Welcome to my page about drawing. My name is Jacobina Trump and I am a certified art educator. For years I was a professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague, the Netherlands where I also received my education.
Over the years I have learned many ways to teach people how to draw and I have specialized in the most effective ways in getting fast results. Even experienced artists can get stuck and then there are the people who never even think it is possible to learn to draw. Can I take you on a drawing adventure?
To complete the course, you will need a few materials: graphite pencils, an eraser, and a sketchbook. The special tool you also need is a Viewfinder which I will send to you. This course is for people who don’t see themselves as artists, but who would like to experience more quiet time in their lives. Drawing is a healthy escapism from the turmoil caused by outside and inside factors.
The reason why many attempts to start drawing fail is because you don’t stay with it long enough. Without an accountability factor it will most likely not do anything for you. The additional value I am offering you is a weekly personal guidance through zoom for the duration of the 6-week course.
- Self regulation, drawing demands patience and self-regulation skills.
- Self esteem booster.
- Problem solving ability, also critical thinking
- Better memory, lowers risk of memory related illnesses.
- Improved mood, improves overall emotional health.
- Art reduces stress, drawing reduces anxiety levels
Sources, Psychology Today amongst others
What am I going to get from this course? The ability of creating a new world.
What others are saying...
Jacobina’s ability to explain something complicated to an audience who is not familiar with the subject is excellent. Her great organizational skills and her outgoing personality have made her a tremendous asset to our club. She is a great instructor, a reliable and responsible person.-- Karin M. Drury, ACG
When my friend Donna sent me an e-mail “Hee, would you like to take a drawing class with me from Jacobina “, my first reaction was, “I would love to but I really don’t have time” When I got home that evening I thought how do these two thoughts coexist, how would you love to but I don’t have time? So After dinner I said to her “yes I would love to take the class with you” So I pushed myself to allocate time and I am so very happy I did because it has open a door to a whole new series of experiences in which I can grow, so thank you so much for initiating us in the classes.
Barbara, real estate agent in Miami.
I would highly recommend Jacobina’s On-line Drawing classes. I had a very satisfying and rewarding experience. She is very easy to work with and I learned so much in such a short period of time, online from Boston when we were in lock-down mode. Jacobina gives clear and detailed instructions for each lesson, actually drawing the object in front of you — almost like a practice run! The lessons build on one-another so you see progress week after week.
Carol Weintraub, banker in Boston
I’m a marine biologist who spends time at the intersection of science and policy. I didn’t think I could draw or be creative. On a whim, I signed up for Jacobina’s class and learned so much about myself and the creative process. Her instruction helped me reconnect and awaken my right brain in ways I knew existed, but had no idea how to access. Her classes are paced perfectly. As a super busy person, I didn’t think I’d have time, but I did. As a non-artist, I was afraid of being judged, but I was supported and valued. I learned that the beauty in art is having no judgement, there is a flow, and a sense of just being. I signed up to learn how to draw, but I ended up learning how to be kind to myself, how to connect to hidden parts of my brain, and how to find simple joy with a pencil and paper.
Laura Engleby, marine biologist