• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

This ONLINE class is a ground-level beginner’s introduction to life drawing. For students with some drawing experience, with  its emphasis on gesture and action, it is also an opportunity to refresh and sharpen your skills.

Each class will involve demos and drawing focused on movement, gesture, simple masses (3-colour process), blind contour, full figure short and longer studies. We will work with models online via Zoom. 

The course will include recommended at-home exercises, to be shared at the start of the following class.

Spring 2021: 5 Weeks: Tuition: $235 + Model fee: $60 = Total $295

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Instructor Thomas Hendry, is a Toronto-based artist and has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1996. His drawings, shown in numerous exhibitions, use the means of traditional art to create contemporary images, images that address the beauty, mystery and complexity embodied in the human form. In addition to teaching at TSA, Thomas is an instructor at Sheridan College and has taught at The Haliburton School of Fine Arts, the AGO Gallery School, through the TDSB and OCAD Outreach Program.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Beginner level life drawing 
  • Line, contour drawing, gesture, capturing action in life drawing
  • Drawing from a model

Materials to Bring

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

Students will supply their own materials (paper, ballpoint pen & pencil, conte crayon). Depending on availability, there are Dollar Store/Walmart/Staples alternatives for all exercises.

  • paper: newsprint ideal, other sketchbook or photocopier bond okay
  • drawing tools: conte crayon, charcoal, soft pencil or charcoal pencil
  • kneaded eraser
  • one stick each of red-brown, yellow and blue chalk pastel (Nupastel or gallery semi-hard pastels are good. If unavailable, an 8-pack of Crayola wax crayons can be a substitute)
  • plus any drawing materials that you may already have