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$39

Classical Sketchbook for Beginners

~ FREE WITH PURCHASE OF ANY OTHER COURSE ~ Designed for beginners, this 4-week course teaches simple steps for drawing realistically from observation. This course is also suitable for more experienced artists who want a thorough overview of the fundamentals of classical drawing.

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$99

Introduction to Classical Drawing (Graphite)

For those who have completed "Classical Sketchbook" and are ready for more challenge: This 8-week course is a series of skill-building exercises designed to prepare students for Bargue Plate Drawing and Cast Drawing with Graphite.

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$199

Bargue Plate Drawing (Graphite)

Learn from the same master drawings that were the foundation of training for all art students in 19th century France. This course includes the Intro to Classical Drawing course

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$299

Cast Drawing (Graphite)

Learn how to create a masterful cast drawing to historic standards. This course includes the Intro to Classical Drawing and Bargue Plate Drawing courses.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Sadie’s Sketchbook

Sadie has filmed the creation of several of her drawings in her personal sketchbook. These videos share every step Sadie uses for creating a classical drawing, starting with block-in and refining the contour line, to shadow mapping and rendering the form.

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$39

Drapery Drawing (Charcoal)

Sadie uses chalk and charcoal to create a drawing of a white draped sheet.

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$39

Cast Drawing (Charcoal)

Sadie’s detailed demonstration shows how to create a strong, beautiful cast drawing with charcoal and chalk.

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$48

Figure Drawing (Charcoal)

Sadie teaches classical figure drawing in this comprehensive demonstration with chalk and charcoal.

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$39

Seashell Drawing (Livestream)

Watch this 3-hour livestream recording of Sadie drawing a murex seashell with pastel pencil and white chalk while she narrates her process and answers participants' questions.

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$39

Figure Drawing Master Copy (Livestream)

Watch the recording of the 3-hour livestream of Sadie drawing a master copy and answering participants' questions.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Two Figure Drawing Master Copy Demos

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. In this course Sadie demonstrates creating master copies of two Boucher drawings using pastel pencil and white charcoal pencils on toned Ingres paper.

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$39

Introduction to Oil Painting (Direct Method)

Suitable for absolute beginners, this course teaches how to paint your first oil painting with simple step-by-step instructions.

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$68

Common Errors in Still Life Painting (Direct Method)

Sadie creates two paintings to demonstrate the errors of technique and judgment that can block an artist's development.

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$48

Glazing and Scumbling with Oil Paint (Direct Method)

Create luminosity, depth, and surface variation in your paintings. Learn Sadie's advanced painting techniques for building up thick impastos of paint with lush textural marks, and creating even more texture by applying a glaze over a dry scumble.

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$48

Glazing and Scumbling Roses (Direct Method)

In this sequel to Sadie’s previous course Glazing and Scumbling with Oil Paint, Sadie shows how she applies advanced paint handling techniques to the elusive subject of living roses.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Horse and Mantle Painting (Direct Method)

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. In this course Sadie shares each step for how she created this complex still life painting.

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$48

Mastering Value and Color (Indirect Method)

Sadie’s series of oil painting exercises focusing on value and color comprise an introduction to Indirect Method painting, in which a painting is created with many thin layers of paint.

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$75

Still Life Painting (Indirect Method)

Watch as Sadie demonstrates her method for creating a layered, indirect oil painting, working in the tradition of the Dutch Masters of still life.

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$75

Advanced Still Life Painting: Venus (Indirect Method)

Sadie paints ethereal, subtle layers using Indirect method to create her painting Venus. Watch the painting develop in gorgeous hi-definition detail.

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$39

Alla Prima Roses (Alla Prima)

Watch Sadie Valeri paint a bouquet of white and peach roses with high-definition close-ups of her color mixing and brushstrokes.

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$39

Alla Prima Peonies (Alla Prima)

Sadie shares every step for how she creates a one-day painting of a beautiful arrangement of pink peonies and white roses.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Roses and Peonies (Alla Prima)

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. In this course Sadie shares every brushstroke of creating this 6-hour painting of real, living flowers.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Sketching a Seashell in Oil (Alla Prima)

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. In this course Sadie demonstrates a simple method for creating a quick oil study of a seashell.

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$48

Plein Air Oil Painting: Land and Sea

Two paintings in one course: Painting the landscape on location "en plein air" presents unique challenges. Join Sadie as she paints and narrate two oil paintings on location on the coast of Mendocino County, California.

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$39

Portrait Painting from Master Copy and from Life (Alla Prima)

Sadie paints a master copy of a head study by Van Dyck, and then paints a portrait of her husband, Nowell, using the same technique.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Master Copy of a Rubens Portrait (Direct Method)

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. Using Baroque pigments and painting methods, paint along with Sadie as she creates a copy of 17th century Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens' portrait sketch of his wife, Isabella Brant.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Watercolor Sketching at the Medici Fountain in Paris

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. In this 10-minute mini-course Sadie shares the sights and sounds of a pleasant September afternoon at one of the prettiest spots on earth as she sketches with watercolors at the Medici Fountain in Paris.

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We recommend working through the courses in this order:

  1. Classical Sketchbook for Beginners
  2. Graphite Courses
  3. Charcoal Courses
  4. Still Life Painting
  5. Landscape or Portrait Painting

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