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Introduction to Drawing

A student drawing with a pencil

An introduction to drawing

Drawing is a foundational skill that can aid in the development of other creative pursuits. Painters, architects, woodworkers, gardeners, and designers all benefit from honing their drawing skills. But drawing is also an art form in its own right, and learning how to draw can help unlock one's creative potential. Many benefits associated with drawing include increased focus and relaxation, improved creativity and problem solving, and greater hand-eye coordination. In this self-paced, online course, you'll learn the basics of drawing, including how to practice and implement the basic elements of drawing and how to develop a regular habit of drawing and sketching.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day.

Learner Outcomes


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Select the proper drawing materials
  • Identify elements of composition
  • Draw from observation
  • Demonstrate basic shading techniques
  • Implement basic elements of texture
  • Create realistic sketches of people and faces

Course Sections

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Self-paced)Enroll Any TimeN/AOnline

Introduction to Drawing

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $45.00

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