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How to improve drawing skills for beginners

Melina Nestore,
Written by
Yusuf Tamanna
Published date
16 December 2020

Are you spending more time at home? Why not take your artistic abilities to the next level?

Studies show that having a hobby and spending time working on it can improve your well-being majorly.

Passionate drawer Melina Nestore tells us how doing an online short course has helped take her artistic abilities to the next level.


When Melina Nestore isn’t drawing, she says she’s either teaching, running, going on walks in nature or taking care of her children. And even then, she’s always thinking about what to draw next.

She took the Introduction to Drawing Skills Online Short Course offered by Central Saint Martins for one reason: she wanted to.

“I’ve not had any formal education in art and I wanted to develop my skills better,” she tells me.

Despite it being such a practical course, Milena says completing it online has helped her take her own practice to the next level.

“I learned some interesting tips on how to look at things differently when I’m drawing. The homework allowed me to carve out some time to sit down in front of an object and observe it – properly. The tutor’s feedback on our work also helped a great deal!”

Describing her experience on the course as stimulating, hands-on and personalised, Milena is more than happy to recommend doing a short course.

“The online courses are flexible but with a considerable amount of homework to do. You receive personalised comments and feedback on your work and most of all, you get the experience of being in a physical class, even if the course is delivered online!”


Do you want to finesse your drawing abilities? Both our Introduction to Drawing Skills Online Short Course and 100 Drawing Projects Online Short Course can help you connect the dots to your next creative endeavour.

Like Milena said, our online short courses are designed to give you a genuine classroom experience, even if you’re studying remotely. Our diverse range of online short courses are here to help you craft your next masterpiece!

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