Drawing in the Soul
In-depth Mixed Media Portrait Course
Would you like to learn to paint and draw faces?
Drawing in the Soul is a foundational art course in which you’ll learn step by step how to draw and paint female portraits. We’ll start from the very basics and build up to more advanced levels.
It is one of my most popular online courses, taken by over 800 people – from complete beginners to more experienced artists.
This class is now available as a Self-Study Course.
After signing up, you get immediate access to all course content and you can do all the lessons in your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course website and can download all course materials and videos for future reference.
Click the button below to sign up now, or continue reading for all details and practical info about this class.
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 forever. DIANA, ENGLAND
Value, Line & Color
This video gives an impression of one of the bonus lessons in Drawing in the Soul, in which we’re going to create a mixed media portrait focusing on the use of tonal value.
Excellent class! I learned more in the first week than in all the other art classes I have taken – and that includes college classes as well. Juna’s easy to follow directions have made me a better artist and I thank her for that! NANCY MARKEL, USA
After we’ve learned to create faces in various directions, working with value, line and color, and using different techniques and supplies, we’re going to utilize that knowledge and take it one step further.
How can we give our portraits more depth and ‘soul’? How can we draw the viewer’s attention to specific areas of the portrait that we feel are expressing this soul, or that are telling a certain story?
That will be the focus of the final three weeks of Drawing in the Soul.
Who is this course for?
If you are new to creating portraits, you will learn all the basic techniques for creating front faces, profile portraits, and 3/4 faces. You’ll also learn how to work with the specific supplies. All you need is a little (very basic) experience with acrylic paint. The rest will be explained and demonstrated in the lessons.
If you already have some experience in making portraits and want to learn more about the topics of value, line, and color, then you can delve into these subjects. And if you want to practice working with specific supplies like soft pastels, charcoal, and oil pastels, then you can learn how these materials can be used.
This class is both for the beginner through to the more advanced artist. Juna is a very generous teacher who shares her knowledge so openly. She has such a gentle and calming way of approaching each subject and that has been the key for me to find my confidence and develop my skills even further. TANIA BAIN, SOUTH AFRICA
Every first week of modules 1-3 you will get a video introduction that explains the topic of the module. We will also do several exercises that will focus on individual aspects of the subject of that module. Sometimes you will also get one or more text-only lessons, that will explain some additional theory or provide background information.
Since the first two weeks of each module are intense and filled with exercises and lessons, in the third week we will get time to practice what we’ve learned so far, and do some catching up if necessary. For those of you who would nonetheless like to have new materials, there is a fun & shorter bonus lesson available.
In Module 4 we’re going to use what we’ve learned in the previous modules and take that to a higher level. In this module we’re going to explore ways to draw the viewer to our portrait and to bring the focus on that something extra, what I would call ‘soul’, in our portrait. Each week of this module you will get one ore more text-only lessons and we will create one project from start to finish.
Theory, Exercises & Projects
The lessons with art theory and background information are sometimes provided as reading texts and other times in the form of video introductions. Other lessons in this category are the art supplies videos, in which I give background information on the supplies that we’ll be working with and show you how to use them.
And finally, when we’ve learned about the theory and practiced the techniques in the exercises, it’s time to apply this into a larger project. Projects are video lessons in which we’re going to create a portrait from start to finish: from the sketching phase to the final little details. In this course we’re going to do six of these larger projects.
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 to allow everyone time to catch up or further develop his/her work, come at precisely the right moment. L.J, USA
30 hours of video lessons
You receive 30 hours of detailed video lessons, recorded in real-time (no speeding up). Most lessons are filmed with two cameras, so that you can see exactly what I do – not only on the easel but also what is happening on my table, for instance how I mix my paint.
Every week you receive a so-called E-book. This is an interactive PDF that contains the texts of the lessons, descriptions of the videos, images, and clickable links to that week’s videos. You can download all 12 E-books (166 pages in total!), so that you can easily refer back to them and if desired print them out.
Additional course materials
Besides the twelve E-books you also receive additional course materials in the form of PDF documents, such as reference sheets with information about face proportions (mapping), weekly supply lists, and the reference photos that I have been using in the video lessons.
