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

The class runs for 12 weeks and is one of my most popular classes, taken by over 500 people.

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.

Course Overview

Drawing in the Soul is an in-depth 12-weeks class, which starts from the fundamentals and then builds up to more advanced levels.

You’ll learn about the proportions of a front face, profile face, and three-quarter face. You will learn about fundamental art concepts like tonal value, line, and color, which are important for creating portraits. You’ll work with supplies like acrylic paint, charcoal, pastels, collage, and more. And you’ll learn ways to create focal points in your portraits, to help guide the viewer’s eye and to give your portraits more depth and interest.

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I am not just teaching you how to create my style of portraits, but show you in detail the techniques that I use and why I use them, so that you will be able to incorporate them into your own style.

This online course offers the advantage of being able to follow the lessons from the comfort of your home. You get lifetime access to the course website, and you can download all materials, so you can watch the videos and read the written lessons as many times as you like.

Starting with the Fundamentals

We’ll start with the fundamentals and learn about the classical face proportions, basic shading, and facial features. This will be explained for all three basic head directions that we’ll cover: front face, profile face, and three-quarter face.

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You’ll practice drawing the initial sketch of the head using the classical proportions, and learn how to create the basic shading for each face direction. I’ll also show you how I draw the facial features, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth.

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

Important topics in this course are value, line, and color. You will learn how you can use value, line, and color in various ways to create different styles and make your portraits more interesting.

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The term ‘value’ (or tonal value) in art refers to how light or dark a color is. Learning to see values and to work with them is key in creating portraits. With values you create the structure of a face and give it depth, or a 3D effect.

Line is a very important element in art and there are many ways to use it. In this course you’ll learn for instance how to use line to create values, but also how you can work with line to create texture, to indicate shapes, and to add decorative elements to your portraits.

In this course you’ll get basic color theory, which you can use to create beautiful and interesting color combinations in your portraits. You’ll also learn how value and color are related and how you can use color to create more depth in your portraits.

Sneak Peek!

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

The Soul

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?

This course is intended for artists & creatives of all levels. Both beginners, but also for more advanced artists who are interested in specific topics that this course covers, or if you want to see and experience my way of working.

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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.

Drawing in the Soul is also suited if you are already more experienced and skilled in creating portraits, but want to learn more about my portrait style. You will be able to follow me step by step and see all the techniques and supplies that I use in my art.

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

Course Structure

The course consists of 4 modules: Value, Line, Color, and The Soul. While the last module has its own format, modules 1-3 will follow the same structure and build upon the topics of the previous modules. Each module takes three weeks.

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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.

In the second week we’re going to make the main project for that module. We’re going to create a portrait from start to finish: from the sketching phase to the final little details. We’ll take all the elements that we’ve learned in the first week and bring those into practice in one large project.

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 in Drawing in the Soul are presented in the form of text lessons and over 30 hours of video lessons. You’ll get background theory and hands-on painting and drawing lessons. The course is carefully structured and all lessons build upon each other.

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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.

The exercises are always presented in the form of video lessons. In the exercises we practice one or more specific aspects or techniques, so that the information is broken down into smaller segments which makes it easier to learn and to practice.

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.

E-Books

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

30 hours of video lessons

Thirty hours of video lessons, recorded in HD and in real-time.

Downloadable videos

You can download all the videos, so you can do the lessons any time and keep them forever.

Lifetime access

Life-time access to the course website, so you can do the lessons in your own pace.

E-books

Twelve downloadable E-books with the texts of the lessons, which can be downloaded and kept for future reference.

Additional Course Materials

Additional course materials such as weekly supply lists, info sheets, and reference photos. Can be downloaded for future reference.

Dedicated Facebook Group

Access to the Drawing in the Soul Facebook group, where you can show your work, connect with other students, ask questions, and share tips.

The Supplies

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.

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The Supplies

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.

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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

Self-Study Class

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lifetime access, what does that mean in practice?

You get lifetime access to the course. In practice this means that the Drawing in the Soul website (including all lessons, materials, and videos) will remain accessible to you for as long as Drawing in the Soul is being offered for sale.

If Drawing in the Soul at some point in the future isn’t ging 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 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. For more info on the conditions, please contact me via the contact form below.

How can I contact you?

You can contact me by filling in this form.

Practical Info

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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.

Practical requirements

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.

Other requirements:

  • 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

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
USA

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
Belgium

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
Australia

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 🙂

Linda Flopsy Maher
Australia

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!

Donna Lange
United States

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.

Helen Cook
United Kingdom

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

Jenny Jones
United States

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.

Susan Davies
Australia

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
Hungary

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.

Simone
The Netherlands

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

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

Maxine Schutter
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
Canada

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'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!

Karen Lamb
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

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!

Debby Scherer
Germany

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
Canada

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.

Tania Bain
South Africa

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

L.J.
United States

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.

Beth R.
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

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

Annie Vandenhouten
Belgium

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

Totally loved Juna's class Drawing in the Soul. I learned how to draw faces. I highly recommend this on-line class!

Marjorie Mae

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
Germany

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

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

Donna M.
United States

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!

Dani
Germany

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

Deborah Power
Ireland

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.

Eumi
Canada

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

Diana
England

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.
Germany

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!

Sara Williams
United States

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.
Canada

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 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.

Cathy Mevik
Norway

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

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.

Annelie Wadin
Sweden

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.

Elena Guerrini
Italy

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!

Regina
The Netherlands
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