Draw by Drawing Jan 26, 10-11:30am

This week’s focus is abstract architecture using conte crayon. We will make an abstract interior drawing and an abstract cityscape.
Materials needed: black (2B if possible) and white conte crayon (see image below), vine charcoal, ruler, eraser, rag. “Conte” is a brand name and refers to many products. This is what a conte crayon looks like:

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Draw by Drawing January 19, 10-11:30am

This week we will be doing drawings of plants using pen and brush with ink.

Materials needed: bowl-point pen nib (see image below), nib holder, small or medium bamboo brush, India ink, paper towel, two small containers with water (to be used for ink “washes”) and flowers or plants (dried up plants in your garden would work well for this project). It is best to have 3-4 individual flowers or plants (as opposed to a potted plant).

Example of “bowl point nib”

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Draw by Drawing January 12, 10-11:30am

For the first session of the new year, we will be drawing seashells with pencil and watercolour from historical seashell drawings.
Materials needed: sketchbook, H and 2B pencil, sketchbook, set of watercolours, #10 or #12 round watercolour brush, palette to mix paint, watercolour paper (could be a watercolour sketchbook).

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Draw by Drawing Dec 1, 10-11:30am

This week’s topic is drawing butterflies with soft pastels and coloured paper. The project is inspired by historical butterfly drawings.

Materials needed: set of 12 chalk pastels, palette knife, coloured pastel paper (12 x 16″), soft rag, eraser, small brush (for blending), black conté crayon

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Draw by Drawing, Nov 24, 10am-11:30am

This week’s topic is abstract drawings of water using watercolour paint.

Materials needed: set of watercolours, #10 watercolour brush, white plastic mixing tray (white plates or white plastic lids are fin), spray bottle, blotting paper (optional), pencil, eraser, sharpener, two containers of water (to mix with paint and to clean brushes), paper towel. You will also need at least 4 sheets of 9 x 12″ watercolour sketchbook paper (each of these sheets should be cut in half for a total of 8 surfaces).

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Draw by Drawing Nov 17, 10-11:30am

This week’s topic is drawing leaves with graphite pencil. The project is inspired by this time of year when so many leaves are on the ground. The focus is on drawing from observation including shading and texture-making.

Materials needed: set of 12 graphite pencils (or a range of graphite pencils B, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B), eraser and sketchbook at least 11 x 14″, 3 or 4 leaves (look for leaves that might have insect holes in them or ones that have started to curl)

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Draw by Drawing Nov 10, 10-11:30am

This week’s topic is flower drawing with soft pastels and coloured paper. The project is inspired by the work of Odilon Redon.

Materials needed: set of 12 chalk pastels, palette knife, coloured pastel paper (12 x 16″), soft rag, eraser, small brush (for blending)

To register: PAYMENT

Drawing by Drawing Kits are available for purchase at the school: Drawing Kits

Image: Paul Klee, 1917

Draw by Drawing Nov 3, 10-11:30

This week’s topic is drawing an abstract city with watercolour. The focus is on working with geometric shapes and glazes (layering watercolour to create a third colour).

Materials needed: set of watercolours, #10 round watercolour brush, ruler, H pencil, container with water, paper towel.

To register: PAYMENT

Drawing by Drawing Kits are available for purchase at the school: Drawing Kits

Image: Paul Klee, 1917