Lifetime access & all materials can be downloaded
You get lifetime access to the course website and all course materials, such as the videos, E-books, and additional course materials, can be downloaded and are yours to keep forever.
What will you receive
We’ll use a variety of art supplies, such as acrylic paint, charcoal, soft pastel, hard pastel, pastel pencils, collage papers, and a little bit of oil paint sticks & oil pastels. You will get extensive background information on the supplies that we’ll be working with. In the video lessons I’ll show you what you can do with the supplies, so you can practice how to use them.
Would you like to know which supplies we’ll be using? Download here the full supply list for the course.
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
- Get immediate access to all the lessons
- Do the course at your own pace
- Lifetime access
- All videos and course materials can be downloaded
- Payment plan available (click here for info)
Prices in Euro will be used for the actual purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?
If this is the first time you sign up for a Juna Biagioni Art course, you will create an account during the registration process. You can access the private website of the class with the email address that you signed up with and the password that you chose for your account.
Since this is a self-study class, you get immediately access to all the lessons and course materials. These will all be provided on the dedicated, private course website. You can watch the lessons online, and/or download everything so you can keep all the course materials forever and access them from your own hard drive.
Most lessons are taught in video format. All videos are in real-time, so not sped up. You can watch me draw and hear me explain what I do and why I do it. This means that you can follow exactly what I do, and if you want you can go back and watch certain parts again if you missed anything or something was unclear.
Besides the course website you will get access to the dedicated Facebook group for this class. This is a fun and safe place to post your work, ask questions, and meet new friends.
Lifetime access, what does that mean in practice?
You get lifetime access to this course. In practice this means that the course website (including all videos and course materials) will remain accessible to you for as long as the course is being offered for sale. If this course at some point in the future isn’t going to be offered for sale anymore, you will have 6 months to download all materials if you want to keep them forever.
After signing up, do I get access to the lessons right away?
Yes, after signing up you get direct access to all the lessons of the class. You can do them whenever it suits you, at your own pace and in your own time.
Can I download the videos and course materials?
Yes, you can download all the videos and course materials (E-books, supply lists, info sheets, and reference photos). Make sure you have enough free disk space (an external disk drive or usb stick is recommended), because there is in total 30 hours of video available!
Can I get feedback from you on my work?
The self-study class does not include feedback on individual work.
I am a total beginner without any art experience. Can I sign up?
Yes, you can definitely sign up for the course. All you need is a little (very basic) experience with acrylic paint. The rest will be explained and demonstrated in the lessons. And you can always ask questions and get support in the Facebook group.
I feel a bit insecure about my art and not ready to show it to others. Can I participate without joining the Facebook group?
Yes, you can definitely participate without joining the Facebook group. However, you can also join the Facebook without having to post your work if you don’t want to. The group is private and provides a safe environment for all participants of every level. It’s also a place where you can get support, ask questions, and meet new friends.
I don't have a Facebook account. Do I need one in order to do the course?
You don’t necessarily need a Facebook account to follow the course. The course website is a dedicated website that you get access to after you sign up for the course. The Facebook group is optional. However, if you do want to join the Facebook group but don’t have a Facebook account (yet), you can also consider creating a Facebook account just for this course alone.
Do you work with reference photos during the course?
Yes, we will be working with reference photos during the course. The goal is not to create an exact likeness of the portrait on the photo, but to use the photo as a reference and inspiration for things like shading and proportions. The photos that I will use in the lessons will be available for download, but of course you can also use your own photos if you prefer.
I notice that the course is organized into weekly lessons. Do I have to wait every week for my lessons, or can I access to them directly after purchasing the course?
You get immediate access to all lessons of the course. Drawing in the Soul was originally set up as a 12-weeks course and this outline is maintained in the self-study class, but you can access all lessons of all 12 weeks directly after you purchased the course. This means that you can do all lessons whenever it suits you, at your own pace and in your own time.
Is there a payment plan for this course available?
Yes, there is a payment plan available to pay in installments. Click here for all details of the payment plan and to sign up.
Can I get a refund after purchasing this course?
Since this is a self-study course and all lessons are downloadable directly after registration, no refunds are given after purchase of the course.
