An open sketchbook shows numerous quickly-sketched people in various poses around paintings in a museum.

Art Toolkit Workshops

Drawing Tiny People with Nishant Jain

Sketch Figures Quickly and Confidently

Drawing Tiny People with Nishant Jain

Online Workshop

Saturday, March 23rd from 10am–12:30pm Pacific

Registration closes at noon the day before the workshop, or when the workshop is full.

Join us online on Saturday, March 23rd from 10am–12:30pm Pacific for Drawing Tiny People: Sketch Figures Quickly and Confidently with Nishant Jain!

Nishant’s unique style of sketching people on location is a delightful way to connect to the urban landscape and the people around us. In this workshop, Nishant will share his method for sketching his iconic tiny people by breaking down the process into actionable steps. Nishant will help you build confidence in drawing people on location and quickly capturing your surroundings. Grab a pencil and get ready to cover the basics of drawing people with confidence while building an enriching sketchbook habit along the way!

How Our Workshops Work

When you register for a workshop, you will be invited to join the Art Toolkit Learning Community, where you can share your work and connect with other students.

In addition to the community space, each workshop has a dedicated area where you can post and read information specific to the workshop, and download supplemental materials such as reference images.

Our lessons are live streamed, which means you’ll need a computer or mobile device with access to the internet. If you’re not able to attend the live lesson, don’t worry! We send a link to a recording to all students, which will remain online for at least six months.

All Art Toolkit Workshops are listed in Pacific Time, so please double-check the start time and adjust for your timezone as necessary.

An open sketchbook shows pen sketches of numerous tiny people. In the background, a crowd of people in the interior of a large transit station.
An open sketchbook shows a sketch of numerous people attending a concert in the city.
An open sketchbook shows an open drawbridge with a waterway running underneath and several people observing the scene.
An open sketchbook shows a pen sketch of people attending a small indoor wedding.
An open sketchbook shows a pen sketch of the back of a person in a kayak from the artist's perspective from the back seat of the kayak.
Artwork by Nishant Jain

Registration Details

This is an online workshop that requires a computer or mobile device with a reliable internet connection.

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About the Instructor

An artist in a black Mouse Rat t-shirt holds a large ink sketch of a city scene depicting a bridge with sailboats underneath, and a busy waterfront promanade.

Nishant Jain is a Sneaky Artist, making secret drawings in a sketchbook while walking around cities. Every week he shares his latest sketches with thousands of readers of his newsletter. As the host of The SneakyArt Podcast, he has deep, long-form conversations with artists around the world. Nishant lives in Vancouver, BC, and is trying to learn more about trees this year.

Blog posts featuring Nishant Jain

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