• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

This course expands the exercise of journal sketching and drawing into an arts practice. Students will sketch shifting subjects in busy environments – the fleeting images of a movie, moving objects like animals, cars and people in public spaces, in the dark of the cinema, or in a moving streetcar or while walking. Seemingly distracting environments help to liberate the hands from the control of consciousness, facilitating an unusual yet compelling approach to drawing. In-class exercises that develop flow and looseness will complement the field sessions. The course is by nature vibrant and experimental. Each session contains visual lectures to observe works and works-in-progress in a relaxed, informal and supportive atmosphere. This method of immediate sketching facilitates new ideas and visions, integrating inner pictures from dreams and day-dreams into the real visual world surrounding us.

10 Weeks: Base Tuition: $422 + Model Fee: $15 = Total: $437

Notes: Field trips will form a large part of this course; students will be responsible for their own transportation and some associated costs.  The course content may change depending on the weather conditions, faculty and class decisions. You will be notified of any changes.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
580Iris HaeusslerJan. 23, 2020 to March 26, 2020
TERM - Winter 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10-week courses$437.00

What you will learn

  • Understand the principle of journal sketching and apply this in everyday practice.
  • Loosen up your mind and your hand-grip for a relaxed sketching experience.
  • Free your mind from comparing your work with masterpieces we all have in our collective cultural memory, do so in order to cultivate a playful approach to sketching.
  • Draw on experience gained in active participation in all course activities as well as group and one-on-one discussions.
  • Draw on experience gained in exercises that include unconventional sketching practices like drawing in public spaces.
  • Draw on experience gained by combining sketching and handwriting. This practice supports the idea of visual diaries, of illustration-works and conceptual drawings.

Materials to Bring

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

  • Sketchbooks in various sizes, from about 5x7" to 9x12"
  • Sketch pads (newsprint or other)
  • Pencils and conte pencils
  • Ink-pens/flet pens- your choice
  • Bulldog clips
  • Crayons
  • Inks and basic watercolours (in tray)
  • Brushes
  • Other drawing materials of your choice
  • Glue stick