Draw What You See: An Introduction to Still Life Drawing

8 Classes

Time: 7-9pm (Thursdays)

Date(s): June 3, 10, 17 & 24 | July 1, 8, 15 & 22

Location: Online (virtual)

Price: $70.00 (CAD)

Course Description: This course is an introduction to still-life drawing. Students will learn drawing techniques that will enhance their ability to draw objects from first hand observation, focusing on accuracy and precision in what they produce. Techniques that will be taught include: Contour-drawing, blind contour drawing, cross contour drawing, drawing objects using negative space, gestural still life drawing, long pose still-life drawing, tonal studies and understanding volume. Artists we will be studying include: Edouard Manet, Giorgio Morandi, David Hockney, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne.

About the Instructor: Graham is a visual artist and musician based in Montreal, QC he a graduate from the Studio Arts programs at the University of Guelph and his preferred mediums are oil paint and charcoal. Since completing his studies, he has continued to practice drawing and painting with his main genre of focus being still-life. Examples of his work may be seen at: www.grahamraganart.com

Required Materials: (Shop online or in-store: DeSerres, Michaels, Hachem Art Supplies, Avenue Des Arts, La Cohop Saint-Laurent des Arts, and Dollarama). 

  • Computer, laptop or tablet
  • Pad of white paper, preferably larger than 8 1/2 x 11 or the bigger the pad the better
  • Charcoal
  • White eraser
  • Ball point pen
  • Pencil, HB is fine
  • Scissors and clear scotch tape
  • (1) Dark colour of watercolour paint (eg. Black, Blue or Purple for doing tonal studies)
  • (1) Watercolour brush
  • A variety of household objects including: white foam balls, fruit, pillow cases to simulate drapery, mugs, plates and glasses, flowers or household plants, (these can be plastic) *objects we will be working from before the lesson.

Required Knowledge: None!