Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop
Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – starting on 10 October 2022 - Eva-Lotta's Shop

Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass 2022 – English – started on 10 October 2022

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Build a solid foundation for your drawing skills

The next round of the Masterclass will take place again in autumn 2023. If you want to be notified when the detailed information and sign-up is available, click here to add your name to the waitlist.
Eine deutsche Version gibt's im Frühjahr 2023.

You (want or need to) take visual notes during talks, meetings or at school, you create flip charts for presentations and workshops, you capture work sessions on a whiteboard, organise your day in your bullet journal, or draw just for fun but…

  • when you want to draw something, you don’t quite know how to?
  • you draw something and somehow it just looks a bit off (especially the tricky stuff, like hands and faces)?
  • your (stick) figures and people look a bit stiff and you would like to give them more life and expression?

or do you want to...

  • get faster, clearer and more confident in your sketching?
  • improve your sketching, but you are not quite sure how and where to start?

Then the Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass is right for you.

I designed a comprehensive series of sketching lessons and exercises covering 9 topics to lay a solid foundation for drawing (almost) anything in a pragmatic, simple and clear way.

Thanks for a fantastic class. This has opened my eyes to how far my skills can grow and has inspired and encouraged me to invest in that growth.
– Ben

As a complete beginner, I was afraid this class would not be for me but I was completely wrong! I learned a lot and to my utter surprise realised that I could (sort of) draw. Thank you!
– Anne

The topics we’ll cover

  • Clear and confident lines:
    Developing basic motor skills
  • Sketching objects:
    Dealing with structure, perspective and shading
  • Simple, but expressive stick figures:
    Sketching actions and emotions
  • Sketching faces and simple portraits
  • Sketching different types of people & diversity
  • Creating scenes
  • Sketching hands
  • Going from stick figures to full body figures
  • Exploring your personal style

Who is this masterclass for?

The class is for anyone who wants to learn (even from scratch) to draw things in a simple, clear and pragmatic way or who wants to improve their current sketching practice by taking a more detailed view at how to approach sketching things, people, actions, emotions, faces and hands and anything else in a structured but also playful way. (Scroll further down to read a bit more about how and why I teach this and see how this approach resonates with you).

Eva-Lotta is an exceptionally prepared and encouraging teacher who packed heaps of instruction into ten-hours that breezed by. I loved this class and highly recommend it!
– Amy Sparks, Graphic facilitator

I appreciated this class because it had good and clear structure. Each meeting was a unit for itself and all of them were adding to each other. Eva-Lotta has an amazing sense to place herself in the student position and starts explanations with basics. She pays attention to details that beginners are struggling with by redrawing important details on a larger scale. Although I've been drawing for a while the course was very informative due to her ability to observe and boil objects down to simple shapes and figures. 
– Lara Kastelic, Graphic facilitator

The structure of the course

The course consists of a mix of pre-recorded videos that you can work through in your own time and a series of feedback sessions where we come together as a group, discuss our work and any questions that might have come up during practice and where I give individual feedback on your work.

Each week has a specific topic (9 topics in total). On Monday, a new set of videos will go live on the course platform together with practice prompts based on the skills and techniques explained in the videos.

The videos are conceived for you to draw along with me while you watch the video. I’ll show you my systematic approach to break down what you see (or imagine) and put it back together with clear lines on your page.

You will draw along and already get ample practice time while working through each topic. You will also get additional prompts to continue practicing further based on the week’s topic.

After every two topics, we’ll have a 90 mins live feedback session over zoom where I review participants’ work and give individual feedback on your drawings.

We’ll also have a private Facebook group where we can share drawings throughout the course, connect with the group, ask questions and give each other feedback.

