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

Draw by Drawing Mar 1 & Mar 3

This week’s project is inspired by geology and striations in the earth. We will be using collage, chalk pastels and watercolour. We will do two projects: one collage & pastels and one watercolour.

Materials needed: coloured pastel paper, chalk pastels, graphite pencils, coloured pencils (if you have), watercolour set, watercolour paper, watercolour brush, scissors, glue, collage papers (these can include magazine pages, old artworks on paper, coloured 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, Mon Feb 22 & Wed Feb 24

This week’s project is doing line paintings of aerial landscapes (images to be provided)
Materials needed: set of watercolour paints, watercolour brush, 2 containers of water, watercolour paper 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

Draw by Drawing Wed Feb 17, 10-11:30am

Please note there is no Draw by Drawing session on Mon Feb 15 (Family Day)

This week’s project: Abstract Landscape with Pastels
Materials: set of 12 chalk pastels (only chalk pastels will work for this exercise), HB pencil, ruler, plastic palette knife, eraser and cloth and pad of coloured pastel paper (all these supplies and many more are available in our Draw by Drawing Supply kit available for purchase at the school).

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 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