talk to the animals

$49.00

I love to capture the essence of animals – their energy and soul really shine through when you “talk” to them through the process of drawing and sketching them.  I find the best way to do this is with lovely loose marks and strokes, with a bit of “blurring and smudging” here and there.  This class is all about bringing our animals to life and really capturing that personality and letting it shine!

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talk to the animals – classroom now open!

I love to capture the essence of animals – their energy and soul really shine through when you “talk” to them through the process of drawing and sketching them.  I find the best way to do this is with lovely loose marks and strokes with a bit of “blurring and smudging” here and there.  This class is all about bringing our animals to life and really capturing that personality and letting it shine!

The cost for this class is $49 US.

The freedom that comes from creating with charcoal is hard to resist!  It all started with my little dog Molly, when I sketched her portrait, and from there I was hooked!   This is Molly, posing with her portrait…

In this class we will create 5 drawings of different animals, we use white paper plus some toned grey paper (cheap newsprint) and a piece of cardboard for our frog….you really can use anything to create with charcoal 🙂  I chose these animals, well because they called to me, plus also because this gives you a very good well rounded set of skills to go ahead and draw almost any animal of your choosing.

Vine or willow charcoal is the media we will use the most, plus a good dash of white pastel to highlight our animals features…often times it is all in the eyes, the tinniest speck of highlight really brings out their personality 🙂

I hope you will join me as we talk to the animals and bring them to life 🙂

This class includes around 3.5 hours of video and a step by step pdf document of the process we follow.

This is an open ended workshop with no expiration date.  Plus all the videos are downloadable and yours to keep! 

Who is this class for?

This is a beginners to intermediate class incorporating basic drawing and charcoal techniques.   You will gain access to around 3.5 hours of video in which I walk you through each step of the process – no sped-up parts, you see everything as I explain it.

You will have access to my combined private FACEBOOK GROUP with others that are also taking my classes to share your work and get feedback.

Toni is one of the best and most creative teachers that I have every had. Her instructions are clear, concise, well thought out and every instructional step allows you to grow as an artist. She is always so very, very positive with her feedback, which gives you the confidence to take more risks. I can honestly say that I have never had a better teacher and highly recommend taking her classes.  – Erin F.
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What supplies will I need for the class?

Please use what you already have in your collection.
The items below are what I have used in this class.

  • A4 size paper – you can use any kind you like – in the class I use 225gsm watercolour paper, pale grey newsprint paper and one piece of cardboard from an old box.
  • Charcoal
  • White soft pastel (I prefer Rembrandt)
  • Paper stumps or tortillions
  • Eraser
  • Large very soft brush (to brush off eraser bits!) – optional
  • A4 size tracing paper – optional
  • I use an easel in this class – a small table mounted one, these lessons are best done vertically so I highly recommend getting an easel if you do not have one.
  • Fixative spray – optional (I do not fix my drawings but you may choose to)
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Accessing your class

This class has immediate access.  When you proceed through the checkout you will be asked to login (if you have previously purchased another class) or register (if this is your first class on this site).  Following your purchase this class will appear in your My Courses page when you login under My Classroom in the website menu.  You can always find your classes here https://www.toniburt.com.au/my-courses/

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of this course, all online classes are non-refundable.

If you have any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact me via the contact page. I will do my best to reply to your message within 24 hours.   NB: I am located in Australia so there might be a little timezone difference!