Course curriculum

  • 1

    MINISKETCHERS: happy drawing for children (ENG/LV/RU)

  • 3

    Toy Sketching

    • Lesson 1 - Sketch a toy and learn to see

  • 4

    Nature Sketching

    • Lesson 2 - Sketch nature and learn to notice

  • 5

    Landscape Sketching

    • Lesson 3 - Sketch a landscape and tame watercolors

  • 6

    Seasons Sketching

    • Lesson 4 - Sketch a season and learn to mix colors

  • 7


    • Lesson 5 - Proportions and measurments

  • 8


    • Lesson 6 - Shadows


  • What to expect from this course?

    The online course consists of six practical step-by-step video lessons for children from urban sketchers and illustrators Agnese Aljena and Masha Zurikova. The aim of this course is to teach children sketching (or drawing) from nature with ink and watercolour in easy manner. We want to inspire kids to observe the world around us and to begin drawing it. Every video lesson encourages a kid to look around and to draw his or her world (not to copy the picture in video). In this course children will learn not only how to paint with watercolor, but also how to see and to notice things. Because observation and learning to see is one of the basic skills in drawing. Each video lesson is accompanied with a guide in three languages (English, Latvian and Russian) for parents or teachers that explains the task and the goal for each lesson. The guide will advice you how to help to overcome creative crisis and to encourage kid to keep trying. It also includes a note with an adult version of the same task so that you can make this process more fun and sketch together.

  • Who could be interested in the course?

    This course will be interesting for children from 5 to 12 years old.

  • What materials will I need?

    • sheets of white drawing paper (watercolor paper, 250-300 g/m2) • a pencil • ink pen or rapidograph with waterproof black ink • an eraser • a set of watercolors • several brushes

  • How much does the course cost?

    The price of the course is 10 USD. Unfortunately at the moment we can not give a price in other currencies including EUR. There is one time purchase that gives you lifetime unlimited access to course materials. In this course no feedback option is included.

  • Is there going to be any feedback from the instructors?

    This course does not include any feedback.

  • What is the language of the course?

    All lessons contain clear step-by-step video instructions with no narration (just some music). Each lesson is accompanied with a PDF guide for parents and teachers in three languages: English, Latvian and Russian.