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Sketching course for beginners

Want to sketch an exciting moment but don’t know how? Learn to sketch anything into your sketchbook with no previous experience! Express yourself with just a few lines!

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Want to sketch an exciting moment but don’t know how? Learn to sketch anything into your sketchbook with no previous experience! Express yourself with just a few lines!

Great friendly atmosphere at the studios

Effective programs and motivating lecturers

Get great results fast. Perfect for total beginners

Flexible missed lessons replacement

We will provide you with all the art materials

Want to sketch your life and adventures, but don’t know where to start? Learn with us from zero!

Do you want to sketch the world around you? Are you fascinated by the beauty of the people, things and views? Learn to grasp those moments in your style in your sketchbook. With our Draw Planet Prague sketching course you will learn to sketch with no previous experience whatsoever!

We will gradually walk through linear drawings and sketches at the beginning, mainly working with liners and ink and proceed to creating our own great sketches with watercolor, colored pencils and markers. Starting with such fundamentals as hatching we will then quickly continue to create volume, shadows and develop our feeling for composition. Either if you are just starting or have some experience already – you will learn a lot and progress rapidly with us!

Our sketching classes in Prague are inspired by Urban Sketchers movement. They push us all to express ourselves with sketching, creating art from our daily lives. Create amazing things even if you are just doodling around or drawing a detailed illustration. Come and finally learn how to sketch!

Course is taught in English!

What to bring with you? Nothing 🙂  All the materials and supplies are always provided to you for free at Draw Planet!

Sign-up form and all the information about the dates of the course are lower on this page! Don’t leave it for later – SIGN-UP NOW!

Friendly and inspiring Draw Planet atmosphere
With us you will learn quickly and make great progress
One lecture once a week, same day every week
All top quality art supplies are always provided for free
Nice professional lecturers and effective programs
Perfect for beginners. We will help and support you
There are 8 lectures + 1 bonus lesson at the end
Each lecture is 3 hours. Course is 27 hours total
4300 CZK for the whole course including materials
It is just 159 CZK for each hour of fun and learning

If you miss a lecture – we will do our best to replace it for you! Just write us an email.

Look at students who started with this course. You will manage this too. Learn to create with Draw Planet!

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Lectures are once a week, same day and time as start of the course

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Lecturers

Sergej

Sergej is an interesting and well-rounded person and an adorable lecturer. He has years of experience with watercolour and every single one of his classes are filled with new ideas, images and fresh information. Having successfully graduated from the faculty of photography he is now pursuing further Master's studies at ZCU, on his way to Master's in photography. We are very happy that Sergej finds time to teach watercolour courses and workshops at Draw Planet.

Stan Solo

We hardly know any material that Stan does not work with very well. He is exceptional with acrylics, markers, sprays, airbrush, drawing and everything else. To top all that, he is always getting better - he sketches, draws, comes up with storyboards and creates comics all the time. His exceptional charisma and a lot of knowledge in the field make him an incredible lecturer. At Draw Planet he is in charge of comics, fashion illustration, sketching and illustration.

Helena D

Where to start? Helena is incredible as an illustrator, graphic designer, architect and art historian. She helped launch a lot of Draw Planet courses and we get inspired by her everyday. She will assist you with technique, composition and an overall concept. Also she is cute. We rely on her positive vibes and you will also get hooked by her creative enthusiasm.

Kristyna M

The funniest academic painter of Draw Planet. Kristyna is capable to explain even the most sophisticated topics in a very straightforward and accessible manner. Her classical training in Sofia combined with a very productive period of commercial illustration and animation have made her a great lecturer. She has a big of individual and collective exhibitions. Kristyna teaches painting and drawing classes, pastel and portrait courses. Her enthusiasm for art is contagious and you will love being at her classes. She is technically impeccable and very approachable as a person.

Marcela

Marcela is our super-illustrator. After studing her Master’s at ZCU she just never stops. She founded a book publishing house, she teaches sketching, illustration and figure drawing, she worked for an Italian agency and she even has energy to teach children art lessons. She is just a well-rounded amazing person, who we are thrilled to have as a member of our team.

Course program

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Working with a line in sketching. Basics of hatching and creating volume. How does the shadow work? Material: pencil, liner, watercolor
- Linear exercises, feeling the hand and the pencil. Sketching upside down pictures to see the lines and shapes.
- We learn hatching, create volume, shapes and begin sketching objects that we have demonstrated
- Learn to use watercolor accents, improvising, creating first mixed media sketches from the still-lives around.

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Markers, foundations of working with markers in sketching
- Creating volume with only grey markers, experimenting with the palette
- Analysing and working with sketch references, creating first marker sketches on special paper

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Watercolor, foundations of working with watercolor, sketching watercolor techniques and combining it with ink and liners
- Getting the understanding of working in layers, fixing mistakes, choosing the right paper and mixing colors
- Going from references to stylising realistic photographs in the sketching style

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Introduction to the sketching composition. Pencils, liners
- Theory of the composition, what does it mean, what is a bad composition, what does composition do
- Creating our own sketch compositions from photos and memories, experimenting with non drawing elements - tickets, maps, books.

