Draw by Drawing Mon Feb 8 & Wed Feb 10

This week’s project will involve using text as a source and drawing with graphite pencils.
Bring to class: set of graphite pencils (B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B), eraser, ruler and 10 headlines from newspapers (they can just be jotted down in a notebook).
Here are some sources for newspapers:
Globe & Mail
The Guardian
New York Times

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 Mon Feb 1, 6:30-8pm & Wed Feb 3, 10:00-11:30am

This week’s project involves drawing tool or kitchen implements with charcoal and conte as inspired by Jim Dine (see image below).

Materials needed: two or three tools or kitchen utensils to draw, vine charcoal, black and white conte crayon, eraser and cloth

About 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.

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 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