PNW Online Continuing Education Course, ‘Sketching with Leonardo’

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest will offer the non-credit, online continuing education course, “Sketching with Leonardo,” intended to provide self-paced interactive instruction to artists who want to learn how to incorporate the style and techniques of Leonardo da Vinci into their work.

The course is scheduled July 11 through Aug. 15. Registration is $175 per person and must be paid by July 1.

Self-paced course
This is a self-paced course; participants work at their own pace and convenience and will not be required to participate in activities on specific days or at specific times. Participants will learn and practice observation techniques, line value, ink hatching, pencil and charcoal. They will explore da Vinci’s graphic language of plan, section, isometric and perspective views through drawings from his notebooks, the work of other Renaissance masters and the instructor’s personal sketchbooks developed through years of travel.

The course is taught by Matthew Kubik, associate professor emeritus of interior design at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and an award-winning architect. Currently a partner in Michigan City’s design/build firm, StudioRoma, Kubik developed a passion for the work of da Vinci while studying architecture and training in England and Italy.

Interaction & registration
Through the use of discussion forums, email, chat and other course tools, participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the instructor and their peers as they learn and develop skills. A video preview of the program is available at

To register for this course or to obtain further information about any continuing education program, visit or contact the PNW Office of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach at (219) 785-5200, ext. 5343. To request a disability-related accommodation, contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (219) 785-5545 or

Purdue University Northwest
With recent approval by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central have unified to become Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system. When it welcomes its first class of students this fall, PNW will become Indiana’s fifth largest public university, enrolling more than 15,000 students and offering nearly 70 degree programs.