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Drawing Foundations Art Course

Drawing Foundations is a program that will empower and guide emerging artists to learn their art FUNdamentals! This online drawing course is designed for kids and youth to explore different drawing materials, techniques, and styles. Buy it once and get unlimited access! 

Each module in this program will introduce art concepts and techniques that will explore the essential elements of art and principles of design, and how to use them throughout the creative process. Each lesson will show viewers how to complete a themed drawing project with step by step instructions to create meaningful artwork they are proud of! 

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Here is a sample of lesson 1 of our Bird Scientific Drawing which focuses on planning ideas, space, and shapes. 

Learning Level: Junior-Intermediate (Age 9+)

Suitable for kids ages 9+ who are looking to the build core, fundamental skills to develop their art experience. Each module blends step by step learning with theme-based projects to nurture imagination and design innovation. Drawing Foundation projects include learning how to draw animals, environments, people and objects. Viewers will have the creative freedom to customize their artwork and choose their own subject matter.

Note: Children younger than 6 learning asynchronously may need hands on adult supervision.

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Enjoy fun, engaging, and modern art projects with proven results!


☑️ No Commute - Follow and learn online from home!

☑️ Access different art lessons at one level to explore a range elements of art and principles of design.

☑️ Unique NERD teaching method integrates art foundations with design thinking, allowing you to apply creativity to other fields of study.

☑️ Lessons are integrated with other school subjects for cross-curricular marks!

☑️ Supplemental step by step art techniques set the foundation for future creative freedom and success.

Beginner Drawing Island Lesson

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✍️ 12 Drawing Projects for Beginner Artists


Engaging bite-sized video lessons designed to teach young artists drawing techniques and art concepts -- putting the FUN in learning Art FUNdamentals! 

  1. Drawing Realistic Eyes - create realistic eyes through the use of shapes, space and values

  2. Learning about Value -  study the importance of values and how to apply them to their your object drawing

  3. Scientific Bird Drawing - learn about this technical style of drawing and try creating birds in different poses

  4. Leaf Cut Out Scene - create your own scenes within an illustrated leaf, inspired by nature 

  5. About the Artist Challenge - What makes you YOU? Create a simplified character inspired by your unique characteristics!

  6. Lions and Cubs Family Drawing - create a lion & cub family drawing using shapes and lines to create realistic texture

  7. Giant Object Illustration - play with proportion by creating your own giant object illustration

  8. Roy Lichtenstein Landscape - explore Lichtenstein's infamous comic style in a landscape considering foreground, middle ground, and background

  9. Poppy Study - learn about the significance of poppies, and how to draw them utilizing different techniques and mediums

  10. Sock Design - get creative with pattern and colours to create your own unique sock designs!

  11. Hand Holding Object - draw a hand holding an object of your choice, considering balance and proportions

  12. Animal Poses - learn about animal poses with focus on shapes, space, proportions, line and value

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Our video lessons are bite-sized and guided step by step from professional artists to accommodate online learning. This course also comes with additional resources for every project:

📺 Step by step bite sized videos - pause, speed up, slow down or replay the lessons

👩‍🏫 Proven and unique N.E.R.D. Teaching Methodology - for learning the creative process

📝 Printable Self Assessments - to supplement each project

🎨 Simple Art Materials - In person art classOnly basic drawing materials are needed, and may always be substituted, keeping it flexible and open! Some of the recommended materials include:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Black Pen / Fineliner
  • Markers (optional)

✊ YOU can kickstart your child's art journey, even with no art experience!

Every project in this course was thoughtfully planned and executed by professional art educators, then curated and edited into bite-sized modules with learning supports. Each video lesson was tested in live classes, and only the best lessons are curated into video modules containing bite-sized step by step lessons that are designed to empower young artists to improve their skills and creative thinking.

🙌 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee

We are so sure you or your child will enjoy this learning experience that we’ll give you your money back within 30 days if you are not fully satisfied. The value of this program speaks for itself -- buy this course once and get unlimited access to use them with future classes again and again!

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👩‍🎨 About the Instructor

Arruniya Mohendran is a visual artist, passionate educator, and certified Ontario Teacher. She holds a bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University, and a Bachelor of Education at York University. She is the Education Supervisor at Winged Canvas, specializing in kids art classes, curriculum planning, and working with our education team and teaching partners to design world class online art enrichment programs. When Arruniya is not teaching, you can find her working on personal art (usually inspired by nature) or exploring the outdoors with friends and family.

🏫 About Winged Canvas

Winged Canvas is an online art school based in Ontario, Canada. Their online enrichment programs include live weekly classes, virtual camps, video courses and art mentorship taught by professional artists who are passionate educators. They also host online events, parties and custom art workshops for schools and community partners. Attending an art class has never been easier. Start learning from anywhere, and join a live class in seconds!

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🏆 Voted Toronto’s Top Arts Educator in 2021 and 2022, Winged Canvas has 150K+ subscribers on YouTube and earned hundreds of 5 star reviews from happy parents. Their mission is to make art education easily accessible to everyone, ensuring that no child is left behind. 

Our mission is to make art education easily accessible to everyone.


12 Modules

Drawing Realistic Eyes

Create realistic eyes through the use of shapes, space and values! A step-by-step demonstration will be shared to support the base of your artwork, while allowing for creative interpretation. 

Learning About Value

In this module with 3 step by step lessons, you will learn about values and how to apply them to your own object drawings. 

Scientific Bird Drawing

In this module with 4 step by step lessons, you will learn how to create your own scientific bird drawings. 

Leaf Cutout Scene Drawing

In this module with 3 step by step lessons, you will learn about leaf cutout art and how to create your own scenes within an illustrated leaf. 

About the Artist Challenge

In this module with 3 step by step lessons, you will learn how to create a simplified character inspired by yourself. You will brainstorm and exemplify personal characteristics to communicate your relationship to the project. 

Lions & Cubs Family Drawing

In this module with 4 step by step lessons, you will learn how to create a lion & cub family drawing using shapes to build your animals, and lines to create realistic texture. 

Giant Object Illustration

In this module with four step by step lessons, you will learn about and create your own giant object illustrations! You will consider space, shapes, and emphasizing your large object using smaller details. 

Roy Lichtenstein Landscape

In this module with 4 step-by-step lessons, you learn about Roy Lichtenstein and how to plan an execute your own landscape inspired by Lichtenstein's comic style. You will think about space (foreground, middle ground and background) along with colour, line, shape and balance to create your landscapes. 

Poppy Study

In this module with 4 step by step lessons, you will learn the significance of poppies, and how to draw them using different techniques and mediums. You will build poppies considering space, shape, and a variety of lines and values to create contrast in your artwork. 

Sock Design

In this module with four step by step lessons, you will plan and design your own socks. You will focus in on planning your composition, creating base shapes with the instructor, and executing your pattern and colours to create your own unique socks. 

Hand Holding Object

In this module with 4 step by step lessons, you will learn how to draw a hand holding an object considering shapes, proportions, values and balance. Building a hand sketch alongside the instructor first will support you in building hands holding an object or idea of your choice. 

Animal Poses

In this project, you will learn about creating your own animal poses with focus on shapes, space, proportions, line and value. You will brainstorm different animals and poses before starting your own animal pose artwork. Follow this step-by-step project to build base shapes and details on animal poses.

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