston Art Center. Discover the principles of linear perspective and develop the skills to create accurate visualizations of three-dimensional spaces. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this course offers valuable techniques and exercises to enhance your drawing abilities.

Friday, Mar 29th, 10am–12pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$160

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Unleash your creativity and master the art of capturing the human form with precision and style. Learn essential techniques and develop your skills in figure drawing under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 6:30–9pm Central Time

 (10 sessions)

$415

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Anatomy and Drawing the Figure in Three Color Chalk

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Learn the art of depicting the human form convincingly in portraiture and figurative paintings at the Evanston Art Center. This course will teach you anatomical subtleties and how to interpret them from life using charcoal, red, and white chalk. Explore the function and form of bones, muscles, and tendons to enhance your artistic skills.

Wednesday, Mar 27th, 6:30–9:30pm Central Time

 (10 sessions)

$490

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Online Pen and Ink 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the power of the pen as you delve into the intricate art of Pen and Ink. Unlock your creativity and learn the techniques needed to create stunning black-and-white illustrations. Perfect for aspiring illustrators and those seeking to enhance their artistic skills.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Graphite 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Gray Colored Pencil 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Learn to create stunning gray-scale works of art using colored pencils in this unique course. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and discover techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. Perfect for colored pencil enthusiasts who prefer working in tone rather than color.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Drawing Classes Coming Up in Boston

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Drawing for Total Beginners

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Unlock your artistic potential and discover the joy of drawing. Join us at Art School 99 for a beginner-friendly class that will guide you through the logical process of drawing. No experience is required - just bring your curiosity and a sketch pad!

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

Art Lab

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Specifically created for total beginners this class starts with basics of composition, color theory and art history leading you to your own world of art and self-discovery! We will discuss all other materials at the first class. Please prepare $5 for the art materials if you don't have your own. These classes are also available in packages of 3, 5 or 10 classes.

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Figure Drawing

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

The Atelier Certificate program is studied in two concurrent streams, each containing four levels. Stream 1 - Sight-size (Bargue, Cast, and Still Life) utilizes the sight-size method as practiced by artists such as Sargent and Reynolds and is taught through a series of exercises progressing from the “flat” - Bargue drawings in graphite and progresses through cast study and then still-life painting. Stream 2 - Comparative Measurement from the...

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$2,785

12 sessions

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Drawing Classes Coming Up in Houston

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The Drawing Lab

Susanne M. Glasscock Continuing Studies @ 6100 Main St, Houston, TX

In this exploratory lab workshop, students will draw from life with charcoal and silverpoint materials. Charcoal is commonly used to create quick sketches and can be blended and erased multiple times to invent dynamic drawings. Silverpoint, a rare material popular during the Renaissance, requires more specific marks to create delicate, permanent drawings that utilize cross-hatching instead of blending. While sessions will focus primarily on still...

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$310

7 sessions

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Beginning Drawing (Adult)

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC @ 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX

Think you can’t draw a straight line? Think only talented people can draw? Drawing is a skill like learning piano and can be mastered by anyone. This dynamic course will give you the basic tools and tricks of the trade. It will allow you to see better and draw exactly what you see. Composition, proportion, shading and much more are covered. Bring a #2 pencil and some 8.5X11 paper to the first class.

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$311

8 sessions

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You, Too, Can Draw

Susanne M. Glasscock Continuing Studies @ 6100 Main St, Houston, TX

Embrace an “I can do this” attitude and create images that exceed your expectations with the support of artist and teacher Stan Kaminski. Gain confidence as you learn to draw what you see, one step at a time. Beginners will acquire essential and objective methods to learn object drawing, while intermediate artists can benefit from re-learning basic drawing fundamentals. You will need to bring your supplies to the first class.

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$290

7 sessions

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Drawing Classes Coming Up in Washington, D.C.

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Drawing: Costumed/Cosplay Figure

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics . Students will create studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel and finished pieces in Ink and wash.

