• Absolute Beginners
  • Drawing

Perspective for Beginners is an ONLINE introductory course to the fundamental perspective concepts and systems. This is a course appropriate for students with little to no experience with perspective drawing or students who need a refresher on basic perspective concepts.

Through weekly lectures and demonstrations students will learn about the eyeline, vantage point, 1 point, 2 point, and 3-point perspective, how to rotate objects in perspective, multi-point perspective,and how to scale characters and objects. This is a course that focuses on building student confidence and understanding through demonstrations and technical studies recommended for homework. By the end of our six weeks together students will understand how to construct solid drawings of objects, indoor spaces, and outdoor scenes.

Spring 2021: 6 Weeks: Tuition: $275

Summer 2021: 6 Weeks: Tuition: $275  

Note: There will be no class on August 2, 2021 for the Civic Holiday.

This course will be offered via 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 Lindsey Rosenow is a Toronto-based Artist who has been teaching in Toronto for the last 6 years.  She has taught film making, stop motion and classical animation, script writing, camera editing and video game design at the Toronto International Film Festival. And at the Animation Portfolio Workshop, topics included Gesture Drawing, Structure Drawing, Anatomy, Character Design, Perspective, Layout Design, Composition, Animation for beginners, and Storyboarding. Currently, Lindsey is working freelance with a focus on design jobs for animation as a layout artist and prop designer. Lindsey is a big believer in progressive learning - she values transferable skills over singular assignments, making sure that all lessons work cohesively with one another.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
047Lindsey RosenowMay 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Spring 2021
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00
047Lindsey RosenowJuly 19, 2021 to Aug. 30, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Summer 2021
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00

What you will learn

  • What is perspective and how does it work?
  • What the eyeline is, and how it's vantage point can affect the mood and structure of a scene
  • The simple construction of our five basic forms: Cylinder, Sphere, Box, Cone and Pyramid, both without perspective, as well as in all three major perspective systems
  • 1, 2, and 3-point perspective
  • How to properly rotate objects in perspective (multi-point perspective)
  • Aerial perspective techniques: what it is, and why it matters
  • How to scale characters and objects in a scene

Materials to Bring

Please keep your purchase receipts in case you need to return purchased items.

  • A sketchbook of your choosing, though no smaller than 8.5 X 11" or a drawing board and newsprint pad  *The larger you can work, the better
  • A minimum of three coloured pencils. Red, Blue, and Green. Prismacolour Col-Erase Pencils are a preferred brand
  • Graphite pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B
  • A ruler
  • An eraser