Frequently Asked Questions
Is this only for beginners?
Currently, the program is best for beginners, intermediate students who want to fill in some gaps in their drawing knowledge or skills, and students who are interested in the specific courses included in Drawing Decoded.
The lessons are progressive, gradually become more advanced, and building on the previous ones.
What is the time commitment?
This is a self-paced program. You are welcome to work through the lessons at your own pace and at your convenience.
Do I have to go through the lessons in the order you recommend?
Not at all! If you are a beginner, there is a suggested curriculum that lays out the lessons in the order I would move through them. However, if you are more experienced and know what you want or need to learn, you're welcome to work through the lessons in whatever order you choose. You have access to all included courses as soon as you become a member.
What is Bargue drawing?
The Charles Bargue drawing method involves drawing from prints of plaster casts. It is a very methodical exercise that allows students to learn the stages of the drawing process, methods of measurement, to train their eye and perceptual skills, and to control their pencil.
It’s particularly excellent if you are a nervous beginner (or think that you can’t learn to draw!) as it is much less intimidating to draw 'from the flat' (from a copy) than from life when first getting started.
However, because Bargue drawing is a tool for honing one’s eye and shading/rendering abilities, it’s a great exercise for intermediate students as well.
Will we only be drawing Bargue copies?
Not at all! We start with Bargue drawing and a variety of other exercises, using them as thorough and rigorous exercises to introduce various drawing concepts and techniques.
We will then transition to drawing from life, which should be considerably easier once we have developed a more sensitive eye, learned various methods of measurement and construction, and are comfortable with our drawing tools and techniques.
Can I ask questions inside the Membership, or have drawings critiqued?
This is primarily a self-study program, but I will be testing the first group critique inside the membership in November 2023! You will be able to submit a drawing for critique, which will happen live online. Outside of the group critique format, you can book individual critiques here.
What is the cancellation policy?
You can cancel at any time. Your membership will auto-renew monthly until you cancel.
Can I access the content once I have cancelled?
No, the membership works like a Netflix subscription: you have access to all of the content while you are a member, and course access is revoked upon cancellation.