Draw by Drawing Monday Jan 25, 6:30-8pm & Wednesday Jan 27, 10-11:30pm

The focus of this week will be using a potted plant as subject matter and working with collage to develop a composition for a watercolour.

Materials needed: potted plant (or cut flowers however the potted plant works best), watercolour set, watercolour brush, watercolour pad, regular sketchbook or drawing paper, pencil, black pen, chalk pastels, scissors and glue stick.
Optional: old watercolour paintings, collage papers, wrapping papers, etc.

While the facilitator will give basic information about how to approach the project and use of the materials involved, these are not how-to-draw classes. There is not always time for individual feedback and one-on-one guidance in these 90 minute sessions, but we will do our best to accommodate people with questions.

These online sessions are done via Zoom so please download Zoom and log in 5-10 minutes before start time of session.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing Monday Jan 18 6:30-8pm & Wednesday Jan 20, 10-11:30am

Please note next week’s Draw by Drawing info will be posted Wednesday at noon.

The next session of Draw by Drawing will involve quick watercolour brush drawings of seaweed images (provided by facilitator) and then using these sketches as a source to create an invented composition using pencil and watercolours.

A note about Draw by Drawing
These online drop-in sessions involve drawing in a group with a facilitator who provides a drawing prompt or project each week. The idea with these sessions is that you learn to draw, by drawing. While the facilitator will give basic information about how to approach the project and use of the materials involved, these are not how-to-draw classes. There is not always time for individual feedback and one-on-one guidance in these 90 minute sessions, but we will do our best to accommodate
people with questions.

Materials needed: set of watercolours (pans or travel sets, they don’t have to be expensive quality), #10 watercolour brush, pad of watercolour paper (140 lb), jar of water

These online sessions are done via Zoom so please download Zoom and log in 5-10 minutes before start time of session.

Worried about not getting to the art supply store to get the supplies you need for Draw by Drawing?

To have all the supplies you need for every Draw by Drawing session, consider purchasing a
Draw by Drawing Supply Kit from the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art.
Please note: if you purchased a Draw by Drawing Supply Kit prior to 2021, you can go to the office at VISA and pick up a complimentary watercolour paint set, watercolour brush and watercolour pad. The 2021 kits have these supplies included for an increased cost.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing Dec 7, 6:30-8pm

This week at Draw by Drawing we will be making a drawing based on abstract geology using the way crystals form as an inspritation.

A note about Draw by Drawing
The drop-in sessions involve drawing in a group with a facilitator who provides a drawing prompt or project each week. The idea with these sessions is that you learn to draw, by drawing. While the facilitator will give basic information about how to approach the project and use of the materials involved, these are not how-to-draw classes. Unfortunately there is not always time for individual feedback and one-on-one guidance for each person in attendance in these 90 minute sessions but we will do our best to accommodate.

Materials needed: pastel paper pad, 11 x 16 (white or a light colour), chalk pastels, black and white conte crayon, palette knife, rag, ruler, HB pencil, eraser

Worried about not getting to the art supply store to get the supplies you need for Draw by Drawing?

To have all the supplies you need for every Draw by Drawing session, consider purchasing a
Draw by Drawing Supply Kit from the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing November 30, 6:30-8pm

This week at Draw by Drawing we will be drawing rocks with graphite pencils.

A note about Draw by Drawing
The drop-in sessions involve drawing in a group with a facilitator who provides a drawing prompt or project each week. The idea with these sessions is that you learn to draw, by drawing. While the facilitator will give basic information about how to approach the project and use of the materials involved, these are not how-to-draw classes. Unfortunately there is not always time for individual feedback and one-on-one guidance in these 90 minute sessions
.

Materials needed: several rocks (fist size or smaller), a range of different graphite pencils (HB, B, 2B, 3B, etc.), sketchbook 11 x 14″, white plastic eraser and metal sharpener.

Worried about not getting to the art supply store to get the supplies you need for Draw by Drawing?