Course Schedule

Week 1

Mon,
10.10.22

Videos for week 1 go live:
Intro & Clear and confident lines


Tue,
11.10.22,
7-8pm

Kick-off & Welcome Session (live on Zoom)

Week 2

Mon,
17.10.22

Videos for week 2 go live:
Sketching objects
(structure, perspective and shading)

Week 3

Tue,
25.10.22,
7-8.30pm

Feedback Session 1

Week 4

Mon,
31.10.22

Videos for week 4 go live:
Stick figures
(actions and emotions)

Week 5

Mon,
07.11.22

Videos for week 5 go live:
Faces & simple portraits

Week 6

Tue,
15.11.22,
7-8.30pm

Feedback Session 2

Week 7

Mon,
21.11.22

Videos for week 7 go live:
Drawing different characters

Week 8

Mon,
28.11.22

Videos for week 8 go live:
Creating scenes

Week 9

Tue,
06.12.22,
7-8.30pm

Feedback Session 3

Week 10

Mon,
12.12.22

Videos for week 10 go live:
Hands

Week 11

Mon,
19.12.22

Videos for Topic week 11 go live:
Full body figures,
Exploring your personal style

Week 12


Holiday break

Week 13

Tue,
03.01.23,
7-8.30pm

Feedback Session 4 & Closing

All times are Berlin time (CET).

To find out what time this corresponds to in your time zone, you can use this website:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20221011T170000&p1=37

The live feedback sessions available will be recorded as well (available within 48 hours of the live session) and you’ll be able to access those recordings for 3 years, so you have enough time to watch a session if you missed it or even go back and review it again in a years’ time.

Thank you very much for offering that online course on pragmatic sketching. I LOVE it. I have been stuck for months in my attempts to start sketchnoting, but your course is exactly what I was looking for.
– Participant of the 2020 edition

I am a good drawer, I guess, but Eva-Lotta teaches us to be a pragmatic drawer. It opens me a brand new world of possibilities to communicate quickly and sharply with my drawings. Her teaching is clear, structured, dynamic. She generously shares her skills in so many details that make all the difference. Besides, she is authentic, enthusiastic and full of ideas.
– Marie

A bit more on how and why I teach this series

Learning how to draw or to sketch is a bit like learning how to write.

Imagine you never learned how to write. Can you even imagine not being able to express yourself through written words, not being able to note down the things you don’t want to forget, not being able to get a clearer picture by writing down the most important points? Life and work would be so much harder.

Now think about if you could add a similarly powerful and fundamental tool to your thinking and communication… well, that’s sketching for you.

Sketching can help you to observe, analyse, understand and make sense of the world around you and of the thoughts your head. It gives you an additional layer to think through and communicate complex problems with more clarity and explore ideas and solutions in a more concrete and relatable way.

Words and images are like best friends. Together they can do anything. Their strength complement each other and they support each other in tricky situations. The skill to add images to your words, to let simple sketches empower and enhance what you say or write is a can transform how you think and communicate, both on your own and with others.

Sketching is a fundamental skill that can be applied to every aspect of life and work:

Taking visual notes (also called sketchnotes) to structure and remember things you want to learn, stepping up to the whiteboard or flipchart in a workshop or a coaching session to explain your thoughts, planning your week in your bullet journal, capturing fun situations in a visual diary, making your presentation slides more personal and interesting by adding your own sketches, letting a user journey come to life with a simple story board, or drawing just for fun, to relax, enjoy or bringing a smile to someone’s face.

Like with writing, there is a bit of a learning curve to sketching

Sketching is not art, and the action of sketching is more important than the final result. Everybody can sketch. But if you want to feel confident and have fun while sketching, it is good to have some sound foundation to build on.

Sketching is a decision making process.

Good sketches are the results of good decisions that you took with every mark you make: How can I draw this? What is the shape? Where should I place my mark? How big should this part be? Which details would I leave out? Where would I start? How do I get the proportions right? Which thickness of line should I use? Which colour? How do I make it look clearer? How do I emphasise the important part? And so on and so on.

My goal for this series of classes is to lay the foundations with you so you feel confident making your own good decisions when you sketch – decisions that support the clarity of your drawings, decisions that help you create the meaning and effect you wanted, decisions that empower you to experiment and find your own voice and new solutions for your sketches.

Methodical but playful

My approach to drawing is very methodical but also playful at the same time.

I will show you HOW I approach drawing things and explain WHY I do it this way. Through understanding the WHY behind the HOW you will be able to adapt your sketching to the situation you are using it in and to the goal you want to achieve. You’ll build a solid foundation for a thoughtful sketching practice. Understanding the fundamental principles and their effects will open up lots of room for structured experimentation and playful exploration on the way to developing your own voice and style.

