This drawing course is for the serious art student wishing to dive into realistic drawing and painting. For beginners, we will start at the very beginning, giving you the fundamental concepts and skills to take your art-making to the next level.  For intermediate and advanced students, this course will help fill in all those gaps that you find so frustrating.

Based on the same sequential method of our 8-week atelier course, this online course is delivered in 8 sections, with each one focusing on one key building block. In each module, you will receive three video presentations:

  • the first explains the importance, rationale and history of that topic.

  • the second contains practice exercises that you can to develop your skills.

  • the third contains the assignments that you hand in.

Following each assignment, you will receive a personalized video critique from Mandy. This personal feedback is created expressly for you. Personal feedback is indispensable to real learning, and sets this course apart from so many others.

After you complete all 8 sections, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Mandy Boursicot Atelier.

More importantly you will have a good, solid understanding and ability to draw anything.


Course Outline

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Course Outline

    • Welcome Video

    • Notes to Start

  • 2

    Section 1. Line

    • 1.1. Presentation

    • 1.2. Practice Exercises

    • 1.3. Line Practice Download

    • 1.4. Assignment 1

    • 1.5. Pencil Sharpening

    • 1.6. Assignment 2

    • 1.7. Downloads for Assignment 2

    • 1.8. How to upload your assignment

    • 1.9. Submit Assignment 1 - Fruits & Veggies from life

    • 1.10. Submit Assignment 2a - Tientsin cabbage block-in

    • 1.11. Submit Assignment 2b - Tientsin cabbage finished line drawing.

  • 3

    Section 2. Shape

    • 2.1. Presentation

    • 2.2. Practice Exercises

    • 2.3. Shape Practice Download

    • 2.4. Assignment 3

    • 2.5. Downloads for Assignment 3 & 4

    • 2.6. Submit Assignment 3 - Boxer Dog finished line drawing

    • 2.7. Submit Assignment 4 - Dachshund finished line drawing

  • 4

    Section 3. Form

    • 3.1. Presentation

    • 3.2. Practice Exercises

    • 3.3. Form Practice Download

    • 3.4. Assignments 5 & 6

    • 3.5. Downloads for Assignment 5 & 6

    • 3.6 Submit Assignment 5 - construct of Chianti bottle.

    • 3.7. Submit Assignment 6 - construct of Dachshund

  • 5

    Section 4 - Perspective

    • 4.1. Presentation

    • 4.2. Practice Exercises

    • 4.3. Perspective Practice Download

    • 4.4. Assignments 7 & 8

    • 4.5. Downloads for Assignment 7 & 8

    • 4.6. Submit Assignment 7 - perspective drawing of Chair

    • 4.7. Submit Assignment 8 - perspective drawing of book

  • 6

    Section 5 - Shadow

    • 5.1. Presentation

    • 5.2. Practice Exercises

    • 5.3. Shadow Practice Download

    • 5.4. Assignments 9 & 10

    • 5.5. Downloads for Assignments 9 & 10

    • 5.6. Submit Assignment 9 - teapot and teacup

    • 5.7. Submit Assignment 10 - paper bag, coffee cup and muffin

  • 7

    Section 6 - Values

    • 6.1. Presentation

    • 6.2. Practice Exercises

    • 6.3. Value Practice Download

    • 6.4. Assignment 11 & 12

    • 6.5. Downloads for Assignments 11 & 12

    • 6.6. Submit Assignment 11 - teapot and teacup 3-value drawing

    • 6.7. Submit Assignment 12 - tagine - 5 value drawing

  • 8

    Section 7 - Natural Forms

    • Coming Soon!

  • 9

    Section 8 - Man-Made Forms

    • Coming Soon!

Section 7 & 8 will be uploaded shortly.  Thank you for your patience.  

Why should you sign up

  • Lifetime Access

    This course will be yours to enjoy and watch over and over again, so that key concepts can be reviewed unlimited times. Draw along with video demonstrations at your own pace, stopping and rewinding as needed, or fast forwarding for steps already mastered.

  • Taught for Beginners

    This course is designed for absolute beginners, but even those who have some experience, will fill gaps in their knowledge and skills. Eight sections cover the essential building blocks of Classical Drawing, with video presentations, detailed explanations and demonstrations, practice exercises, and assignments to send in. And, you will receive feedback from a truly outstanding teacher.

  • Just like learning in Studio

    Enjoy the benefits of learning in person at the Mandy Boursicot Atelier, while staying home and staying safe. Video critiques, which you will receive for each of 15 assignments, mean improvement, progress and growth of understanding and skills much beyond other courses, precisely because of teacher feedback.

You'll instantly be getting

  • A series of video lessons, based on the sequential time-tested method of Classical Ateliers

  • Each of 8 sections is based on a key concept in Classical Drawing

  • Video presentation of each topic, its significance and examples of usage

  • Video presentation of practice exercises, explained and demonstrated.

  • Video presentation of your assignments, explained and demonstrated in detail.

  • Pdf downloads for practice exercises and assignments where applicable

  • Assignment upload boxes for you to "hand in" your assignments

  • Q&A section, to post your questions

  • Video critique of your assignments, sent directly to your email

  • Certificate of Completion when all your assignments are completed satisfactorily within one year of purchase

Get an EXCLUSIVE Drawing Pack & Course video on drawing a Tagine when you sign up by 14 Feb

Course price is CAD$265 or 4 monthly payments of CAD$77.