Certificate in Drawing (for the Absolute Beginner) Online Course

Learn How to Draw for the Absolute Beginner

Certificate in Drawing (for the Absolute Beginner) Online Course

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Learn How to Draw Well With Our Online Drawing Course

Our online drawing course is the ideal course for you if you’ve always had an interest in drawing but have made little progress. The online drawing classes contained within this course are designed to give you a thorough grounding in drawing basics and will unlock the potential artist within you. This drawing course online covers all the key drawing fundamentals in a format that is easy to follow. You will learn:

  • What drawing tools to use and when to use them
  • The different paper types available and the advantages of each type
  • Different styles of drawing
  • How to use rendering techniques
  • The principles of perspective, design, layout, design, light, pace and volume
  • How to tap into the creativity of your right brain

If you have always wanted to learn how to draw or simply would like to build upon your current artistic and illustrating knowledge then these drawing classes online will meet all your needs. 

Online Drawing Course Quick Facts:

  • Course takes just six weeks to complete.
  • Between 2 and 4 hours, weekly study is all that is required
  • Our drawing course online is fully delivered over the internet
  • Course materials available 24/7 from any computer device with internet access
  • Instructors lead each online drawing class. They encourage your interaction and welcome your questions
  • Study online from your home or office
  • Learn in your own time, at your own pace
  • Course material can be easily downloaded in print or electronic file format
  • Students who successfully complete the drawing class online will be awarded a certificate of completion

How to study our online drawing course

A welcome email detailing drawing class online access details will be dispatched to your registered email address from Courses For Success upon enrolment. If the email does not arrive, please check your spam/junk folders. The course material is available to registered students 24/7 and is compatible with any computer or smart mobile device.

As new online drawing courses commence each month it is important that you nominate a starting date when you register. This enables us to make sure that the correct student/tutor ratio is maintained.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Other Art Courses

Do you have a flair for the creative? At Courses For Success, we can help you nurture your talents with one of our art courses.

There are 12 units of study

Equipment and Studio

Have you ever wondered what kind of tools you would need to become an artist? Going into an art store can sometimes be overwhelming, so in our first lesson, we're going to take a look at the basic tools and supplies an artist needs for various projects. After you understand the tool set, you'll be prepared to confidently go to your local art store and start experimenting with supplies!

Basics of Drawing

With your art supplies in hand, it's time you get a firm understanding of drawing basics. Today, we're going to look at the importance of the silhouette and the outlining shape. When beginning to draw, it's so important that you understand the shapes you look at and how to put them onto paper. You'll also learn an amazingly fun one-eye drawing trick!

Drawing from Life and Photographs

In this lesson, we'll go over the two major components of drawing for the beginner. You'll find that the first challenge you're faced with is drawing from things you see. This is, after all, how we all learn to draw. You'll gain lots of great tips on how to draw what you see, how to set up scenes for photographs, and much more.

Lighting and Shading

Did you know that there are five forms of light? That's right! Today you'll learn how to illuminate the scene and change the mood all at once. We'll go over lighting and shading so you'll have all the knowledge a beginning artist needs when learning how to sketch (and more). Have you ever drawn a picture and realized that it looked quite flat? Well, that might be because you never added light to your images. So today we'll look at how to add light, and more importantly, shading!

Perspective: Unraveling the Mystery

Perspective has always been a necessity for anyone drawing pictures with depth. If you wanted to draw a set of buildings and have the viewer looking down the road, how would you do it? One, two, and even three-point perspective is how! In today's lesson, you'll learn how to find the horizon line, create depth in your page, and even find the vanishing points of your lines.

Rendering Techniques

It's time to make a spoon "feel" like a spoon and a rock "feel" like a rock. When you're drawing objects, it's important to create the sense of realism with line work. So in this lesson, we'll go over some important rendering techniques that will give you a jump start toward understanding gradation, line weight, and stylization. All of which will get you on the road to finding your own style and creative expression.

Layout and Design

It's all about telling your story! If you see a drawing of a big arrow pointing to the right, you'd probably look to the right, wouldn't you? In today's discussion on layout and design, we'll look at what it takes to persuade your audience to look at certain spots on your images at particular times without a big arrow. Sounds tough, doesn't it? Well, I'm going to show you some great methods and proven techniques for controlling everything you draw.

Landscape and City Rendering

It's time to put your skills to the test! In this lesson, we'll work up an entire scene with thumbnails then begin working on a first draft. Our discussion on creating landscapes will help you gain confidence in your skills that you've been working on up to this point. We'll also look at how to render your scenes with realistic lighting and shading while keeping the flow entertaining and informative.

Introduction to Color

Do pink and blue go together? Great question! What about the shadow color on an apple? What's the compliment to green? Creating images in color requires taking your artistic understanding to a whole new level. Today's lesson on color composition will be one of the most exciting and rewarding lessons in your art education!

