Learning to Draw

Drawing 101

Want to learn more about all different types of drawing? Check out helpful tips and techniques for beginning to advanced artists in these tutorials, art classes, educational how-tos, simple exercises and in-depth lessons.

Tutorials and Classes - Lessons used by millions of individuals and homeschoolers, and in thousands of schools, colleges, and universities all over the world. How-Tos - Tips on how to draw from pencil basics to advanced drawing techniques.

Diane Wright Fine Art: Tutorials - Beginning to advanced artists, will find valuable techniques specific to creating landscapes, including tips for drawing grasses, trees, rocks, water, skies and clouds.

Duey’s Drawings: Tutorials - Free tutorials and lessons for beginning to advanced artists intended to teach visitors how to draw step by step.

Mike Theurer: Lessons - Artist Mike Theurer explains his approach for pencil drawings and watercolor portraits. Drawing & Sketching - ThoughtCo. provides visitors with lessons, step-by-step sketching tutorials, tips and news on technical drawing covering everything from proportions to color.

Make Awesome Art - Online art classes and practical tips for people who want to become better artists.

Color Matters - Tips on using color in a variety of projects from science to design to art. 


More to help with learning how to draw.

Art and Design Schools

The United States is home to some of the highest-rated art and design schools across the globe. U.S. colleges, universities and other schools offer degree programs in areas like digital media, fine art, graphic design, architecture, illustration and photography to help art and design students share their creativity with the world.

U.S. Schools


National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD)

(NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities. It establishes credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.


Whether you sketch, paint or create other art by drawing, you can find a wealth of knowledge by reading or subscribing to industry publications, blogs and magazines. Reading publications with an artistic focus will provide inspiration, helpful techniques, in-depth profiles of famous artists and informative demonstrations.

Publications and Resources

International Artist MagazineThe magazine for artists by artists around the world.

Children’s Art

People of any age can create art - including kids. Check out these resources for project ideas for children, age-appropriate instructional lessons, galleries of kid’s creations and art supplies for little hands.

Project Ideas