The Online Creative School

Premium courses in cartooning, animation and comics with mentoring, feedback and live stream events

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Do you love to draw?

Hello, my name is Rob McLeay and I run this operation! I’ve been teaching drawing for over 25 years so I know a thing or to about how to unleash the creator in new artists.

'scuse me for a moment while I complete this project... where was I?

I've launched NZ’s first premium online creative school and would love to have you come on board in this exciting new adventure! It's a fun, flexible and project driven environment, providing students with an alternative way to enhance their drawing abilities.

For 25yrs I’ve been following the mantra of a Fun, engaging and inspirational” teaching style and will continue to do so for students

Drawing helps your imagination out on to paper and my job as the teacher is to guide you through the emotional roller coaster that drawing offers by designing course content that challenges the student all the way!

A doodler’s dream, we do cool stuff like...

Every month, I create new courses that are taught in a blended learning environment, with on-demand videos, projects, challenges and direct mentoring from myself.

How Drawing Will Help Secure Your Job Prospects while AI and Automation Steal the Rest!

It’s a given that task/processed based jobs in the next few years will be automated because of AI (even lawyers & accountants are scared!) and there is plenty of evidence that people are losing their jobs due to this phenomenon. However, the future holds plenty of opportunities for those that can create, conceptualize and share ideas, which means that its imperative workers are more creative than ever before.

Drawing applies to any industry that requires brainstorming and sharing ideas and concepts, having that genuine creative advantage of using a sketch to bring a product or an idea to life is a powerful unique skill that they will have compared to their peers.

Teaching the fundamentals of drawing will open up multiple study and job opportunities in the future not to mention the well-being benefits that drawing provides.

Course Outcomes

Students will have a structured pathway based on their skill level

Students can progress at their own speed and level and are able to re-watch courses to help understand drawing concepts. Included in each course are easy, medium and hard challenges and for those serious illustrators looking to pathway higher they can get critical feedback and expert mentoring from myself,

Cater for multiple age groups

No matter what age you are, every course I design has multiple levels from easy right up to advanced.

Skill Level Certificates (Coming Soon)

In order to “level up”, students can complete courses and be awarded with the appropriate certificate. This ensures that students understand basic drawing concepts before taking on harder, more complex themes.


Goal #1 Have fun!

When designing courses and projects I make sure the student has fun while drawing. Based on first-hand experience, enjoying the process of creating then slowly introducing the technical aspects of drawing works well.

Goal #2 Loads of engagement

I like to make sure that students are engaged at all times this is why there is both a downloadable worksheet for each project that compliments the online tutorials. Each course is themed and has been inspired by the animation and gaming industry and is broken into three components: Warm ups Technical & Project

Goal #3 Every course is inspirational

My third goal is to make sure that everything that I create is inspirational so boring goes in the bin.

So much content, so little time

With over 100's of well curated projects in the pipeline, it's going to be tough to get through them all. But that's ok, students can watch and re-watch each project every week plus also get access to a treasure trove of brand new and exciting content.

The 24/7 Mentoring Group
Students can get their projects marked each week by a specialist tutor

An important part of a students growth is to receive critical feedback. This helps with getting over drawing blocks, hurdles and technical challenges. Projects can be submitted to the marking portal and are then analysed and returned back with action steps to get better. Students are more than welcome to submit as much content as they want, and if needed a 5 min Zoom chat to fix any hard stuff!.

Benefits of Enrolling

  • Free first course to test the platform
    • If you are not sure that this is right for you why not try the free course that I have on offer
  • New courses are recorded regularly to browse and learn in your own time because I know how busy you are! Cartooning Basics, Drawing Art for Games; and The Fundamentals of Animation
  • Students will be able to submit their work to a students only mentoring group for critique, marking and get mentored by Rob McLeay
  • Students get direct access and sizeable discounts to specialist drawing live events
  • Plenty of projects & courses to complete, more added monthly
  • Loads of drawing challenges to work on and send in
  • Options to pathway into harder courses to develop the skills as an artist
  • Start when you like

The Online Creative School

Premium courses in cartooning, animation and comics with mentoring, feedback and live stream events

Enrol Free Today