Free Online Sketch Workshop

  • Learn to sketch for free
  • Improve your skills, step by step
  • You can start the workshop anytime

“I liked it! You explain in a simple and clear way that even someone like me, who doesn’t have much practice, is happy with the result of the painting. Thanks for the class!​”
– Camila

“It’s amazing how things seem easier and not so scary 😊  Thank you so much!”
– Valérie

Why is this free?

I strongly believe that anyone on any budget should have access to sketch education. As long as I can afford it, I will offer this free online course.

Sketchbook or loose sheets?

Sketchbook or loose sheets?

What to use for urban sketching: a sketchbook or loose sheets of paper? What are the advantages of the one or the other? Using a sketchbook instead of single sheets has advantages and disadvantages. With a sketchbook you do not have to deal with loose sheets on the go...

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Bike and sketch

Bike and sketch

Last Friday I assembled my new bike. With spring ahead of us, I realised that this second pandemic year we will probably not travel a lot, although hopes are getting higher. The weekend was full of bike and sketch trips. I enjoyed my new vehicle so much that I only...

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About Ruud

Ruud Otten is a sketch and watercolour artist. He has been drawing almost his entire life.

Next to creating art, Ruud has founded the national Urban Sketchers Netherlands group and was co-organiser of the 10th International Urban Sketchers Symposium 2019 in Amsterdam.

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Most pieces of art on this website can be yours. I can deliver museum quality fine art prints to your house.
All art prints are produced ‘in-house’ using the highest quality archival giclee inks.
Contact me about pricing and your order request. I am also available for commissioned work and workshops. Get in touch for inquiries.