Image from the John Ruskin Teaching Collection
Via Open Culture, I learned about this free course: The Elements of Drawing: John Ruskin's Teaching Collection at Oxford.
Here's some Background on the Drawing School: "John Ruskin established his Drawing School at Oxford in 1871. He intended it not for the training of artists, but of ordinary men and women, who, by following his course, might see greater beauties than they had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life."
"His method required the student to master the rudiments of technique – outline, shading, colour – through a carefully directed course of lessons in copying both works of art and natural specimens."
On the site, Stephen Farthing R.A. presents Eight Practical Drawing Classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing.
You may also want to view the collection of images. I especially liked the architectural drawings. I'm just amazed that this drawing school was established in 1871.