Drawing Courses Online

The Renaissance Workshop teaches how to draw in the manner of the Renaissance Masters through online drawing courses which are taught live, in real time over Zoom. Classes begin with presentations on the history and process of drawing in the Renaissance and explain technique in detail. Live, in depth demonstrations through an overhead camera then teach you the Renaissance drawing process. Classes are fun, participatory and interactive, where you join a group of other curious and passionate people while you learn and develop your skill in this historical craft.

Every Class takes place live online via Zoom where you are taught by Jon, the founder of The Renaissance Workshop. A detailed step-by-step demonstration is provided live with a birds-eye view above Jon’s drawing while he draws and teaches. You can show your work and receive help during the class while the live demonstration is ongoing. feedback is provided at the end of each class and you can receive assistance and guidance at any point during the session. The group is interactive, and you will have a learning experience with a group. It is a very friendly and supporting online space.

Each class runs for Two Hours once per week and an email containing the Zoom Access Link and information about the class is sent out the day before the class.

Each class begins with an introduction to the specific topic of the session before the drawing and demonstrations begin. Drawing exercises during the classes range in duration from ten-minute short exercises to sustained drawings which last more than an hour.

‘To watch Jonathan drawing in front of you is the best way to learn the Old Masters techniques – Watching a Verrocchio emerging from the hand of Jonathan is a joy to watch and the best way to learn. Jonathon is an inspirational teacher and shares his passion of the Old Masters paintings and drawing techniques but in such a wonderful and practical way that you learn and see how you can apply this to your own work. Jonathan inspires one to look, learn and apply the many drawing methods used by the great Old Masters.  The courses are not just about drawing but about art history taking us right up to todays contemporary artists.”

Judy Boyt  MA FRSS