Drawing Basics Premium Track

The Drawing Basics Premium Track will help you develop a foundation for drawing. You’ll develop versatility in drawing by practicing everything from a two minute gesture drawing to drawings that take several hours to complete!

A broad range of subject matter will provide opportunities to expand your visual vocabulary. The curriculum we will use is from our Drawing Track.

Here is your opportunity to work with attention and comprehensive support from Prof Lieu and the Art Prof staff.

Enrollment is currently closed

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With the many pieces we started in the 6 weeks, I had the chance to learn more about which subject matters are interesting for me. I got to know the process of developing a piece better, have a LOT more stamina to keep working on one thing.

I also feel like I can critique my own work better than in the past. I can see more clearly what I can improve so I do not get stuck for a long time (and I used to get stuck quickly before) and if I do, I have a community of people that I can also ask for input.


Premium Track Features

  • 6 students only, allowing for close guidance and prompt feedback, and comprehensive attention from our staff.
  • 2 live voice sessions every week with Prof Lieu and a Teaching Artist.
  • Voice sessions are about 60 min., held in our Discord.
  • 6 week tracks only: 30 min., one-on-one review with Prof Lieu at the end of the track.
  • Access to private channels in our Discord where you’ll get support and critiques from our staff.
  • Premium Track “alumni” will continue to have access to the private Discord channels once the track ends.

Sample Discord Critiques

It was just a joy to get the chance to work with Alex and Prof Lieu! So many of the first videos I watched for Art Prof featured both members and so being able to get direct feedback on my work was a dream come true to be honest.

Prof Lieu was very easy to access as she responds in a fairly quick manner.

Watch a voice session

I really enjoyed my experience in the class, and I’m so excited about how much I improved. I wasn’t sure exactly what I would discover with my work along the way, but I learned more than I expected.

I so appreciated the dedicated one-on-one time. I think that helped me more than anything.

About our Staff

Prof Lieu has 15 years of teaching studio art at the college level, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2007-2020. See Prof Lieu’s full CV.

Read more about Prof Lieu and Teaching Artist and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Watch a drawing demo with Prof Lieu and Jordan here.

Art Supplies

We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our premium tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.

This track will use traditional drawing media. Below we provide supply lists with recommended items for each media. We are happy to provide further support, but you can work with whatever you have!

Supply Lists: Drawing Media

ballpoint pen/gel pensdip penbrush pen markersCaran d’Ache crayonsgraphite powdercolored pencilsoft pasteloil pastelpencil, charcoalink washscratchboardwet charcoaloil sticks

Student info

  • Limit 6 students
  • Enrollment is first come, first serve
  • All students are required to join our Discord

Due at Registration


  • You can reserve a spot with a $200 deposit.
  • 1 week before the registration deadline, full tuition is required.


  • When you submit your registration form, Prof Lieu will send you a Paypal request for the $200 deposit.
  • You will receive a second Paypal request for the remaining amount a week before the registration deadline.


  • We require 4 students to run the track.
  • We will confirm whether the track is running by the Wednesday after the Friday registration deadline.
  • If the track does not run, you will receive a full refund no later than a week from the Friday registration deadline.


  • All payments are non-refundable if the track runs.
  • There are no refunds for missed voice sessions, or if a student is late to a voice session.
  • We only issue refunds if the course does not run due to lack of enrollment.


Art Prof Scholarships

If we have extra spaces in a premium track after registration closes, we will open up the opportunity the apply for an Art Prof Scholarship, which is a chance to enroll in a premium track for free.

Please do not apply if you are not able to fully commit 100% to the premium track if you are selected for the scholarship. Check all the voice session dates, logistics and confirm that you can be available.

We don’t want to see an opportunity like this wasted, when there are so many people who would benefit.

We cannot make any guarantees that any scholarships will become available, it all depends on whether there are spaces after registration closes.

Scholarship Notifications

To receive notifications of when scholarships are available, please join our Discord server, or sign up for our email list.

Scholarship Announcement

We will announce the week of January 24-28, 2022 whether scholarships are available, there will be a Google form to submit. You’ll be asked to provide 2 essays. Each essay is required to be 500-600 words.

  • Essay 1: Talk about your journey and background as an artist, how has it impacted our life, why is it important to you?
  • Essay 2: Explain why you are applying for this scholarship. How will this help you as an artist in the short term and long term? What do you hope to learn and gain from the experience?