Training(New Syllabus) & Results

Course Introduction

Primarily, this is not a usual training on drawing, but it is beyond something which is absolutely more than fantastic.

Every human being is equipped with lot of knowledge which is latent within oneself. This course will nurture & helps one in developing the perception, analytical & visual skills with hands-on sessions & individual attention.

It definitely changes the perception, the way how the nature, surroundings & art should be looked at. This course lays a very strong foundation for aspirants in arts & creativity.


  •  Both Classroom & Online sessions are available. Click the below link to open/download the curriculum PDF

                                        Curriculum for Online-Classroom sessions (NEW V2.0)

Sessions are on every Saturday i.e., weekly one session for 1.5 hrs.

Slots available – 

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM (IST) – Online Session
  2. 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (IST) – Online Session
  3. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (IST) – Online Session
  4. 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (IST) – Online Session 
  5. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (IST) – Classroom Session
  6. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (IST) – Classroom Session

Sessions are once in a week but learning will all through the week. As we have a Whatsapp group called ‘SKETCHEHOLICS’ where in I make myself available for any suggestions, corrections & to discuss new ideas   techniques. I clarify many qualms & upload my latest works for them to learn things every day. I always try to create the room for improvement by motivating everyone to work & practice more by sharing my current & upcoming projects, events, exhibitions, workshops & et al.

Each & every aspirant will be given individual attention.

  •  Sessions are based upon individual interests
  •  Fundamentals which are essential for any form of art viz., drawing, sketching, painting etc., are covered
  •  Each session will have 1-2 hrs in detail
  •  Individuals are made to work looking at original photographs & real things (but not drawings)
  •  Tips & techniques for easy learning & sketching realistically will be shared
  •  Every session will be an inspirational rather a routine class
  •  Weekly based assignments will be given
  •  With very affordable material, great stuff can be learned & produced
  •  Supplies will be included
  •  Reference material for the sessions will be shared in the format of a hard copy
  •  This course not only makes you learn & enjoy art, but surely will help you earn working on commissions
  •  GIFTing the portraits of your loved ones is very much possible
  •  Last but not least, it’s a fantastic therapeutic treatment providing peace & solace to the mind. It’s an absolute stress-relief course.

Courses offered

  •  Novice
  •  Still Life
  • Bargue Plates – Statues
  •  Wild Life
  •  Portraiture
  •  Landscape

Duration of the course

           Each course is of 3 months period, which may come to 15 sessions. Yes, the sessions are once in a week but the fruits of it can be enjoyed when you put commensurate efforts in practicing the explained concepts, techniques, tips, assignments & et al.

Fee of the course

Fee for each course is the same, to know the fee details, please do reach out to me to discuss your interest. The fee is valid for 4 months only i.e., for 15 sessions one can’t extend the tenure for more than 4 months of time span.

Course Curriculum

  •  Introduction to basic understanding of fundamentals of drawing 
  •  Introduction to basic drawing materials viz.,different kinds of pencils, papers, erasers, smudging tools & their usage
  •  Introduction to Realism – Properties of realism & it’s concept & how to incorporate it in our works
  •  Importance of role of symmetry in the drawing/sketching/painting
  •  How to achieve symmetry in our drawings without much effort
  •  How to draw different shapes with lot of ease
  •  Techniques to draw more easily & realistically
  •  How to draw more effectively
  •  How to perceive different textures & tones in nature & reciprocate with various grades of pencils
  •  How to protect your finished works and many more…………………………………

Process of learning

  • Drawing free hand with strokes like parallel lines, parallel curves, circles, curves etc.,
  • Drawing various shapes & objects by slicing them into 4 equal parts, initially to attain symmetry
  • Putting some basic shading & learning blending like spheres, prisms, cubes, cuboids etc.,
  • Drawing the objects with free hand to attain the actual size
  • Drawing the objects from photos/print outs (not from other drawings, but from mother nature)
  • Shading & blending the objects with proper light & dark tones which helps you understand the properties of light on various textures, objects etc.,
  • Drawing the objects by measuring the sizes using pencil
  • Now shading & blending the objects with proper tones
  • Drawing from real life i.e, real objects are placed in front, where measurement of object is taken & drawn using pencil
  • Observation of light effects, shading & blending accordingly & instilling some life into the work

Material required for my sessions

1)  4H, 3H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 8B, 9B, 10 B – wooden pencils – Camlin/Faber-Castell
2)  60 cm scale
3)  Kneaded/Kneadable Eraser
4)  Normal Eraser (white)
5)  Pencil sharpener & knife
6)  Charcoal pencils – Soft, Medium/Neutral, Hard – CAMLIN
7)  1/2 inch brush & 1 inch brush
8)  A3 size sketch book
9)  Blending stumps – They are available on by name ‘Paper Stump set’
10) Cotton & cotton buds
11) Pencil/Charcoal fixative
12) OHP – Plastic sheets (transparent) A4 size

Who can attend my sessions ?

