• Absolute Beginners
  • Drawing

This beginner’s course helps you to use drawing as a part of your everyday life, quietly in a sketchbook, engaging with the world, filling walls with your spirit. Develop a language to draw from life, memory, imagination and storytelling. All the shortcuts, tips and tricks from a 30-year teaching career, invented, adapted and melted down into a refreshing introductory course. To draw a knee cap, just think of an Oreo cookie with a beard. See? Now you’ll never forget!

Fall 2019/ Winter 2020 - 12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $50 = Total: $545

Notes: Winter Term 2020- No class Feb 26, 2020- last class will be April 1, 2020
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

Develop an easy way to draw from life.  Learn to draw from the imagination.  Learn to draw from memory.

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts to all purchases incase you need to return any materials.

  • One package of 2 sticks of black conté (HB if possible)
  • Graphite drawing pencils. One each of HB, 2B, 4B
  • One coloured pencil crayon of any pale colour (Prismacolour is good).
  • One black pencil crayon (Prismacolour)
  • Small exacto knife
  • Sandpaper block for sharpening conté
  • White plastic eraser
  • Grey kneadable eraser
  • One Fineliner felt tip pen, black (get another dark colour if no black)
  • One pale grey felt pen, any brand.
  • One watercolour brush, round & pointed, ideally the type that has a water reservoir in the handle. The diameter should be that of a pencil. If this not available, try Dollarama for a cheap selection of nylon brushes in one pack.
  • Pencil case for the above
  • One sketchbook, portable size (whatever size you will find easy to carry around). The paper must be good for dry and some wet media. (Dollarama may have decent ones.)
  • One pad of newsprint 18 x 24”