• Absolute Beginners
  • 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-class assignments and exercises, students will explore fundamentals of drawing such as negative and positive space, proportion, line, contour, value, volume, natural perspective, gesture, composition and mark making. A variety of drawing media will be used throughout the course to familiarize students with a range of materials and their possibilities. Critique, discussions, presentations and demonstrations will be fundamental to the working and learning structure of the class.


Tuition

Spring term

  • 10 weeks - $405 + Model/ Material fee $35 | Total $440
  • 6 weeks - $290 + Model/ Material fee $15 | Total $305

Summer term

  • 8 weeks $335 + Model/ Material fee  $35 = $370

 

Notes: No experience necessary. This course also covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used. MONDAY CLASSES: Spring term: No class May 21 for Victoria Day.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
802Paul TurnerJuly 4, 2018 to Aug. 22, 2018
TERM - SUMMER 2018
Wednesdays
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
8-week courses$370.00
121Roberta McNaughtonJuly 6, 2018 to Aug. 24, 2018
TERM - SUMMER 2018
Fridays
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8-week courses$370.00

What you will learn

Paul Turner:

  • Line/Contour
  • Quality of line and mark making
  • Negative/positive shape
  • Analysis of basic shapes to more complex
  • Intro to perspective
  • Texture
  • Tonal drawing (shading)
  • Scale/Proportion
  • Plane
  • Experimenting with media: exposure to a variety of materials and processes of wet and dry media
  • Presentation of various examples throughout history.

Martha Eleen & Donnely Smallwood:

  • Ways of seeing
  • Line/Contour
  • gesture
  • mark making
  • Negative/positive shape
  • Tonal values
  • composition
  • Spatial exploration
  • Experimenting with media: Exposure to a variety of materials and processes of wet and dry media
  • Presentation of various examples throughout history.

Pearl Van Geest:

  • Mark making
  • Reinforcing the eye-hand connection
  • Expressive line
  • Building up tone and value 
  • Drawing through erasing
  • Gesture 
  • Contour drawing
  • Exploring forms
  • Composition
  • Working towards a finished drawing
  • Ongoing individual and group feedback
  • Presentation of various historical and contemporary examples 
  • Experimenting with media: exposure to a variety of materials and processes of wet and dry media
  • Basic life drawing

Tina Oehmsen-Clark:

  • Line/Contour
  • Positive/Negative Space and its interaction
  • Scale/Proportion – Analysis of shapes
  • Mark Making
  • Texture
  • Tonal drawing (shading)
  • Composition
  • Exposure to a variety of media, materials and processes  (wet and dry)
  • Presentation of various examples throughout history.

Materials to Bring


Materials List, Pearl van Geest Wed. evening 8 week course:

Basic Materials

  • Pencils (ordinary HB and a few softer lead pencils (2B and 6B)
  • White eraser
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Sketchbook
  • Compressed charcoal
  • Chalk pastels
  • Ultra fine tip black marker
  • India ink, bamboo brush and bamboo pen
  • Cartridge paper pad
  • Heavier paper for ink (watercolour paper)
  • Two Bull clips
  • Conte (black and sienna)
 
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