Project 3:

Diving into Vale: 

Gradations and Blending

​Advanced drawing: 

Non Sensical Scenes 

Creative Drawing 

   Draw Forms

   Practice Gradation

   Observe shadow and light

   (light source)






Week 6

Week 3

Week 5

Practice and play with pastel and color pencil: 


Drawing Tip 1: Relax

Drawing Tip 2: See Shapes

Drawing Tip 3: Describe Shapes

Drawing Tip 4: Shadow and Reflection

Drawing Tip 5: Connect the Dots

Drawing Tip 6: Visual Measuring 

Week 1

Learn the basic drawing essentials!

To begin, we will complete the 10 Habits of Drawing. Practice each habit of drawing in a sketchbook. Each of the skills are meant to be practiced by building upon and in conjunction with one another. To add depth to your skills follow the other lessons provided here for you. Practice something new every day. You can draw anywhere! Just remember to have fun!

Aubrey Garcia

Arts Specialist 



Drawing Tip 9: Use Refining Lines 
Drawing Tip 10: Observe Value 

Week 2


Getting to Know the Drawing Tools

   Follow along and explore







​Cubism and Fractured Plane: 

Practice designing a cubistic composition.  Draw one object several times, overlapping linear shapes and adding creative value and design rendering  

Still Life Drawing: Set up a still  life and practice compositional arrangement. 


Some helpful visual resources to help you "connect the dots": 

Line Variation: Powerpoint 

Line Variation: Practice

Test out these techniques 

Project 1  

Pen and Ink, exploring texture, value range and contrast. Choose one: Portrait

Collaged Landscape

Micro Perspective 


Rendering Value From Observation 
    Draw crumpled paper: Graphite 

    Draw Draped Cloth: Charcoal
​    Glass/Metal: Reductive 

Note:  Vine and Willow charcoal will be soft and easy to erase. Compressed charcoal (like pencils) will not erase all the way


Habits of Drawing

Week 4

Drawing Tip 7: Draw Blind (click to access video tutorial)

Drawing Tip 8: Gesture Draw


Habits of Drawing

Optical Blending 

Colors placed side by side in a        composition appear to mix and 

offer the illusion of another color.