Learn How to Draw in an Introductory Workshop with Jake Spicer

Unlock your drawing skills with Cass Art Ambassador and Octopus author, Jake Spicer

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Based in Brighton, Jake is head tutor of the drawing organisation ‘Draw’ and co-director of The Drawing Circus. He has written instructional drawing books, which aim to help people engage more with drawing, whatever their level of ability.

He is a dedicated campaigner for the practice of art amongst everyone and believes everybody with the will to draw has the capacity to learn.

In this course, Jake will teach you the fundamental drawing techniques, how to let go of your fear and unlock drawing skills that you never believed you could have.

In 47 minutes of video and additional downloadable material, you’ll learn:


• Exercises in blind contouring and continuous line drawing

• To understand and draw negative spaces

• To explore and work with tonal scale

• How to draw with hatching and cross-hatching

• How to create subtractive tonal drawings

• How to bring all the exercises together to create a linear and tonal drawing


• Course Outline (including a list of materials)

• Glossary of Terms

The course costs £5 but there is also an option to pay over 5 months at £1 per month. Go to 'Buy Now' to see options.

About Jake

Jake Spicer

Jake Spicer is a painter and drawing tutor based in Brighton, UK where he is head tutor of the drawing organisation 'Draw'. Jake's teaching focuses on making drawing accessible to everybody, on the understanding that everybody with the will to draw has the capacity to learn to draw and anybody that can draw can always learn to draw better. Jake writes instructional drawing books for Ilex Press which aim to help people engage more with drawing, whatever their level of ability.

About this School

Cass Art
Cass Art

Cass Art is on a mission. A mission to fill every town with artists, underpinned by the company’s long standing manifesto. Cass Art is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents by providing the world’s top quality art materials at the guaranteed best prices. The Cass Family have supported artists for over 100 years. Read more about the Cass Family History here.

Cass Art partners with some of the leading art organisations across the UK, including The National Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Liverpool, IKON Gallery and Sky Arts, and also works with local galleries and art institutions. Their free, dedicated art spaces in Islington, Kingston, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester offer local artists the opportunity to host exhibitions, events and workshops.

There are 12 stores across the UK and an online shop. For more information, visit www.cassart.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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