Strathmore’s Learning Series

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Strathmore’s Learning Series


Christopher Hart is a professional artist and author of many popular, how-to-draw books. These instructional pads are an exciting, new way to learn how to draw animals, manga, and cartoons. They features the high-quality paper you've come to expect from Strathmore, as well as Cristophers drawing techniques, which are easy to follow – and fun! You'll learn how to draw adorable, powerful, and even unusual looking animals, manga, and cartoons while increasing your skills as an artist.


Strathmore’s Learning Series

Strathmore’s Learning Series is an innovative line of instructional art pads. Designed for beginning artists and for experienced artists who want to try a new style of art.

The Learning Series integrates a pad of quality art paper with both traditional and video-based instructions. Developed by prominent, professional art instructors. This “blended” learning approach enables you to follow, at your own pace, the step-by-step directions included in the Learning Series pad. It also allows you to see how these talented, professional artists create that very same piece of art.

Learning Series products deliver the instruction and the motivation to stimulate your artistic talent and help you quickly learn how to make wonderful works of art you’ll be proud to share.

The first 4 pages of each pad feature the basics of drawing animals, manga, or cartoons. Followed by 30 step-by-step lessons with space to draw each type. They have even included 8 blank sheets in the back of the pad for practice and creating your own drawings.

Video Tutorials

To help you get the most from these instructional art pads, Christopher Hart and Strathmore have developed video tutorials for 10 of the lessons. You can watch and draw along with him online. View a FREE video lesson from each instructional art pad and get started today.

Learn to Draw Animals Video Tutorials
Learn to Draw Manga Video Tutorials
Learn to Draw Cartoons Video Tutorials

Getting the most from these videos:

The video tutorials are developed for the exclusive use of Learning Series customers. Except for the Sample Video, you will need to enter a password found in your Learning Series pad to access these videos. Follow the instructions to find the password. This will enable you to watch Christopher Hart draw 10 of the lessons in your Learning Series pad.

Due to time limitations, Chris begins each video with the basic construction outline already drawn. As he draws, Chris leaves the construction lines in place as a reference point for you. You may want to erase the construction lines in your drawing to give it a finished appearance.

Construction steps and details in the video drawing may differ slightly from those in the pad, as no two original drawings are identical. Feel free to experiment with your drawing to find the approach that works best for you.