In a time where even conventional education has shifted online, learning art should be no different. We’ve rounded up six online courses and lessons you can take for different art forms, from the comfort of your home.
1. Drawing Lessons At Drawspace
Drawspace is an online platform dedicated to online drawing lessons and courses. They have both guided as well as pre-recorded lessons one can take. While the introductory guided lessons are free of cost, the more comprehensive ones start at $115. Their pre-recorded lessons on drawing start from $4.75 per month, while their introductory classes are free. The best part about the platform is that they have everything from drawing basics to more detailed lessons on shading techniques, contour drawing and much more.
2. Oil Painting Lessons By Florent Farges Arts
Oil Painting For Beginners
Oil Painting Crash Course
Florent Farges is a French artist who specialises in oil painting, specifically the methods of the 19th century. Farges also has his own YouTube channel where he creates content about art as well as art lessons. His lessons include “Oil Painting For Beginners”, and his recent “Oil Painting Crash Course” includes the basics of oil painting including tutorials as well as demos.
3. Graphic Design Specialisation By California Institute Of Arts
If you’re looking to learn digital arts, especially graphic design, here’s a course you’ll love. This free course is a beginner level comprehensive one that includes the basics of graphic design, lessons on typography, digital image making, and much more. The course can be taken at any particular pace and can take up to six months to complete if you take three-hours worth of lessons per week. Enroller also gets a certificate on completion.
4. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization By The Museum of Modern Art
If you’re an art newbie and just want to learn more about modern and contemporary art, this is the course for you. This free course, available on Coursera includes four lessons under it focusing on the basics of modern art, understanding artistic expression through photographs of different artworks, as well as the importance of fashion as a design form. It can be completed at your own pace and comes with a certificate on completion.
5. Beginners Watercolours on Udemy
This course helps enrollers learn about the basics of watercolour paints and how to use them, the principle of a colour wash, and how layers of washes of the same colour can create shape and shading, the basics of colour mixing, and much more. The course costs ₹6,400 and provides four hours of on-demand video, 11 articles, 32 downloadable resources, full lifetime access to the materials as well as a certificate of completion.
6. Animation Lessons At Creature Art Teacher
Creature Art Teacher is a platform by Aaron Blaise, who is a professional animation artist and has worked on many animated Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, and Mulan. The platform includes many tutorials by him on animation, including animation basics, character design and story boarding, starting from $10.
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