Techno/Futuristic Drawing

In this lesson, I'm going to walk you through the future. That's right—we're going to look at and draw the techno future. You know those cool robots in movies and orbital vehicles flying around in space? Well, after you complete this lesson, you'll have a great understanding of how to create your very own future.

Introduction to Animals

Today's lesson is a great chance to get up close and personal with animals because it's packed full of measurements, proportions, and basic shapes for many of the animals around you. You'll be using a lot of what you've learned from the previous lessons in this course in order to bring your animal together. We'll also look at step-by-step techniques and sketches you can use to help draw monkeys and other crazy animals. It's time to stop monkeying around and start drawing!

Creating Things on Your Own

In our final lesson, we'll explore the human brain and how it functions to create art, memorizing and interpreting the world around you and keeping everything slightly straight in the process. Today, you're going to take those images and thoughts in your head and put them down on paper for everyone to see and enjoy!

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


"Hi Chad, I am enjoying your instruction so much! I have been in and out of the world of drawing all my life and it's so good to be doing it again and it's like you have unlocked the secret box.

I thoroughly enjoyed this class- and I will recommend it to others!

I thoroughly enjoyed this class- and I will recommend it to others!

I thought this was an excellent course with just the right amount of information and instruction to allow me to continue to pursue my interest in drawing. I felt as if Chad had a good time with it and I did as well. I especially enjoyed his sketches and have a new appreciation for comic book art!

It was a fun course and the instructor's comments were amusing. I improved my drawing skills and learned about some new techniques.

I would like to thank you and your staff for taking the time to assist us with our projects. It helps to be able to use Flikr and MySpace to post work, then get tips and pointers from others as well as the staff. I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon, but never had any formal training. After this class, I understand why I draw certain ways and can now make better progress with my pictures. I truly enjoyed this class. Thank you again for all of your help.

Just wanted to say thanks for the instruction. Your guidance in the past 12 lessons was a great start. I also realize that there is much more study and practice required on my part. I have seen a great improvement in my drawing by simply implementing many of your suggestions. Thanks again for taking the time to transfer your knowlege.

This has been great Chad. I have been working as a commercial Artist for over 30 years and thru the years I have sort of 'lost' the ability to 'see' in order to paint for me and not for some nameless consumer that doesn't care one whit what talent it took to create. I have found my creativity again. Thanks so much for your fresh approach to teaching. You are very down to earth and your lessons were done with great clarity. I haope all beginning artists have a chance to have you as their first instructor. You are very inspirational.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.


New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Learn How to Draw Well With Our Online Drawing Course

Our online drawing course is the ideal course for you if you’ve always had an interest in drawing but have made little progress. The online drawing classes contained within this course are designed to give you a thorough grounding in drawing basics and will unlock the potential artist within you. This drawing course online covers all the key drawing fundamentals in a format that is easy to follow. You will learn:

  • What drawing tools to use and when to use them
  • The different paper types available and the advantages of each type
  • Different styles of drawing
  • How to use rendering techniques
  • The principles of perspective, design, layout, design, light, pace and volume
  • How to tap into the creativity of your right brain

If you have always wanted to learn how to draw or simply would like to build upon your current artistic and illustrating knowledge then these drawing classes online will meet all your needs. 

Online Drawing Course Quick Facts:

  • Course takes just six weeks to complete.
  • Between 2 and 4 hours, weekly study is all that is required
  • Our drawing course online is fully delivered over the internet
  • Course materials available 24/7 from any computer device with internet access
  • Instructors lead each online drawing class. They encourage your interaction and welcome your questions
  • Study online from your home or office
  • Learn in your own time, at your own pace
  • Course material can be easily downloaded in print or electronic file format
  • Students who successfully complete the drawing class online will be awarded a certificate of completion

How to study our online drawing course

A welcome email detailing drawing class online access details will be dispatched to your registered email address from Courses For Success upon enrolment. If the email does not arrive, please check your spam/junk folders. The course material is available to registered students 24/7 and is compatible with any computer or smart mobile device.

As new online drawing courses commence each month it is important that you nominate a starting date when you register. This enables us to make sure that the correct student/tutor ratio is maintained.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Other Art Courses

Do you have a flair for the creative? At Courses For Success, we can help you nurture your talents with one of our art courses.

There are 12 units of study

Equipment and Studio

Have you ever wondered what kind of tools you would need to become an artist? Going into an art store can sometimes be overwhelming, so in our first lesson, we're going to take a look at the basic tools and supplies an artist needs for various projects. After you understand the tool set, you'll be prepared to confidently go to your local art store and start experimenting with supplies!

Basics of Drawing

With your art supplies in hand, it's time you get a firm understanding of drawing basics. Today, we're going to look at the importance of the silhouette and the outlining shape. When beginning to draw, it's so important that you understand the shapes you look at and how to put them onto paper. You'll also learn an amazingly fun one-eye drawing trick!