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Essentials of perspective
- Completing perspective exercises. Understanding how it works, why is it important and where to apply it.
- Working with sketching references
- Working with realistic photographs to sketch interiors and exteriors.
- Real life examples and sketches

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Sketching human body
- Basic scheme, fundamental proportions
- Practicing to draw clothes, materials, leather and textile
- Practicing with sketch references
- Sketching team members

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Human portrait
- Basic scheme, fundamental proportions of the human face
- Practicing on photos, trying to grasp the quick essence of the emotion and face with a few lines
- Real life practice - sketching other team members

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Cafe adventure. Sketching outside everything around us

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Creating a final sketching composition - free topic, choosing the material and finding creative ways to express yourself and looking for a style

Frequently asked questions and answers

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRAW/PAINT/DESIGN ETC. CAN I STILL COME TO DRAW PLANET?

Definitely! That is what we do – we teach people to draw and develop creatively when they don’t even know how to start. We specialize in instructing beginners and people with no creative or drawing experience. We approach all of our students individually and with great care. It means the world to us that you learn the skills and finish Draw Planet courses absolutely satisfied with your studies.

CAN I COME JUST FOR A VISIT?

Sure! We love our guests and understand that they want to meet teachers, see the studios, and observe the creative process. We will show you everything that you are interested in and will answer all of your questions. It would be awesome if you let us know you are coming a few hours in advance.

WHERE ARE THE STUDIOS?

We have prepared beautiful studios for you in Prague city centre with perfect public transport availability. Draw Planet address is Sokolovská 131/86, Praha 8, Karlín. Right on the Křižíkova station (metro, tram). You can find us in the Zirkon building, 3rd floor. Also on occasion there may be available parking around the building.

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LEARN TO DRAW, IF I AM ALWAYS SO BUSY AND SIMPLY DON’T HAVE THE TIME?

In our superconnected and hurried times it is essential to make some time only for yourself. Surely, it is not always possible, but if we are speaking longterm, if you are busy nonstop it might backfire. If you don’t allow yourself to rest and regenerate, even your work will be ever harder to manage with all the stress. Creative tasks allow you to switch, find new original solutions and learn new skills, you will feel motivated with the progress you are making and will be in a supporting and motivating environment. Try looking at your schedule and finding some space for yourself, it will do you good.

CAN I TRANSFER MY COURSE OR WORKSHOP TO A FRIEND OF MINE?

Yes. Only please let us know in advance.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T COME TO A LESSON?

We understand that anything can happen and you might not be able attend every single lesson in the course. It is not a huge problem if you miss one lesson. You can still manage everything in the program – our teachers will do everything to help you so that you are not left behind. When it is possible, sometimes in some courses, we organize a special last lesson so that everyone who has missed a lesson can finish their work or have a cup of tea. But this is not always the case, due to the complications of scheduling. Please try to attend all lessons in a course.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

Nothing. We always provide you with all the materials that are needed for the course for free. You don’t need to bring anything except for your imagination. Just come and enjoy the lesson.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEACHING COURSES?

Draw Planet has been offering courses and workshops for more than 3 years now. And we are constantly continuing to perfect our courses and materials and to find new inspirations. We have managed to design our courses in such a way that they are always exciting and engaging both for adults and kids.

CAN I LEARN TO DRAW, IF I DON’T HAVE A BIG TALENT?

We all have talent for creating art. But we have to develop it. We all used to draw and paint when we were small. But some were supported, complemented and provided with right conditions, others were not. So some developed their talent more, and others did not yet. But that is the beauty of creating art – you can start and learn any time. It is never late to train and make quick progress. You simply have to begin your drawing course and amaze yourself with the progress you are making.

WHY EVEN DRAW, PAINT AND DESIGN ANYTHING AT ALL?

There is a mounting amount of evidence for why creativity is good for you! You will express your emotions freely, improve your memory and get rid of stress. Thanks to creativity you will be more noticing, more empathetic and even more effective at your work. You will be motivated by the progress you are making. But mainly you will have some time dedicated only for you and beautiful works you will make. Creativity makes people happier, join us now!

DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO COME IF I CAN’T EVEN DRAW AT HOME?

Of course :) Aspiring artists often lack guidance and support needed, they don’t know how to do something they crave and don’t have a direction. To make good progress you must have a professional leading you, helping you every step of the way and motivating you during your studies. Our experienced and energetic lecturers will guide you, motivate you and inspire! Our effective programs will ensure that you are making big advancements. And it is always fun at Draw Planet. Come and see for yourself!

WHO ARE YOUR LECTURERS?

Everybody who teaches at Draw Planet is always very friendly, creative and open-minded. All of our lecturers are very experienced teachers who are also active in their own creative pursuits.

WHAT ARE THE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS?

A course is a set of lessons, usually between 7 and 11 in number. Normally one lesson in a course is 3 hours (180 minutes).

A workshop is usually an individual lesson or 2 lessons. Workshops can last from 2 hours to 8 hours for a whole day workshop.

CAN I RECEIVE MONEY BACK FOR A COURSE I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND?

A refund for a paid course is possible. We try to approach each situation individually and always try to find the best solution for you. If it’s possible, we can reschedule or offer you a different course. For a more detailed policy on refunds, please see “Fee return” in the About Us section.

WHAT IF I AM NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO TAKE?

It is often the case with young artists that they are unsure which technique they want to pursue. The easiest solution is to write us at [email protected] and let us know what you expect from the course. We will find the course that suits you best. The important part is to take the first step.

I HAVE COMPLETED A COURSE, WHAT NEXT?

We encourage you to continue to develop your creativity! You can buy art supplies and continue to draw and paint on your own. You might consider coming to the studio just to draw on your own or to join a new course or workshop. We often also throw little parties, take trips, and organize interesting talks from creative professionals, like designers, painters, etc. Sign up for our newsletter below and like us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/drawplanetcz

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