What if I don’t have a printer and don’t have the base drawing printed before the lecture?
The base drawing is provided as a helpful tool that makes it easy to follow Professor Keane’s instructions. The class can be done with a blank piece of paper for those more experienced in sketching. There will be a perspective drawing demo/review to start the session. We also recommend that you watch this video to prepare yourself with some basic architectural/drawing knowledge.
What if I only have #2 pencils?
While you can use what you have, a regular #2 pencil simply does not provide pure black. The recommended Prismacolor® (or other brand of black color pencil) will give you control over the shading aspects of your drawing.
I don’t have any drawing experience, is this class for me?
All humans were born to draw, as we drew before we had language. Professor Keane also believes that drawing is good for your health. Start with one drawing and keep going to improve your technique. You can always stop the recording and continue at your pace.
Can I sketch on my iPad/tablet and use a smart pencil to draw on it?
While we recommend physical paper and black color pencil drawing for this class, if you prefer to draw over the base drawing sheet scanned into your unit, that is acceptable.
Can you watch the lecture on the same device at the same time?
If you choose to use your tablet to draw, you will need to have a separate screen so you can watch Professor Keane and draw along as he lectures.
How can I learn more about how drawing is good for your health?
There has been a great deal of research on this topic. Here are some resources to learn more:
“Why Draw” by Mark Keane
Drawing is better than writing for memory retention by the University of Waterloo
Feeling Artsy? Here’s How Making Art Helps Your Brain by Malaka Gharib
How do I find out more about the instructor?
Professor Keane can be found via his architectural practice: http://www.studio1032.com/ or via his K-12 design education non-profit: www.NEXT.cc