Drawing from Life and Photographs

In this lesson, we'll go over the two major components of drawing for the beginner. You'll find that the first challenge you're faced with is drawing from things you see. This is, after all, how we all learn to draw. You'll gain lots of great tips on how to draw what you see, how to set up scenes for photographs, and much more.

Lighting and Shading

Did you know that there are five forms of light? That's right! Today you'll learn how to illuminate the scene and change the mood all at once. We'll go over lighting and shading so you'll have all the knowledge a beginning artist needs when learning how to sketch (and more). Have you ever drawn a picture and realized that it looked quite flat? Well, that might be because you never added light to your images. So today we'll look at how to add light, and more importantly, shading!

Perspective: Unraveling the Mystery

Perspective has always been a necessity for anyone drawing pictures with depth. If you wanted to draw a set of buildings and have the viewer looking down the road, how would you do it? One, two, and even three-point perspective is how! In today's lesson, you'll learn how to find the horizon line, create depth in your page, and even find the vanishing points of your lines.

Rendering Techniques

It's time to make a spoon "feel" like a spoon and a rock "feel" like a rock. When you're drawing objects, it's important to create the sense of realism with line work. So in this lesson, we'll go over some important rendering techniques that will give you a jump start toward understanding gradation, line weight, and stylization. All of which will get you on the road to finding your own style and creative expression.

Layout and Design

It's all about telling your story! If you see a drawing of a big arrow pointing to the right, you'd probably look to the right, wouldn't you? In today's discussion on layout and design, we'll look at what it takes to persuade your audience to look at certain spots on your images at particular times without a big arrow. Sounds tough, doesn't it? Well, I'm going to show you some great methods and proven techniques for controlling everything you draw.

Landscape and City Rendering

It's time to put your skills to the test! In this lesson, we'll work up an entire scene with thumbnails then begin working on a first draft. Our discussion on creating landscapes will help you gain confidence in your skills that you've been working on up to this point. We'll also look at how to render your scenes with realistic lighting and shading while keeping the flow entertaining and informative.

Introduction to Color

Do pink and blue go together? Great question! What about the shadow color on an apple? What's the compliment to green? Creating images in color requires taking your artistic understanding to a whole new level. Today's lesson on color composition will be one of the most exciting and rewarding lessons in your art education!

Techno/Futuristic Drawing

In this lesson, I'm going to walk you through the future. That's right—we're going to look at and draw the techno future. You know those cool robots in movies and orbital vehicles flying around in space? Well, after you complete this lesson, you'll have a great understanding of how to create your very own future.

Introduction to Animals

Today's lesson is a great chance to get up close and personal with animals because it's packed full of measurements, proportions, and basic shapes for many of the animals around you. You'll be using a lot of what you've learned from the previous lessons in this course in order to bring your animal together. We'll also look at step-by-step techniques and sketches you can use to help draw monkeys and other crazy animals. It's time to stop monkeying around and start drawing!

Creating Things on Your Own

In our final lesson, we'll explore the human brain and how it functions to create art, memorizing and interpreting the world around you and keeping everything slightly straight in the process. Today, you're going to take those images and thoughts in your head and put them down on paper for everyone to see and enjoy!

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

"Hi Chad, I am enjoying your instruction so much! I have been in and out of the world of drawing all my life and it's so good to be doing it again and it's like you have unlocked the secret box.

I thoroughly enjoyed this class- and I will recommend it to others!

I thoroughly enjoyed this class- and I will recommend it to others!

I thought this was an excellent course with just the right amount of information and instruction to allow me to continue to pursue my interest in drawing. I felt as if Chad had a good time with it and I did as well. I especially enjoyed his sketches and have a new appreciation for comic book art!

It was a fun course and the instructor's comments were amusing. I improved my drawing skills and learned about some new techniques.

I would like to thank you and your staff for taking the time to assist us with our projects. It helps to be able to use Flikr and MySpace to post work, then get tips and pointers from others as well as the staff. I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon, but never had any formal training. After this class, I understand why I draw certain ways and can now make better progress with my pictures. I truly enjoyed this class. Thank you again for all of your help.

Just wanted to say thanks for the instruction. Your guidance in the past 12 lessons was a great start. I also realize that there is much more study and practice required on my part. I have seen a great improvement in my drawing by simply implementing many of your suggestions. Thanks again for taking the time to transfer your knowlege.

This has been great Chad. I have been working as a commercial Artist for over 30 years and thru the years I have sort of 'lost' the ability to 'see' in order to paint for me and not for some nameless consumer that doesn't care one whit what talent it took to create. I have found my creativity again. Thanks so much for your fresh approach to teaching. You are very down to earth and your lessons were done with great clarity. I haope all beginning artists have a chance to have you as their first instructor. You are very inspirational.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.


New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007DRW
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November
  • 11 December

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