The start of the summer season will be drawing a landscape with graphite pencils. We will cover a variety of landscape elements including grasses, water, mountains and clouds.
Materials: graphite pencils (B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B or equivalent), graphite stick (narrow or wide) if you have one, eraser, pencil sharpener, rag, postcard or piece of cardstock (for making a linear edge).
We are pleased to announce that there will be EIGHT Draw by Drawing online sessions from May to August. The price of individual sessions has increased to $20/session to cover the cost of running these drop-in sessions.
If you register before May 11, you can purchase all eight sessions for $120 ($15/session). In order to qualify for this rate, you must register for all eight of the Draw by Drawing sessions (dates are listed below). You will receive a zoom link on the Tuesday before the Wednesday session. You will also receive a recording after each session, so if you are unable to attend you can watch the recording at a later date.
Topic for each session below will be posted two weeks prior to the upcoming session or right after the current one. The focus for the summer months will be on drawing nature.
Draw by Drawing May -August, Wednesdays, 10am-11:30am
May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22, July 6 & 20, August 10 &31
This week we will be drawing cherry blossoms with chalk pastels. The exercise is partly inspired by Van Gogh’s painting below. We will do two exercises: one will focus on the tree with branches and the other will be an all-over more abstract pattern of cherry blossoms.
Supplies: coloured pastel paper 12 x 17″ (2 sheets), set of chalk pastels, eraser, blending stump, soft rag, small watercolour brush (for blending)