The Da Vinci Initiative is creating Online Drawing Courses
14

patrons

$29
per video
The Da Vinci Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to art education that creates online drawing courses. Co-founded by Kara Lysandra Ross and Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Initiative provides access to atelier training to a broad audience through online, studio-based courses and in-person workshops. Online drawing instruction is released through our YouTube channel and is also available for download through the DVI Store .

Although originally intended to provide atelier training to art teachers, the online classes have become wildly popular with professional painters, illustrators, animators, and many others wishing to improve their realism drawing skills. The online classes use clear, methodical instruction that breaks down complex skills into easy-to-understand stages. 

The Da Vinci Initiative is using Patreon to finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses in order to provide broader access to training for students who are eager to learn atelier skills. Your patronage ensures that all students have access to this essential knowledge. 

Although a new video will be released each week, anyone wishing to access a course in its entirety without waiting can download the videos by purchasing the complete course here.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course book, a complete reprint of the original book, contains almost 200 plates for students to copy. This volume is available for purchase at the Art Renewal Center Store.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per video
9 patrons
• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Pledge $3 or more per video
6 patrons
• Access to the additional Tips and Tricks videos posted to our Patron-only newsfeed

• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Pledge $100 or more per video
0 patrons
• You get to download the entire course, no more waiting! (First payment must go through before content is released)

• Access to the additional Tips and Tricks videos posted to our Patron-only newsfeed

• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Pledge $150 or more per video
0 patrons
• You get to download our entire PREVIOUS course that is not currently available on YouTube called Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing. (First payment must go through before content is released)

• You get to download the entire course, no more waiting! (First payment must go through before content is released)

• Access to the additional Tips and Tricks videos posted to our Patron-only newsfeed

• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Goals
$29 of $500 per video
The costs to create online classes include labor for filming and editing, travel expenses, art materials and more. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to cover the bare minimum expenses for this online course so that we can continue to produce them well into the future. Your support is essential for the creation of new content, and reaching this goal would guarantee that we would have funding to produce our next class.
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The Da Vinci Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to art education that creates online drawing courses. Co-founded by Kara Lysandra Ross and Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Initiative provides access to atelier training to a broad audience through online, studio-based courses and in-person workshops. Online drawing instruction is released through our YouTube channel and is also available for download through the DVI Store .

Although originally intended to provide atelier training to art teachers, the online classes have become wildly popular with professional painters, illustrators, animators, and many others wishing to improve their realism drawing skills. The online classes use clear, methodical instruction that breaks down complex skills into easy-to-understand stages. 

The Da Vinci Initiative is using Patreon to finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses in order to provide broader access to training for students who are eager to learn atelier skills. Your patronage ensures that all students have access to this essential knowledge. 

Although a new video will be released each week, anyone wishing to access a course in its entirety without waiting can download the videos by purchasing the complete course here.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course book, a complete reprint of the original book, contains almost 200 plates for students to copy. This volume is available for purchase at the Art Renewal Center Store.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per video
9 patrons
• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Pledge $3 or more per video
6 patrons
• Access to the additional Tips and Tricks videos posted to our Patron-only newsfeed

• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Pledge $100 or more per video
0 patrons
• You get to download the entire course, no more waiting! (First payment must go through before content is released)

• Access to the additional Tips and Tricks videos posted to our Patron-only newsfeed

• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit
Pledge $150 or more per video
0 patrons
• You get to download our entire PREVIOUS course that is not currently available on YouTube called Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing. (First payment must go through before content is released)

• You get to download the entire course, no more waiting! (First payment must go through before content is released)

• Access to the additional Tips and Tricks videos posted to our Patron-only newsfeed

• Access to all videos one day earlier than they appear on YouTube

• That warm fuzzy feeling you get by supporting an art education non-profit