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$512

16 sessions

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Modern Illumination Capitals

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

Explore memories and ideas for making pictures and symbol imagery that can be fitted together, forming a playful composition by drawing and painting inside, outside, or perhaps all around the Alphabet Letter(s) that you invent. This class is an adventure for individuals to invent, taking from within themselves a story to be told through fanciful, colorful and imaginative letter form drawings. Like a game of Clue, these “modern illuminated letters”...

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Mastering the Figure

Washington Studio School @ 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC

While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting and drawing as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment. Gesture, proportion, skeletal structure, planar structure and placement within the rectangle are all addressed. While primarily...

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$455

10 sessions

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Drawing Classes Coming Up in Seattle

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Botanical Print-Making Workshop

UW Botanic Gardens @ 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Explore the intricate art of capturing the beauty of nature through hands-on print-making techniques. Learn to make botanical prints in the rich biodiversity of the UW Botanic Gardens.

Sunday, Apr 14th, 1–3pm Pacific Time

Springtime Botanical Collage - Art Workshop

UW Botanic Gardens @ 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Unleash your creativity with a hands-on botanical art experience surrounded by the vibrant beauty of nature. Dive into the world of collage-making using a variety of botanical materials to create stunning artwork that captures the essence of the season. Join us for an enriching workshop that combines art, nature, and inspiration in a unique setting.

Saturday, Jun 8th, 1–4pm Pacific Time

Drawing From Nature

UW Botanic Gardens @ 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

This class is a nature journaling and observational drawing class. We will be going outside into the gardens at the Center for Urban Horticulture with our sketchbooks to practice recording observations in the field. We will then use our field observations to work on the drawings further, using graphite and watercolor. The focus of the class will be practicing nature journaling and using this information from the field to create a more completed...

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$150

4 sessions

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Intro to Sketch and Comedy Writing

Action Show Studios @ 1526 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Sketch comedy is the gateway drug to writing comedy! In this 8-week course, you'll learn the fundamentals of writing comedy scenes, explore idea generation, and work to develop good writing discipline and habits. You will learn scene structure and editing techniques as well as explore writing in proper script formatting. While the writing will focus on sketch comedy writing techniques, the lessons are applicable to all forms of screenwriting....

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$249

8 sessions

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Level 2 Sketch and Comedy Writing

Action Show Studios @ 1526 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Sketch comedy is the gateway drug to writing comedy! In this 8-week  course, writers will delve into more advanced techniques and experience what it is like to  be a writer for a sketch comedy team. Over the course of eight weeks  you'll learn how to craft sketches stronger and expand your portfolio.   Students will collaborate with a team of writers and learn how to  generate ideas in a writer's room environment. We learn...

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$249

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Abstract Drawing: Making Your Marks

Helen DeRamus @ 585 Cobb Pkwy South, Marietta, GA

The sessions allow experimentation and use a variety of media and techniques to create each drawing. Supportive critiques and discussions are part of the afternoon. Each workshop is unique with new exercises. Supplied: glassine, TerraSkin paper, lith crayon, charcoal, water soluble graphite and more.

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Action Anatomy

Denver Entertainment Art & Design @ 841 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO

Some of the toughest things for an entertainment artist to draw are figures in motion, in understandable and realistic poses, or interacting with other characters to tell a story. This class will teach you how to take what you know about the human form, and position that form in an infinite number of ways to depict  the character carrying out whatever the story, client, assignment, or description require. This class covers foreshortening, perspective,...

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$500

10 sessions

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Coloring in Photoshop for Comics/Manga/Entertainment

Denver Entertainment Art & Design

Photoshop is one of the most important programs in the entertainment industry, and is a big part of comic books, concept art, manga, and more. This class will introduce students to a number of different ways to utilize Photoshop, and help them climb the steep learning curve that can be intimidating to people who are trying to learn the program. Even students who are familiar with some of the basic aspects of Photoshop will have a lot to learn from...

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Introduction to Comic Book/Manga Creation

Denver Entertainment Art & Design

Learn the process for creating comic and manga books and stories. Each session of this four-week class focuses on a different aspect of the process.

