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Introduction to Classical Drawing (Graphite)
3 FREE SAMPLE LESSONS
This is not a general introduction to drawing: It’s an introduction to 19th century Classical French Academic drawing techniques. Learn how to improve your drawing skills through a series of graphite pencil exercises.
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
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.
Drapery Drawing (Charcoal)
Sadie uses chalk and charcoal to create a drawing of a white draped sheet.
Cast Drawing (Charcoal)
Sadie’s detailed demonstration shows how to create a strong, beautiful cast drawing with charcoal and chalk.
Figure Drawing (Charcoal)
Sadie teaches classical figure drawing in this comprehensive demonstration with chalk and charcoal.
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.
Boucher Drawing Master Copy: Livestream
Watch the recording of the 3-hour livestream of Sadie drawing a master copy and answering participants’ questions.
BONUS: Two Boucher Master Copy Demos
Sadie demonstrates creating master copies of two Boucher drawings using pastel pencil and white charcoal pencils on toned Ingres paper. Sadie created these demos in preparation for her April 2022 livestream in which she copied a third Boucher drawing.
BONUS: Watercolor Sketching at the Medici Fountain in Paris
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a pleasant September afternoon at one of the prettiest spots on earth in this 10-minute mini-course: A FREE bonus video for members.
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Each course is accessible enough to take in any order, without a pre-requisite, but if you want to follow a formal atelier program curriculum, we recommend working through the courses in this order:
- Intro to Classical Drawing (Graphite)
- Bargue Plate Drawing (Graphite)
- Cast Drawing (Graphite)
- Charcoal Drapery
- Charcoal Cast Drawing
- Still Life oil painting: Direct
- Still life oil painting: Alla Prima
- Still life oil painting: Indirect
- Figure drawing
- Portrait painting
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