I’ve had a few questions about my upcoming drawing eCourse… (and most were from my Mum – thanks Mum!)

I’m talking about ‘Shiny Happy Drawing’ . It goes live on Sunday 1 July and includes 6 weeks of videos and projects (one will be released each week).

(If you’ve already signed up, thank you! You can go have a cuppa and relax. You’re in. 🙂 )

If you have questions and would like to know more, keep reading, or just click through.

Do I have to be at my computer on Sunday 1 July?

No, you absolutely don’t. That’s just the day I’ll be releasing the first videos on our private website (you’re given access to that when you sign up). You can watch it whenever you wish.

The second set of videos will be released the next Sunday, and the third, the Sunday after that, but whether it takes you a day, a month or a year to get around to watching and learning, it’ll all be there, ready when you are (so there’s no pressure!).

Can I watch the videos more than once?

You sure can. Once they’re online, you can watch them on the site as many times as you like. That’s one of the advantages of this online thing – it’s like a real-life class, but with the benefit of a pause button!

Do I have to be on Facebook or join the Facebook group?

No, the private Facebook group is simply an added bonus that I offer with the class. It’s a place to share your drawings if you want to, and I can share feedback or ideas with the group more easily there.

I will be checking in often during the 6 weeks of the live course, and the group will continue beyond that, but no, if you don’t want to be on Facebook, you certainly don’t have to be. The main course is hosted on a password protected website and you’ll have full access to that.

What supplies will I need?

You really don’t need much for drawing and I’m trying to keep the supplies to a minimum for this class. I encourage you to look around your house or office and see what you already have before you go out and buy anything.

That said, it would be great to have a couple of HB and softer (2B, 4B) pencils, a ruler and eraser, a sketchbook of some kind, and some coloured pencils, felt pens and maybe some watercolours on hand.

I’ll be demonstrating with and explaining a lot of different materials, but there’ll always be options to do each project with different supplies.

What happens once I buy the course?

You’ll receive a welcome email straight away, and it will include a link to the online classroom. You can take a look around before the class starts and the videos will start being added on 1 July, and for five weeks after that.

My goal is to inspire you to make drawing a part of your everyday. I’ll explain the basics, and how I think and feel about drawing, and then invite you to ‘fill your book’ with me (whether it’s a small book or a large book is up to you!).

I’m a big believer in ‘learning by doing’, so the weekly projects are designed to improve your knowledge and make you keen to draw more. And ‘drawing more’ is what’ll make you a better drawer, so it’s a win/win!

I’m an absolute beginner, is this the course for me?

Now, this wasn’t one of Mum’s questions but it was asked by a person in Scotland (!)… and you know what? The beginning is the best place to start. Grab and pencil and paper and join in. You just might love it.

Any more questions spring to mind?

I’d be more than happy to answer any other questions you have. Just email me and I’ll get back to you asap.

See you in the online studio on 1 July!