Thursday, October 29, 2015

POP UP Workshop

Coming up this Sunday, November; a one-day Pop-Up Workshop at Neilson Park Creative Centre. 
Learn to make nested Parallel folds, off-center folds, spinners and other great little 3-D moves. 
Then - on Monday, November 2, I will be doing another Magic Monday at Visual Arts Mississauga, the theme: PopUp!
Hope to see you there.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Starting Soon….
Classes at VAM and NPCC will be starting up soon and I'm looking forward to a busy Fall Season.
It's looking like all my Drawing classes are a 'go', but there's still room left if you want to sign up. 

I'll be teaching Introduction to Drawing at VAM on Tuesday mornings, and at NPCC on Thursday evenings.
Intermediate Drawing will be on Tuesday afternoons at VAM and Thursday afternoons at NPCC.
I'm also looking forward to Introduction to Life Drawing, Monday evenings at VAM.

Magic Mondays are a new product being introduced at VAM. Three hour Introductory Workshops for Adults,  no artistic experience required. Plus refreshments! I'm looking forward to teaching Pen & Ink on Oct.5 and Paper PopUps on Nov.2.

NPCC will be hosting my Pen & Ink workshop on Sunday, Oct.18, and my PopUp Workshop (for Adults) on Sunday, Nov.1. 

…and for me….Figurative Drawing on Fridays at Neilson Park.

So - if you're thinking about taking art classes - the clock is ticking. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Introduction to Drawing Workshop

There's still time to sign up for my 3-day Introduction to Drawing workshop at Neilson Park Creative Cenre, running July 20 -22. For  students who have never drawn before, or those looking to get back into drawing. You can read the full workshop description and sign up here:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Day at the Zoo
I spent a day sketching and taking pics at the Toronto Metro Zoo last week. The rhinos are wonderful to draw with their armour-plate hide and vast folds. 

Altogether Pink
A new pop-up piece which featured in the recent 'In Collage' exhibit at Neilson Park Creative Centre. 
For the many people who tell me they'd love to learn how to do pop-up - I will be teaching an 'Artful Pop-Up' workshop  on July 9 & 10 at Neilson Park. Here's the link - scroll down on the link to Summer Workshops. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

10-minute drawings of Ed in Spruce Blue Nupastel. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Graphite Drawing
One of our older models who keeps herself in amazing shape. This is done in graphite which nicely captures the expressive qualities of the model. 10-minute pose.

Fast Poses
My latest drawings from the Friday Figure Drawing at Neilson Park Creative Centre. I have been working with this wonderful model for many years now. She keeps getting better at her craft and she's always a pleasure to draw from. Very inventive with her poses and knows how to use the light. These are two-minute gestures done in Derwent fat charcoal, except for the third drawing which is a ten-minute pose using NuPastel.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Artful Pop-Up Workshop
2 Days - Thurs. July 9 & Friday July 10, 2015 at Neilson Park Creative Centre.
A lot of people have been asking me when I'm going to do another Pop-Up Workshop - so here it is, folks! All levels of experience welcome. Participants will learn basic paper engineering techniques and, as always in my workshops, an emphasis on individual instruction to address each student's skill level and artistic vision. 
Two whole days of playing with paper!
Registration opens in early May at (416-622-5294)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Recent Figure Drawings
These are all from the Friday Figure Drawing Class at Neilson Park Creative Centre. We start with one & two-minute gestures, then 5 and 10 minutes. The longest poses are 20 minutes. The top pieces are done in NuPastel (Cordovan), the last one is Spruce Blue NuPastel and Derwent Brown Charcoal - the drawings are collaged onto a canvas and sealed with acrylic medium.

Sunday, March 29, 2015



Blue Vase

Recent Works
Three of my Pastel pieces that were featured in the Drawing Explorations group show at NPCC last week. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Drawing Exploration: Works by the Thursday Night Group
Sunday, March 22 is the last day to see my group show at Neilson Park Creative Centre .
We will be hosting  a reception on Sunday, March 22 from 2:00-4:00. I hope you can join us!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Royal
The Royal Winter Fair happened in November, but I thought these drawings of the animals would warm up a cold January day. It was a fun day - I have a soft spot for the goats as we used to keep two when I was younger, Genevieve and Tinkerbell. These are done on Strathmore Charcoal paper using pastel pencils.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Summer at Haliburton

I am thrilled to be included in the line-up of Art Instructors this summer at Haliburton School of the Arts. I'll be teaching Painting and Drawing the Figure: Media Explorations, August 3-7. Looking forward to an exciting year!

Winter Classes!

Wow - that went fast. Three days into the New Year and it's that time - registration is open for Winter Classes at Neilson Park Creative Centre and Visual Arts Mississauga. I'm looking forward to another art-filled session with lots of drawing. 
 At Neilson Park I'll be teaching Contemporary Figurative on Wednesday mornings and
Drawing Explorations on Thursday evenings.
At VAM, I've got Pastels on Monday evenings, Beginner Drawing and Intermediate Drawing on Tuesday mornings and afternoons, Teen Art Discoveries on Wed. and Figure Drawing on Saturday afternoons. 
Get your hands dirty - join me!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!