Drawing is the basis of all visual arts. Improve drawing skills and review classic techniques. Through a series of exercises learn to draw what you see by training your eye to observe. No tricks. A must for painters who want to paint from life. Work in pencil, charcoal and Conte.
Tuesday to Thursday, July 5,6,7 11–12:30 $80
For those who have taken previous Durham Art School courses or equivalent background and want to refine technique & take art to the next level. Work from still lifes, and flowers when available, in your choice of acrylic, oil (no solvents) watercolour or pastel. Work on a new painting each week. Continue to practice and refine.
Tuesdays, July 12-26 10:30–1 $78 FULL
Mondays, August 8-22 10:30–1 $78
Build sketching strength, painting fitness and stretch your style in this rigorous three day painting workshop. This will be hard but rewarding work. All mediums welcome. Class will meet at The Colour Jar to review materials, techniques and approaches. After the break we will meet at predetermined locations to paint. All mediums welcome.
Wednesday to Friday, July 13,14,15 1-130 and 2-4 $145
Travel Sketching – Intro
Strategies, materials, equipment and packing.
Wednesday, July 20, 11-12:30 $30
Travel Sketching On Location
Lesson 1 – pencil sketching
Lesson 2 – ink sketching
Lesson 3 –watercolor sketching
Wednesday to Friday, July 27,28,29 11-12:30 $76
Paint en plein air at various locations. Work in your choice of pastels, watercolours, oils or acrylics. All levels welcome.
Thursdays, August 4,11,18 1-3 $76
A three part series focusing on techniques of fashion illustration. Fashion drawing is a valuable skill for designers and sewers who want to make accurate and elegant sketches to present their ideas and concepts. Also useful for anyone who wants to explore and develop a stylized way to draw people. No prior drawing skills required.
Classes will be at the elegant Garafraxa Cafe.
The complete series: $185.
Part 1 – Introduction to Drawing the Fashion Figure
– fashion figure proportion
– traditional materials
– rendering fabric
– drawing technique
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 9 & 10 7-9 PM $65
Part 2 – Drawing the Costumed Live Model
Working from a costumed model, combine careful observation, and idealized elongated form.
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 16 & 17 7-9 PM $75
Part 3 – Colour & Finish
-choosing the pose
-alternative art materials
-rendering in colour
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 23 & 24 7–9 PM $65
$5 off when you register for a complete course with payment one week in advance.
Registration: The Colour Jar 519 369-1283 thecolourjar.ca 120 Garafraxa St.
Instructor: Rhonda Abrams rhonda@durhamartschool . com