Beginner Program

$99.00
Includes 6 HD video art lessons
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Lesson details

Six exciting and fun lessons to get your child excited to learn to draw! Take class on your laptop, iPad or home computer, whenever it works for your schedule. Each lesson ~30-40 mins.

  • 1: Tropical Fish

    Boost your confidence with this fun and colorful lesson that simplifies basic drawing skills.
  • 2: Macaw Parrot

    Parrots and tropical plants await you as we head into the jungle for more 'Lines for Drawing' practice.
  • 3: Creative Castles

    It's castle time! You'll learn to draw basic architecture to create your own magical fortress.
  • 4: Puppies and Dogs

    This puppy lesson will become a favorite as you learn the importance of size and placement.
  • 5: Float Planes

    You'll have a blast drawing an airplane while learning beginning perspective skills.
  • 6: Dragon Designs

    In this lesson you will incorporate all your new learning into one imaginative masterpiece.

Academic subjects

Subjects with kid-appeal include fun facts so kids learn while drawing and developing problem solving skills.

Skills & technique

Develop life-long art skills so your child's creativity soars. Includes line contour, composition, textures, details and more.

For parents

Parents learn too! While your child gains confidence and expands their creativity, you will have full access to our parent tip videos. Here you will learn how to best support your child on their creative journey to enhance their learning experience.

  • How to create a supportive home learning environment
  • How to talk to your child about their artwork
  • How to support your child when they feel discouraged
  • Art Supply tips and storage suggestions
  • Display and storage tips for all your child's amazing artwork

* Supplies are not included with the purchase price.

We recommend the following supplies for our Beginner program. You can either find these materials at your local art store or purchase online below.

Prismacolor Markers

Artist quality markers may seem like a big investment upfront - but your child will get a lot of joy from them as it will make a significant difference in how they feel about their results. Just as you'd purchase a quality instrument for music lessons, fine art lessons require quality supplies for a successful experience. Make sure you reserve them for special Thrive lessons. Store in a gallon Ziplock bag to help them last longer.

Artist Drawing Pad

High-quality artist drawing paper. Look for paper that is meant for art materials and avoid lightweight photocopier or printer paper as it doesn't hold up well. We like the Strathmore Bristol Smooth Pad.

Black Permanent Pen

We do all of our line drawing in the Beginner Program with black permanent pens. It helps kids to be intentional about their lines and learn to adapt their picture to incorporate lines they are not happy with. We like Sharpie brand pens the best.

What parents are saying about Thrive:

Chitrlada
Seattle, WA
12/16/2012

Art without the commute

We love your lessons! It's like having an art teacher right in the house! My son would come home from school, run to his table and draw until dinner time. It's quite far to drive to Seattle for weekly lessons so this is a treat for everyone. :)
Tara
Seattle, WA
12/13/2012

He's so proud

Our son Oscar LOVES the program. He shows his work to anyone who visits and with my parents on skype. He is hooked for sure.
Molly
Seattle, WA
12/13/2012

I'm so happy

I am so happy, I am practically in tears! My son Sam generally refuses to do any art projects due to his fine motor challenges. He is the only one in his class who does not have a self-portrait hanging on the wall. After two Thrive online classes, Sam came home from school with an amazing self-portrait!! I'm beyond thrilled that his confidence was boosted enough by just two lessons!
Christine
McKinney, TX
12/4/2012

Easy to follow

The challenge was great for my son, and he felt such a sense of accomplishment in the end. The lessons were so easy for him to follow, yet there was room for creativity.
Julie
Batavia, IL
12/2/2012

Quiet Time

My daughter worked all by herself for over an hour, and didn't want us to see until she was all done. She was so proud of herself!
Darby
Boulder, Colorado
11/29/2012

Frame it!

During the lesson my son said, “I sure hope you frame this and hang it on my wall mom.”
Laura
San Francisco, CA
11/27/2012

Loving class

My 5 yr old daughter is loving this class. She is getting more confident by doing the lesson several times and is internalizing and learning your method. This video lesson is better than a live class because she can do it several times at her own pace.
Aleasha
Singapore
11/22/2012

Anytime access

I appreciate, being on a different continent, that we can access the lessons when they work for our family and can play, pause, and repeat as often as necessary. Magic! You are a really great teacher!
Leslie
Shoreline, WA
11/17/2012

So stinkin' cool

While doing the lesson, I didn't hear a peep out of my daughter for a full hour. She came out once to show me with a huge smile on her face and said, “This is so stinkin' cool!” Preteens and their buzz words. lol! The timing of the lesson was spot on. It wasn't too fast, wasn't too slow. It contained clear, simple instructions. My daughter was able to set up the lesson without my assistance - and wanted to do it all by herself.
Kimberly
Seattle, WA
11/14/2012

Focused

For an active middle school boy, I really cherished watching my son sink into a comfy spot and focus on drawing. This class was an excellent way to get the artist in him going.