In this relaxed and exploratory three class series, the participants will be introduced to the basics of drawing using both observational and other creative techniques.
May 6, 13, and 27
Through different exercises the participants and will create several drawings using a range of drawing mediums such as graphite pencils, charcoal powder, conte, and ink. The participants will come away with a range of drawings that explore the potential of drawing as both an intuitive and expressive form. Topics covered will include: deciding on your composition, increasing your drawing accuracy (measuring and proportions), and how to use drawing to develop your concepts.
Drawing is a way of asking questions, figuring out problems, and mapping your imagination. It allows you to step out and to quietly observe and process. Over the course of these drawing classes, you will explore some of these ideas and learn how to create your own creative path.
“As a primary visual language, essential for communication and expression, drawing is as important as the development of written and verbal skills. The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.” Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/may/29/drawing-needs-to-be-curriculum-essential-education
Alma Louise Visscher (University of Alberta MFA '12), creates installations, drawings, and performances that put forward questions regarding paradigms of belief, perception, and gender. Her work has been shown in New York, Iceland, Germany, and throughout Edmonton: solo shows at the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton) and the Sweet Lorraine Gallery (Brooklyn), several temporary public installations, and numerous group exhibitions throughout Canada including shows at Latitude 53, The Works Festival, and the Gladstone Gallery (Toronto). She is also the recipient of numerous grants from both Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The Edmonton Arts Council. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Icelandic Textile Centre, and most recently a three-month residency in Leipzig, Germany.
Class fee is $145 for all three classes and includes supplies.
Optional items students may want to consider are, chamois, other papers (like Arches), ruler, T-square, bamboo skewer, paint brush, watersoluable graphite, and a pad of newsprint paper. These items can be purchased during the class if desired.
Sign up in-store, from our website, or over the phone with credit card.
Class fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another class. If you have not paid for the class before the end of registration your spot is not guaranteed. Registration deadline is 24 hours before each class. Class fees will be reimbursed if the class is cancelled or if registration minimum has not been met.