A Comprehensive Guide to Tracing and Transferring Images for Artwork


In art, tracing and transferring an image is a process where you move an image you’d like to copy onto the surface you’d like to use. It is a versatile and essential art technique that, once mastered, will open up many possibilities for your artistry. You can gain the confidence to trace and transfer any image you’d like.

You may be wondering: 

  • What supplies do I need? 
  • Do I need a good photograph to start? 
  • Can I do this without fancy equipment? 


Here's what we'll cover. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to trace and transfer an image onto any substrate. You’ll know how to trace a drawing from the optimum photo source. Catherine shows how to trace art work onto transfer paper, and other options you have to achieve this. She'll also show you to transfer that tracing to a substrate, and the options you have for this, including graphite paper. All the steps are fully explained and demonstrated. 

Catherine's award-winning artistry has been featured in gallery shows and art exhibitions. She’s created this course to share and teach the techniques needed for you to gain the confidence to ignite that creative joy of painting. 

This course is for you if: 

  • You want to learn how to trace and transfer image, but you aren’t sure where to begin. 
  • You don’t have any experience painting, but you’re excited to learn an essential art process! 
  • You’re looking for a fun and transformative creative outlet. 


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Course Curriculum

  Tracing & Transferring
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Hi, I’m Your Instructor, Catherine Mills

Artist Catherine Mills shows how to trace art work onto transfer paper, and other options you have to achieve this. She'll also show you to to transfer that tracing to a substrate, and the options you have for this, including graphite paper. This is a video chock full of great info for tracing and transferring artwork.

"I have had the great opportunity to take several classes from Cindy. She has given me the courage to try new things and the direction needed to complete them.”

- Tina

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How to Trace and Transfer an Image

A Comprehensive Guide to Tracing & Transferring Images for Artwork

LEVEL: BEGINNER

TYPE: PROJECT

RUNNING TIME: approx 12 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions


What if I’ve never done this process before? 

Then this class is perfect for you! This course is intended for total beginners or anyone interested in a guide to tracing and transferring. 


What if I’m not very artistic? 

We’ll walk you through the process, step by step. If you are artistic, there are plenty of opportunities to get creative, but anyone can take this course and end up with a beautiful result. 


How long do I have access to the course? 

After enrolling, you have unlimited access across any and all devices you own. 


When does the course start and finish? 

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. 


Can I really take this entire course in one afternoon? 

You can! BUT, we do recommend buying your supplies and materials ahead of time, or even following along and practicing the techniques as the class happens. 


What if I am unhappy with the course? 

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.