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Unleash your inner artist with a diverse range of online sketching classes! Learn the fundamentals of sketching, explore different techniques, and gain the confidence to create stunning artwork from the comfort of your own home.

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Fashion Sketching (Ages 14 and Up) (Virtual)

The New York Sewing Center @ Virtual Classroom

Unleash your inner fashion designer and learn the art of fashion sketching in this highly valuable course. Discover how to bring your design ideas to life through sketching techniques and convey fabrics and textures with precision. Join us and unlock the key to sharing your beautiful designs with the world.

$250

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SketchUp - Level 1

New York School of Interior Design

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp, the user-friendly 3D modeling software, in this introductory course offered by the New York School of Interior Design. Master the SketchUp interface, create and manipulate 3D objects, and explore importing and editing components. Join us for an immersive learning experience with live online sessions via Zoom.

$725

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SketchUp Level 1 - Essentials

ONLC Training Centers - Virtually Online

Learn the essential skills needed for general modeling, layout, and architecture using SketchUp, one of the easiest 3D tools to use. This 3-day course provides a complete overview of SketchUp's features, with ample time for practice and review. Perfect for beginners with little or no 3-dimensional drawing or SketchUp experience.

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SketchUp for Beginners: Master the Basics

SketchUpTrainer @ Virtual Classroom

5 weeks of SketchUp training specifically created to get you started using SketchUp the right way. Learn good habits as you take these skills into any workflow or design.

$495

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Real-time Rendering with Enscape 3D fr SketchUp

SketchUpTrainer @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock the power of real-time rendering and bring your architectural designs to life with Enscape 3D. Learn how to create stunning visuals and immersive experiences in SketchUp with this comprehensive course. Elevate your rendering skills and take your designs to the next level.

$495

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FSN-103 Fusion 360 Design: Assemblies & Sketch

Team D3 @ CAD LIVE

Master the art of creating and editing assemblies, along with the skills to create and edit drawings using Fusion 360 in this comprehensive course by D3 Technologies. Learn different design methodologies, how to manipulate parts, and the use of drawing templates to create professional drawings. Enhance your design skills with this must-have course.

FSN-101 Fusion 360 Design: Sketch

Team D3 @ CAD LIVE

Learn the fundamentals of sketching in Fusion 360 with this course. Discover the role of sketches in 3D modeling, how to create and modify sketch geometry, and how design intent and dimensions influence sketch behavior. Perfect for beginners looking to enhance their design skills.

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Sketching Techniques for Interior Designers: Level 1

New York School of Interior Design

Do not let a lack of confidence in your ability to draw prevent you from expressing your ideas quickly and successfully. Give yourself the freedom to scrawl your concepts on paper or on the back of a napkin and you will reach a new level of spontaneous creativity. Even in the age of digital drawing, the ability to sketch will enable you to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues. Either on the spur of the moment or by routine, learn...

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$575

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Sketching Techniques for Designers Level 2

New York School of Interior Design

A more advanced course recommended for students who have taken Sketching Techniques Level 1 and/or who feel they already have basic visual and sketching skills but need more training and a confidence boost. This course is deeper dive into the practice of quickly creating diagrams using one and two point perspective. We will practice expressing our design ideas using sketching techniques along with process-sequence (notation) on paper. This is a...

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$575

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Sketching Techniques for Designers

New York School of Interior Design

Learn to confidently sketch quick diagrams in any social situation with the Sketching Techniques for Designers course at the New York School of Interior Design. Gain the ability to express your ideas on any available material, whether it be paper or the back of a napkin, and enhance communication with clients and colleagues. Embrace your pen and paper and discover how sketching can save time, improve work flow, boost creativity, and be enjoyable.

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$575

3 sessions

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Sketching and Journaling (Ages-9-14)

Evanston Art Center

Learn to express yourself in a sketchbook. Through collecting, pasting, journaling, sketching, writing and collaging, students will leave the class with a meaningful book of thoughts, techniques, and memories! Whether using the sketchbook as a tool or as your final finished artwork, students will learn how to successfully fill and express themselves. This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first...

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$180

10 sessions

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Sketch Express (Ages 16+}

Evanston Art Center

Three basic drawing skills will give you a solid foundation in the art of “really seeing” and quickly sketching what you see. This workshop is fast paced, but easy to follow and requires practice each week. Embark on a new lifestyle of sketchbook journal keeping or reawaken good habits. See positive results even after one session. This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first class: (www.zoom.us)...