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Best Drawing Classes Near Me

Drawing is a unique artistic skill that anyone can master with enough practice. While some natural ability helps make it easier to learn, the best drawing classes can help even those with minimal talent perfect the techniques necessary for this artform. Even better, learning drawing can help you not only expand your creative abilities but potentially find new jobs in many fields. As a result, finding drawing classes near you is a wise decision that may benefit you in many ways. For example, it can help you when preparing for a fun pastime or a rewarding full-time job or part-time side hustle.

Why You Should Learn Drawing

Even if you lack natural artistic talent, the best drawing classes teach methods that make this process easier to handle. You can then create beautiful artwork for yourself or friends and even sell drawings and paintings online for a little extra money. This side hustle works well if you set up an account on various art dealership websites, such as Etsy.

Furthermore, you can join artist groups in your area to make new personal connections. Often, these groups center around art galleries, which may display your drawings to the public. Even if you don’t showcase your art in this way, making new friends through drawing is its own reward. 

Just as importantly, learning to draw may help you begin a design career in many fields. For example, drawing may help you start a career in website design, logo creation, building painting, and even book illustration. Jobs like these are more financially rewarding than you might think.

For instance, the Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS reports that craft and fine art careers like these will expand by 6% in the next 10 years and provide a median pay of just under $50,000 annually. As a result, learning to draw is a wise personal investment.

5 Ways to Learn Drawing

Learning drawing often includes attending one or more formal classes, such as in-person education, live online courses, and self-paced classes. However, you may also learn to draw by purchasing art guides that teach you drawing techniques as well as getting help from a skilled artist friend. These latter two options save you money and let you choose the techniques you want to learn. 

However, formal classes typically work the best because you get guided support from a skilled educator. These professionals can help you by adjusting your drawing techniques and providing tips for improving your skills. Even better, you can get personalized support to learn specialized techniques, such as drawing realistic or cartoon characters for your art portfolio.

In-Person Drawing Classes

The best in-person drawing classes provide hands-on support from a skilled artist who can help you master various artistic techniques. These courses often include smaller class sizes that make working with your professor a more one-on-one experience. Just as importantly, they can provide real-time support that makes learning drawing much easier to handle.

New York City 

The Big Apple is the most populated city in the United States and provides many unique educational opportunities. For example, you should find many unique drawing courses in the city, including introductory classes and more specialized training. These classes will vary depending on your experience level and interest in drawing. 

For example, the Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art provides an Accelerated Introduction to Drawing Course in Brooklyn on 57th Street. This course accepts people of all experience from 16 and older. Class size tops out at five, meaning you’ll get more personalized attention from the instructor. All you need to bring are a sketchbook, pencils, and an eraser.

If you’re interested in drawing and painting people, Drawing New York’s Weekend Figure Drawing course may be a great option for you. Taking place on Gramercy Park South in Manhattan, it’ll teach you how to sketch and paint the human body. Note that you’ll be drawing a nude individual in this course to better master rendering the complexities of human anatomy.

Los Angeles 

The sprawling City of Angels is one of the most culturally diverse places on the planet. Here, you’ll meet many amazing people and find multiple drawing classes suitable for your skills. Introductory courses can help you master drawing basics, while more advanced classes can prepare you for illustration careers in LA, which has one of the largest job markets in the nation.

For example, the Gallery Girls, a unique artist collective operating off Venice Boulevard, provide the Westside Drink & Draw course for up to 15 people. This class includes in-depth art training, fun music, live models, and personalized costumes. While you’ll bring your own drawing supplies, you will get the chance to draw real people in unique and attractive clothing. 

The Gallery Girls also provide the Valley Art Brunch: Paint or Draw Nude Model class on Collier Plaza in Woodland Hills. This course includes live nude models and art skills support from a trained professional. Classes like these help you master drawing the human body and create a comfortable and relaxing environment in which you can experiment with various art techniques.

Chicago 

The Windy City provides multiple in-person drawing classes that will likely appeal to you. For example, the Discovery Center has a Drawing for Beginners course that takes around 10 people per class. You’ll learn how to improve your basic skills through shading, blending colors, and line design. Other subjects include accurate and quick drawing techniques for fast art production.

