Anyone can learn how to draw! Those are not just empty words. I know this is true, not only from having studied master artists, but also the work of psychologists and researchers. Regardless of where your drawing ability is today, you can grow your talent! I'm going to show you how.
In this class, I’ve created science-based exercises that will help you become a better artist.
Drawing is the foundation for so many things in the visual arts—lettering, portraiture, character design, surface patterns, illustration, graphic design—being able to draw is essential to all of them. By the end of this class, you’ll know how to get better at making the marks you draw on paper match the vision you have in your mind! Together, we’ll set up and draw a still life to practice everything we’ve learned.
This is a perfect beginner class for artists of all ages. Perhaps you have always wanted to take up art but have been intimidated by the "talented" artists around you. Maybe you're a whiz with illustrator and photoshop but feel a little wobbly with the thought of drawing by hand. Or, maybe you love art but just don't feel like you're very talented.
This is the class for you!
Ria received her degree in Studio Art from Northwestern University. For over 20 years, she's been involved in visual communication in some form or another. In addition to being a professional illustrator and graphic designer, Ria teaches both online and in the real world. She was an adjunct instructor in the College of Arts & Sciences at Maryville University and teaches classes and workshops on the creative process.
Ria is a firm believer in "practice makes better" for her own work and as a teacher. She thinks making art can be a simple daily practice — one that is joyful and fun!