About this Course
Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style
6 weeks of lessons
The classroom will open on December 29 . You'll be able to introduce yourself, and find you way around our online classroom. The first lesson will be released on January 3, 2020 , and each Friday for a total of 6 lessons over 6 weeks. (The classroom be open for a couple of weeks after lesson 6, and then close down on March 6, 2020.. I'll remind you before it closes to be sure and download the pdf lessons so you can keep those.)
Be inspired to record your life, a special trip, or your daily adventures in a loose, quick journal style format. Jane who is known for her friendly, encouraging teaching style, will teach drawing and watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. You’ll draw what you see, capturing the details of everyday objects and the small details of life on watercolor pages. Everyone has their own drawing style, just like handwriting, and Jane will help you to see and then record what you see on paper. The class is geared for beginners, but all levels are welcome. (Really, even if you haven’t drawn since 3rd grade, Jane can teach you!) Jane will help you compose your journal pages, and show you a number of other creative ways to enhance your pages.
Each week you'll receive an email with a link to new lesson, with a different subject or technique. The lessons are available 24/7 and you'll receive a downloadable step-by-step pdf to work from each week. There are videos and examples from Jane's sketchbook to support the lessons. Just like in a real classroom, you'll be able to see fellow students sketchbook pages and will be able to comment and praise their work and they'll be able to see your pages too (as long as you post them!). And you'll get honest and gentle critiques on all your work from Jane.
(You'll receive the complete list of materials (with links and descriptions) when you sign up, but basically you'll need 5x7" watercolor paper (or a sketchbook with watercolor paper), watercolors, a watercolor brush, and a permanent ink pen, pencil and eraser. Don't buy the stuff until you get the actual materials list)
Q: I don't know how to draw
A: This class will help you learn to draw what you see and not what you think you see.
Q: I don't know how to watercolor
A: I'll teach you!
Q: Do I need to be on my computer a certain time of day?
A: No, the lessons will be released on Friday mornings, but you can access them anytime, once they are released. (And past lessons will be available for you work from and post anytime during the ~9 weeks the class is online)
Q: Is the content downloadable?
A: Only the pdf lessons~ those step by step lessons are yours to keep and print out. I suggest downloading them each week.
Q: I can't access my computer during one of the weeks of class?
A: The lesson will be there, when you get access to your computer and you can post the lesson anytime during the 9 weeks.
Q: How many pages will Jane comment on?
A: You can share as many pages, from each assignment, as you like. I will comment on each one during the 9 weeks the class is online.
Q: I'm not very comfortable on the computer. What’s involved?
A: You'll need to be able to photograph or scan your sketchbook page as a jpeg. You will then upload it, from your computer or ipad, to the online lesson. There is a video, when you start class, that explains how to use the online classroom. Support@Ruzuku.com is very helpful and you can email them with any technical questions.