• Intermediate
  • Drawing

This course is designed to further develop the student’s observational drawing skill set. Through in-class projects students will work towards making a transition from the observational approaches of figure drawing and still life to working from both photo sources and the imagination, as well as other hybrid approaches. With a blend of traditional and contemporary drawing techniques in dry and wet media, students will explore the use of line, shape, colour and value to enhance the expressive possibilities of drawing. All projects will take the form of completed drawings completed in class. NOTE: This is an intermediate drawing class. Introduction to Drawing or previous drawing experience is recommended.  INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Summer 2021: 8 Weeks:  Tuition: $355 + Model Fee: $30 = $385

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.

Notes: Summer 2021- course will be taught by Andy Fabo Andy Fabo is a Toronto artist, art critic, independent curator and art educator. Since his first solo show at A Space in Toronto in 1979, he has exhibited across Canada and internationally. In 2005 he was given a retrospective at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. He is the author of several essays and reviews in Canadian periodicals (C Magazine, Descant, Parachute, Fuse) as well as many exhibition catalogues. He has taught in many Canadian universities, including McMaster, York, Brock and U of T. His paintings and drawings are in museum collections across Canada and his videos (collaborations with Michael Balser), have screened globally and are in numerous North American and European collections.
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What you will learn

  • Exploring a spectrum of drawing media.
  • To use the figure in more conceptual, expressive and thematic ways than in standard studio figuration.
  • Using various visual references, visual tools and “automatism” (spontaneous imagination) as drawing methods.

Materials to Bring

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

  • A pad of white cartridge paper. 
  • A small pad of watercolour paper - more durable for experimentation, Strathmore 400 series watercolour 9x12 in.
  • Four sheets to six sheets of larger hot pressed watercolour paper (smooth surface, medium weight, Stonehenge Aqua white 140 il (300gsm) Hot Press (smooth) 22x30 in.
  • Graphite sticks, china markers, small set of oil pastels, varied pencils.
  • Brushes of various sizes, with synthetic bristles, natural & sable if you can afford the luxury.
  • Chroma Black drawing Ink 2 oz. A small watercolour kit with primaries or more colours if you wish.
  • Paper towels, toilet paper for tamping down.
  • An assortment of plastic containers that can be sealed (i.e. yogurt containers, etc.),plastic egg cartons are also useful for mixing watercolours, inks gouache.
  • Larger containers for holding water: juice cans, children’s pails. • Rice glue. Small jar. Optional Materials:
  • Small sheets of Japanese paper (washi,ogura, chiri, etc) • Decorative papers made of hemp, jute, bark, etc.
  • Mylar sheets.
  • Conté crayons, soft pastel, watercolour crayons, coloured inks, gouache, acrylic inks.