Bargue Charcoal Drawing

$68.00 / month

This course is $40 United States Dollars per month.
Your first payment will be charged on the first day of next month after registering – so make sure you register before the month you want to start!
Your first day of class will be the first Tuesday in that month, and continue for approximately one year, or longer if you like. New seats in this class will become available as students complete their time in this course and end their enrollment.

This course is managed by the New World School of Art. By registering for this course you are registering with the New World School of Art. Your instructor will follow their course outline and teaching guidelines, but your virtual classroom will be located here, at the Golden Ratio School of Art.

  • Course Launch Date: August 31st, 2021- from that point on, new students can register at any time if there is a seat available.
  • Live Class: Tuesdays at 5:30pm Pacific Time, 30 minutes long
  • Continue training for 1-year, or even longer. There is no end date.
  • 2 classes per month span (1 live class every 2-3 weeks)

Sarah will work along side you on your artistic journey as you develop your drawing skills.  The course is for beginners as well as advanced artists that want to improve their accuracy. The course includes exercise assignments in drawing, using Bargue plates, to help you to train your eye to draw and shade accurately. Students will be provided critiques with encouragement; personally edited images of their work; explanations of key ideas and principles; and occasional demonstrations. The general curriculum includes a recommended minimum of 10-15 Bargue plates with advancement made on an individual level, however, you can continue to train in this course as long as you want – there is no end date.

Live Class Schedule:
  • August 31st 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • September 14th 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • September 28th 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • October 12th 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • November 2nd 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • November 16th 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • November 30th 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • December 14th 2021, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • January 4th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • January 11th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time (adjusted date)
  • February 15th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time (adjusted date)
  • February 22nd 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time (adjusted date)
  • March 1st 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • March 15th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • March 29th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • April 12th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • May 3rd 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
  • May 17th 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time

Please ensure these class times work with your schedule.

Students may enroll at any time and end their enrollment when they are satisfied with their progress.

Please see below for important course information.

Availability: 3 in stock

Required Bargue Tools:

  • Charcoal Pencils (not graphite pencils)
    • 1- 2H hard charcoal pencil
    • 1- 2B medium charcoal pencil
    • 1- 6B soft charcoal pencil
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Recommended Paper: Strathmore 400 series 18 x 24 inches Drawing Pad, white
    • Alternative: Good quality thicker white paper, not printer paper or kraft paper, the texture must not be too smooth or too rough.
  • Wooden skewer or similar (i.e. a thin knitting needle) for measuring

You may use additional charcoal drawing tools not mentioned here, these are just the minimum needed.



Student Agreement:

By registering for this course and initiating the tuition payment, you agree to the following:

Terms and Conditions

1. Fees

Students will commence payment for the monthly tuition prior to gaining access to the online classroom space, live classes, and coordinating course workbook. The tuition is $20 USD per class, which comes to $40 USD per student per month, and is paid monthly. Payment for classes with Sarah de Jager is made through this website only.

2. Missed Lessons

If the student cannot make a class, they will be able to catch up by watching the recorded video replay of the class and complete the coordinating assignments in their course workbook. Because the class and materials will be available to you, even if you miss the live class, there will not be a refund. Students must submit their assignment at least 24 hours before our next live class, in order to receive live feedback and review. Students will be able to watch the recording of their live class a few days after the class date, when it is posted.

3. Termination of Agreement

Lessons are paid for on a month-to-month basis. A decision to discontinue lessons may be taken by the student/parent/guardian or the instructor. In the event of an enrollment termination where the monthly tuition has already been paid, there will not be a refund.

4. Media, Photos, and Authorization

  1. The student/parent/guardian will not to make copies of any material given unless authorized by the instructor.
  2. No audio/visual recordings are permitted. A recording of the class will be provided after each lesson and will be available until the next class.
  3. Using any material from your instructor or from the course material for the purpose of sharing, distributing, selling, or using to create or develop your own classes, is not permitted. Screenshots/photography for personal use are permitted, but must not include the names or images of other students or their work.

Student/Parent/Guardian Commitment: 

  1. It is your responsibility to purchase a suitable device and program for learning and any other supplies needed. Advice is given on what is most suitable for different stages of your development by the instructor. 
  2. Have your software and drawing tablet installed and set up prior to the commencement of this course. You must have suitable basic knowledge of the program and device you are using before the commencement of your classes. The instructor will only be able to offer basic advice according to each program as this is not a  device/software/technology course. 
  3. Take an active interest in the material studied and submit your assignments on time. These classes are scheduled 2 weeks apart in order for you to pace your workflow and spend enough time developing your skills. You will get returns on the amount of effort you put into your studies.
  4. Please be on time for your lessons. Arrive a few minutes early in order to be prepared to get the most out of the allotted lesson time. Classes cannot run past their 1-hour time slot
  5. Test your devices prior to the class to prevent any connectivity issues. You may need to be directly plugged into your internet system rather than rely on wifi.
  6. Be proactive in developing your artistic skills.

This Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions stated here and may only be varied with the agreement of both parties. By registering for and initiating tuition payment, you agree to the conditions above and to work with your assigned instructor.