Can I give this course as a gift?
Certainly! Just contact me by filling in the form below and I’ll be happy to help.
How can I contact you?
You can contact me by filling in this form.
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Access to the course
Once you have purchased your course, you return to a confirmation page with an overview of your registered courses. When you click on a course you should be already logged-in to the course site and have immediate access to the classroom.
If at any time you need to login to the site, you will need your username (the email address that you used to sign up for the course) and the password which you chose when you signed up. With your username and passwordyou can always access your courses by clicking on ‘Login’ at the top of this website.
This course will be presented online, so you need a web browser. I recommend Chrome or Firefox. Make sure your browser is updated to the latest version.
You will get the best results if you use a laptop or computer. You can use smaller devices (like a tablet) as well, but then the layout may change slightly.
If you want to download the videos, you need space on the hard drive of your computer, or an external storage like an external hard drive or a USB stick.
- A high-speed internet connection to be able to download the videos or watch them online.
- A basic understanding of IT, like reading emails, watching videos online, reading PDF documents, and navigating websites like Facebook. If you’re having trouble with some IT related stuff some help can be given, but in-depth IT guidance cannot be given.
What Participants Say
There is a great deal to love about the online art class, Drawing in the Soul. For me, it started with Juna's captivating art work, specifically her portraits. Ethereally beautiful portrayals of not just a face, also an inner quality. (The course is aptly named). Then there's Juna herself. Patient, generous, knowledgeable, thorough, gentle and firm, she is an accomplished artist and a talented, committed teacher. The structure of the course is superb. Classes are delivered in manageable chunks, just a few steps at a time. Easy to find, they are all contained in one eBook per week. Support material…Read More →
Drawing in the Soul is the second online live art course I have taken with Juna. It has enriched me and stretched me in so many ways! It is an intense course but Juna guides you and encourages you every step of the way! I loved learning how to use collage in my portraits and also glazing with colors. I definitely feel like a better artist for having done this course and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor than Juna! Her professionalism, creativity and attention to detail, and the excellent way each lesson was structured made me feel…Read More →
I can fully recommend Drawing in the Soul for anyone wanting to further their portrait skills. Juna takes you through a raft of techniques and gives fantastic, supportive feedback, with sample ways to improve if needed. During these 12 weeks a bond is formed between the members of the group, who love to support each other, and nobody feels intimidated in posting their projects. It teaches people to actually look at what they want to paint or draw, and you find yourself looking at faces in a new light wherever you happen to be. I would have no hesitation in…Read More →
12 weeks of intense studying, facing challenges and being chuffed about the results are over – alas. Drawing in the Soul is one of the most comprehensive portrait courses because it covers lots of different styles and art supplies. The videos are pure pleasure to follow, always getting straight to the point and professionally made. The self-evaluation of our work (what we liked and didn't like), and the need to phrase questions correctly and in relation to the topic when submitting for feedback in the lovely Facebook group, was a great learning process and kept me alert. Juna's feedback was…Read More →
Highly recommended! Drawing in the Soul is one of the best courses I have taken. Juna's way of teaching is step-by-step guiding you through the process, towards the final result. Very educational. In addition, you get lifelong access to the course. And lastly: it's very affordable! Thank you for these wonderful 12 weeks, I look forward to the next course!
This class, Drawing in the Soul, has been amazing. I have learned so much about values, lines and color. I have to say, it's the first class I finished and enjoyed. Juna's explanations and projects really show you how to create interesting portraits. Truly drawing in the soul! Highly recommend this class to all, extremely reasonable for the information she shares. Thank you Juna!
The Drawing in the Soul course was so much more than I can describe in a few sentences. Juna is so positive and informative and patient as a wonderful art instructor. Her lessons are precise, detail oriented and focused. She offered feedback on almost every project and that was immeasurable. I’m sorry that it’s over, I will miss the other students and of course the teacher! Highly highly recommend for anyone who would like to paint portraits!
Dear Juna, thank you so much for the wonderful 12 weeks in Drawing in the Soul. I learned so much and it was always fun! I've never taken such a perfectly organized and well-structured course. The lesson outline is carefully thought out and it's easy to download and find all materials. I also really enjoyed your calm way of delivering the course. I would love to continue learning from you and I hope I can take another course with you soon. Very warm regards and a big hug from Marianne.
