How to Learn Sketching From the Scratch?

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When I was 11, I saw an older man wonderfully sketching a famous monument in our city. I was amazed by how beautiful ideas come to life through sketching. That is how my sketching journey started.  From scribbling back pages of a book during the lectures till sketching portraits, still life objects and much more. 
This journey inspires me to help other individuals to learn sketching with the right instructions and guidance.

What is Sketching?

Sketching is the art of using drawing to express visual ideas with lines, tones, and shading. It’s a foundational skill for many art forms, from painting and illustration to animation and design. But sketching is more than just a stepping stone; it’s a beautiful art form in itself.

The beauty of sketching lies in its simplicity. Unlike more detailed paintings, sketches capture the essence of a subject with a quick, gestural style. This allows artists to explore ideas, practice techniques, and capture fleeting moments in real time.

What are Some Unexpected Benefits of Taking Sketching Classes?

While the desire to create beautiful art is a great motivator, the benefits of sketching classes can help you:


Focusing on the present moment and the methodical movements of sketching can be a powerful tool for relaxation and stress reduction.

Igniting Your Creativity

As your sketching skills develop, so too will your confidence in your artistic abilities. Sketching can be a gateway to exploring other creative pursuits.

Improving Your Spatial Awareness!

It’s expected to be frustrating when our first sketch doesn’t look exactly like the object in front of us. That’s when discouragement hits, and we tend to put that pencil away. However, with guided practice consistency, these results are not impossible to achieve.  

Sharpened Observation Skills

Sketching requires close observation of your subject, forcing you to pay attention to details you might otherwise miss. 

Just take a look at the Day 1 and Days After sketching class example. 

Start drawing it and you’ll notice so many more subtle curves and shapes that you hadn’t noticed before. The first attempts might seem wobbly, but each time you start a new drawing, your eyes learn to see more accurately, and you will be surprised to see your daily improvement.

A Glimpse Inside Palak StudioInk’s Sketching Classes

Here at Palak StudioInk, we offer a welcoming and supportive environment for aspiring artists of all skill levels. Our Calgary sketching classes are designed to be informative and engaging, led by passionate instructors who will guide you on your artistic journey.

Catered to All Levels

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refine your existing skills, we have a class for you. Our instructors tailor their teaching approach to meet the needs of each student.

Fundamental Techniques

You’ll build a strong foundation in essential sketching techniques, including proper pencil grip, shading, perspective, and composition

Experimentation and Exploration

We encourage experimentation with various mediums, from charcoal and graphite to pen and ink.

Fun and Creative Atmosphere

Our classes foster a fun and supportive environment where you can learn, create, and share your work with fellow art enthusiasts.

Sketching is a beautiful and rewarding art form that is accessible to everyone. At Palak StudioInk, we provide a nurturing environment where you can learn, grow, and unleash your inner artist.

Our Calgary sketching classes offer a perfect starting point for your artistic journey.  Browse our class schedule and register today to take the first step toward a world of creative expression!