Get ready for a year of inspiration! Draw 365 is based on my online drawing course with the University of Victoria and is patterned after my book, Watercolor 365. Each day you will receive something new to help you in your drawing journey. There are prompts, tips, video tutorials, and inspiration to get you started and keep you drawing throughout the year. There is so much content in this course, it is like taking two semesters of university level drawing but without the pressure of due dates, tests, and grades. Plus you get to join a community of other artists wanting to improve their drawing skills.
The course starts with how to draw in pencil and charcoal on various paper surfaces, focusing on how to see an object and how to create the illusion of depth. You will learn what makes good design, how to draw in perspective, and how to draw a portrait. Various pen and ink techniques for sketching and drawing are included as we move into some color theory. Finally, you will learn how to use colored pencil. There are short lessons to follow and some assignments to challenge you as an artist. Along the way, there are goodies and ideas thrown in to help you find your artist voice and bring out your inner artist.
This course starts the day you sign up and continues for a year.
Leslie Lambert (also known as Leslie Lambert Redhead and Leslie Redhead) is an artist, illustrator, and author whose watercolor paintings have earned international awards and recognition. In addition to being a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) and the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), Leslie holds a Master's of Education in Art Education.
Leslie was born in Utah, grew up in Maryland, attended university in Hawaii and Utah, and raised her children in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the west coast of Canada. The artist currently resides in Northeast Washington. In addition to giving painting instruction at the University of Victoria and the College of Southern Idaho, Leslie teaches watercolor workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, and Spain. She is the author of Watercolor 365 and illustrator of the award winning children's book, Island in the Salish Sea.
Inspiration for Leslie's work comes from everyday moments and adventures as she visually journals the people and landscape that surrounds her. She enjoys encouraging others to embrace their inner artist and continues to seek the creative in all things.
"Thank you truly for your encouragement . . . I sometimes think my passion to create art isn't enough, or gets stashed under piles of other course loads. For this reason especially I have ended up finding this course meaningful and motivating. It's made me set on trying to get into other art courses, despite not being a Fine Arts student, since I've really valued artistic education alongside my other studies. (I also learned some techniques like other methods of painting with ink!) The projects have made me think more intentionally about art, my ideas, and my process.
- Zoe, University of Victoria student
"Leslie, thank you again for being such an amazing teacher even from a distance, you have been so supportive and I learned so much more than I even thought possible from your course. I had very little experience with art before this course and I am so grateful for everything you have taught me and everything I have learned about myself through my artwork."
- Gabrielle, University of Victoria student