Drawing I - Live Course

Building your “value” knowledge and confidence in drawing. Wednesdays 6:30-9 pm EDT, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16

Drawing I - Live Course

Eight-week course
Wednesdays 6:30-9 pm EDT, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Drawing I is the follow-up course for Robert’s Drawing Fundamentals course. This course’s objective is to continue to build your “value” knowledge and the ability to create solid values within our drawings. Through three different exercises, your confidence in capturing what you see and rendering it on paper will strengthen. We will keep our subject matter reasonably simple in our still lifes, focusing on form and not textures. A focus on textures is in Drawing II.

This is a live online drawing course using Zoom Meeting Rooms. Robert will be working from his studio, where he has several cameras set up to help him give you the best learning experience from the comfort of your studio. You will be able to draw along with Robert during each lesson and ask Robert questions.

Before enrolling, please visit the Technology Needs page to ensure you have everything needed to participate in the online class, ensuring that you have a great experience.

Materials for this course

View the materials for this course. To have the best experience possible, Robert highly recommends purchasing the same materials on the list as those are the materials he uses in his instruction. You can visit the link on the Drawing Materials page, which will take you to Blick Artist Materials, where you can purchase everything you need. Allow two weeks for delivery and always check the top promo banner on the website for special purchase codes.


  • Pencils: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (Highly recommend purchasing Faber Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils - Please do not buy Artist Loft pencils.)
  • 11 x 14 drawing pad
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Rub eraser
  • Value finder
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pencil lengtheners

Your Instructor

Robert Louis Caldwell
Robert Louis Caldwell

Artist and Instructor
ARC Associate Living Master
Signature Member, The Society of Animal Artists

Robert Louis Caldwell is an award-winning artist, internationally renowned for his wildlife and architectural oil paintings. His work has appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions, including the Society of Animal Artists, Art of the Animal Kingdom and Birds in Art, and is represented in the permanent collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Robert graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. and is the author of the drawing instructional book “Draw Realistic Animals, Wildlife, Pets & More.”

Read more about Robert’s instructional approach, philosophy and credentials.

Visit Robert’s website rlcaldwell.com to view examples of his drawings and paintings.

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