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Exploration through sketching 

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Welcome to my online Exploration through sketching video course, where we will look at how to ‘start a new project’.


As a professional artist and tutor, I know how important key art skills are. This course is designed to take you through some simple exercises to help you to explore an image and create sketches and ideas to ‘start a new project’.

As a tutor with 20 years’ experience, I love introducing students to techniques they can use to develop their own practice. Whether you are new to art and want to know where to start or are an experienced artist who just finds it hard to ‘start a new project’, then this is the course for you.

What is Exploration through sketching  about?

This course is broken down into 5 lessons. Taking you step by step through different ways to observe and develop an idea from one or more source images. Exploration through sketching – starting a new project, has been designed as an online studio-based course for you to work along with at home.

Exploration Sketching



Valid for 6 months

Is this course for me?

Do you want to work from the beginning on simple drawing exercises? Do you want to work on a series of drawings to develop your core skills?  Find different ways to work from one source image to generate different ideas? Then yes this is for you.

The course assumes you have a little previous drawing knowledge (although suitable for complete beginners or are an experienced artists who just find it hard to ‘start a new project’) and presents each piece of information or skill in manageable lessons. Allowing you to work through at your own pace, completing each lesson and building on the previous lesson’s skills.

This course is also accompanied by a printable equipment list and source photographs used in the lessons, so you can work along with my demonstrations. Or choose your own images to work with.

What does the course cover?

Introduction – A quick course overview and a look at the main equipment you need.

Lesson 1 – Making a viewfinder

Lesson 2 – Continuous lines + a bonus video

Lesson 3 – Finding tones with graphite

Lesson 4 –  Charcoal; equipment, how to trace and finding tones

Lesson 5 – Pastel- equipment, finding tones and 2 bonus videos

Everything you need to set you on the road to creating your own ideas and start a new project!

Try a mini video from the course.
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What will I need to start the course?

Well to start the course you only need a means of watching each of the video lessons online. An equipment list is supplied and I run through it all in the Introduction video. Over the course I demonstrate with graphite pencils, willow charcoal and a couple of pastels, you probably already have everything you’ll need!


Can I get more support?

Yes. Once enrolled on the course you will also have access to my Student Chatroom, with a dedicated area for you to post images of your work, interact with other members and I’ll be around to give feedback and comments.


How much does the course cost?

£45 gives you 6 months access to the course, with all the videos and resources. Plus unlimited access to the Student Chatroom.

To book a place all you need to do is click the link below and you will be sent details about how to register on the Student Chatroom and accessing your course.

Exploration Sketching



Valid for 6 months

How long does the course take to complete?

There are over 1hour 40 mins of videos, which can be watched and worked through in one day if you are in a rush. But I suggest you take one lesson at a time, playing with the ideas and exploring your sketches before moving on. The course is designed specifically to help you generate new ways to approach a subject.


Can I let my family and friend access the course?

No, your Log In details for online learning and digital content are for your personal use only and should not be shared. If you would like to buy the course for a group, then do contact me and I can quote you for group access.


Can I cancel and receive a refund?

Unfortunately once access to the course has been given I am unable to give a refund. If you have any problems then please do contact me ( and I will do my best to iron out any problems.


What happens if I lose my login?

Don't panic. You can access the members pages through the log in links on all my ArtwithTricia website pages. If you forget your password, follow the on screen instructions to reset your details. To keep my site secure I do not have access to any passwords.

Exploration Sketching



Valid for 6 months

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