To have all the supplies you need for every Draw by Drawing session, consider purchasing a
Draw by Drawing Supply Kit from the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing Nov 23, 6:30-8pm

This week at Draw by Drawing we will be drawing imaginary tangled vines using chalk pastels. The inspiration will be Medieval illuminated manuscripts.

Materials needed: pad of coloured pastel paper (or a few sheets approx 14 x 17″) set of chalk pastels, white plastic eraser and rags. A dust mask is recommended when working with pastels (or any cloth mask).

Worried about not getting to the art supply store to get the supplies you need for Draw by Drawing?

To have all the supplies you need for every Draw by Drawing session, consider purchasing a
Draw by Drawing Supply Kit from the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing Nov 16, 6:30-8pm

This week at Draw by Drawing we will draw flowers with. chalk pastels on coloured paper inspired by Odilon Redon

Materials needed: pad of coloured pastel paper (or a few sheets approx 14 x 17″) set of chalk pastels, rag and 3 or 4 cut flowers.

Worried about not getting to the art supply store to get the supplies you need for Draw by Drawing?
To have all the supplies you need for every Draw by Drawing session, consider purchasing a
Draw by Drawing Supply Kit from the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

To register for this session: Payment

Odilon Redon

Draw by Drawing Nov 9, 6:30-8:00 pm

This session of Draw by Drawing will involve creating a “fantastical garden” using brush and ink and collage. You will get to use your imagination as you build a garden from collage shapes created from brushwork on paper.

Materials needed: 11 x 14″ sketchbook (or larger paper), black ink, bamboo brush (medium size), bowl-point drawing nib, plastic pen holder, white conte crayon (or white chalk pastel), glue stick and scissors. Also: paper towels, two or three containers with water (to make washes of different values).

Worried about not getting to the art supply store to get the supplies you need for Draw by Drawing?
To have all the supplies you need for every Draw by Drawing session, consider purchasing a
Draw by Drawing Supply Kit from the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing Nov 2, 6:30-8:00

Draw by Drawing is a weekly on-line drawing session. Each week will have a specific theme or project. Please note this is not a step-by-step drawing instruction session. It is an opportunity for a group of like-minded individuals to draw together. The facilitator, Wendy Welch, will present a drawing “prompt” each week which will alternate from representational to abstract drawing projects.

The theme and materials will be announced on the Tuesday before the Monday session. You need to register in advance (prior to 4pm of the day of the session) and once you have made your payment, you will receive a Zoom invite on Monday (the day of the session) between 4-5pm.

For more information go to the ABOUT page

Nov 2 session of Draw by Drawing
Project: nature drawing with pen & ink
Art supplies needed: sketchbook (11 x 14″ minimum), plastic pen holder, bowl-pointed drawing nib, black india ink, paper towel
Subject matter: dried flowers, weeds, shells, bark, branches (we are looking for natural items that are dried, hard and/or crispy in feeling, as opposed to a fresh rose for example).

To register go to PAYMENT

Draw by Drawing Oct 26, 6:30-8:00

Draw by Drawing is a weekly on-line drawing session. Each week will have a specific theme or project. Please note this is not a step-by-step drawing instruction session. It is an opportunity for a group of like-minded individuals to draw together. The facilitator, Wendy Welch, will present a drawing “prompt” each week and the participants will draw together.

The theme and materials will be announced on the Tuesday before the Monday session. You need to register in advance (prior to 4pm of the day of the session) and once you have made your payment, you will receive a Zoom invite on the Friday before session or Monday if you register on the day of the session.

For more information go to the ABOUT page

October 26 session of Draw by Drawing
Project: imaginative leaf shapes with fantastical patterns.
Art supplies needed: sketchbook (11 x 14″ minimum), a range of graphite pencils (HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and 6B), eraser and sharpener.
Subject matter: bring imagination and open mind

To register go to PAYMENT