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$170

3 sessions

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Sketch Express 2 (Ages 16+}

Evanston Art Center

This workshop follows the Sketch Express workshop and is for anyone who has taken Sketch Express. This 3-day workshop will provide a more indepth experience for further study of quick sketching and sketchbook journaling. Sketch Express 2 is a good way to hone your skills and develop new habits. This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first class. You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions, including...

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$170

3 sessions

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Sketching and Painting: From Natures to Cityscapes

Evanston Art Center

Unlock your creativity as you learn a variety of techniques to transform your drawings into stunning artwork. From botanicals to cityscapes, this intermediate-level online course at Evanston Art Center will guide you through the use of different media and provide creative challenges to enhance your skills. Join us and discover the joy of bringing your sketches to life.

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$180

5 sessions

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Digital Art Class Online: Procreate for Beginners

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

NOTE: This is an Online Art Class. Our instructors will work with you over high-quality live video and teach you to make art from the comfort of your home. NOTE:The Art Studio NY conducts classes from New York City, United States (Eastern Daylight Time) Calling all budding artists who love to CREATE ART! Combine your creativity with technology and create your very own beautiful digital artwork! In this beginner's crash course to digital art creation,...

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Fear-Free Beginners Sketching 101

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Calling all beginners to drawing in this inspiring, fear-free drawing class that will unlock your inner-artist.  Think you can't draw a straight line? Think again! Everyone can draw... including you, and we will guide you every step of the way in this fear-free drawing class as you learn to express yourself through drawing in our intimidation-free, non judgmental art-making space. Drawing is one of the most popular modes of artistic...

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Paint Sketching Experiments

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

Improve brush handling, color mixing, and simplifying a complex topic into its most important elements through painting sketches. Free yourself from the stresses of always working on a finished painting! Allow yourself to learn quickly by embracing learning as the ultimate goal.  We will be executing two painting sketches per class, focusing on specific techniques and elements. Some painting experience recommended. Open to oil, acrylic, and...

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Zoom Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops

Learn the fundamentals of Drawing and Painting (in a private class) Often people who want to begin to learn to draw and paint are intimidated large art classes. For that, a private class with an exceptional teacher such as Raphael-Raúl is the solution. You will receive individual attention and learn much faster in a quiet and artistic setting with soft music. You will learn how to compose a still-life, mark-map your drawing,...

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  • Fashion Sketching (Ages 14 and Up) (Virtual)

    Reviewed by Stacey C. on 2/1/2024
    I really enjoyed the class! The instructor was very knowledgeable and gave great lessons and I learned a lot! I've been wanting to take a fashion illustration class for a long time, and this was everything I hoped for. I just wish there was a part 2 of the class!

Discover the Best Sketching Classes Online

Artists will sketch as a form of observational drawing and as a part of their drawing process. Sketches are freehand drawings that can be worked on and turned into finished polished drawings and paintings, or they may be kept as is. Not only do artists create sketches, but so do designers, scientists, and architects. Sketching and doodling are done by amateurs and kids for fun and can serve as a method for them to develop their drawing style. 

Line drawing is one method of sketching. When line drawing, you sketch with no intention of shading or creating lighting with the medium you’re using. The sketch is simply made up of lines, but that doesn’t mean it lacks dimension, movement, or structure. Shading is another method of sketching that adds the lighting and shading missing from a line drawing. Although there are techniques used to sketch, sketching can be done by anyone, whether they have art experience or not. 

Why You Should Learn Sketching Online

Sketching offers several mental and physical benefits. When you are observationally sketching, you have to pay close attention to both the subject you’re studying and your sketch. As you focus your attention, your brain is further developing its ability to pay close attention to detail and focus for prolonged periods. Sketching also improves hand-eye coordination because your brain must process what it’s observing and what you’re creating. 

Sketching doesn’t require speaking, but it does improve your nonverbal communication. Artists express themselves through their art. When sketching, you want to try to convey emotion and mood into the piece. Doing so will allow you to examine your own emotions and feelings. 

Sketching is relaxing. There are no boundaries to sketching. You can sketch whatever subject you’d like at your own pace. If you’re nervous about your drawing abilities, there’s also no pressure to share your sketches. However, sharing them with a close friend, family member, or an artist can provide you with constructive feedback. 

Virtual Sketching Classes 

If you’re interested in learning sketching techniques from an expert instructor, take an online sketching class. Your instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of sketching as you work on a project or free sketch. They can offer you personalized feedback and critique as well. 