In Drawing in the Soul I learned to loosen up, just what I was longing for. This process was very challenging for me and still is. But I made a start now. Working with charcoal and pastel was very new (and scary) for me, so I was hesitating long time for starting this course. I also was in doubt about the level of the course, the work I had seen, if I was capable to it. But Juna's teaching is so very soothing and clear that it all went naturally. It made me push my boundaries. The lessons where we…Read More →
Juna is the best teacher of portraits I know! I have learned more from her in these past weeks than I ever could imagine. Juna is very professional and her critique is so thorough and helpful in every way. She is kind, honest and helpful and you can always ask her anything you are worried about. I liked every lesson because they were all different and exciting to try something new. I recommend Drawing in the Soul to anyone, young or old. You will never be bored and Juna will be your guidance along your journey, which you will love.…Read More →
I loved Drawing in the Soul and learned a lot. I had never drawn realistic faces before so I had to start with learning proportions. The detailed lessons and useful feedback helped me gain more confidence in my drawing abilities. I also really enjoyed learning how to use new (to me) media like charcoal and pastels. My favorite lessons were the ones about line because I want to incorporate that in my future art making. The Facebook group was also very supportive and that was appreciated. Thank you for a wonderful 12 weeks of art making, Juna! I have already…Read More →
I have taken many online art courses using a variety of mediums but Drawing in the Soul is the most comprehensive and enjoyable course I have taken. Juna's style of teaching is gentle, suggestive and organized. There is so much content in the class, printable instructions, reference photos, so much valuable information that I now have a whole binder for future reference. It is apparent that Juna has invested many hours in preparation of the material and demonstrates her processes in real time so we can see exactly how she does her work and all the iterations she may have…Read More →
Drawing in the Soul exceeded all my expectations! Juna is a knowledgeable, inspiring teacher. Her expert instruction allows success for even a beginning artist, but will challenge seasoned artists as well. The projects were many and varied and provide a great opportunity to try out many mediums. Juna gently guides you through a series of well-planned lessons to learn how to create portraits using value, line, color and then the ultimate, "drawing in the soul". In addition to the lessons, Juna provides the opportunity for detailed feedback through an incredibly effective online, interactive method. This benefits both the individual student…Read More →
I had 12 great weeks with Drawing in the Soul. The clear instructions and the incredible amount of information, hints, tips, and the use of different mediums and methods, were amazing. I have learned so much! I made artwork I never knew I could do! Juna Biagioni is a great teacher... With her friendly tone of voice she explains, encourages and provides detailed and constructive feedback! I was also happy to be part of the dedicated Facebookgroup. Therefore I also learned from the artworks of the fellow studentes, and I feel I made artfriends from all over the world. I…Read More →
Your class Drawing in the Soul surpassed all my expectations. Thank you so very much. Your instruction suited those who were just beginning as well as the students, that by their own right are truly artists. The instructions were easily understood and included fascinating projects to enjoy. One of the eye openers for me, was to use line to create values in a portrait. Enjoyed the squiggly line exercises the most. I had two favorite exercises. Painting a portrait in monochromatic black with white and later using acrylic glazes was almost like magic to me. I had never used acrylic…Read More →
What did I learn in Drawing in the Soul? I have had many different classes on drawing a face, but this one spoke to me the most. I learned to really look at line and how much it can change a face. Line is critical. Then value, again equally important to catch the essence of the portrait. How easy it is to not see what is there, when you are focusing on line. I loved learning about glazing techniques, I had never done that before. What was outstanding to me though was the feedback. This is where I learned the…Read More →
Drawing in the Soul is the best art course I have ever taken. It covers the main art concepts: value, line, colour and teaches many techniques in several media, as well as demonstrating facial proportions. Juna is a great teacher, is very encouraging and her feedback is extremely detailed and constructive. I have learned so much and have noticed that the other students in this group have improved markedly since their first posts. I would definitely recommend Drawing in the Soul to both beginners and experienced artists alike.
