Free Online Drawing Classes

Learn to draw at any age

Drawing is a skill you can master at any age. When you are ready, you can learn the basics of drawing by taking one or more of the free online drawing classes offered here. The websites all offer helpful instruction for beginning artists, and many of them offer classes at intermediate or advanced levels. When you use the web as your art instructor, you can log on to learn whenever you please.

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The free online drawing lessons at Kline Creative website are designed for beginners of any age, from young children to adults. The site offers instructional videos on a range of drawing subjects. The videos are designed to give the beginner core skills to enhance any art medium you choose to use.

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The ArtyFactory Art Lessons Gallery offers free online art lessons that include basic drawing classes for pencil, ink and colored pencil. For visitors who want to expand their knowledge of art, the site also offers an Art Appreciation Gallery and a Design Lessons Gallery.

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Don't overlook YouTube when you are searching for free online drawing classes. YouTube is a treasure trove of videos on the subject. Just enter a search term such as "drawing lessons" and choose from the enormous selection of videos on the topic. You may need to filter the list to see the topics of most interest to you, such as "drawing animals" or "drawing figures."

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Visit DrawingCoach.com for free drawing classes that skip the heavy theory and help students get started drawing immediately. Have fun learning how to draw portraits, cartoons, caricatures, and tattoos. All the lessons include step-by-step instructions and examples. Some lessons also include video tutorials.

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DrawSpace offers free and paid drawing lessons. This free collection of online drawing classes contains dozens of illustrated lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced artists. Learn how to set up a studio, create line drawings, shade correctly and cartoon. Some of the free classes are:

  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Drawing From Line to Life: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Introduction to Contour Drawing
  • Drawing a Symmetrical Design
  • Drawing With Colored Pencils

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This high-quality video class from the Academy of Art University entitled "How to Draw a Head" teaches you how to draw a head from a photo or from memory. The instruction focuses on facial proportion, expression and sketching basics

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Check out these free online drawing lessons at Toad Hollow Studio for instruction at all skill levels. Beginning lessons include line drawing, contour drawing, and shading. The lessons are available in text and video formats and are all free to the user. Also available is information on art theory and various drawing techniques.

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The How to Draw It website offers a simple approach to drawing animals and people. The animal tutorials are super easy to do, while the people lessons a bit more advanced. All are free to site visitors and make instant progress in your drawing skills possible.

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If drawing cartoons is your thing, this site offers plenty of free instruction on the topic. The site covers categories like '80s style cartoons, video game characters like Pacman, and Mr. Spock and Darth Vader.

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This site covers a wide range of art classes, but there are several free drawing tutorials for online learners, including:

  • Learn Basic Drawing
  • Draw With Pen and Ink
  • Learn Colored Pencils

Some of the classes are downloadable and some are in video form.