• Absolute Beginners
  • Drawing

Always wanted to learn to draw? Then join this ONLINE course where students will be guided to explore line, texture, value, positive and negative space, light and shade, proportion, natural perspective, composition and mark making. Through weekly warm ups, presentations, demonstrations and exercises, you will be drawing from (natural) objects, views, images and imagination. You will explore a variety of dry and wet media and will be introduced to artists who use drawing in their art practice in an art historical and contemporary context. Students will be expected to present online with video and sound, share images and participate in group and individual discussions and mentorship.

Spring 2021: 6 weeks: Base Tuition: $275.00

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: Tina Oehmsen-Clark has been working as an artist and art educator since the early 80s and 90s, respectively. She has been teaching Youth Studio, Portfolio Development, Drawing and Sculpture/Media Explorations at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Tina also is an art catalyst in a special program at Avondale Secondary Alternative School. Oehmsen-Clark’s work is an exploration of sound and music and visual art, including audio, drawing, sculpture, performance and sound installation. Her work has been shown and awarded in Germany, Denmark and Canada and most recently been exhibited at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, IndexG and Robert Kananaj Gallery.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
087Tina Oehmsen-ClarkMay 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Spring 2021
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00

What you will learn

  • Ways of seeing
  • Line/Contour
  • Gesture
  • Mark-making
  • Negative/positive shape
  • Tonal values
  • Composition
  • Experimenting with media: Exposure to a variety of materials and processes of wet and dry media
  • Presentation of various examples throughout history

Materials to Bring

Please have pencils and mixed media paper pad, sharpener and erasers ready for our first class, we will discuss further materials then.

  • Pad of Cartridge Paper (18” x 24”)
  • Mixed Media or Watercolour Pad
  • Assorted Pencils including 2H, HB, 3B, 5B
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Fineliner Pen, 0.8, black
  • Small bottle of black india ink
  • Sharpener, kneadable and gum eraser
  • Small watercolour kit or a few basic tubes, brushes (to be discussed)
  • Box of mixed size willow charcoal
  • Two bulldog clips (or large binder clips)
  • Drawing Board 18" x 24"