Drawing Series

January 22, 2023

M-J Kelley's drawing of Evin a Snowshoe Hare. Graphite.

Drawing Series is more than learning the basics of drawing. Though it does do just that, it also proposes a drawing challenge to all; beginner and experienced alike. This six session two-hour class series takes an accumulative learning approach.

Learning to Look:
We start with the fundamental principles and techniques of drawing, including the elements of shape, line, value/tone, and perspective. After which each class will build on the teachings of the previous session.

Class lessons will include:

  • complex shape construction
  • 1-pt and 2-pt linear/3d-depth/aerial
  • perspective
  • comparative/proportional sighting
  • composition/placement of
  • elements/points of view
  • line of action
  • short art historical slide presentations

Areas of Study:
The fundamentals learned during each class will then be applied to three areas of study:

  • sight-based – blocks, still-life, figurative
  • photo work – building, landscape, wildlife
  • imaginative – cartooning, comic art and sequential storytelling
  • one session will be an introduction to figurative drawing. There will be a live model.

Drawing Challenge:
In addition to class time work, there will be a significant drawing challenge put forth as assigned homework.

Learn something new. Improve your skills. Wow yourself!

Dates:
The class is held on Monday evenings:
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 17
There is no class on April 10 (Easter Monday)

Class:
Level: All levels. Beginner to expert.
Where: Lindsay Library, Lindsay Ontario

Materials/Fees:
Everyone must bring a sketchbook.
There will be an additional fee of $10 to pay for the figure model.
Additional materials list will be emailed after registration. These materials may be purchased in class.

Registration:
Please register via Kawartha Arts Network or contact M-J.

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