You can also try Discovery Center’s Mixed Media Art class to learn how to draw and paint various images. Subjects you’ll study include photo transferring, collage, printing, painting, drawing, and assembling artwork. This hands-on class typically has around 10 people, meaning you’ll have plenty of personal time with your instructor in each session.

Seattle 

Seattle’s in-person drawing classes include multiple painting and collaging courses. For example, UW Botanic Gardens provides a Sketching in Watercolor and Ink: Flowers and Gardens class that teaches you basic watercolor skills. Classes typically include no more than 10 people, giving you more than ample opportunity to get specialized attention.

The same group also provides a Botanical Print-Making Workshop that teaches you various artistic skills. Subjects include mixed-media printmaking using natural items, such as leaves and plants. You’ll also learn basic drawing skills that help you sketch out plants and leaves more effectively and produce more attractive artwork that you can sell or give away.

San Diego 

San Diego is one of the most underrated cities in California. It provides far more engaging experiences than most people realize, including multiple drawing classes. For example, Art on 30th provides a From Sketchbook to Canvas: Wildlife course that teaches you how to sketch, draw, shade, and paint beautiful animals using acrylic and oil paints to produce gorgeous styles.

The same group also hosts Figure Drawing From Life, which covers many of the same subjects of the previous course. These include sketching, drawing, shading, and painting people and other unique subjects. Each class focuses on specific techniques, such as shading one day and drawing lines the next, to ensure you get a comprehensive educational experience.

San Francisco 

As one of the biggest and most culturally diverse places in California, San Francisco provides many unique educational opportunities for the budding artist. For example, the Art School of SF Bay provides an Advanced Manga Art Camp for children between the ages of 10 and 16. This course teaches students how to draw unique and creative characters in a manga style.

Adults can attend Richmond Art Center’s Figure Drawing: People and Faces course if they’re interested in learning how to draw. In this class, you’ll learn how to sketch on various mediums and master proper shading techniques that add depth to your art. Furthermore, you’ll also practice various coloring methods that expand your artwork in many ways.

San Jose

San Jose’s many amenities include universities and colleges that can provide high-quality drawing classes. For example, the San Jose branch of the Art School of SF Bay provides an Advanced Manga/Comic Art Camp for 10-16 year olds. Students learn how to sketch, draw, and color unique characters and scenes within the manga tradition. 

The same school also provides a Manga for Adults class that covers many of the same subjects. However, you’ll get more advanced lessons in sketching faces, drawing realistic poses, and crafting artwork to sell. This program focuses on preparing you for a manga career and also teaches you important business-related subjects, such as creating an art portfolio.

Virtual Drawing Classes 

If you don’t live in the cities mentioned above or if you can’t find an in-person class that appeals to you, consider online drawing classes. You can take these courses from anywhere you want, as long as you have a computer. Each is taught by a skilled artist who can provide live, online support for your artistic development. Pros of this approach include:

  • More diverse array of classes from around the nation 
  • No need to commute through big-city traffic
  • Ability to work anywhere you want, including in coffee shops

These benefits make online courses an excellent option for a budding artist. However, they do have some drawbacks. For example, you typically must supply your own materials in these classes. Furthermore, connecting with your teacher personally can be a little harder online. That said, these classes are a great alternative to in-person courses for many people.

On that note, let’s examine three excellent online drawing classes that may appeal to you. Each includes a unique approach and focus, such as teaching basic skills or enhancing your innate talent. Choose among these options carefully before signing up. Note that each class has a size limit, so make sure you sign up as soon as possible after making a decision.

Available Online Drawing Classes

Drink & Draw Online is an online course provided by The Gallery Girls, one of the most active art training groups in the nation. Their program includes personalized support from a skilled artist and the chance to socialize with others online. The Gallery Girls encourage bringing a drink, dressing up, and making jokes with your fellow classmates to improve this experience.

