Beginner's Guide to Drawing (Live Class)

Join NMA founder Joshua Jacobo in this 12-week interactive walkthrough of Beginner's Guide to Drawing. The first of its kind, this Live Class allows you to work through core course content from the upcoming Learning Tracks as an Interactive Live Class. This course is designed to empower new students with a structured approach to learning how to draw. You will learn the fundamentals of perspective, rendering, and composition. Each week, you will be assigned lessons to watch from the course and assignments to complete. Joshua will critique your assignments live and answer questions to help you get the most out of this course. After completing this course, you will develop a solid foundation in drawing.

Common Questions

How do I earn a Certificate of Completion for this class?

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. The guidelines with all the information pertaining to the Certificate of Completion are here: Live Class Certificate of Completion Guide. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

How do I participate in these Live Classes?

You can participate by accessing the live lesson page on Saturdays at 1:30 pm PT. This event is for NMA subscribers, you can sign up for important email updates here. You will be updated when the stream goes live, with assignment reminders, and any schedule changes.

How can I submit my work for critique?

If you want to submit your drawing for critique, follow the submission guidelines PDF located in the assignment tab of each lesson.

What materials do I need to get for this Live Class?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this Live Class?

This Live Class includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the content hosted by Joshua. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

How can I interreact with other students taking this Live Class?

A great way to interact with fellow students is to join our Discord channel. Each Live Class has its very own channel where students can interact, ask questions, submit for community feedback, and more. This is also a great resource for updates and other events happening here at New Masters Academy.