Monday, October 14, 2019

Portrait Class

I'm currently teaching a Portrait Drawing and Painting Class at Neilson Park Creative Centre. It was a small class last week, so I snagged a bit of time to do a couple of quick drawings of our model, Annike, between my rounds. Pastel on Canson Pastel Paper.

Life Drawing at PixieBlue Studio

Pixie Blue, in Port Credit, is running a monthly Figure Drawing Event. We went down to check it out a couple of weeks ago. A fun evening with some great people and a really good model. Couldn't believe this was the first time she'd modelled. These are done in Watercolour Pencil.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Contour Drawings

A variety of contour line drawings in which Etienne loses his head...

Monday, June 03, 2019

Haliburton School of Art and Design

I'm really looking forward to my classes in Haliburton this summer. I'm offering 3 courses in July - Life Drawing and Painting is almost full, but there's still space in my Artmaking: Drawing, Painting and Collage, as well as  Artist Retreat: Yoga, Meditation and Drawing (click on the links for more information).
The Artmaking Course is a lot of fun and great for those who want to work on their own projects under supervision - or to learn new skills and ways of thinking about their art process. We begin each day with a slideshow and talk about contemporary and traditional artists and their work - tailoring it to my students' interests. We warm up with art exercises designed to get you thinking about composition, process, subject-matter, etc. Then you can get busy on your project, or continue with more exercises and projects directed by the Instructor (me!). 
As an experienced Instructor and Artist, I bring enthusiasm, encouragement and know-how to my students to help them engage in and get more out of their own artist's journey.

 Artist Retreat is a wonderful week of Life/Art balance. Sheila Miller facilitates the Yoga and Meditation - she's an amazing instructor for all abilities - thoughtful and creative in her approach to Yoga and Meditation. The Drawing part of the program gets us outside (weather permitting) to be inspired by the natural beauty of the area. We'll be doing drawing exercises to promote 'seeing', trying some new techniques and using Drawing as an extension of the Meditation techniques you'll be learning. You'll find it a refreshing, mind-expanding week, full of new and wonderful experiences.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

COLLAGRAPH WORKSHOP: Printmaking with a Press

Sat. & Sun., June 1 & 2 at Neilson Park Creative Centre

Join me for an Introduction to making Collagraphs - a fun way to learn Printmaking. All materials are included. Learn to make plates using cardboard cut-aways, found textures and carborundum textures. Then discover different ways to print your artwork using a printing press. 

Monday, April 01, 2019

Gesture Drawings

Quick multiple gestures done in Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils. I put the washes on later when I had time and space to let them dry.