Drawspace Beginner Certification Program
Drawing is the integral component of all visual arts, and the primary
focus of this foundation-level, asynchronous learning-based program,
which emphasizes peer-to-peer and teacher-student interactions. Our
philosophy on teaching art is to focus primarily on the enjoyment
aspects while gently introducing the technical and academic. Hence, in
creating a passion for the subject matter, the quest for knowledge
also becomes enjoyable.
The Drawspace Beginner Certification Program provides adult level courses, teaching the fundamental skills and techniques needed to
support whatever further academic aspirations students may have.
Students, who satisfactorily complete all the requirements of this
program, thereby demonstrating evidence of beginner-level educational
and artistic competence, are awarded a certificate of completion.
About Drawspace Online Education
Drawspace.com is one of the largest art education websites on the
Internet, featuring high-quality courses authored by world-renowned
artists, art educators, and authors.
Art instructors will always be integral to art education; virtual
classrooms are simply alternatives to traditional venues. Online
education promotes the dissemination of high-quality curriculum to
international student populations. Flexibility, low costs, and
superior curriculum are other advantages of online art education.
Recent Internet research asserts that art students in online learning
environments generally achieve the same (or higher) levels of
technical competence as students in brick and mortar institutions of
As a student, you work toward your Drawspace certification:
- By building a knowledge base of online, art-education technology
within state-of-the-art, socially-interactive, classrooms specifically
designed for visual art pedagogy.
- In your home, according to a self-regulated time schedule, without
the pressure of showing up in traditional learning institutions at
- Under the guidance of highly-qualified instructors who are also
practicing artists (rather than "theory-only" instructors).
- Without the expenses of traditional learning venues (for example:
textbooks, student fees, travel, child-care, and accommodation).
- Through a "learn by doing" approach to curriculum.
- With curriculum choices based on your individual preferences.
- With a goal of acquiring the skills, confidence, and motivational
tools to pursue more advanced art studies.
The Drawspace credit system is designed to ensure that each student
has the same basic drawing (D) skills upon completion of the
Courses include units of curriculum called modules, which are made up
of resources and assignments. Resources contain information (such as
text, photographs, and drawings) that enhances comprehension of
curriculum, exercises, and projects. Assignments are either a major
drawing project, or a group of exercises and small projects. Each
successfully completed assignment is worth one credit.
Drawspace Beginner Certification requires the completion of a total of
80 credits in the following six areas of study:
- RD100: Required (20 credits)
- DC100: Contours (10 credits)
- DS100: Shading (15 credits)
- DT100: Technical (15 credits)
- DF100: Figurative (10 credits)
- DO100: Open (10 credits)
If you have previously taken courses, you only need to contact your
instructors and those credits will be retroactively assigned to your
certification program. You have no time constraints or deadlines; you
can complete the program in one year or more (one of the perks of this
online program). When you have completed all the certification
requirements, your certificate and official transcript will be prepared and sent to you by mail.