July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

Sketching and Drawing Online Workshop

Sketching and Drawing Online Workshop

Brandon Schaefer’s Sketching and Drawing Workshop is now open and it’s completely FREE to watch and draw along! Brandon is a California-based artist.  He’s always enjoyed drawing throughout his life and discovered painting within the last few years.  He shares his knowledge and adventures on YouTube and is working to turn this passion into a full-time career.  Positivity and love for mother nature are what he expresses through his work and videos.  He’s teaching us his best drawing and sketching tips in this four-video series.

In this workshop, you’ll discover the world of sketching and drawing; the foundation of creating any type of art.  Together we will learn the fundamentals, which will help you grow in confidence while deepening your knowledge and understanding of sketching & drawing.  Brandon will teach you about values, shading, and how to create more realistic drawings.

You can watch the video lessons here.  The supply list is available on the workshop site so you can get all of the materials needed to follow along.



As the foundation of your artwork, paper is the natural place to start and plays a huge role in the success of your artwork. Always choose a quality paper that allows multiple layers and reworking. In this workshop series we will be working with the following papers:

Pencils and Accessories

  • Lyra Graduate Graphite Pencil – Set of 12 – L1171120

  • Lyra Sandpaper Block – L2091507

  • Lyra Rembrandt White Pastel Pencil – L2052001

  • Lyra Kneadable Eraser – L2091467


► Lesson 1: Materials, Using the Materials, and Simple Lines and Shapes

Draw along as Brandon teaches all about the materials you will need to start sketching and drawing in your sketchbook.

► Lesson 2: Blocking-in Methods and Simplifying Objects

Grab a sketchbook and get ready to learn a few different methods for beginning a drawing.

► Lesson 3: Proportions, Measuring Techniques, and Values

In this lesson, we will learn all about proportions and how to create more accurate drawings.

► Lesson 4: Drawing a Simplified Portrait from a Painting

In the final lesson, we will put together all of the lessons from the previous videos and create a final sketch or drawing.


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