Back to Basics. Learn To Draw!

How to Start to Learn to Draw in 4 Days. 

A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Online Sketching Course Supporting You Build An Understanding of the Techniques You Need to Be Able to Draw. All Within 4 DAYS!
6th - 9th December. 6:30pm UK Time. 

Before I Tell You About This Course, Let's Explore Who This is For...

You're someone that has always longed to pick up a pencil and draw but have perhaps believed that you're not talented enough! You struggle to know where to start with your drawing and would like to learn the basic principles needed to build a drawing skill. You've always been slightly intimidated by the idea of drawing but want to give it a go! 

Whether you're someone who; 
  • Is brand NEW to drawing and NEVER had an arts background. 
  • Get's so far with your drawing and gets stuck or frustrated!
  • Would like to build an understanding of the techniques needed to draw. 
  • Is learning from scratch and wants to formulate a step by step approach unique to you. 
  • Wants to refresh your drawing knowledge.
  • Would love to feel confident to be able to draw anything and anywhere!
  • Would like to learn to develop your own creative style through drawing.
  • Would love to be able to know what you need to do to make your drawings look like you'd like them to! 

Then this course is for you!

I'll be demystifying the art of drawing and supporting you build your confidence as you move towards building a fulfilling sketching habit! 

By the End of This Course, You Will Have:

  An Understanding of drawing basics!

Every session will cover specific fundamental drawing topics such as mark making, the 5 basic principles of drawing, the equipment you need, !

  Learned to Stay Motivated to Draw!

This course will support you identify the motivation behind wanting to draw and sketch. With weekly get togethers with the community as well as wrap around activities you will have plenty of reasons to want to stay motivated!  

  Mastered New Drawing Techniques.

You will have understood the "science" behind drawing and chosen how to use what you learn, adapting it to a new drawing practise. 

  Become More Confident!

Practice makes perfect. How do you build practice into your busy day and more importantly stick to it so that you succeed at this? Added lessons and extras will support you develop a drawing habit. 

  Learned to Assess How to Fix Your Drawing  

Understanding what you need to do to improve your drawing and where you may be going wrong is a fundamental aspect of practicing the drawing process but learning from it in order to improve! 

 Developed a Step-by-Step Approach to Success

All of Emily's Notebook courses are based on addressing 3 core areas to support you. You will address your success mindset, methodology as well as generating the momentum needed to fulfil your creative potential. 

"I told myself for over fifty years that I couldn’t draw. I felt a grip of fear whenever people showed me their drawings or talked about sketching because I had convinced myself I couldn't do it. Learning through Emily’s Notebook has been life-changing in so many ways. First of all I can draw! I have learnt that there are subjects to draw in everyday things (I drew a pencil using amazing perspective). Tea cups, chairs, spoons, glasses. I have learnt techniques that bring my sketches to life. Emily is such an enthusiastic teacher that my inner, critical voice has definitely been silenced." Mick Bailey.

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What's Inside "The Back to Basics Drawing" Course!

What to Expect.

This flash course runs over a period of 4 days. Every day, Emily will run a live session taking you through the relevant daily materials as well as instruction. The live session will take place for up to and over an hour every evening (6:30pm UK Time). You will receive supporting materials in between the five core sessions to work through at your own pace. 

Within the learning platform you will gain access to 4 days of learning materials including pdfs, "how to" drawings, and a replay of the live recording to support your learning journey.  The entire course although delivered in 4 days can span a 30 day period of learning. As you have lifetime access, however, treat this 5 day period as just the start! 

To add to this, a special feature of this course is its lifelong access. Everytime Emily runs it or updates the materials - you get access! 

Day 1. Monday 5th December.

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The Art of Seeing and Contours!
In this module we'll be crushing the most common challenges that stop you moving forward with your drawing. 
 We are going to start setting you up for success by getting some big challenges out of the way with the goal of helping you achieve total clarity on what the 5 basic principles of drawing look like!
 We'll be exploring the approach to the process of creating as well as the end goal of knowing how to draw anything. 
 You're going to start by breaking down the 5 basic principles. You'll also be getting your first tutorials on drawing techniques including mark making and 3 types of contour drawing! 
 Most importantly we're going to be laying the foundation for the 30 days ahead and using the 3 key principles of mindset, method and momentum to underpin everything we do. 
 I'll be LIVE every day too to talk you through your day's lessons, modules and guides which are yours to keep. 

Day 2.  Tuesday 6th December

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In this week's module we'll be continuing on with our drawing techniques but using last week's learning and building upon it. Step-by-step, each module's lesson will be reincorporated week by week.

As we start to learn about and continue to build confidence, your repository of drawings will be growing.  In this week's module;
 We'll be touching on how to assess and use space, positive and negative drawing,  and the basic principles of composition as we continue working through the basic drawing techniques.
 Learning how to stay focused when you produce drawings you don't like. 
 We'll also be assessing why we draw and how we honour our unique perception and start to encourage our creative style.  

Day 3. Thursday 8th December

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Today's module will be diving into perspective and shape (or as I like to call it, understanding how things "fit" in relation to one another.) This is one of the most challenging and important lessons to learn in drawing. 
 You will have gained the ability to capture your subject from a new viewpoint and perspective adding to your technical skill set. 
 We'll be covering 1,2 and 3 point perspective and learning how and where to use them.

