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Get ready to draw! Your Premium Membership includes access to the following features:

  • Mobile Drawing Coach
  • On-location and in-studio workshops
  • Customized learning path
  • Community Drawing Board emails
  • The Scribbles Institute eNewsletter
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Mobile Drawing Coach Take your drawing coach with you! Wherever you go, learn basic drawing skills and techniques. Connect with Rob Court through our Mobile Drawing Coach (MDC) program. Enjoy practicing in your sketchbook at home, during your lunch break at work, or while traveling.

Let’s Zoom and Draw! Do you have a specific problem to solve with a drawing you’re working on? Your coach is always ready to help. Enjoy the benefits of one-on-one instruction and guidance. MDC Zoom video and email/text sessions with Rob are available during COVID-19 restrictions.

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MDC Session Details

Whether you need an in-depth Zoom video conversation about a challenging online drawing course you’re doing, or a quick email critique of a concept sketch, or simply feel frustrated with your artwork and wish to discuss a new direction to take, your personal coach is ready to help with your drawing projects. Shown above is a drawing from a reference image by adult student Marcia. 

Shown above are the coach’s comments during a MDC session with adult sketcher Gregorie from Switzerland. He was working in his sketchbook while solving problems with perspective and shading. Gregorie took Drawing Lab sessions at Rob’s studio during a vacation in Santa Cruz, and continued his connection with Rob after returning to Europe to practice in his sketchbook.

Your Goals & Work Flow Devote time to doing your drawing (whether it is your family pet or a coffee mug), receive comments from Rob on key aspects of your drawing, and confidently move forward to your next drawing. 

Your goals are to learn new skills and techniques, develop a steady creative flow, and to make your drawing practice a regular habit. You and Rob can converse about a drawing you are working on and even get real-time comments drawn by Rob while sharing the Zoom screen together.

On-Location Sketchbook Workshops Your Premium Membership gives you access to on-location sketchbook workshops with Rob at select Santa Cruz and Monterey locations. Depending on Covid restrictions in 2021, we look forward to resuming our workshops and private sessions. You can combine email/text and Zoom chats with on-location sessions for a powerful hybrid learning experience.

In-Studio Sessions Because of pandemic restrictions, our friendly Santa Cruz studio location has closed permanently—Covid bummer! But we look forward to resuming Drawing Lab sessions and workshops at a new location in 2021.

For over 10 years, our in-studio Drawing Lab sessions have provided a safe environment for creativity and collaboration. Learn at your own pace. Develop skills, techniques, and strategies as you learn to draw with confidence. Shown above, Drawing Lab students take a break to share their progress and enjoy some refreshments. We also feature our popular Draw With Your Kids sessions.

Customized Learning Path If you’re self-motivated, curious, and creative, then you’re ready to be a member in our small but mighty drawing community. Through one-on-one coaching sessions Rob customizes a learning path that fits into your schedule, lets you work at your own pace, and choose specific subjects that interest you.

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Level Up & Learn

Level 1: Lines, Shapes, Measuring
Core skills for absolute beginners—even those who think they can’t draw. Connect with your coach, settle into your new drawing habit, and gain confidence as you learn basic observational drawing skills.

Explore! Start by learning about different drawing materials and ways to grip your pencil. Basic core lessons include working with lines, blocking in shapes, measuring proportions, and perceiving space. Work from basic sequential lessons designed to help you progress to the next skill level. For adults, 18 years and older.

Level 2: Form, Perspective, Values
Strengthen your basic drawing skills as we customize your learning path. Develop strategies that help you sketch accurately from life. Through regular practice, discover ways to apply Rob’s Block Sketch Draw method to work, school, and pure enjoyment.

Experiment! Improve your core observational drawing skills while working in your sketchbook. Introduction to basic principles of perspective and 3D form as you set up objects to draw from life. Experienced artists can also benefit from this level of sketching practice.

Level 3: Composition: Draw Like the Wind!
Expand your drawing skills to areas of interest such as urban and field sketching, illustration, design, and concept art. Learn to express yourself through the language of drawing.

Express! Continue your customized learning path as you apply your foundational skills and principles to your own creative projects. Work from prompts and challenges from your coach as you draw from observation or imagination. Get useful critiques from your coach.

Premium Membership Pricing & Sign Up

$395 includes:

  • 4, 30-minute MDC sessions (1 MDC session can be a 30-minute Zoom chat, or an email/text exchange featuring Rob’s comments on your drawing, or a 30-minute on-location sketchbook session)
  • On-location and in-studio drawing sessions, when available
  • Email/text contact with Rob (15-minute minimum charge for extensive, comment-related correspondence about your drawing)
  • Community Drawing Board emails featuring student work and tips
  • The Scribbles Institute eNewsletter
  • You have a maximum of 2 months (8 weeks) to complete your sessions. Rob’s number of students is limited.

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Students from all over the world draw from life and reference photos as they work with Rob. Students like to use MDC email/text coaching to get comments on finished drawings as well as work-in-progress. There is a 15-minute minimum charge for email/text sessions, which are included in your Premium Membership. Shown above is work by youth sketcher Kaitlyn from Riverside, California during her MDC session that focused on form and contour lines. Check out more student drawings:

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