Online Short Term Fall Courses 2020


DEVELOPING ART IN A SERIES

with artist Steve Rose

Monday, September 21st – October 19th (4 weeks)
Excluding October 12th
2PM – 5PM

Cost: $225 + HST = $254.25

Zoom

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Developing a series: Come and experience one of our delightful but short intensive 4 week courses this time focusing on the potential of artistic growth and depth by working in a series. Each day will begin with a brief lecture on a particular artist that uses series in their art practice and then use that as a spring board for the day’s activity. Over the ensuing four weeks we will cover systems, formats, multiples, design, line, composition and content.


LARGE ANIMAL DRAWING AND PAINTING PART II

with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, October 7th – October 28th (4 weeks)
1PM – 3PM

Cost: $225 + HST = $254.25

Zoom, ROM & Toronto Zoo

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The success of last winter’s Large Animal Workshop brings PART II – drawing and painting large animals and/or small animals Large!

This four week workshop is designed to immerse the artist in the environment of the animal world- learning animal anatomy, working with movement, developing skill through gesture drawing and painting animal and creature anatomy.

Large works on paper will be encouraged and created in your studio environment. Subjects addressed include – large works on paper, Mylar, animal human hybrids, paint application and the rendering of feathers, scales and fur.

Quick energetic hybrids of paint and drawing will be considered finished works. Goals include direction towards students’ own visual individual style. Time allotted for discussion of each participant’s work in progress.


CLOTHING, COSTUME AND THE FIGURE

with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, November 11th – December 2nd (4 weeks)
1PM – 3PM

Cost: $225 + HST = $254.25

Zoom & ROM

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The clothed figure is expressive of gender, history, youth and age, importance and style. Our understanding of historic clothing comes from early painting, sculpture and drawings. The relief on Greek pediments and the ochre and mineral covered Egyptian tombs, stunningly illustrate decoration of the human form. Sargent’s velvety Madame X, Mary Cassatt’s tightly suited mothers, Meryl McMaster’s costumed photo narratives, Barry Ace’s Indigenous interpretations and use of traditional new materials as clothing…even Cosplay.

Learning to paint drapery folds, fabric surfaces, and the tension stretched across the human form is akin to understanding landscape principles. Lessons include principles of drawing and painting draped fabric, illustrating texture, rendering from actual garments to understand three dimensional form, male and female clothed figures, historic through contemporary clothing shapes developed with acrylic and drawing media on various surfaces.