Elements of Art and Design

26 Courses | 157 Videos

Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
18 Minutes

Types of Lines

Technical, Beginner

Learn the four basic types of lines and how they are drawn. Each type of line is drawn a different way and is used to create different effects in art.

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
11 Minutes

Simple Patterns

Technical, Beginner

This course is all about patterns. Patterns. Patterns. Art that visually repeats. Repeats. Repeats.

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Kadijah Arnold

5 Videos
38 Minutes

Painting A Gradient Pattern

Activity, Beginner

Patterns are an important part of drawing and often underestimated because of their simplicity. In this course we’ll switch it up by painting a fun and colorful pattern that catches...

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Dwayne Walker

7 Videos
23 Minutes

Draw Perfect Shapes Course

Technical, Beginner

Every complex object can be broken down into simple shapes. Learn about the five basic shapes and how to draw them with laser-like precision.

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Dwayne Walker

7 Videos
21 Minutes

Shading Techniques

Technical, Beginner

There are many different shading techniques that create various effects in drawings. Learn about the five most common and how to change their values from light to dark.

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Dwayne Walker

4 Videos
4 Minutes

Shiver Shapes

Challenge, Beginner

Sparketh challenges you to challenge yourself in this course, Shiver Shapes. You will learn to take any basic shape and creatively morph it into anything. Challenge Rules 1. Start with...

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
22 Minutes

Shading 3D Objects

Technical, Beginner

Every 3D object can be outlined with simple lines and strokes, but it takes more to give shapes weight and depth. Learn how to shade each basic 3D object and...

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
25 Minutes

Spheres In Depth

Technical, Intermediate

We’ve learned how to draw a sphere but now lets learn the ins and outs of adding visual effects to make truly amazing spheres!

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
27 Minutes

Cubes In Depth

Technical, Intermediate

We’ve learned how to draw a cube but now lets learn the ins and outs of adding visual effects to make truly amazing cubes!

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Dwayne Walker

7 Videos
17 Minutes

Cylinders In Depth

Technical, Intermediate

Let’s take it up a notch by really pushing cylinders to its limits! We are going to learn how to make truly amazing cylinders.

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Dwayne Walker

7 Videos
55 Minutes

Morphing Notebook Paper

Activity, Intermediate

What if you could make an object seem like it is bulging out of a sheet of paper? In this course you will learn how to use lines and tones...

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Becca Acree

5 Videos
15 Minutes

Mixing with Colored Pencils

Technical, Beginner

Colors are all around us in everything we touch and see. Learn how to mix your colors better and realistically, to bring your drawings to life.

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Dwayne Walker

4 Videos
4 Minutes

Compliment Me

Challenge, Intermediate

Sparketh challenges you to challenge yourself in Compliment Me where you will learn how to use unorthodox colors effectively. Challenge Rules Draw the picture using only compliment colors.

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Anna Reyes

7 Videos
33 Minutes

Drawing Bubbles

Technical, Intermediate

Whether you are drawing bubbles flying through the air, an underwater scene or just sketching a fizzy glass of soda, bubbles are a useful thing to know how to draw.

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
22 Minutes

Reductive Value Drawing

Technical, Intermediate

What happens when you flip everything you learned about drawing on it’s head? When your pencil is used to erase, and your eraser is used to draw? You get Reductive...

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
28 Minutes

Tree In Hand

Activity, Intermediate

Nature is all around us every day. In this course we will admire nature by combining a tree with a random object of your choosing.

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
37 Minutes

Atmospheric Perspective

Technical, Beginner

Imagine slowly rising up in the air while riding a hot air balloon and seeing many beautiful mountains in the distance. Sparketh mentor Dwayne takes you on a journey to...

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
20.5 Minutes

One Point Perspective

Technical, Beginner

This course is going to teach you the secret to drawing everything at the right angle using a technique called one point perspective.

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Dwayne Walker

7 Videos
32 Minutes

Two Point Perspective

Technical, Intermediate

This course is going to teach you the secret to drawing everything at the right angle using a technique called two point perspective.

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Dwayne Walker

6 Videos
28 Minutes

Three Point Perspective

Technical, Intermediate

This course is going to teach you the secret to drawing everything in the 3D world at the right angle using a technique called three point perspective.

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Dwayne Walker

4 Videos
5 Minutes

Zoom In

Challenge, Intermediate

Sparketh challenges you to challenge yourself in this course, Zoom In. You will strengthen your ability to draw objects while keeping true to all the tiny details.

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Dwayne Walker

4 Videos
3.5 Minutes

Zoom Out

Challenge, Intermediate

Sparketh challenges you to challenge yourself in this course, Zoom Out. You will strengthen your ability to draw objects far away while blending in all the tiny details.

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Dwayne Walker

10 Videos
17 Minutes

Drawing Textures Part 1

Technical, Intermediate

Every texture isn’t used in every drawing, but by learning all the different ways to create them, you’ll be ready to draw anything realistically.

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Dwayne Walker

7 Videos
48 Minutes

Drawing Textures Part 2

Technical, Beginner

One of the interesting things about textures is that even if two objects have the same surface it could have two different textures. This course shows you how to tweak...

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Dwayne Walker

4 Videos
4 Minutes

Feeling Fake

Challenge, Intermediate

Sparketh challenges you to challenge yourself in this course, Feeling Fake. You will strengthen your ability to adapt to any objects texture.

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Becca Acree

8 Videos
51.5 Minutes

Fauvism Portrait

Activity, Intermediate

One of the most colorful art styles is Fauvism. Let’s put interesting colors together to make a super cool portrait in this style.

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