I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to take this course, Drawing in the Soul. In the twelve weeks I have learned so much. It flew by. At the beginning I couldn't even draw a portrait with difficulty. Now when I see my results how everything got better from week to week. Astonishing. It is great fun all the different techniques you learn to make your portrait more active. There is certainly something for everyone's taste. This course is highly recommended. Thank you Juna.
I highly recommend Juna’s course Drawing in the Soul. I learned a lot about techniques and supplies (charcoal, pastel, acrylic paint, oil sticks, oil pastels) and was gently pushed out of my comfort zone. I had no idea I would be able to make so many beautiful faces. The teaching process is perfectly timed and all the processes are duly explained. The feedback is really effective and the Facebook group is kind and fun. Really worthy, this is the best thing I ever did. Each week was a surprise, never boring, and nothing was impossible – even for beginners.
In Drawing in the Soul course you taught us, Juna, how to combine technical development with intuitive feelings when drawing/painting portraits. It was every time for me a miracle when a face was looking at me from the paper. I learned a lot and will repeat several lessons to learn more. Thank you for all the information and so well structured. It was great, this course developed by you!
Drawing in the Soul is the most important class I've taken so far in my art journey. I had no idea how to draw, but I knew instinctually if I was going to break rules by being an expressive artist, that I first needed to learn the rules. I've referred back to these lessons many times, to add to my knowledge base. Juna designed a course scales above the typical standard "watch me"-structure that most art teachers do. Her interactions are more than glib social media responses: she goes under that superficiality and targets her comments on what you need…Read More →
I really enjoyed doing the lessons of Drawing in the Soul! Everything was very clear, even if you don't speak English that well. Now after having done the class I want to create some portraits in a loose and bold style, and I'm confident that I will succeed!
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
Drawing in the Soul is one of the best online courses I have ever taken. The clear instructions and the incredible amount of information, hints, tips, and the use of different mediums and methods was amazing! Incredible course!
Drawing in the Soul is a course jam-packed with techniques and art theory that has helped me improve my skills greatly. My art has evolved to a higher level and the course has helped me to loosen up and create more meaningful portraits. Juna covers many mediums from collage, charcoal, and paint. Well worth the money spent!
I am so delighted to write this testimonial on Juna's course Drawing in the Soul. It was an utter joy participating in this wonderfully designed and constructed series of lessons. Juna is an amazing teacher, enabling me to relax and produce work I truly never thought I was capable of. I would do another of her courses or tutorials in a heartbeat. I hope there will be! Simply: the incredible content, structure, the sharing of techniques and resources is invaluable for complete beginners to more accomlished artists. Heartfelt thanks for this wonderful opportunity.
Drawing in the Soul was such an excellent course and I'm so very glad I took it! Juna presented everything very thoroughly and it was all so interesting. I gained a much better understanding of correct proportions in portraiture and also learned a lot about value, both things I had really wanted to learn. We got to experiment with several different mediums – charcoal, soft pastels, pastel pencils, acrylic paints, oil pastels and more. I had never used charcoal before and found a new love! There's not a doubt in my mind that my portraits have greatly improved, thanks to Juna.…Read More →
Drawing in the Soul has been one of the most enriching experiences of my creative life. Juna's gentle and remarkable way of teaching enters through the heart and soul. I am truly amazed in what has been opened within my art practice by Juna's exceptional method of generous soul centred teaching.
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!
I learned so very much in Drawing in the Soul. The lessons were very good. Even though I couldn’t keep up with the weekly schedule it's comforting to know that I can follow each lesson again because of the lifetime access of the course. Juna is a wonderful teacher and a very talented artist.
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!
I am forever changed by this class. I came in as a true beginner only knowing how to make stick figures and a cube. I am so thrilled with what I have learned in Drawing in the Soul and what I now can do. Juna is a magnificent artist and shares so many wonderful techniques in this class. I want to repeat the lessons over and over because there is something so special in each lesson. I will forever be grateful that I had the honor to study with such a powerful and tender mentor. A lifechanger she is and…Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Juna's class Drawing in the Soul was everything I hoped for and so much more! Discovering techniques to draw viewers in emotionally has been so interesting and fun at the same time! I love Juna's teaching methods, it has been like learning and growing with a dear friend! Thank you Juna for inspiring me to bring 'soul' into my portraits!
