Drawing (Introductory to Advanced Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Drawing (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Drawing (Introductory to Advanced Level)
Date: September 21 – November 9, 2023 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Instructor: Emma Whaley
Fee: $88 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $101.20 plus HST (Non-Members)

This class offers an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing, the elements of art, the principles of design, and techniques to improve drawing skills. You are invited to explore a variety of drawing mediums in this hands-on workshop designed for adults seeking drawing practice.  Minimum age requirement is 13+

Unit 1: Getting to Know You and Research
What interests you? What do you like to draw What is a critique? Workshop expectations and creating a healthy creative environment. Introduction to the sketchbook, history, and use. Research strategies to eliminate plagiarism/appropriation. Originality and inspiration to generate your first sketchbook sketches. Warmup exercises and tackling the empty page.

Unit 2: Elements and Principles
Working with and applying the Elements of Art; Color, Form, Line, Shape, Space, Texture, and Value. Working with and applying the Principles of Design; Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity. Applying the Elements and Principles to your own work.

Unit 3: The Portrait and Figure
Drawing the human face. The value scale and proportions. Drawing and shading hair. Proportions of the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. How to create an effective composition. Compositional study. The proportions of the human figure. Dynamic poses.

Unit 4: Texture Still-life drawing and proportional study
The proportions of an animal. Using anatomy references. Working with texture by drawing fur, feathers, and scales. Water and light, how to draw reflections.

Unit 5: Perspective
Drawing in perspective. 1 and 2, and 3-point perspective. Fisheye perspective and the reflection. Giving an image depth. Bird’s eye view and worm’s eye view.

Unit 6: Color
Working with color, greyscale, and monochrome. How does the color change how we feel about a drawing? Introduction to watercolor and ink drawings. Working with colored pencils. Light and how it affects space. coloring texture: water, fur, wood, and stone.

Materials List:
Paper pad (sketchbook), Watercolor or mixed medium paper pad, liquid ink and brush (no. 2 and no. 6 rounds will do), Fine tip markers or Sharpies. (black), Pencils (HB 2B 4B and 6B), Erasers (white and or gum), Color Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor is ideal but Crayola works fine) Two plastic paint trays (Emma will provide watercolors to add to one of these trays)

Advance registration for members begins August 21

General registration for non-members begins September 11

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com