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

Teen Drawing (Introductory Level)

Teen Drawing (Introductory Level)
Date: November 5, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Emma Whaley (they/them/theirs)
Fee: $82.50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $94.88 plus HST (Non-Members)
Ages: 12 to 18 years

The fundamentals of drawing. This 6-hour workshop 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 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
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 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
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.

Lunch (12:00 pm – 12:30 pm)

(Unit 3) Unit 3 Research and Appropriation (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)
Research and the sketch: Reflect on your interests. Research strategies to eliminate plagiarism/appropriation.

Generating your first five sketches.

(Unit 4) Elements and Principles (1:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
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 (2:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
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 (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm)
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 (Emma will provide watercolors to add to one of these trays)

Advance registration for members begins August 30.

General registration for non-members begins September 12.

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