You’ve read my blog posts, answers to reader questions, and tutorials. You’ve learned a lot from them, but now you want something more. You want specific art instruction in colored pencil.
Here’s the good news.
You can get that here, too. I offer a wide selection of opportunities for art instruction in colored pencil from the most basic basics to tutorials to full-length, personalized drawing classes and courses.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started or if you’re an established artist. It doesn’t even matter what art mediums you’ve used in past. If you want to learn how to draw with colored pencils or want to improve existing skills, I can help you.
Learn at Home Art Instruction in Colored Pencil
Free step-by-step tutorials are available right here.
Step-by-step demonstrations are just what they sound like. They can take a couple of forms.
Series demonstrations are a series of posts covering a single topic or drawing for two or more posts. Such posts are usually published on a weekly basis from beginning to end and include all the successes and failures that go with drawing.
Sometimes a lengthy step-by-step is combined into a single presentation (see Salt Lake in Colored Pencil) or as a downloadable, full-length lesson.
Some step-by-step demonstrations are a combination of text and illustrations—as are mine—or are primarily illustrations with brief comments.
A lot of artists talk about how they create their art, so look for artists who work in the medium and style you prefer.
Many artists also post work-in-progress articles about their drawings and paintings. While these are not necessarily how-to articles and may be skimpy on details, you can find valuable tips by reading them.
Personalized art instruction helps you in the areas you must want to improve
Personalized art instruction in colored pencil is available at three levels: online art courses, personalized art lessons, and personalized art critiques.
The Online Colored Pencil course is art instruction designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use colored pencils and wants the personalized attention of the artist, but who doesn’t have a lot of available time. The course allows you to work at your own pace to complete one or two drawings. You choose the subjects. You choose the method or technique you want to learn, and Carrie provides instruction, encouragement, and assistance.
Personalized Art Lessons by email on the topic of your choice via email. They differ from the online colored pencil course in that each lesson can involve a different topic. Having problems with a current project? Need help with a specific technique or tool? Try our personalized art lessons by email.
If you don’t need classes, courses or lessons, but want more specific help, a personalized art crit fits the bill. You provide your reference photo and your drawing, and describe your problem, and I will give you specific instructions and tips for overcoming the problem. General critiques are also available.
Art Instruction in Colored Pencil—Books & eBooks
Interested in art instruction in colored pencil, but not personalized art instruction? How about an eBook? I’ve written a collection of art books and eBooks.
Plans for new eBooks are always in progress, so if there’s a topic or subject you’re interested in, but don’t find in Carrie’s collection, send her an email and share your wishes.
Email Drawing Classes
Carrie now offers an email drawing class. The idea is simple. Sign up for an email drawing class, and receive one lesson per week for the length of the course.
The email drawing class includes:
a reference photo you can save to your device,
a complete line drawing you can print and use
a full materials list
step-by-step instructions with illustrations
Not only will you see how Carrie draws, but you’ll see her mistakes and how she overcame them.
I’ve Always Wanted to Draw…
This fall, Carrie is also offering a new series of email drawing classes you can complete in a month or less.
Each class focuses on a different topic, and will last no more than 30 days. Most classes cover subjects (like clouds, kittens, or landscapes,) some cover different drawing methods, and some focus on using different pencils or papers.
The cost is low—only $20 per class—and you can all the classes, or only one. Your choice!
Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?
Looking for exactly what you want in art instruction in any medium is a challenge. Looking the ideal art instruction in colored pencil is sometimes even more of a challenge. Carrie has been there and done that!
Carrie’s goal is to do everything possible to help you learn everything you want to know about colored pencils. If you’re looking for something she doesn’t yet have available, please use this contact form to let her know. Be as specific as you can.