Get ready to draw! Your Premium Membership includes access to the following features:
- On-location private sketchbook sessions
- On-location group sketchbook workshops
- Customized learning path
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New! On-Location Sketchbook Sessions Enjoy one-on-one learning/practice with Rob at various locations and venues in downtown Santa Cruz. Meet and draw with Rob at your favorite downtown coffee house, or at the MAH, or in a park in Santa Cruz.
Rob will customize your learning path as you learn traditional sketchbook media (pen, pencil, watercolor) or iPad digital techniques and workflows in the app Procreate. What do you want to draw today?
Proven Results Our friendly Santa Cruz studio location has closed permanently—Covid bummer! For over 11 years our legendary in-studio Drawing Lab sessions provided a safe environment for creativity and collaboration—a place to learn at your own pace. (Shown above, Drawing Lab students take a break to share their progress and enjoy some refreshments.) However, Rob’s innovative approach to teaching basic drawing skills, techniques, and strategies lives on in our Premium private sessions and on-location sketchbook workshops.
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Premium Membership Pricing, Scheduling, & Sign Up
- 4, 45-minute sessions:
- Email/text access to confirm your sessions or ask Rob questions about a drawing you’re working on.
- Participation in on-location small group, workshops. Special value: Each 2-hour workshop counts as 1, 45-minute Premium session
- Customized learning path that Rob designs as you progress through your sessions
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Other areas of drawing that Rob can help you with during your Premium Membership sessions include:
- iPad concept sketching, character design, workflows
- Illustration, book concept development, visual thinking, workflow consultation
- Apply skills to visual art and design projects
Schedule Note: This summer Rob will be available for Private on-location sessions on Tuesdays only, 11am-3pm, June 27-August 9. Rob’s availability is limited to 5 Premium students per month. This allows him time to focus deeply on your drawing progress and to spend time on his current illustration projects. For available time slots please connect with Rob.
Also, Upon purchase of your membership, you have a maximum of 5 weeks to complete your sessions.
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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.
With your MDC program you have Zoom/email/text access with Rob. If you have a specific problem to solve with a drawing you’re working on, your coach is always ready to help. Enjoy the benefits and convenience of one-on-one instruction and guidance. You can even combine email/text and Zoom chats with on-location sessions for a powerful hybrid learning experience. (A few examples of adult and youth student work during Covid.)
Schedule Note: Mobile Drawing Coach is not available at this time. Currently, Rob is only doing summer on-location, Premium private sessions and workshops. Summer Premium Private Sessions: Tuesday’s 11am-3pm only, June 27-August 9. Summer Sketchbook Workshops: Saturday Schedule
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.
For details on how MDC email/text sessions can work, click this box:
Student Email/Text Gallery 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: