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Drawing in the Soul Summer Class

Drawing in the Soul is a complete & in-depth online art course in which you’ll learn step by step how to draw and paint female portraits.

The live online summer class offers the fun and support of doing this class together with a group of students and with a lot of guidance and feedback from me as the teacher. It will start June 2020 and runs for 12 weeks.

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What students say

Drawing in the Soul is a very complete course, offering not only practical exercises but also a lot of theoretical knowledge. That makes me understand what I am doing. Juna generously shares her knowledge and without restraint – I experienced that as very special. Her feedback on my work is meticulous, constructive and very educational. Sometimes she asks questions so that I have to think for myself, which means that I learn to look better at my own work. This is my second course with Juna, and it offers so much value for money. I will definitely continue doing her…Read More

Erni Kroondijk van Atten
The Netherlands

I took the course Drawing in the Soul as I loved the style of the drawings advertising this course. I wasn't sure on what to expect but I took the plunge and I am so grateful that I did. The quality of videos as well as the layout of the course is outstanding. Juna's teaching style is light hearted, calming and reassuring. Her feedback on your own work and on other people's is extremely helpful, as I found that sometimes you see the problem but not how to fix it and Juna shows you how sometimes small changes can have…Read More

Jo Doel
New Zealand

Drawing in the Soul was the most amazing class I have taken. When I did the very first exercise I was just so surprised that I actually did this. In each part of each module I learned about the different profiles, the use of color, line, values and so much more. Reading the feedback from my own projects and those of the other students was the most positive and helpful learning tool. I would recommend this class to all my friends. If you are going to take a class, put this one at the top of the list.

Ginny Patrick

I was drawn to Juna's drawing style. That's why I signed up for Drawing in the Soul. I didn't know what to expect from it. But it was everything I had hoped for and more. She is an excellent teacher. You immediately see that a lot of time has been devoted to making the course accessible to everyone. Beautiful and clear videos about how she handles every project. In addition, there are also the e-books and the reference material. She also takes plenty of time to give you good feedback, everything has been handled very professionally. I already had some…Read More

Emmanuella Goethals

Drawing in the Soul with Juna Biagioni was a truly wonderfull class, one of the best on line courses I have done. Juna shares her extensive knowledge and new techniques for creating portraits every week to build your skills base, focusing on mapping out portraits, and using value, line work, contrast and saturation with colour to produce soul in your drawings and paintings. She also offers personal, detailed critique of each project which was invaluable, demonstrating how small corrections can really improve your work and help you to ‘see’ your subject better. I could see definite growth in my art…Read More

Tracy Carey

Drawing in the Soul was an excellent and very intense course. I enjoyed it very much and I learnt a lot. I am an absolute beginner in the field of portrait drawing. The study materials are very well stuctured, and Juna is an excellent artist and art teacher. She dedicated her time to this course and was ready to help any time. Juna's feedbacks on our work are extremely useful and detailed. These feedbacks were the most valuable part of the course. Thanks, Juna!

Imola Varga

Juna Biagioni is a talented artist and masterful teacher. In her class Drawing in the Soul she exceeded all my expectations. I was challenged, which is what I wanted, but because her feedback was so instructive and graciously delivered, I could understand how to quickly improve my art. She is the best online teacher I have come across and I am so grateful I got to be one of her students!

Francie W. Gannon
United States

Drawing in the Soul is a truly wonderful portrait art course. What I appreciated about it was the fact that it successfullly blended together serious drawing and painting teckniques with loads of fun. I entered the course never having used acrylic paint or pastels and with Juna's clear instructions this was no problem. The course is geared in such a manner that whether one is highly talented and wanting to hone ones skills or one is doing it purely out of interest one will by the end of the course have improved immensely. Juna's lessons are comprehensive and stimulating, the…Read More

Glen Collingwood
South Africa

I can’t say enough good about this course. Juna is a very wise, kind, and generous teacher. I was new to portraiture, and to painting when I started Drawing in the Soul. Now when I look at what I accomplished it seems like magic. Juna provided lots of technical information, and feed back that was spot on, but she also created a safe, warm, and friendly environment that gave us the courage to take risks, to make mistakes, and to share our work and learn from each other. Her video demonstrations are great, because they show not only the physical…Read More

Anna Novak

Juna Biagioni's course Drawing in the Soul is an incredible three month learning experience. Her weekly lessons include hours of videos, PDFs, files with reference photos and supply lists. Just as valuable is Juna's presence on the private class Facebook page. Questions are answered promptly (considering the time zones). But the most amazing aspect of the course is Juna's supportive, detailed critiques of each student's weekly project. And she even includes photos of each change that she suggests. I think it would be impossible to take this course and not improve! Also, Juna is very organized and very good at gently…Read More

Andrea Needel
United States

Juna Biagioni's course Drawing in the Soul and my partaking of it, was the best possible thing I could have done for myself this year! It was more than I expected, and I learned a LOT from this course: different methods, materials, about line, colour and so much more! Juna is an excellent teacher, patient, extremely professional, and very thorough in her feedback. She is totally committed to her students and goes out of her way for them on a regular basis, always ready to answer any questions related to the course. I enjoyed the course so much that I…Read More

Patricia Worsley-Beukes
South Africa

Juna, your teaching technique is superior to those I've received during my fine arts degree. Thank you & do not change your ways. The feedbacks in Drawing in the Soul were very important for the progress. I've enjoyed following you and did learn some more.

Camille Simard

Drawing in the Soul is a course I wish everyone could take. The knowledge that Juna shares, in text, in her step by step videos, in personal messages and in her gentle and generous feedback is un-paralleled, and to be able to download the course and keep it forever is something I never anticipated. I've never witnessed anything even similar to this in any class I've ever taken – online or in person. The scope of the course may at first seem daunting, but each week focuses on a very clearly defined goal, and those one or two weeks designed…Read More

United States

Before this online course Drawing in the Soul I didn't know how to use any of the materials. I was a complete novice. I knew I could draw and that I had an eye for art, but I didn't know how to start and how to express myself. With Juna's course we learnt to use different mediums. How to apply them and how to make them ‘speak’, how to give them soul. The very gentle and very constructive feedback was given with empathy and sensitivity. This gave us all confidence to move forward to our next project. I feel now…Read More

Jessica Nilsen
New Zealand

From the first moment I saw Juna Biagoni's work I was mezmerized. She seemed to me a sculptor, where beautiful faces and features appeared from nowhere. I signed up immediately for Drawing in the Soul and counted the days until the class began. I have not been disappointed. I now can, even as a beginner, have faces appear that surprise and delight me. Juna's ability to teach is superb. She is thorough, generous in her sharing and the range of projects in the class is fantastic. The best part is her gentleness and support in her feedback. I know of…Read More

Maxine Schutter
United States

I saw one of Juna's videos on YouTube and my gut feeling said: YES!!! Drawing in the Soul is so awesome and highly recommendable. The structure of the course teaches you all you ever wanted to know about drawing & painting faces: all about different profiles, the features, and how to use different art supplies. A mixture of playful and challenging lessons. I learned a lot, especially via the direct feedback. Thank you so much, Juna, for this incredible course!!

Inge Zuck

Juna's online class Drawing in the Soul is very thorough and well organized. I enjoyed learning about new mediums and watching Juna do her magic. The thing I appreciated the most, though, was how Juna viewed and critiqued our work so we could learn from our mistakes. I do not know of any other online class where this occurs, and look forward to taking future classes.

Deborah Schinzel
United States

I would highly recommend this class, Drawing in the Soul! The material is very comprehensive about drawing, painting, color etc. The videos and pdfs are very professionally done and Juna is a great teacher! Her feedback is always kind but very insightful too, another lesson in itself. It was an excellent enjoyable learning experience and I look forward to her offering other classes as well.

Kathy R.
United States

I cannot thank you enough Juna for this wonderful course, Drawing in the Soul. I have learned so much and I feel so much more confident about my own work. Your teaching style is wonderful. Detailed yet concise, so learning is made clear and accessible. But above all your warmth and support have inspired and encouraged me throughout every week. I am still astounded by how much detailed and helpful feedback you have given to each one of us. The feedback you gave me opened my eyes – not just to errors I was unaware of, but also to countless ways…Read More

Lynda Hunter
United Kingdom

In the vein of “teach a man to fish & he can feed himself for life”, Juna teaches her students how to SEE and how to EVALUATE their own work through her thoughtfully constructed lesson plan and detailed individual feedback. The skills and theory learned in Drawing in the Soul are easily transferable to other media and subject matter. I would instantly and without hesitation, recommend this class to anyone interested in learning how to draw more realistic portraits.


I would like to commend Juna for the beautifully crafted course she has created. Drawing in the Soul was easy to follow, the feedback on your progress is great and the feeling you get from being part of the class makes this an unusually rich web experience. The beautiful mark making style and diversity of materials are as challenging as you want them to be. There is no pressure to achieve, this is a course to enjoy at your own speed and explore artistic possibilities. Highly recommended! I am suggesting it to members of our pastel society!

James Geddes, President Northwest Pastel Society
United States

Drawing in the Soul is the best portrait class anyone could ever take. The amount of content is enormous and Juna's very detailed and gentle style of teaching – not to mention her critiques on Facebook – are unbelievable. I have learned so much. When looking at someone's face now whether on TV or in person, I can't help but notice their features and the way the light falls casting shadows. We also learnt different techniques, ones I'd never heard of. This course will stay with me for ever. Thank you Juna x


Drawing in the Soul is a fabulous course. Well organised, inspiring lessons, lots of feedback, a very safe and positive group atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised by the videos that provided explanations of the different materials we worked with, and learned a lot about how to handle them and work with them.

Angela van Son
The Netherlands

Drawing in the Soul is jam-packed with videos and prompts to help you paint & draw soulful portraits in lots of various techniques. It was such fun to follow along, always supported by Juna's detailed feedback. She is a such a generous and extraordinary teacher!

Elke A.

Drawing in the Soul was one of the best portrait classes I have taken online. Learning the full front view, side view, and 3/4 view were tough but through Juna's very detailed critique it was so easy to fix what wasn't quite right. I have gained so much from this 12 week course. The awesome artists in the Facebook group were there to help too or just encourage us. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn portraits.

Lynda Secor
United States

I am blown away by how simple and well structured Drawing in the Soul is. I have learned so much about drawing and painting portraits. The lessons are clear and well explained. Juna Biagioni is one incredible person, she really has put her heart into this class. The feedback she provides is detailed and really makes you ‘see’. I would recommend this course 100%.

Pernelle R.

Drawing in the Soul is by far the best class I've ever taken. The professional videos, PDFs and critiques have been incredible! This will be a class I go back to over and over again. You have given my eyes the training that they were longing for. I may not draw perfectly (yet... lol) but I can now ‘see’ portraits more accurately! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Libbi Corson
United States

Drawing in the Soul was the finest on-line art class I have taken. Juna Biagioni carefully developed this portrait class so that one lesson builds upon the other. Her class environment is extremely organized, easy to navigate and detailed with downloadable videos for further viewing. She limits the amount of students enrolled as to give them enormous attention with critiques, which was so welcomed. Her critiques are superb. She is so technically knowledgeable that she can draw & paint on top of your photo for suggested improvements. An incredible learning tool for all participants. It was 12 weeks of challenge,…Read More

Peggy Depue
United States

Drawing in the Soul is a great course. Juna is a very good teacher who knows how to cut all the info in pieces that look doable. Her constructive criticism helps to look at your own work and see. Although this is a portrait course, I find it helped me with all my drawings and paintings and I am now really excited about color theory.

Karin Kuilman
The Netherlands

Excellent class! I learned more in the first week of Drawing in the Soul than in all the other art classes I have taken – and that includes college classes as well. Juna's easy to follow directions and her helpful critiques have made me a better artist and I thank her for that!

Nancy Markel
United States

On Drawing in the Soul: I've done many courses, but this was the first time I've learned so much! Not only techniques, but also the way of looking at your art. Not just ‘oh and ah's’, but so much constructive criticism, with clear explanations. Juna is a very good and clear teacher, with a warm heart. I'm going to miss these lessons and mentor!

The Netherlands
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