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 →
Drawing in the Soul is truly an amazing online experience for all level of portrait artists. Juna really put her 'art and soul' into creating this course. I really looked forward to Monday's email and new lessons. Thank you again Juna for creating and sharing this fabulous journey!
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.
Drawing in the Soul has been such an amazing learning experience. I would recommend this course to anyone who is yearning to find their artist voice. This class is both for the beginner through to the more advanced artist. Juna is a very generous teacher who shares her knowledge so openly. She has such a gentle and calming way of approaching each subject and that has been the key for me to find my confidence and develop my skills even further. Thank you so much for creating such an enjoyable learning and soul enriching course.
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 three weeks designed to allow…Read More →
I have taken many online art courses through the years, and Juna Biagioni is the one of the finest teachers I have had the pleasure to study with. In her class Drawing In the Soul I learned many technical skills in order to compose a portrait. But perhaps most importantly I learned how to let a portrait develop and come forth. I learned how not to force my developing work, to truly let its soul unfold on the paper. Juna is an incredible teacher. I loved every minute of this class and look forward to taking another course with her.
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 →
I fell in love with a course named Drawing in the Soul. It was the word ‘soul’ that drew my attention. I had the WOW-effect from the very start. It felt so inspiring. This course was beyond my expectations. It felt as a warm cradle of artistic love and energy. I became more confident in my drawing skills and learned a lot – and not only on an artistic level. So thank you Juna for your art, for this course, and for inspiring us all and giving us those gentle pushes to step out from our comfort zone. You are…Read More →
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 →
Totally loved Juna's class Drawing in the Soul. I learned how to draw faces. I highly recommend this on-line class!
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!!
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.
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.
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 →
I could not have imagined nor grasped the depth of Juna's ability to teach so completely the skills of drawing and painting that I have gleaned from Drawing in the Soul. As I watch the video's and follow along with the abundant pdf's, I continue to learn more and more each time. Because the entire series is downloadable, I will continue to perfect a skill I thought I could never have. Juna's artistic talent is shadowed by no one, other than herself, as her organizational skills in presenting the material are the best I have ever encountered. Easy to follow instructions…Read More →
Drawing in the Soul is a great course for everyone! Learning step by step with each module. In-depth-lessons and videos, very good explanations and detailed handouts. I love and enjoy this course – Juna is a great teacher and I highly recommend this course!
Having never done anything like portraits but loving Juna's, I was delighted to try Drawing in the Soul. I have learned many things and also to step outside the box. By using so many different materials in one project the outcome is amazing. Love the fact you can do this at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Big thank you Juna, loved it all, xxx
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!
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.
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!
Juna is both an amazing artist and teacher. Both the video lessons and written instruction in Drawing in the Soul were so well thought out and helpful. She was so generous in sharing her knowledge and technique and letting her students in on her process. A wonderful blend of technical skill and ‘soul’. Just look at her art and you will see. You will not be disappointed if you take this class, no matter what level artist you are!
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.
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%.
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!!
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 →
Drawing in the Soul is a wonderful 12 week online workshop that is packed with lessons. I can highly recommend anyone who loves drawing and painting portraits to join. Not only is Juna's work beautiful, expressive and soulful, it is mesmerizing! Juna has a soothing voice and a calm and beautiful way of teaching art. You will love her personality and teaching style so much that it will keep making you look forward to each new week. You will not regret joining Drawing in the Soul.
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.
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!
Drawing in the Soul is the most well done course ever. Juna is the most perfect teacher and so brilliant and kind and so talent. This is the best course I have taken, and I have taken many. So I recommend you to sign up for this. It is like a dream and you will just be there and never wake up. Thank you Juna Biagioni for this time. I will take more classes/courses from you in the future. You are the BEST. A real Deal.
Impossible for me to determine what lesson of Drawing in the Soul I've enjoyed more. Each lesson was a wonderful discovery that taught me a lot and is still teaching me. I discovered that I adore the charcoal! Juna, thanks for helping me to overcome some emotional blocks (it was not easy, and yet I'm working on). This course has meant a lot to me. I recommend it to everybody.
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!