• Absolute Beginners
  • Interdisciplinary

Drawing and Collage is an innovative class for beginner students who wish to develop their skills in the foundations of drawing in combination with explorations in collage. This course combines the fundamentals of representational and expressive drawing with the collage process. Each week there will be lessons in drawing fundamentals: from gesture and contour drawing to explorations in mark-making or extended studies of the figure.  We will incorporate a wide range of drawing media from graphite to charcoal, ink and coloured media. A selection of our drawings will then be transformed through the collage process: they will be cut up, layered and rearranged in combination with other papers, materials and found imagery. Sometimes, the collage process will be the starting point for the drawing. To enhance and enrich our experience, we will refer to artists, past and present, who work in drawing and collage combinations.

Spring 2020: 

9 Weeks:  Base Tuition: $385 + Model/Materials Fee: $30 = Total: $415

Notes: No experience necessary. Students will draw from a nude model during one class. Spring 2020- Instructor will be unavailable to teach for 2 weeks in May- exact dates TBD. Course will extend through June 26th.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
544Donnely SmallwoodApril 17, 2020 to June 26, 2020
TERM - Spring 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9-week courses$415.00

What you will learn

  • Fundamental drawing skills, including gesture, contour, negative and positive space, basic shapes, tonal drawing, perspective, measuring and proportions, drawing the figure
  • Collage fundamentals such as the isolation and selection of materials, cutting and recombination, negative and positive shapes, contours, layering and transparency
  • Relationship between drawing and collage
  • Exposure to a wide range of drawing, mixed media and collage materials and processes

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts in case you need to return materials.

  • 2 sticks graphite ***
  • Assorted drawing pencils HB 2B 4B 6B ***
  • Drawing eraser
  • Small box vine or willow charcoal, thin or medium
  • A few sticks conte: brown white, black
  • Blending stick
  • Drawing ink: black, small bottle
  • 1 pad of newsprint 18 x 24
  • 1 pad of cartridge paper 18 x 24
  • 2 sheets charcoal paper: grey, brown, crème
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • Matte or satin medium (medium size)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Small straight edge knife
  • A range of inexpensive brushes
  • 4 sheets Strathmore watercolour paper 22x30” 140 lb cold press

***Bring to first class