Certificate Course in Pencil Art

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Dive into your subject area and earn accreditation in just 9 hours with the award-winning Certificate Course in Pencil Art course. This comprehensive Pencil Art course is specially designed to help you excel in your field and it’s the most rated course in our Personal Development category. Full-time and part-time students can take the Pencil Art course at their own pace and dedicated tutors are available with email support to help you master the 13 modules.

If you want to learn to draw but you literally don’t know where to start, this Certificate Course in Pencil Art will help break down each step of the process. This is a drawing course where you will learn how to draw from life. The Pencil Art course will provide you with a solid foundation in pencil drawing, starting with a thorough explanation of drawing materials.

In fact, once you’ve completed the Pencil Art course and mastered the simple techniques of drawing and pencil art, you’ll have gained both the understanding and the confidence to really make the most of this very relaxing and creative skill.

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What will you learn in this Certificate Course in Pencil Art

Module 1

This module will teach you all about BRIEF HISTORY OF PENCIL DRAWING. Using a pencil has many advantages, one of which is that it is very easy to erase one’s mistakes. There are famous people in the world who preferred to use pencils.

Module 2

In this module, you will learn all about GETTING STARTED. The age-old debate about the artist’s skills’ versus high-quality materials is still applicable even until today. Quality of tools and materials used affects the artwork.

Module 3

This module will teach you all about LEARNING THE BASICS OF DRAWING AND SKETCHING. The tripod grip is the most common way of holding a pen or a pencil. Although it might be the common way of holding a pencil, many people are not doing the tripod grip correctly. The correct way to make a tripod grip is to position the pencil applying equal pressure between the side of the middle finger, the tip of the index finger and the thumb.

Module 4

In this module, you will learn all about Basic Perspectives on Drawing. One can see realism in a drawing with the application of perspectives in the drawing. The idea or concept of perspectives came with the idea of having sets of images that appear coherent and consistent in one piece of art.

Module 5

This module will teach you all about Basic Elements of Light, Shadows, and Shading. Light and shadow are important in giving more life to a drawing by adding a certain atmosphere and dimension to it. In the real world, you can see a shadow in almost everything, which makes placing shadows on drawings more realistic, as putting shadows is also another way of adding perspective on an object.

Module 6

In this module, you will learn all about Different Shading Techniques. Moving the pencil from left to right or top to bottom produces this shading technique.

Module 7

This module will teach you all about How to Add Tones and Values. When you apply to shade to your drawing, always remember that nothing should be all black or all white. In many drawings with shadings, the light parts contrasted against the black look white but these are very light shades of grey. There are tones in between white and black, referred to as halftones.

Module 8

In this module, you will learn all about FINISHING TOUCHES. As once mentioned in this course, there are different types of erasers with different capabilities. Erasers made from pumice can erase those excessive lines but too much usage of the pumice erased in one spot will damage the paper. Sometimes, it can be smear too. Pumice erasers leave a lot of residues if it does be careful in wiping away those particles.

Module 9

This module will teach you all about MIXED MEDIA APPLICATIONS. Using a graphite pencil in the drawing will only give you a monochromatic effect. Sometimes, that is not enough to create the picture you want to make. Using colour will bring wonders to your black and white world of pencil drawing.

Module 10

In this module, you will learn all about Drawing with Pencils in Oil Painting. Oil painting refers to draw with the application of oil-based paints to drawing surfaces. Traditionally, oil painting has its roots in early European arts that became more acceptable than its early counterparts of wax and water-soluble media.

Method of Assessment:

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.


After successfully completing the course, you will be able to obtain the certificates. You can claim a PDF certificate for free-of-charge. There is an additional fee to obtain a hardcopy certificate which is £9.

Who is this course for?

Certificate Course in Pencil Art is suitable for anyone who wants to gain extensive knowledge, potential experience and professional skills in the related field. This Pencil Art course is Accredited so you don’t have to worry about the quality.


Our Certificate Course in Pencil Art is open to all from all academic backgrounds wants and there are no specific requirements to attend this Pencil Art course. This Certificate Course in Pencil Art is compatible and accessible from any device including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Tablets etc.

Career path

This Pencil Art course opens a new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also gives you the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge along with the required skills to become successful. You will be able to add our qualification to your CV/resume which will help you to stand out in the competitive job industry.

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Dear Billie-jo, Good Afternoon. This course is online-based. After purchasing the course you will receive your access details. After that, you will be able to access the course materials with any device. Thanks

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