Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Date: October 2, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Christopher Gorey
Fee: $96 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $110.04 plus HST (Non-Members)

This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate students. You will learn basic visual and technical skills to get you started in drawing.

Subjects covered will include proportion, drawing point to point, line, tonal value and seeing negative shapes. By getting a grasp of some of these key drawing concepts, students will be able to incorporate these skills in their own drawing or painting.

9:30 am to 11:30 am Explanation of materials, discussion of proportion and drawing point to point. What to look for? Demos with students working on their own still life projects or from suggested photos.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Working with charcoal to see tonal values and negative shapes. Demo and working individually with students.

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Group critique.

Material list:
12” x 16” drawing pad or larger;
2B and HB pencil,
Nylon eraser
Charcoal sticks
Kneaded eraser
Three small still life objects; and yourself of course.

Christopher Gorey was born and educated in the US and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art. After numerous painting excursions to Atlantic Canada he moved to the small coastal village of Ingonish to take up painting full time. His career flourished quickly with solo and group exhibitions across North America. In 1981 and again in 1987, Mr. Gorey’s One Dollar Commemorative coin designs were chosen by the Mint to be produced in silver. His paintings have won awards at La Societe Canadienne de L’aquarelle, QC, The Watercolour Art Society of Houston, TX, The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolour, NY, among others.

Mr. Gorey works in oil and watercolour and his paintings, which reflect a feeling of light and texture, not only depict the people and landscape of his adopted CB but other areas of Eastern Canada as well. His work can be seen in various galleries throughout NS and in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Advance registration for members begins August 30.

General registration for non-members begins September 13.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.