Petersen Museum, Yellowbrick Launch Online Car Design Class

Yellowbrick, an online education provider, and the Petersen Automotive Museum have teamed up to release a free online automotive course led by some of the top names in vehicle design, the organizations announced.

The program, called Auto Design & Sketching, highlights a path to a career in automotive design for anyone with a burning passion for cars and design, while mapping out a possible career in the future of transportation, the museum said. The self-paced online course features three modules: Design Principles & History, Famous Case Studies and Let’s Draw, which focuses on sketching exercises.

The course is guided by an accomplished group of automotive designers, program designers said, including Franz von Holzhausen (Chief Designer, Tesla Motors), Ralph Gilles (Chief Design Officer, Stellantis), Christine Feuell (Brand CEO, Chrysler), Francesc Arenas (Design Director, Hispano Suiza) and Roman Yneges (Faculty, Art Center College of Design), among others.

“We designed this course to simplify and illuminate a path to a career in automotive design,” said Justin Wolske, director, partnerships & strategic initiatives for Yellowbrick. “High-level training in this field isn’t always easily accessible, but we’ve removed some of those barriers by offering the program at no cost and involving an esteemed lineup of contributors.”

Auto Design & Sketching’s first module is available now, with the second and third modules slated for release in December and January, program representatives said. Participants only need to provide an email address and be at least 13 years old to participate.

Click here for more information or to register.

A.J. Hecht

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