Drafting an Architecture Drawing: Composition Drawing: Explorations I Drawing: Explorations II Drawing: Image and Text Drawing: Materials and Process Drawing the Line with Conviction Map as Art Pastels and Nature Pencil Drawing To Draw a Diary
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Drafting an Architecture (DRWGs251-12)

In this six-week course, you will study the methods and materials of traditional architectural drafting from a contemporary drawing perspective. Themes of identity, memory and place will be explored through a number of drawing assignments paired with selected readings. From the Jungian understanding of the house as a metaphor for the mind, we will be working with drawing architecture as a tool for understanding and contemplating relationships to the built environment and vice versa. Some drawing experience recommended, though not required.
Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm, May 12 - Jun 16 Online Delivery
Leah McInnis
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing: Composition (DRWGs121-12)

Learn how to assemble an image to maximum effect using the elements of tension, balance and pattern in this course on composition. Students will copy and analyze works from the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism to gain mastery over the layout and planning of two-dimensional art works. Delivered through slide lectures and exercises and projects on paper using graphite, ink, chalk pastels and collage. Suitable for beginners.
Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm, May 11 - Jun 15 Online Delivery
Jessica Ziakin
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing: Explorations I (DRWGs204-12)

This drawing course will consist of imaginative drawing projects each week that will range from the representational to the abstract. Weekly projects will be supplemented with slide presentations and demos on how to use the materials and how to approach the subject matter at hand. Materials used include: graphite pencils, conte crayon, charcoal, ink and collage. Suitable for beginners.
Fridays 2pm - 4pm, May 14 - Jun 25 Please note: Last class is June 25th (no class May 28th) Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing: Explorations II (DRWGs214-12)

While this is a continuation of Drawing Explorations I, it is not necessary to have completed the first course to participate. This course will consist of imaginative drawing projects each week that will range from the representational to the abstract with a focus on using colour. Weekly projects will be supplemented with slide presentation and demos on how to use the materials and how to approach the subject matter at hand. Materials used include: graphite pencils, charcoal, watercolour and soft pastels. Suitable for beginners.
Fridays 2pm - 4pm, Jul 9 - Aug 13 Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing: Image and Text (DRWGs229-12)

Text is a powerful visual tool, and has the capacity to function beyond its literal meaning. This course will introduce you to a range of artists who are employing text in a variety of creative and evocative ways, and encourage you to think about text through the lens of drawing. It will highlight the importance of the handwritten word in visualizing the tactile, tonal, and emotive qualities of language in an age where we are constantly engaging with the world of digitized words. Through hands-on painting exercises, we will explore text-based art as both a concept and visual structure. Projects will emphasize a mixed material approach to drawing, allowing you to experiment with collage, charcoal, graphite, thread, watercolors, wax, oil bars, pastels, and more! Suitable for beginners.
Thursdays 7pm - 9pm, May 13 - Jun 17 Online Delivery
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing: Materials and Process (DRWGs237-12)

Contemporary drawing is so much more than pencil and paper. In this course students will explore a range of both traditional and unconventional drawing materials, such as graphite, conté, inks, oil sticks, watercolours, erasers, thread, collage, recycled or natural materials, and more. Homework exercises will emphasize a collaborative approach to drawing materials and processes, where students will experience the expressive and conceptual potential of exchanging drawing techniques, materials, scales, and surfaces. The virtual studio space will become a place for ongoing investigations, evolving discoveries, and unfinished material inquires — highlighting an open ended or exploratory mode, integral to process-based drawing. (It is helpful students have access to a printer for this course). Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Jul 7 - Aug 11 Online Delivery
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing the Line with Conviction (DRWGs239-12)

This course will focus on the use and importance of the line to understand where the strength of drawing comes from. Working from source materials related to the landscape, the human figure and objects, you will make a series of charcoal and graphite drawings to showcase the quality of the drawn line. Suitable for beginners.
Tuesdays 10am - 12pm, May 11 - Jun 15 Online Delivery
Jeroen Witvliet
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Map as Art (DRWGs241-12)

‘Mapping’ in contemporary art refers to geography and might incorporate the use of actual maps, but mapping has also taken on more nuanced images and forms as artists map physical and digital environments, the movements of the body or art objects in space, and broader ideas such as psychogeographies and histories. You will discover a range of contemporary artistic practices engaging with notions of mapping and explore through hands-on drawing exercises mapping as a concept and visual structure. The course will emphasize a mixed material approach allowing you to experiment with collage and a range of materials such as charcoal, graphite, thread, watercolors and oil pastels. Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, May 12 - Jun 16 Online Delivery
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Pastels and Nature (DRWGs122-12)

The focus of this course is on using soft pastels with nature as a source of inspiration. Pastel drawings will include plants, flowers, landscapes and other natural objects. Student will be encouraged to work in an imaginative and inventive way that pushes the subject beyond mere representation. Methods to use chalk pastels as well as information about design and colour will be covered. Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm, May 12 - Jun 16 Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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Pencil Drawing (DRWGs136-12)

The pencil is the most basic and simplest drawing tool. While art supply stores keep offering more and more choices of materials for us to use, the pencil is still one of the best drawing tools. Sometimes, especially considering the hectic pace of today’s society, it is good to slow everything down and focus on one thing, in this case ‘the pencil’. This course will introduce you to a variety of ways to draw with a pencil, including drawing from observation as well as making abstract designs. The course will cover making a variety of types of lines, shading, and using an eraser as a drawing tool. Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, May 12 - Jun 16 Online Delivery
Meghan Krauss
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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To Draw a Diary (DRWGs123-12)

In this thematic six-week course you will create a body of new drawings that will use your personal experiences, memories and reflections as source material. We will examine a number of contemporary artists who similarly work with a diaristic approach as a way to ground our discussions of selfhood and drawing. Traditional and exploratory drawing materials will be utilized as we work our way through an exploration and celebration of selfhood. Daily drawing exercises will complement a number of larger projects that will be developed by you in relation to the weekly discussion topics. Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Jul 7 - Aug 11 Online Delivery
Leah McInnis
Tuition: $145.00 (12 hrs)
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