Sunday, October 02, 2016

Stones Series
I took a week-long workshop with Steve Rose through HSAD at OCADU earlier this summer. It was so great to have nothing to do but draw and paint under the direction of Steve's excellent tutelage. These drawings are the result of a busy week of drawing and conceptual exercises. They are painted on paper, then layers of chalk pastel and mark-making. 

Saturday, October 01, 2016

What's Left
A PopUp piece that was chosen for the Etobicoke Art Group Annual Juried Show in May. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Back To School

This summer was great - full of new experiences in learning and teaching. I participated in a 5-day workshop at SynStudios 'Gathering of Masters' in Montreal, taught for 2 weeks (Life Drawing and Paper PopUp) at Haliburton School of Art and Design, spent a week with Steve Rose in his Impressionism: Passion, Power and Paint at OCADU, and still had time to swim, bike and hike. 

Fall classes are filling up quickly - I'll be back at Visual Arts Mississauga and Neilson Park Creative Centre, teaching Drawing to all skill levels. Whether you are an absolute Beginner, or you've had some experience and want to explore new ways of seeing, or learn new media techniques - I've got lots of offer and looking forward to an exciting Fall session.
As well - check out up-coming workshops: A two-day PopUp workshop at CBBAG,
and Oct.31 Magic Monday at Visual Arts Mississauga.
In November, I'll be teaching a 4-day Pastel Workshop at Neilson Park.

Click on the links to see class information. 

Sunday, August 07, 2016

with the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild…and me! On September 10-11. Looking forward to a great weekend of paper engineering.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

SynStudio Gathering of Masters
I just returned from a fabulous 5-day workshop at SynStudio Art School in Montreal. Something a little different for me because a lot of the people were in the video game industry. These are from the saturday night figure drawing event with Samantha Youssef.
Poses were a minute or less.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Life Drawing at Haliburton
Time is quickly running out to sign up for summer classes at Haliburton School of Art and Design. I'll be teaching an introductory course of Life Drawing, July 18-22. A great, intensive week of learning the basics for absolute beginners, or an excellent class for those wanting to improve their drawing skills. I'm a long-time Life Drawing instructor and I maintain an encouraging and safe classroom environment in which to learn. You can check out student testimonials here.
Full immersion is the way to go, and the summer vibe at Haliburton is fabulous! 

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Summer is Coming…
time to sign up for art classes at Haliburton School of Art and Design!
 If you or someone you know is interested in learning how to draw from the model, I'll be teaching Life Drawing: Basics and Beyond July 18-22. A great opportunity to immerse yourself in drawing from life and to enjoy Haliburton at its summer best. I've been teaching Life Drawing for a few years, as well as including it in my regular art practice. Students can count on expert guidance in an exciting and supportive class atmosphere and enjoy watching their drawing skills improve daily.
I'll also be leading a one-day workshop in Paper Engineering, Saturday, July 16. Have fun playing with paper pop-up. You can contact me here, or on my Helen McCusker Artist page on Facebook if you have questions.