An Introduction to Drawing for Beginners

This is the perfect course to help you begin your artistic journey on the right foot! Join veteran New Masters Academy instructors as you learn the basics of drawing from materials, sharpening your pencil, and form to shading and rendering, all presented in a clear, step-by-step approach with assignments to help you along.

7 Lessons 18h 40m 17s of videos

Level 1

The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this lesson, Chris Legaspi and Heather Lenefsky show you the essential materials to begin your drawing journey. Including pencils, pens, markers, erasers, and so […]
The New Masters Academy Beginners Program helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this second lesson of the series, Chris and Heather will help you prepare to draw in your own studio. They will demonstrate the importance […]
The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this lesson, Heather will teach you how to sharpen your pencil, and effective ways in which to properly hold it. She will then show […]

Level 2

The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this fifth lesson of the series, New Masters Academy instructor Heather Lenefsky and Disney art director, Bill Perkins, will teach you about the core […]

Level 3

The New Masters Academy Beginners Program helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this sixth lesson of the series, renowned illustrator and educator, Mark Westermoe, will teach you the time-honored practice of plaster cast drawing. You will […]
The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this final lesson of the series, Bill Perkins will demonstrate various landscape drawing exercises. Bill will start by planning his composition with matrices, and […]

Common Questions

Is this Learning Path only for absolute beginners?

No! This Learning Path is ideal for beginners, but it also contains valuable information for artists of nearly all levels.

Does this Learning Path focus primarily on drawing the figure?

No, there are there are multiple topics covered in this series. While figure drawing is one of the topics covered, it is not the primary focus.

This Learning Path includes a lesson on drawing a plaster cast head. Do I have to be familiar with head drawing before starting this lesson?

Not at all! Plaster cast drawing is a great exercise for learning to see and draw complex forms.