The Elements of Drawing: A Free Course from Oxford

In The Elements of Drawing, Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing.

1. Introduction to the Elements of Drawing

2. The Tip of the Pencil

3. The Edge of the Pencil

4. Toned Paper

5. Making a Livelier Drawing

6. Measured Drawing

7. With Colour

8. Field Notes

9. Creativity

You can watch the lectures in the course above. Or find the lectures on iTunes or Oxford’s website.

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