Draw by Drawing August 29, 1:00-2:30

For this Sunday session we will be making two abstract landscapes: one with collage and the with other with watercolour. The collage will be the inspiration for the watercolour painting.
No collage watercolour experience is necessary.

Materials: fashion or home decor magazine, glue stick, set of watercolours in pans, watercolour brush no 12 round, watercolour sketchbook 9 x 12″, and container of water. Optional: black conte crayon and set of chalk pastels.

Please note that all materials needed for Draw by Drawing can be found in our Draw by Drawing kits. These kits contain enough supplies for 25+ Draw by Drawing sessions: Draw by Drawing Kit.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing July 18, 1-2:30

The focus of this Draw by Drawing session will be flower drawing with pen and brush and using chalk pastels for background.

Materials: drawing nib (bowl point) and nib holder (or other black pen), black ink, bamboo or other kind of watercolour brush, set of chalk pastels, eraser, 11 x 14 sketchbook, rag for blending pastels and 2 or 3 cut flowers.

Want to make sure you have all the necessary supplies for the Draw by Drawing sessions without having to run out to the art supply store? Draw by Drawing supply kits (enough for 25+ sessions) are available for purchase at the office.

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 June 20, 1-2:30 pm

The focus of this Draw by Drawing session will be painting seaweed with watercolour.

Materials needed: set of watercolour paints, brush, watercolour sketchpad (9 X 12″), container of water

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 Pop-Up May 23, 1:00-2:30pm

Join us on Sunday, May 23 for the first Draw by Drawing pop-up of the summer season. For this session we will get back to basics with drawing rocks using graphite pencil.
Materials: sketchbook, graphite pencils (B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B), eraser and sharpener and three or four small rocks

Draw by Drawing Supply Kit can be purchased at the school. This contains enough drawing materials and paper for 25+ Draw by Drawing Sessions.

To register for this session: Payment

Draw by Drawing April 12 & 14

Our last Draw by Drawing of the season will focus on making a fantastical garden using watercolour and collage.

Materials needed: watercolour paper, watercolour paints, brush, mixing tray, containers of water, scissors and glue stick.

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 Wed, April 7

Please note that there is no Draw by Drawing on Easter Monday, April 5

This week we will be drawing flowers with ink using a nib holder and nib as well as a bamboo brush. Chalk pastels will be used to create a toned background.
Materials: cut flowers (2 or 3), black ink, drawing nib and holder (or any black pen for drawing), bamboo brush (small), chalk pastels, sketchbook or other kind of drawing paper 11 x 14″

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 March 29 and 31

In this Draw by Drawing session we will use the simple apple as a source for drawing. We will start by doing a simple pencil drawing of the apple as is and then we deconstruct the apple by peeling and cutting to create a range of more abstract shapes to draw. Materials needed: graphite pencils (B, 2B, 4B, 6B or any range close to this), eraser and sketchbook. Also: apple and paring knife and piece of paper to rest apple and parts on.

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

Peeled Apple, New York 2001 Irving Penn (fuji crystal archive print, printed 2002)

Draw by Drawing March 22 & 24

This session of Draw by Drawing will focus on the theme of astronomy. We will make one drawing inspired by the night stars and another by the planets.
Materials needed: 2 sheets black drawing paper (Fabriano, Canson, Strathmore are some brands); chalk pastels, white and black conte, white gouache (optional), watercolour paints, #10 watercolour brush, jar of water, soft rag, pencil, circular items to make circles of different sizes (lids, cups, 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

March 15 & 17

This week we will be drawing branches or twigs as modules for a larger composition of a heap of branches.
Materials: HB pencil, 3 loose sheets of paper (8.5 x 11″), vine charcoal, eraser, 2 sheets of light coloured pastel paper, soft cotton rag and 2 or 3 twigs or branches if you can find (not driftwood, logs, 2 x 4s -only twigs or branches).

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 March 8 & 10

This week’s drawing by drawing involves using the convention of perspective to create an architectural design. The focus will be on shape, line and value.
Materials: black conte crayon (2B), white conte, HB pencil, ruler, sketchbook

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