Day 4. Friday 9th December

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In this week's module we're tackling shadows and tone. We'll also be exploring the concept of developing your own creative style.  
 You'll be learning about drawing objects using different tones to accentuate their shape. 
 We will also be exploring how and where our inspiration comes from, where to find it and how to use it effectively to motivate our own creations. 

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Approach To Learning!

"The fact that I’ve nearly filled a sketchbook and 2 pencils are almost stubs, goes to show I’ve caught the bug. I have no formal art training at all, but with Emily, you gain a level of confidence and understanding that enables you to improve.
Unlike so many other courses available, she is very hands on.
I have found sketching to be so cathartic, it’s definitely the beginning of a journey for me,"
"This is completely different to art courses I've taken before! Emily is SO approachable. I love how everything is broken down in bite size chunks. I struggle with concentrating for long periods of time so am very pleased with my progress. From live demonstrations that I can rewatch time and time again, to the resources, to a set theme each week. I feel throughly grounded and inspired to go draw!" 
"I can draw...Woohoo! THANK YOU so much! Not only have I loved how well thought through this course is for 30 days, but how it is only now that my journey begins. I didn't realise that I could continue jumping into the course every time Emily runs it. A big worry for me was staying motivated to continue. I cannot quite believe the value Emily offers to her community providing all these sessions. Thank you again!" 

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Plus You'll Be Backed by a Risk-Free 14-Day Guarantee

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Emily's Notebook community is filled with highly motivated and super supportive members who are passionate about keeping a sketchbook and learning to fill them. When you join this course you become part of this group. 

By the end of 4 days you'll have received access to ALL the materials linked to the course. Meaning, you'll have had the opportunity to experience the course in full as well as start filling your sketchbook using all the great content inside the course to do so. 

If you don't feel totally confident that you have achieved value for money, simply reach out and show me how you've put in the work, and Emily's Notebook will refund your investment!

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Frequently asked questions

What level of experience do you need to do this course? 

I'm a big believer that everyone can draw. This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in exploring the basic principles of drawing. The course includes tutorials on techniques you can adapt as well as supports you discover your own style. You can be a beginner or someone more advanced looking to improve technique, get and stay motivated, as well as learn the art of sketching. 

Do I need any equipment to do this course?

All you need to get started is a sketchbook, paper and pencil. In the introductory email sent once you register I make some recommendations of the types of sketchbook and basic equipment you can start to use. You don't need to rush out and buy anything expensive. You just need a sketchbook, pencil to get started.

What if I can't make the live tutorials or finish the course? 

You can access all the materials in your own time as the course is yours to keep. There is a lot of material to get through within the course modules. It's purpose is to provide you with a support library of tools that you can keep coming back to. The live Q&As will be uploaded to the learning community for you to re-watch. You may also prefer to work through the material at a more leisurely pace and simply jump on the live sessions when you are able! Plus you can revisit and jump back any of the courses as they reopen and run again. I want to make sure you feel as if you are on a journey of learning that doesn't just end after 4 days! 

Will Emily be available and accessible to answer questions if I get stuck? 

I will be jumping on live Q&A sessions on a weekly basis and at different times of the day to cater to an international audience and any specific challenges you may have. As a course member too you're welcome to email me directly. Other support will be through the community engaged on the course! 

I'm based outside the UK. Is this course suitable for international students? 

Yes! Absolutely. Emily will be making her live sessions available to all her audiences. All other materials related to the course can be accessed as appropriate to the time zone you are in.  

Still Thinking About It?

You should give "Back to Basics" a 14 day risk free shot if you're motivated by any of the following:

 You're determined to carve out time in your day to being creative and need some help to do so! 

 You'd love to explore and develop a drawing habit. 

 You've always had creativity within you but never fully dedicated the time or energy to realising the extent of your creative potential! Its time to say goodbye to the negative gremlins and give this a go!

 More importantly you may have tried to get going in the past but failed! 

 PLUS...even if you feel as if you are falling behind you can re-join the course at any other time during the course life span. Many students choose to jump back on modules they want to revisit and explore further. 

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I personally cannot wait to guide you over this 4 day course is yours to keep...

Keeping a daily drawing habit has literally transformed my life from how I view my world through to how I manage my well being!

I've experienced first hand what it feels like to go from not knowing how to draw to learning to motivate myself, learn new techniques, practise, and start to uncover my creative style! I'm still learning that one too! 

If you're someone who has always wanted to do this, you owe it to yourself to at least take a risk free plunge to experience the process filling a sketchbook can have on your confidence as well as well being. Just as it has done for me!

To experience firsthand the pleasure, sense of achievement, connection to your creative self, (a side to your character that you may never have fully explored before) - and to build your drawing knowledge in order to bring new depth to your day, is something I can't wait to support you do! 

Should you choose to accept my invitation, I personally guarantee these 4 days filling your sketchbook will be just the start of your creative journey. 

I personally look forward to meeting each and every single one of you! 

Keep Sketching and can't wait to meet you soon! 

Emily x

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