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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Jim's New Video Class!



Hi everyone!  I’m very happy and excited to let you know that my first new video class in 4 years will go live this Monday, September 30!  It’s on the Skillshare.com platform, and it’s called “Urban Sketching Essentials: Drawing People and Crowds Made Simple.”  It’s the first in an “Urban Sketching Essentials” series I’ll be rolling out over the next few months.  The idea is to video record the workshop lessons I’ve developed over the last few years, and to make them widely available to former workshop participants, potential workshop attendees, and to those who—for any number of reasons—can’t travel to a workshop. 

I’m wildly enthusiastic about this project, in part because Skillshare’s values align very well with mine.  They are a very reasonable subscription service, making these classes very affordable. They are a tribe of creatives, helping other creatives share their knowledge and expertise with the world.  The class lengths are designed for busy people, so that you can work through a lesson any time you have a few minutes.  And they have been tremendously helpful in encouraging and helping me through the process of learning to shoot and edit my own high quality videos, giving me another tool for teaching and creative expression.

This is a series of classes for all skill levels, veterans to beginners. It’s intended to diffuse any fears you may have about sketching, making it less intimidating, more accessible and more fun!

You can see the class introduction video (2 minutes) on YouTube here. Then head over to my Skillshare page and hit “Follow.”  You’ll be notified when the class goes live on Monday. If you're not already a member of Skillshare, your first two months are free while you check it out.
Thanks to you all!  I'm truly grateful for your support and encouragement. And a special shout out to my buddy Peggy Dean for her coaching and wisdom through this process. I hope to be seeing you on Skillshare soon!

Fantastic workshop day in San Gimignano, Italy!