ONLINE drawing programme

Select the level of drawing you wish to begin at. You will need to grasp each stage fully before you can proceed to the next in order to progress through the programme.

Foundation Drawing

Drawing: I struggle to draw 2D shapes such as circles, squares and triangles accurately and confidently.

 

Shading: I don’t know anything about shading and I would need to start at the very beginning.

 

If any part of this description suits you, then start here. 

Beginner Drawing

Drawing; I can draw basic 2D shapes such as circles, squares and triangles etc but I struggle to draw 3D shapes such as cuboids, cylinders and prisms in the correct perspective.

Shading: I can shade basic, flat shapes and know how to shade from dark to light, but I am unsure how to shade 3D shapes to understand how the shading changes if the light direction changes.

If any part of this description suits you, then start here. 

Intermediate Drawing

Drawing: I know how to draw 3D shapes by sketching out their basic geometric construction.

 

Shading: I know how to shade 3D forms such as cylinders and spheres with a degree of control and accuracy.

 

If any part of this description suits you, then start here. 

Advanced Drawing

Drawing: I can draw more complex 3D forms and I know how to draw in perspective. I understand how to study and represent detail when drawing and I do not just draw outlines of shapes.

Shading: I can look at objects in front of me and work out where the light and dark areas are then represent this in my drawing with some skill and accuracy.

 

If any part of this description suits you, then start here. 

HELP! I CAN'T DRAW!

Many people think they can't draw at all. Drawing makes them feel embarrassed. So they don't draw at all and put it down to some mysterious gift that only the talented can do. 

But drawing is easy really. It's just a case of drawing the same, few simple shapes over and over again. You'll know these simple shapes very well because they make up our writing system. Every time you write you are drawing the very shapes that make up everything in our universe.

Or try some video exercises from my book Drawing for science, invention & discovery by LDPress

The hardback version is available to buy from all good book stores. Just click the links to Waterstones or Amazon and online book sellers BOOKS etc)

A print replica ebook version for Kindles is available from Amazon. (Note; this is not an Epub version.)

Doppelganger Drawing

If you are really unconfident at drawing why not try my doppelganger exercise where you trace shapes with your finger?

 

Adaptation Drawing

Adaptation drawing shows you how scientists, inventors and innovators use the properties of one thing for something else.

 

Trial & Error Drawing

All STEM practitioners must adopt principles of trial and error to innovate. This exercise shows you what that means and improves your memory!

 

Methodical Drawing

Often the world's greatest discoveries came about through sheer determination and patience. But how can you learn that?Through drawing of course.

Visualisation Drawing

Innovation requires imagination and this exercise gets you practising your imagination to the full.

 

Serendipity Drawing

Good fortune is an important creative process and artists have explored this to the full. This exercise gets you manipulating chance.

 

The hardback version is available to buy from all good book stores. Just click the links to Waterstones or Amazon and online book sellers BOOKS etc)

A print replica ebook version for Kindles is available from Amazon. (Note; this is not an Epub version.)

Free Drawing Lessons 

Here are some free drawing lessons for you to download.

Drawing from memory should help to build basic memory retention which in turn develops learning ability. Object in a bag and Doodle Bugs are aimed at developing imagination whilst Mark Making focusses on expressing emotions and creative intelligence.

Blind hand drawing lesson plan

Blind Hand Drawing

All ages

Another lovely starter activity that focusses students' attention on something very familiar to them.

Free to download

back to back drawing

Describing Drawing 

All ages

This exercise can be a great literacy activity and is excellent fun too! I use this a lot in class.

Free to download

Object in a bag

All ages

Drawing from visual memory and recall, this exercise is a real test of memory and imagination​

Free to download

Blind contour drawing

Blind Contour Drawing

All ages

Making 'blinds' to go over the drawing hand is a great way of teaching young artists to study hard.​

Free to download

Drawing from memory lesson plan
Mark Making art lesson plan
rubber drawing art lesson plan
Doodle drawing art lesson plan

Memory Drawing

All ages

This staple drawing exercise was used by Henry Moore during the war to draw in the air raid shelters. It is an essential!​

Free to download

Mark Making

All ages

I love this lesson. It's so simple to do, such fun and so expressive. Students love it too and I've seen it done in Early Years through to GCSE​

Free to download

Rubber Drawing

All ages

Alovely drawing activity that deals in drawing in reverse. You take away marks instead of adding them. Great fun for all.

Free to download

Doodle Drawing

All ages

A great starter activity to get your students warmed up for drawing. They love it and so will you. Pass the doodle to the left hand side.

Free to download

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Design Drawing

All ages

Six high-quality design exercises for you to use as homework activities or cover lessons. Design a car, a spaceship, fashion outfit, logo, graffiti and robot.​

Free to download

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Homework Drawing

All ages

Eight home drawing exercises that only require a pencil or pen and paper.​

Free to download

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