Join me this autumn and get drawing!

I’d be super happy if you joined me this autumn / winter to dive deep into sketching pragmatically, joining an international group of likeminded people to learn, practice and exchange around the fundamental and joyful skill of drawing clearly and effectively.

The next round of the masterclass starts on Monday 10th October 2022. I am only offering this course once a year, so sign-up now if you want to deepen your sketching practice.

What exactly is included in the course?

  • Detailed instruction videos for 9 topics – about 1.5 to 2.5 hours of video lessons per week
  • 4 live feedback sessions – 1.5 hours
  • Over 25 hours of total class time
  • Recordings for all live sessions
  • 3 years access to the full course
  • Printable workbook to sketch along during the instruction videos
  • All sketches from the videos as a PDF
  • Practice assignments for each topic
  • Private FB group for sharing work and connecting with other participants (optional)

Price

Early bird price (until 19th of September 2022):
850€

Regular price (after 19th of September 2022):
950€ 

All price incl. VAT, if applicable. Customers in the EU who buy the class through their business can reclaim the VAT at their local VAT rate (usually between 15 and 20%).

I am offering to pay for the course in three instalments (350€ when you sign up, 300€ on Nov 1st 2022 and 300€ on December 1st 2022). If you are interested in this option, please send me an email to practice@evalotta.shop

Language

The course is held in English.

Eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe der Masterclass findet im Frühjahr 2022 statt. Du kannst dich ab sofort hier anmelden.

It was absolutely fabulous. I learnt so much..more that any comparable online course on this subject.
– Philip

I have truly enjoyed the lessons and drawing along. I love how you explain drawing concepts and the basics of anatomy in such a simple, easy to grasp way. The follow-up emails with tips to practice are a great touch to keep improving between lessons. What I am most positively surprised with, is the care put on being inclusive and avoiding cliches when drawing people.
– Maria Hock - Sr User Researcher & Designer

I loved this course! The way Eva-lotta breaks things down helps beginners (like me) get started in their sketching journey, and use sketching as a way of thinking. 
– Joy J

 

FAQ

Is this course live or recorded?

It’s a hybrid format. Each Monday, new instruction videos for a topic will be released on  the course platform (about 2 hours of video material per topic). You can work through the videos in your own time. Every third week, we have live feedback session on Tuesday. All participants can submit work you would like to get feedback on and I will give individual feedback during the session.

What are the times of the feedback sessions?

The feedback sessions are held every third week on Tuesday at 7pm Berlin time (CET). They are about 90 mins long.

To find out what time this corresponds to in your time zone, you can use this website:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20211007T170000&p1=37

Will there be recordings of the feedback sessions?

Yes, there will be recordings for the feedback sessions.

So even is you can’t attend (all) the session live, you can still watch them later. You can also submit work to get feedback on, even if you can’t be there live for the session.

How long can I access the course for?

You will get 3 years of access to all course materials.

How much does it cost?

The Pragmatic Sketching Masterclass course will cost 950€ including VAT. 

There’s a special Early-Bird-price of 850€ if you sign-up before the 19th of September 2022.

Customers in the EU who buy the class through their business can reclaim the VAT at their local VAT rate (usually between 15 and 20%).

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, I am offering to pay for the course in three instalments (350€ when you sign up, 300€ on Nov 1st 2022 and 300€ on December 1st 2022).

Will there be a German version of the masterclass?

A German version of the masterclass is planned for Spring 2023. You can sign-up for the waitlist here if you’d like more information once it is available.

Do I need previous drawing skills?

No, you don’t need any previous drawing skills. We will start with the fundamentals and build a sound basis for your sketching practice.

Is the class suitable for advanced sketchers/drawers?

Yes, it is suitable for experienced sketchers as well.
We will re-visit the details and fundamentals of efficient drawing that will benefit the clarity and precision of your work. Going back to the fundamental principles and (re-)integrating them into our practice will sharpen up what you do and how you do it.

Do you have any more questions?

Just send me an email to practice@evalotta.shop and I’ll try to answer your question.


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