Drawing – Ages 10 to 18 years (Introductory to Advanced Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Drawing – Ages 10 to 18 years (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Drawing – Ages 10 to 18 years (Introductory to Advanced Level)
Date: January 24 – March 21, 2023 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Instructor: Emma Whaley
Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members)

The fundamentals of drawing. This class offers an introduction to drawing, the elements of art, and the principles of design. You are invited to explore a variety of drawing mediums in this hands-on workshop designed for youth in the public school system and adults seeking inspiration.

Unit 1 Getting to Know You
What interests you? What do you do for fun? What do you like (Nature, animals, sports, fantasy, architecture)? Warm-up exercises. What is a critique? Appropriate communication in and outside of the room. Workshop expectations and the healthy creative environment.

Unit 2 History and Application
We will start the first hour with an introduction to drawing and line application. We will discuss paper preparation and different paper weights, surfaces, and applications.

Unit 3 Research and Appropriation
Research and the sketch: Reflect on your interests. Research strategies to eliminate plagiarism/appropriation.

Generating your first five sketches.

Unit 4 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 5 The Draft
What is a rough draft, why is it important? Constructing a draft and evaluating your drawing. How to make conscientious decisions and changes based on research, elements, and principles. What is your drawing saying?

Unit 6 Monochrome and Color
Work on your final drawing in color, greyscale, or monochrome. Cleaning up, storing, work in progress. Follow up questions. Did your drawing meet all your expectations? What is your drawing saying to you the artist, and the viewer? When do you know your work is finished?

Materials List:
Paper pad (sketching and draft paper)
8/10 watercolor paper pad
Pencils (HB 2B 4B and 6B)
Erasers (white and or gum)
Color Pencil Crayons (Crayola works fine)
Two plastic paint trays (I will provide watercolors to add to one of these trays)

Advance registration for members begins January 3.

General registration for non-members begins January 16.

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