Virtual sketching classes are delivered remotely using an online video platform like Zoom. Although these classes take place online, they are taught by a live instructor, so you’ll have somebody to ask questions of as the class progresses. Remote classes are a great option if you can’t make an in-person class due to your schedule, or if remote sketching classes aren’t taught in your area. 

Because the class takes place online and not in a studio, you’ll be responsible for procuring all necessary materials ahead of the first session. This will likely include several drawing pencils, an eraser, and sketch paper. Your instructor will provide you with a supply list that you can reference. You can find these materials at your local art or hobbyist store. Your instructor might even point you toward online specialty shops that provide the materials as well. 

If you’d like to learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Chelsea Drawing & Painting hosts a Zoom workshop where you’ll learn the basics of both. You and your fellow participants will work on a still-life piece under the guidance of your instructor. This interactive class will show you the process of turning a sketch into a drawing and painting. You’ll also learn some art history and art appreciation from your instructor that may come in handy the next time you find yourself at an art museum or gallery. 

For anyone that needs to get over their fear of drawing, The Art Studio NY hosts Fear-Free Beginner’s Drawing 101. Fear of criticism or not being good at drawing prevents many people from even getting started. This class will help you get over that fear through an intimidation-free, non-judgmental space. The class is structured around beginner-level techniques and emphasizes the benefits of sketching and drawing like stress relief and mental clarity. Overall, you can expect a relaxing environment that will allow even the shyest of beginners to unlock their inner artists. 

When sketching, you’ll find that you have several mediums to choose from. Charcoal has been a popular medium since the Renaissance. Pastimes for a Lifetime offers an online introductory class to charcoal drawing. Your instructor will provide you with tips for using charcoal while guiding you through the basics of sketching and illustrating with it. This class is ideal for those who have an interest in the fine arts and commercial or book illustration. 

Many beginning drawers stick to subjects that are familiar to them. This includes botanicals. In the 92nd Street Y’s Botanical Drawing, you’ll work on sketching plants, flowers, or vegetables. Through your sketch, you’ll capture your subject’s color, patterns, and natural designs. All your work will then culminate in a finished drawing. 

Private Online Group Sketching Classes

Are you and a group of friends interested in taking a sketching class? Or is your business or organization looking to book a team-building activity? CourseHorse offers private group sketching classes that can fit a variety of groups’ needs and interests. 

If sketching interests your group, you can book a virtual drawing and sketching class. In this class, an expert instructor will guide you in the creation of a graphite still-life drawing. You’ll learn about drawing fundamentals like creating depth in your drawing and tonal drawing. You won’t be limited to just still-life, as this class allows you to choose between drawing a landscape, botanical, or a face.

CourseHorse also offers a class on cartoon drawing and doodling. This class is welcoming to beginners, so no experience is necessary. You and your group will learn the basics of drawing, develop your drawing styles, and create cartoon characters. 

You can contact CourseHorse through the contact form on their website. There, you can work with them to determine what type of sketching class best suits your group. They’ll let you know about the class sizes they can accommodate, and you can discuss the video platform that the class will be delivered. They can deliver courses using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, and WebEx, although they suggest using Zoom. 

CourseHorse does not charge a booking fee and allows you to cancel your class for free up to two weeks before the class is scheduled. If you’d like a demo of a class before booking it, they offer them for a fee of $100. You can also reach out to them about customizing a class for an additional fee.

Online vs. In-Person Sketching Classes

If you’ve decided to take a live sketching class, you should determine if a virtual or in-person class works best for you. Virtual classes can be taken from practically anywhere as long as you have a stable internet connection. In-person classes provide a hands-on learning experience and allow for in-depth demonstrations. However, these classes may not be available in your area. 

When deciding which class delivery works best for you, you should first determine if there are any in-person sketching classes in your area. If there are, you should compare them to the online sketching classes available. Determine which classes appeal to you the most and are at your skill level. You should also check out the supply lists for each class you’re interested in. Some classes may require you to purchase more supplies than others, which can make it more expensive to take.

Can I Learn Sketching for Free Online?

You can start sketching for free. Many people sketch the things they observe. There are free guides online that can teach you about different sketching techniques. However, if you’d like additional instruction from an expert that can answer your classes, in-person sketching classes can provide you with both and help you learn how to improve your sketching quickly and efficiently.

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