Welcome to this special online art class with me, Susan Yeates!

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12 Ways to Draw a Leaf

I am so excited to share this class with you and hope you enjoy the exercises covered. You will need around 25 minutes to watch the video. You can either follow along with me (sketching as you go) or watch the video whilst taking notes and then try out the sketching at a later date.

About the Class

12 ways to sketch a leaf is a special nature-inspired art class with Susan Yeates, created for the Art for Earth project 2020. This project aims to raise money for Treesisters, an organisation that plants trees all over the world. Trees help take carbon dioxide (a major contributor to global warming) out of the air. Last year the donations for Art For Earth funded the planting of about 81,400 trees! Wow!

During the class Susan will show you 12 different ways to explore and experiment with basic materials in our sketchbooks such as a pencil, Fineliner pen, fountain pen and a rubber. Susan will look at a simple leaf form and ways we can draw and sketch this to learn how to use our materials and free up our creativity. This class is packed full of handy exercises you can apply to other subjects and provides an opportunity to experiment freely and enjoy sketching.

Materials Used in the Class

– 2B mechanical pencil

– 3B pencil

– 0.2 UniPin fineliner Pen

– Parker fountain pen with black ink

– Tombow eraser

– Sketchbook with plain white sketching paper

Watch the Video Below


As an extra special bonus for joining me in this special Art For Earth art class, please use code EARTH20 to receive a special 20% discount on all of my online sketching and drawing courses. This code is valid for 30 days only so please use it before you lose it! I would love for you to join me for some more fun sketching and drawing….

See all my online courses here: https://coursecraft.net/users/Mrf 

My courses include:


Mindful Drawing and Doodling for Beginners