Introduction to Materials

In this 8-week course, instructor Sheldon Borenstein shares his experience as a professional artist to help you better understand the uses of major drawing and painting media. He gives demonstrations on the same subjects, using different mediums like graphite, charcoal, markers, and many more, in order to compare and contrast their characteristics. After completing this course, you will have a general understanding of the most popular art mediums.

8 Lessons 7h 42m 48s of videos

Common Questions

Which mediums are covered in this course?

This course teaches you how to use graphite pencils, charcoal, color pencils, markers, fountain pens, pastels, acrylic paints, oil paints, and watercolors.

Am I required to buy materials for every lesson in this course?

We recommend that you buy every material in this course, to maximize your learning outcome. However, the supplies for lessons on fountain pens, pastels, oil paints, and watercolors are optional, due to their expensive cost.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

Traditional materials are highly recommended for this course.

Is this course beginner friendly?

Yes! This is a great introduction to materials for the beginner level.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes 8 downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Sheldon Borenstein. Although you are required to watch every lesson entirely, the assignments on fountain pens, pastels, oil paints, and watercolors are optional.

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