This beginner course offers stimulating ways to start making unique drawings and will inspire you with the confidence to develop your perceptions of the world around you. It offers guided instructions which will enable you to learn solid drawing skills. Deborah Marks teaches you about the visual elements of line, shape and tone and how to use them to create planes and volumes, as well as how to compose these elements into cohesive, balanced spatial arrangements. She sets up a variety of subjects for you to draw from, including interesting objects from still life scenarios, and introduces you to drawing from life with the nude model. She demonstrates many different drawing techniques, including intuitive gesture drawing, thumbnail sketching, collage techniques and sustained line and tonal drawing, using mediums such as charcoal, charcoal pencil, ink and acrylic.