Draw by Drawing, Oct 27, 10-11:30am

This week’s Draw by Drawing session will focus on using chalk (soft) pastels on coloured paper. The project is inspired by American artist Wolf Kahn and will involve created an abstract landscape with trees.

Materials: set of 12 soft pastels, a pad of coloured pastel paper, 12 x 16″, a rag, eraser and plastic palette knife.

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

Draw by Drawing Oct 20, 10am-11:30am

This week’s Draw by Drawing session will focus on using text as source for design and composition.

Materials needed: sketchbook (14 x 17″), a range of graphite pencils (eg. B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), eraser and ruler. Also write down five headlines from a newspaper (print or online).
Can’t find anything to use? Try: The Guardian

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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.

Draw by Drawing Oct 13, 10-11:30am

This week’s Draw by Drawing session will focus on drawing plants with ink and brush. Chalk pastels will be used to introduce colour.

Materials needed: black ink, brush (#10 watercolour brush or small bamboo brush), two small containers half full with water, chalk or soft pastels (2 colours is enough), soft cloth for blending, 2-3 cut flowers (buy yourself some flowers or use flowers from the garden)

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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.

Draw by Drawing, Oct 6, 10-11:30am

We are pleased to announce the return of regular weekly sessions of Draw by Drawing on Wednesday mornings. The sessions will be held on a weekly basis until December 8. And then they will continue again in January. There will be a one or two Monday evening “pop-up” sessions in October and November as well for those who can’t make the Wednesday morning ones. More info about those will be on this site or our Draw by Drawing Facebook page.

This week’s focus in on drawing feathers with ink. Exercises will include drawing feathers from observation and creating fantastical imaginary ones with ink patterns.

Materials: black ink, drawing nib and drawing nib holder (if you don’t have this you can use any kind of black pen); sketchbook or loose paper and a couple of feathers (images of feather will be provided via screen sharing if you don’t have any).

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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.

Draw by Drawing Wed, Sept 29, 10-11:30am

We are pleased to announce the return of regular weekly sessions of Draw by Drawing starting Wednesday, Sept 29, 10-11:30. The sessions will be held on a weekly basis until December 8. And then they will continue again in January. There will be a one or two Monday evening “pop-up” sessions in October and November as well for those who can’t make the Wednesday morning ones. More info about those will be on this site or our Draw by Drawing Facebook page.

The first session of the semester will start with going back to the basics and drawing plants with line. The focus will be on observation and drawing a confident line (as a opposed to a “perfect” line). This week’s project is inspired by the beautiful line plant drawings of American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly.

Materials: 2B pencil, eraser, 11 x 14″ sketchbook and potted plant or cut flowers.

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.

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