Adult Beginners to Intermediate

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With Virginia Freyermuth, Ph.D.
Holistic Art Educator, Master of Fine Arts
Illustrator of the award-winning "Norbert" picture books

Enrollment opens Sunday, September 17, 2017.
Enrollment is Limited.

Register by 11:59 PM EST, Sept. 23, 2017 and receive
One Free Feedback E-mail from Virginia on a drawing you create in this course. Quantity of this special offer is limited.

Adult Beginner to Intermediate Level


What if…you knew that art was not meant for a talented few, but also for you?

What if…you could learn how to see like an artist and draw from observation?

What if…you decided that fear is no longer a good excuse to hold back your inner artist?

What if...you made art that was meaningful to you rather than copy someone else's art?

What if…you could learn from an award-winning instructor in your own home?

What if…you could Discover Drawing!

It's time to let your inner artist shine!

You only need pencil, paper, and eraser to begin your amazing adventure.

Learn specific drawing techniques and tips from a national award-winning art educator and professional artist.

Sharpen your skills with additional tools, if you choose, including colored pencils, pen, charcoal, watercolor, and oil pastel. Learn basic digital drawing on an iPad, too, if desired!

Learn how to convey emotion through your drawing.

Start a sketchbook or keep a portfolio of work, or both! Each will be a record of of your artistic growth over time.

Through a sequential art lessons, instructional videos, podcasts and written materials, you will gradually develop your drawing skills and discover the joys of capturing your ideas on the page. Even if you "can't draw a straight line," this class is for you! Depending on your enrollment choice, you could also get personalized feedback on your work from Virginia.

Virginia believes there is an artist in everyone. She has taught drawing to thousands of people of all ages for over 40 years, people who have been surprised and amazed at their own capacities. You never know where the journey will lead you until you take the first step, and it just might be transformative!

Enrollment is limited.
Course begins September 30, 2017. Enrollment is limited.
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This course is taught in English.
This course is for adults. Please see FAQ's for high school-age inquiries.

Illustration by Virginia Freyermuth, "Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?"

In this class you will:

  • engage in a holistic, individualized art making process
  • use your choice of drawing media (but pencil, paper and eraser are the only media required)
  • create a special space for your art making
  • learn varied ways to draw what you see
  • practice drawing from memory and imagination
  • explore ways to make your drawings more expressive
  • learn the basics of drawing on Virginia's favorite iPad app, if desired
  • develop a portfolio or sketchbook of drawings to demonstrate your growth over time

Your Instructor

Virginia K. Freyermuth, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Virginia K. Freyermuth, M.F.A., Ph.D.
  • 1994 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

  • 1995 National Outstanding Art Teacher, Walt Disney American Teacher Awards

  • 2014 Rhode Island Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator

  • Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Painting

  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentration in Art Education

A national award-winning artist educator, Dr. Virginia K. Freyermuth has taught for over 40 years to all age and experience levels from grades Pre-K through 12, college, and adults. Virginia is currently a licensed art educator in the state of Massachusetts.

She promotes a holistic approach to the teaching of art by which the heart and mind are open to possibility, where intention and intuition are honored, and where doing work that matters with wonder, grace and love is valued. She believes that each person has the capacity for authentic, personally meaningful artistic engagement and that the creative process can be transformative. Art is viewed as inclusive, an inherent part of whom we are as human beings; it is our universal language.

In addition to her teaching awards, she has won numerous awards for her fine art. The NORBERT book series she created, illustrated, and published with author Julie Freyermuth Steines won 9 international and national book awards.

Her professional website is www.VirginiaFreyermuth.com

Illustration by Virginia Freyermuth
"Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?" Polly Parker Press

This class is for you if:

  • You are an adult beginner who wants to learn basic drawing skills -or-
  • You already have some basic drawing skills but want to refresh or further refine your skills
  • You want to experience learning to draw using a holistic approach that honors head, heart and hands
  • You want to better understand how to draw in a more personally meaningful way
  • You appreciate open-ended lessons that give you creative choices
  • You want clear technical instruction and also creative inspiration
  • You want to awaken the your inner artist

What you'll get:

  • 8 weeks sequential drawing lessons called "Invitations to Create." You will have the flexibility to draw things of interest to you with your choice of recommended art materials.
  • Instructional video tutorials with Virginia Freyermuth
  • Virginia's Podcasts
  • Written Materials
  • Art Resources for inspiration and learning
  • Ideas for future art making
  • Access to Virginia's responses to selected student questions
  • Discover Drawing Plus students will receive personal written feedback from Virginia about their work
  • Discover Drawing Premium students will receive person written feedback from Virginia about their work and two telephone calls (Continental U.S. only).
    NOTE: This course is taught in English only and is for adults.

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION: Learn about Virginia's holistic approach to the art making process

MAKE WAY FOR ART: Media, Mindset, and Spirit

You may take as long as you like on each lesson.
An Invitation to Create with accompanying resources will be made available each week over 8 weeks.

Week 1. INVITATION TO CREATE: Let's Get Started

Week 2. INVITATION TO CREATE: Drawing What You See

Week 3. INVITATION TO CREATE: Make Your Mark

Week 4. INVITATION TO CREATE: The Nature of Expression

Week 5. INVITATION TO CREATE: Bringing Your Drawings to Life

Week 6. INVITATION TO CREATE: Drama and Mood

Week 7. INVITATION TO CREATE: Rendering Rich Textures

Week 8. INVITATION TO CREATE: Making Drawing Meaningful

Reflections and Next Steps

note: this outline is subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts September 30, 2017 at Noon EST and never ends! But you can enroll today to reserve your space! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide how long it will take and when you finish. If you enroll for instructor feedback with Discover Drawing Plus or Discover Drawing Premium, feedback is provided within 12 weeks of the start of the course. Students must submit their work for feedback within that time frame.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited online access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What art materials do I need?
Minimally you will need a pencil, eraser and paper. The entire course could be done with only these materials. But you can also add vine charcoal, colored pencils, watercolors and other basic art media. A detailed list of choices will be provided.
Can a high school student enroll in this course?
This course is designed for and is open to adults. High school students who are serious about their art will be considered with parental permission. Minors may not enroll without written permission of the instructor and parent or guardian. Please contact Virginia for details. [email protected]
Are you a registered PDP provider of professional development points (PDP) for teachers?
No, not at this time. However, because the instructor of this course is a licensed art educator in Massachusetts, a former public school K-12 art teacher, and also a former higher ed. art education preparation program coordinator and instructor, the concepts and ideas of this course can inform and inspire one's teaching.

Are you ready to make your world more colorful and creative?

Register Today! Enrollment is limited.

Course Begins September 30, 2017 and never ends.

Welcome to your WorldClass Art Class.

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