Everyone who has-

  • consistency to pursue the course
  • patience to spend some time on the interest
  • passion to take it to a professional level
  • it needs basic education with which one can understand the concepts, so at least 6th standard would be minimum
  • last but not least, should be able to spare some time every week for practicing.

Should you have any queries/clarifications, please feel free to reach out to me 

For all aspirants…… the training classes are based purely upon the interest of the candidate & the time one can invest (yes, it’s not sparing time, it’s investing) on to learn it with all one’s senses.

The reason behind my emphasis on interest & invest words is, the output is definitely going to be either in the form of pecuniary benefits or in terms of psychological soothing, mental peace, as it’s one of the best therapeutic treatments which every artist believes in and so do I. And for that matter any kind of art is equally the best in its own way.

A glimpse of few of the results of my training sessions are here –




Sravya's Che







Vrinda Horse




Shruthi Hands

Sravani T




Sravya Watch












Priya Apple

Priya Phone

Priya Rev

Priya Rev1
















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18 thoughts on “Training(New Syllabus) & Results

    Srikanth Mannem - 8886356760 said:
    November 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Hey Venu.. Nice pictures buddy.. I am looking to send my son (11 years old) for learning the art. Kindly provide the location so I can see if it’s fesabile to send my kids.

    Srikanth Mannem


      Madhav VV said:
      November 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Sure Srikanth. I’m going to set up a ‘Graphite Studio’ of my own very soon. I’m looking out for a space for rent for time being. Will soon let you know (may be in a week or 2). Thank you.


    Azhar Mohd said:
    November 28, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Hi sir I’m from HITAM college 2nd year mechanical branch and i like to learn the art and hope it will be useful for me in future…

    Can you tell me the exact time it will took for me to learn the art and how many hours a day of training is required


      Madhav VV responded:
      November 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Hi Azhar,

      It needs atleast 3 months training course which is called a NOVICE course. Weekly 2 hours would be he training but it needs lot of practice from your end. I’m going to start soon may be from mid of December in your campus. So stay tuned, you will soon receive the circular with all the details.
      Thanks for reaching out to me.


    Suresh said:
    January 10, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hi Madhav,

    Great work. I have seen some of your sketches in CSC, couple of years ago.
    I also like to learn it, let me know the timings so that I will join.

    Congrats and all the best for your ‘Graphite Studio’ .


      Madhav VV responded:
      January 12, 2014 at 4:11 am

      Thanks Suresh. The trainings are on weekends, call me for more info. We’ll discuss. You can reach me on my mobile.


    Shivam said:
    January 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Madhav,
    Excellent work portrayed by you, its purely God gifted.
    Just like to know, whether you hold any training space in Noida as well.
    I may plan to join accordingly.



      Madhav VV responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, I don’t have any training centers in Noida.


    Venkatesh said:
    January 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Madhav, Excellent pencil work!!! It shows the patience and practice that’s involved. Hats Off!! Let me know if there are any trainings during summer for kids?


      Madhav VV responded:
      January 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Thank you. Please get in touch with me sometime in March, I’m planning something for them too.


    chandana said:
    April 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Hi Madhav,
    Excellent art. Do you have any branches in Pune? I like to learn portrait.


    Susshama Deshpande said:
    August 1, 2016 at 4:30 am

    lovely work madhavji


    S S Ray said:
    August 3, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Hi Madhav…I am from Mumbai and saw your art works. I am really impressed and want to learn art from you. Do you have any workshops which you do in Mumbai? Also for outstation candidates like me, do you provide any long workshops in Hyderabad during the weekends? I have few sketches which I have done myself and would like to share with you on your mail id so that you can tell me which level of course would be good for me.


      Madhav VV responded:
      August 3, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Hi, I’ve emailed you the details of the training. Also you can reach me on my number 91-9989133174, for more information/clarifications. I’m planning to start a new batch on 6th Aug.,’16. If you are interested, gimme a buzz we’ll discuss in detail.


    Soujanya Paruchuri said:
    September 15, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Amazing Art work. I can see the divinity in each pencil sketch. Awesome !!!!!!!!!
    I am ex employee of CSC moved to Australia. I am looking forward to the online Art classes for my daughter who is 9 years old now ? So far she is doing the drawings on her own with great interest and I strongly feel you are the go to person to sharpen her art skills. Would you be able to share your contact details please to discuss further.


    Gulshan kumar said:
    April 1, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Hi sir, i am from bihar, your arts are really amazing. I am impressed and want to learn from you. Do you have any workshops which you do in bihar? I have few sketches which I have done myself and would like to share with you on your mail id so that you can tell me which level of course would be good for me.


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