Thursday, September 01, 2016

Cedarbrook Drawing and Sketching Fall 2016

Registration for city of Toronto programs in Scarborough is September 11th. 

Drawing and Sketching at Cedarbrook CC is a free program, so be sure to register early and sign up for the waiting list if the class is full.  Beginner and experienced artists are welcome.

Momiji classes Fall 2016

Registration for Momiji courses was on Wednesday, August, 31st, but there may be spots remaining.  To avoid waiting lists or course cancellations sign up ASAP.  For more information:

I'm teaching Painting Workshop from 12:15 to 2:15pm on Thursdays. 

On Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30am I'm teaching Digital art for 4 weeks followed by 4 weeks of Social Media.

Check here for updates and class notes.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Acrylic Painting Demo

I'm giving a demo/workshop on acrylic painting for the Art Guild of Scarborough this Thursday, February 25th at Cedarbrook Community Ctre. (91 Eastpark, behind Cedarbrae C.I.) from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

All are welcome.

The focus for the evening will be the freedom to experiment with acrylics on canvas. I'll be working on unprimed, partially primed, stretched and unstretched canvas, as well as using various acrylic mediums and additives, novelty paints and open paints. See you there.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Cedarbrook Drawing and Sketching course outline Winter 2016

Cedarbrook C.C.
Drawing and Sketching, Winter 2016
Wednesdays 9:30am to 11:30am 

Week 1:  Jan 6th
Course overview.  Review of classroom materials.  The theme this session is the UK.
Demo:  Value.
Exercise: using teacher provided resources draw a celtic knot in pencil, ink or fine-point marker.   

Week 2:  Jan 13th
Warm-up: Sketches of stones. Demo:  rough textures and discussion on Stonehenge theories. 
Drawing: Create a pencil drawing based on photos of Stonehenge. 
Week 3:  Jan 20th
Warm-up: sketch sky out of the window. Demo:  Basic sky approaches and perspective.
Demo:  Turner light inspired skies in chalk pastel.  “The Sun is God” 
Week 4:  Jan 27th 
Sketch:  sketching to 3 types of music.
Drawing: Develop one sketch into a drawing.
Discussion:  The work of Whistler esp. painting to the Nocturnes.  Discussion on inspiration.
Week 5:  Feb 3rd
Sketches of the skull. Sketches based on Gainsborough and British portrait artists.
Develop either skull or Gainsborough style sketch into a drawing.
Week 6:  Feb 10th
Discussion:  Henry Moore and essence and weight of form.  Demo: Rounding out of forms.  Create stylized Henry Moore style drawings based on photos of figures on large paper in charcoal.
Week 7:  Feb 17th    
Discussion:  The cultural impact of the Victorians and Steampunk style. 
Small drawing inspired by Victorian d├ęcor or steampunk style, with metallic sharpies.   

Week 8:  Feb 24th   
Discussion:  The impact of the computer/internet age on art. 
Drawings based on David Hockney’s iphone flowers using oil pastels, pencil crayons and vegetable oil for blending.    

Week 9:  March 2nd  
Discussion:  Art with a message, Banksy’s story and graffiti art.
Drawing: inspired by the work of Banksy.