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  • Drawing From Architecture

    This course will introduce you to the many ways of looking at architecture and how to use it as a source for drawings. In addition to practicing technical skills of drafting and perspective drawing, you will also learn to visually represent interior and exterior spaces in conceptual and abstracted ways. This course will include field trips to significant architectural sites in the downtown area. Traditional drawing materials such as pencils, pens, and charcoal will be used throughout this course and students will be encouraged to experiment with mixed media for assignments. Suitable for all levels. FRIDAYS, MAY 10- JUN 14, 2PM - 5PM (No class May 24, last class Jun 21) IN-PERSON

  • Drawing from the Ocean

    This mixed-media drawing course is inspired by a new book published by Phaidon called “The Ocean”. The course will use a range of sources for inspiration from historical drawings and scientific diagrams, to artists who use the ocean as a main source of subject matter in their work. You will explore beneath and above the ocean’s surface as well as the variety of plants and animals that live there. Materials used include pencils, graphite, pastels, watercolour and ink. Suitable for all levels. THURSDAYS, MAY 9 - JUN 13, 2PM - 5PM IN-PERSON

  • Urban Sketching

    Do you see people sitting on a park bench or in a café sketching and wish you could do that too? Would you like to draw what you see around you? This course teaches you to draw what you see as you make your way through the city including architecture, interiors of buildings, people, gardens and parks. You will learn some basic drawing techniques, as well as the best materials to carry for sketching on-site. This is a great course to take if you are traveling to an urban destination this summer and would like to do some drawing while you are there. Suitable for all levels. THURSDAYS, JUN 27 - AUG 1, 6PM - 9PM IN-PERSON

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  • Cocktails By The Sea
    September 14, 2023 | 1:00 a.m.
    3475 Ripon Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 6H1, Canada
    Tickets: $128.13 - $205.00
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  • Drawing: Explorations in Ink

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Drawing: Explorations in Ink - sketchbook (11 x 14 all-purpose) - pad of tracing paper 14 x 17” (Canson) - pad of Bristol board 11 x 17” (Strathmore, smooth surface) - black ink - plastic nib holder - bowl-point nib for drawing (such as Speedball Series C-6) - bamboo brush (small and medium) or watercolour brush size 12 that you can dedicate for ink use - glue stick (such as UHU) - scissors - small container for ink (eg small glass jar) - paper towel - newspapers Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Drawing from the Ocean

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Drawing from the Ocean - graphite pencils (a set or a range of individual pencils: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B) - set of 12 soft pastels - set of watercolours (could be an inexpensive set such as Angora Opaque Watercolours or any watercolours you already have - #10 round watercolour brush - black pens of different size (Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Set - Set of 4 Black; includes S,F,M,B) - tube of white gouache - pad of Bristol board 11 x 17 (Strathmore, vellum surface) - pad of black paper 11.75 x 16.5” (Fabriano) - pad of tracing paper 14 x 17” (Canson) - 2 sheets of Stonehenge drawing paper - fashion magazine for collage (such as Vogue) - glue stick (UHU) - scissors - metal ruler 18” - small sketchbook for ideas and notetaking (suggested size 8 x 10”) Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Watercolour: Art and Science

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Watercolour: Art and Science Items required for the first class: - brushes: synthetic sable #4 and #12 - watercolour paints: travel set with dry watercolour cakes or individual tubes (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, violet) - white plastic palette for mixing watercolour paint (small rectangular ones are fine or you can also use white ceramic plates or white plastic lids ) - painter's tape (low tac) - graphite pencil: H and 2B - white plastic eraser - metal pencil sharpener - large tube of white gouache Paper - watercolour sketchbook 9 x 12” or larger (Arches, cold press pad recommended) - two sheets of watercolour paper 22 x 30” (140 lb, cold press, Arches or Fabriano are good brands) - one sheet black watercolour paper (Legends), 22 x 30” Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

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