Draw What You See

8 Classes

Time: 7-9pm (Mondays)

Date(s): February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 8, 15, 22 & 29

Location: Online (virtual)

Price: $65.00 (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. 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 originally from Guelph, ON where he studied painting and drawing at the University of Guelph completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. Since completing his studies, he has continued to practice drawing with his main genre of focus being still-life. He enjoys the peace and tranquility he experiences while focusing his attention onto what he is observing while creating his drawings. Through this course, he hopes to enhance his students’ cognitive abilities by increasing their capacity to sustain a deep level of focus, as well as help foster a deeper spiritual understanding of themselves and their relationship to the physical world. Examples of his work may be seen at: www.grahamraganart.com

Required Materials: (Shop online or in-store: Avenue Des Arts, DeSerres, Michaels, etc.)

  • Computer, laptop or tablet
  • Charcoal
  • Ball point pen
  • Paper or sketch book
  • Eraser
  • Handheld objects to be used as models for still life

Required Knowledge: None!