Art markers are loved by both amateurs and professionals alike. Which is not strange! They are so versatile that they can be used for not just drawing and sketching, but even for product design, interior design and even architecture.
No wonder that so many people are looking for online art marker courses to that can teach them how to get the most out of these amazing tools.
I have compiled a list of online classes that will teach you how to make beautiful art with markers.
Since Copic markers are the most popular, the majority will be Copic marker classes. Don’t let this discourage you if you have other markers though. Most techniques can be used regardless of the markers you use.
Also read our post on the recommended Copic marker set for beginners.
Marker Sketching: Master Design Sketching With Markers
This comprehensive online course will take you through every step from early pencil outlines to complete design renderings with art markers.
This includes the thinking process, necessary tools to complement your markers, blending, stroke techniques and adding highlights.
Although you can use any kind of marker for most of the drawing, it is best to use the Posca marker with white ink for adding highlights.
If you want to improve your sketching and drawing skills, this is a great course for you. The course is meant for beginners, but even experienced users of art markers will have plenty that they can learn.
Course Includes: 4.5 h of video, 2 articles, 3 supplemental resources, certificate of completion
Learn Marker Drawing From Scratch
This course is for anyone interested in design drawing. The course will deal with the fundamental principles of using art markers to design sketching.
The four individual sections will deal with everything you need to know. You will start by learning the initial drawing steps that will set you up for success. And plenty of emphases is placed on the special features of markers and how to use them to pull off nifty tricks.
By the end of the course you will be able to convey your design ideas into professional sketches, use markers with confidence, draw from different perspectives and add texture to your drawings.
All you need to start is a set of colored markers and paper for alcohol markers.
Course includes: 2 h of video, 17 supplemental resources, certificate of completion
Artistic Illustrations – The Fundamentals of Coloring With Markers
Although this is mainly an online Copic marker class, you can use the techniques learning in this class with any alcohol-based marker.
This class deals with the fundamental techniques and principals you need to understand to understand Copic coloring and bring your images to life.
You will learn how the markers are categorized using a color system, color codes, basic strokes, coloring techniques, layering, shading, blending and correcting mistakes.
Several exercises are mixed in with the video lessons that you can use to practice what you’ve picked up so far.
If you master the art of coloring and blending, you will be one step closer to becoming a true artist.
Course includes: 1.3 h of video
Sketching With Markers: Draw Sweet Cupcakes
Besides full-fledged courses, you can also find individual Copic lessons online. In these lessons, you will focus on learning how to draw one type of object or you will learn a new technique
In this case, you will get to know how to draw deliciously looking cupcakes. Just looking at them makes me hungry.
You don’t need any experience to take this lesson though. It will start off by laying out everything you will need and with the basic techniques used for drawing these cupcakes.
Of course, the skills you will acquire through this course will also translate into drawing different things. Before you know it, you will have illustrated an entire cooking book!
Course includes: 1.25 h of video
Coloring With Markers – The Blender
Beginners working with Copic markers often don’t understand the purpose of a colorless marker, also known as the blender marker.
In this relatively short Copic class, you will discover the true purpose of the colorless marker and how to use it like a pro!
The colorless marker is often used for blending two colors or fixing small mistakes. But with proper use, you can use it to create a variety of different textures and add depth to your drawings.
There will be a handful of exercises that you can use to practice and share your progress with the community. You might even add them to your own portfolio if you like them.
Course includes: 1.5 h of video
Level: beginner to intermediate