Online Colored Pencil Course

What are you looking for in an online colored pencil course?

A finished piece of artwork that lives up to expectations.

A successful and consistent solution to your biggest problem when it comes to creating the kind of colored pencil art work you dream of.

A surefire method for creating an accurate initial line drawing.

More life-like and realistic finished pieces.

Or maybe a way to figure out what colors to use or how to combine them for the best results.

In other words….

You Want to Make Colored Pencil Art You Can be Proud Of!

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I know exactly how you feel!

Every piece I start begins with a vision of a masterpiece, right? What a glorious beginning!

But bringing that masterpiece to life is a challenge, and hard work. Sometimes it looks impossible and you find yourself wanting to trash the current project and start a new one. The one that will be a masterpiece.

Colored pencil is a difficult medium, mostly because it’s a naturally slow medium. But it’s also so different from most other mediums. There’s so much to learn!

You can learn the way I did: By trial and error one drawing at a time. Start and finish as many drawings as you can as fast as you can. It’s a proven fact that you learn more from finishing drawings than from reading about drawing.

And you learn more from finishing a lot of drawings than fretting over one, trying to make it perfect.

But you know what?

It takes a long time to sort through all the basic methods to find the one that suits you best.

Explore drawing methods with the online colored pencil course.
Looking for the right drawing method? Learn about three basic methods, including the umber under drawing method.

Then there’s all the tips, tricks, and tools to learn. The process can seem endless.

And futile.

There is a better way.

Artists of the past learned by apprenticing with more experienced artists. They started with the basics and worked their way to more complex techniques. Eventually, they were participating with their mentors in creating works of art.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn colored pencil or improve your skills by working with an artist whose work you admire?

Guess what? There is a way you can do something very similar without leaving the comfort of your own home.

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Guided Online Colored Pencil Courses

I’m not offering apprenticeships, but I can help you take your artistic ability—and your art—to the next level. How?

By working with you one-on-one through an online art colored pencil course.

When you take an online colored pencil course, you:

Work at your own pace

Work on your own project

Focus on the area that most frustrates you

Get personalized instruction and feedback from me whenever you want it

A guided, online colored pencil course helps you improve colored pencil skills more quickly than learning on your own by trial-and-error. Improved skills enable you to create more satisfying pieces.

The best part is that I’ve already done the trial and error, so you don’t have to!

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I love all the helpful tips Carrie gives and I really appreciate is that she offers both “in depth” tutorials that walk the student thru every step and also the freebie ones that have a little less hand holding.  This is great for branching off and starting to do things on my own more. It is a great intermediate step to have both types. Gail Jones

Are you ready to get started making art you can be proud of?

It’s never too soon to take the first step toward better art. Enroll in this course today. You have to start somewhere.

Why not here?

About My Online Colored Pencil Courses

Flexible Classes

Work at your own pace and on your own time. Take as much or as little time to complete the course as you need. The course ends when you’ve completed the artwork.

No matter how long that takes!

Subject Matter

Your choice. Submit several photos you would like to work from (any subject matter) and together we’ll choose the best photo for you to learn from.

You’ll receive one-on-one email tutoring covering your strengths and weaknesses, including helpful tips on making your work stronger.

Light and shadow, perspective, composition, colored pencil techniques, and materials will be covered.

Learn how to draw a bokeh background for any subject with the online colored pencil course.
Learn how to draw a bokeh background for any subject.


How to choose reference photos

How to create a dynamic work of art from photos

Getting a basic sketch on paper

The fundamentals of direct application of color and umber under paintings, and complementary under paintings

If you’re just getting started, we’ll discuss tools and supplies, as well as the variety of pencils and drawing surfaces available, and a few basic color exercises to show you what you can achieve with colored pencils.

You will receive one-on-one tutoring throughout the process.

We will observe national holidays and weekends, as well as illnesses and family events, during which times there may be delays in feedback.

My goal for you is to come to enjoy colored pencils as much as I do.

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The Nitty Gritty about My Online Colored Pencil Courses


Three options for study are available. You choose the project with each option.

Option 1: Pay by the Week

$25 a week, and you pay as you go. If you want a week of teaching, pay for that week. You’ll get all the perks for that month and I’ll answer any and all questions you care to ask through the end of the month.

This is a great option if you have a work-in-progress but you need a little help with it.

And if you want to continue, but need to take a break, you’re absolutely free to do that, too.

Option 2: Pay by the Month

$100 a month. Same basic principle as the weekly class, but for a month.

Option 2: Pay by the Project

$300. Get all the same encouragement, instruction, and guidance you’d get with the weekly or monthly options, but without the worry about paying a weekly or monthly fee.

You get something else, too. Time. Time enough to complete one project beginning to end. No matter how long it takes.

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What You Need for the Course


Digital camera or scanner

DSL or Cable Connection for heavy downloads

Digital JPG/Photo Knowledge as well as Computer knowledge. (Technical computer support will not be offered, such as photo resizing, attaching photos to emails, etc., you need to be computer savvy).

Email address. Please keep your contact info up to date with the instructor. If your email address changes during the course, please contact us as soon as possible with the changes.

Colored Pencil Materials: The supplies you need depend on the project or projects you want to work on. In most cases, you already have whatever you may need for this course.

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Are you ready to take your art to the next level?

If so, this course is just what you’re looking for.

It’s easy to get started. Select the course that’s best for you, then click the Buy Now button below to enroll.

You’ll receive a welcome email and we’ll begin discussion by talking about your goals for the course.

All payments are made securely through PayPal. I don’t even see your payment details. Just the course in which you enrolled, your name, and email address.

It’s as easy as that!

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Is The Online Colored Pencil For You?

Others have wondered the same thing, so check out frequently asked questions about the online colored pencil course.

You can read what other students are saying about the course.

If you still have questions, you’re welcome to ask them. I’m always happy to help new students find the right course options before they spend their hard-earned money.