• 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 lesson 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.

Tuition: $405 + Materials fee: $30 = Total $435

Notes: No experience necessary. Students will draw from a nude model during one class.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • The 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

  • 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
  • 2 pads of newsprint 18 x 24
  • 2 pads of cartridge paper ***
  • 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