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The class has four lessons – as noted, full of inspiration, information, tips, demos, exercises and videos, plus each lesson has a BONUS page of links, books, and resources.

You’ll learn a variety of quick sketching techniques, with different mediums – you’ll be able to choose the one that best fits YOU, or discover new ones you’ll love. You’ll have plenty of chance to try them out! We will touch on traditional fast sketching techniques, plus new ways to approach them. We’ll cover a bit on value and form, quickly, as well. Mini-videos in every lesson explore right along with you.

And best of all, this is at your convenience, in your own time.

You’ll have a blast! And, with any class, online or otherwise, you’ll get out of the lessons what you put into them.
Judging from the enthusiasmlevel of most of my students, that’s a lot!

Notes: The lesson will be automatically delivered to the email address you sign up with. Whatever address you use for PayPal, be sure to check, that's where your lessons will be sent.

Classes will be delivered once a week, for four (4) weeks, each one 7 days after the last.

System Requirements: Lessons are in PDF format and Adobe Reader X is required. Whatever device you use to view the lessons must meet Adobe Reader’s system requirements.

All this for $30!

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Quick Sketching 2 builds on Quick Sketching 1, but it can also stand alone, if you like.

Find Quick Sketching 1 here.
Find Quick Sketching 2 here.
Find Quick Sketching in Color here.
Find Ink & Wash Mini-Class here.
Find Watercolors Pencils Mini-Class here.
Find Keeping an Artist's Journal Mini-Class here.

Check the Great Feedback on Mini-Classes!

Future offerings may include:

• Sketching in Nature
• Drawing People
• Plein Air Painting
• Watercolor Basics
• Watercolor Textures
• 80+ Creativity Prompts

If you are interested in any of our interactive classes, please feel free to ask to be on our waiting list. You can write me at kate@cathyjohnson.info. If you want to know about upcoming mini-classes, just fill out the form on this page.


What, Why and Basics

• Sketching vs. Drawing
• Basic Supplies
• Be Prepared
• Quick Sketching Tips
• More Supplies
• Exercise
• Videos
testing tools
choosing tools for speed
• Get Ready, Get Set, DRAW
• BONUS links and resources

Let's Get At It ... FAST!

• Quick Tips
• Video-quick sketching demo
• Gesture Sketching
• Video-gesture sketching
• 3 Exercises
• Geometric Shapes
• 2 Exercises
• Video, fast sketching landscape
• Exercise
• Info on copying
• BONUS links and resources

Jumping into MORE Tricks

• Memory Sketches -- a faster approach
• 2 Exercises
• Video, memory sketching
• 3 Exercises
• Video, thumbnail sketches
• Visual Symbols -- creating your own shorthand
• Big Shapes -- simplifying your subject
• 2 Exercises
• Demo
• BONUS links and resources

Adding Form and Shadow -- FAST

• More supplies
• Value scale
• 4 Quick Tips
• Video -- value scale
• 9 Quick Exercises
values, ink, hatching
pencil, brush pen
• Demos
• Using Values for direction and mood
• Video-color sketching
• BONUS links and resources