I am excited to introduce online drawing classes with A Grimes Studio. My name is Allen Grimes and I have been teaching drawings classes on and off for several years. In the past few months I have been teaching online classes to select individuals. I enjoy teaching and helping individuals in their desire to draw, increasing their skills and to have fun with drawing! This new direction that my studio is taking is based upon the requests and interest from students and parents asking for drawing lessons. So I have decided with the addition of more students to showcase and offer drawing classes to those interested. My classes can be 1 on 1 or 2 on 1, grouped with friends or family if possible. This depends on several factors but it can work out. The limit is only two students if they wish to be grouped together. Of course I have a limit of students that I can take and will do these courses over a typical semester time frame throughout the year. If you are interested in drawing classes, contact me below to get more info and if you have any questions.
Currently, I have been teaching lessons on drawing superhero/comic book characters. This has been very popular and fun with my current students. It's basically a process where I show them how to draw a certain character and they mimic what I draw. I help them out with form, anatomy, the details, etc. I still allow or want them to have their own style to their drawing. I do not want them to only copy exactly what I am doing. I believe in the beginning this is acceptable but to soon learn to add their own style and design to the drawings. That is one of my goals as well in teaching these classes. I will be doing more of a basic how to draw class, featuring shapes, drawing what you see, perspective, etc. These are incorporated in my comic book character drawing classes as well, but according to the subject matter we are drawing.
Current Students - 7
I will only be able to have a select number of students for this semester or at a certain time, whatever that my be. Each drawing class is typically 1 hour. There can be exceptions with the age of the student. The amount of classes will differ with each student, but I can be flexible. I will have as of now, 7 students by the middle of August. I can not tell you how fast I will reach my limit of students but I would say contact me if you are interested. I am working this out as I go and I suspect changes will happen from time to time. I will update this section and the number of students I have for a certain duration/semester.
I will try to explain what I can in this section on how it will be done and what each student will need for the drawing class. I can go into more depth on information per student/situation, so please contact me for any questions you have.
Cameras, Laptops, Tablets, Computers, etc.
Basically, I need a way to see the student's drawing and if possible the student as well. The student needs to see me draw and hear me talk, but not necessarily see me. That would be helpful though in talking with them. There is not a specific brand or model of any of these items as long as we can see each other well enough for viewing the artwork and in the end making the process work.
Now some of what I mentioned above will be handled through the software. I will be using Zoom and Google Meet, but not opposed to other software. Again, as long as we can make the process work. I believe both of these software programs will allow multiple windows to which we can accomplish this. I am flexible on how we can make this happen. I want to be able to help out as much as I can.
Besides the hardware and software mentioned above, the student will need starting out: a drawing pad and pencils. Just a basic drawing pad with about 25-50 sheets and several pencils. Pens, markers, colored pencils will be added along the way as we make progress on the drawing classes. I am trying to keep it simple and will give enough time getting other items before we move into using other mediums.
Cost of Drawing Class
The pricing is based upon each class or hour of drawing.
Please email me for the pricing.
This is a new process and venture for me and my studio. I will update often on any new info and pictures of student's work and how this process is working out. Again feel free to email me on any info or questions you have!