If you need more hands-on support learning drawing, The Art Studio NY’s Beginner’s Drawing in 90 Minutes class should work well for your needs. You get personalized one-on-one support from a live, online instructor. You’ll also meet other learning artists and master various techniques, including shading, mark marking, cross-hatching, and drawing various shapes.

People interested in drawing as a hobby may appreciate Pastimes for a Lifetime’s Online Intro to Drawing Class. This course covers basic drawing skills, including sketching, shading, producing dimension, and even creating 3D artwork on a 2D surface. This class accepts children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens of all ages. 

Private Group Drawing Classes

Are you interested in group drawing classes that can teach your employees a new skill? Private drawing courses not only teach your employees proper artistic techniques but can build teamwork and enhance morale. For example, your team might learn to draw and critique each other’s artwork and engage in spirited and friendly debates about various art techniques. 

Thankfully, CourseHorse provides various live, online group classes that can teach your employees multiple drawing skills. Drawing classes for private groups include various sizes, focuses, and technology needs. For example, Virtual Group Drawing & Sketching has room for up to 255 people and will teach you how to draw still life, landscapes, faces, and more.

Other classes focus on slightly different subjects. These include the 250-person Virtual Cartooning & Doodling Workshop, a 1.5-hour course that will teach your team how to draw fun cartoon faces and characters. Alternatively, Virtual Watercolor Workshop teaches up to 255 people how to draw, paint, and design images using watercolor paints. 

Working with CourseHorse provides many unique benefits. For example, you can change your group size after booking, if necessary, without extra cost. CourseHorse also charges no booking fees, supports multiple computer platforms, and provides you with event confirmation in 24 hours. In this way, you get the support your team needs to book a great drawing class.

Don’t see a class that suits your company? Don’t worry, you can contact CourseHorse to learn more about how to set up one that makes sense for you. You can reach out to them using their online contact form and discuss the unique classes available for you. Just as importantly, you can learn more about any available programs that interest your team.

What Will I Need to Learn Drawing?

Learning drawing requires buying a handful of supplies that make your course easier to complete. You can find most of these items at general supermarkets but can also purchase higher-quality products from art supply shops. Furthermore, online stores may also provide similar supplies at reasonable prices, especially when buying in bulk. Things you’ll need for your art class include:

  • Art Pencils: These unique drawing tools help you create lines of various density and widths and often come in multiple colors and designs.
  • Drawing Paper and Pads: Specialized drawing paper typically comes in thicker builds, which makes erasing and redrawing your artwork easier.
  • Erasers: Kneaded and regular erasers help you clean up mistakes without smearing your drawing and include multiple sizes and styles. 
  • Sketchbook: A sketchbook lets you draw while you’re on the go, such as if you see a beautiful tree at a park or an attractive building while walking through your city. 
  • Pencil Sharpeners: Fully powered and manual pencil sharpeners help you keep your drawing utensils sharp, which makes drawing precise pictures easier. 
  • Drawing Board: A drawing board lets you work from any vantage point and supports your sketchpad or drawing paper to minimize tears. 
  • Supply Carriers: A high-quality art supply carrier lets you collect all your items and makes transporting them to class much easier. 
  • Reference Photos: Various photos, paintings, or artistic drawings work well as a reference when creating your own unique artwork.

Thankfully, most in-person drawing classes provide these supplies for you. That benefit is one of the biggest reasons why many people prefer learning drawing in this way. Note that some programs may not provide these items or only some of them. So, read the syllabus carefully before signing up to ensure you have everything you need for your first day in class.

Is it Difficult to Learn Drawing?

Learning to draw can be challenging if you lack natural artistic abilities, though some people can draw well almost from birth. That said, it’s not impossible to learn drawing techniques through hard work and practice. Drawing classes focus on teaching people without inherent skills how to visualize an image, sketch it on a two-dimensional surface, and shade it properly to give it depth and form. Though it may take some frustrating failures and challenges to learn these methods, a high-quality drawing class can give you the background you need to master this artform. So, even if you never become the next Picasso, you can get good enough to create art you enjoy and can easily share with anyone, including friends and family members.

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