• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

Drawing Basics: Next Steps is the ONLINE follow up to '015 Drawing Basics: Getting Started'. 

It can be taken as a stand alone course for students with a basic drawing background and/or as a follow-up to 015 Drawing Basics: Getting Started.  Through demos, slide shows, images and practice, students are expected to gain a good grasp of drawing techniques and media. They will be encouraged to solve formal issues in drawing related to basic knowledge of perspective, composition, depth, scale, and negative and positive space. Students will be introduced to more complex drawing exercises including, figurative drawing, quick sketching, simplification, and mark-making as well as contemporary concepts and drawing strategies.

Winter 2021: 6 Weeks: Tuition: $275

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 Anahita Akhavan is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching at TSA since the Summer term of 2018. Previously, she taught Fundamentals of Painting and Drawing at the University of Saskatchewan. Akhavan’s practice ranges from figurative abstract painting to collage, drawing and photography. She draws her subject matter from fragments of the human condition: identity, social roles of "the self" in multi-layered constructed surreal spaces. She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in both Iran and Canada.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
016Anahita AkhavanFeb. 22, 2021 to March 29, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Winter 2021
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00

What you will learn

  • Drawing techniques
  • Introduction to perspective drawing
  • Basic composition
  • Space rendering
  • Mark making

Materials to Bring

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


  • sketchbook
  • variety of graphite pencils (4B, 2B, HB, 2H)
  • kneadable eraser, white eraser
  • willow charcoal
  • masking tape 
  • pencil Sharpner or utility knife
  • mechanical pencil