Drawing Courses

Our curriculum can accommodate students from every skill level, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more advanced student. Students will strengthen their ability to perceive and translate the visual world into their own artistic expression. Technical skills are strengthened through methods such as direct observation, perspective drawing, working from the model, and experimental mark-making and material use.

City Sketching: Studying Architectural Ornaments

Sketches of the built environment are analytical drawings that generally convey an overall image. We do these drawings to gain a greater understanding of the nature of the man-made and natural landscape. To capture and convey the essence of a place, such drawings must be execu...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

NOTES: Please be advised there will be no class, Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Drawing as a Contemporary Practice

This course is designed to give students a better idea of a wide spectrum of the possibilities in contemporary drawing, and how it can inform their own work. Assignments will be geared toward expanding the student’s notions of drawing, both technically and conceptually. ...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: Students should have some experience in drawing or have taken coursework in Beginning and/or Intermediate Drawing, Mixed Media.
Drawing: Hands, Feet and Faces

This course is designed for students who wish to continue their development of figure drawing techniques by practicing anatomy for artists. Drawing from the model, students will focus on heads, hands and feet and examine the bones, muscles and tendons. Classes are structured a...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

Drawing on Mylar

In drawing and painting circles, Mylar has become an ever-popular support.  Sometimes described as Polyester film, it is used by artists for its archival quality and impermeable surface.  These two factors plus its durability make it an ideal support for drawing base...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses
12-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing or Painting course or have basic drawing skills.
Intermediate Drawing

This course is designed to further develop the student’s observational drawing skill set. Through in class projects students will work toward completed drawings with various types of dry media on various surfaces. Topics will include dry media and surface exploration, 2-...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: This course is intended for students who have some experience with drawing, it is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Drawing, or have basic drawing skills. A nude model will be used. WINTER TERM: No class held Monday, February 18, 2019 for Family Day.
Introduction to Drawing

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing, the development of perceptual skills and technical facility, as well as the exploration of drawing as an expressive medium and conceptual tool. Through in-clas...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
8-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: No experience necessary. This course also covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Introduction to Life Drawing

This course emphasizes basic drawing skills in gesture, contour, and tone. It is designed to teach students the skills necessary to render the figure in three dimensions, in both wet and dry media. Instruction in surface anatomy and proportion is included. Class sessions will ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course or equivalent. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Introduction to Portrait Drawing

This course provides students with a foundation of drawing skills, initially using black and white drawing media and later some colour media, such as soft pastels. During the first part of the course, learning the "landscape" of the human head and face is the fo...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course, or have some drawing experience.
Life Drawing 2: Drawing Better Bodies

Push your drawing up a notch or two!  This six-week course has it’s focus on refining and building the technical aspects of drawing the human form.  Using a combination of short and longer poses working from life models, we will work on further developing the s...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken the Introduction to Life Drawing course or have equivalent and recent life drawing instruction.
Life Drawing 2: Materials Exploration

Expand your drawing toolkit. The materials of drawing - the media used and the support they are drawn onto - -are vital considerations in art-making. Each type of media can impart a different `feel’ to the work produced, and using better-quality art materials helps produ...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: This course makes an excellent complement to Figure Drawing 2: Drawing Better Bodies. It is intended for any students with prior life drawing experience. It is recommended that students have taken the Introduction to Life Drawing course or have equivalent and recent life drawing instruction.
Life Drawing: The Figure in Context

This course contextualizes the use of the figure in art. The relationship of the figure to the surrounding space will be explored as a means to develop and expand on visual language skills. The model will engage with constructed and local environments to create compositional a...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have some experience with basic life drawing.
Perspective Drawing

Through in class lecture, exercises and projects, both with rulers and free hand drawing, this course will examine the principals of one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective, as well as the most common perspective problems encountered by artists and the...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
3-day workshops
12-week courses
10-week courses
3-day workshops
10-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Drawing or have basic drawing skills. This course will also reference perspective and the human form, nude model will be used.
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