ONLINE! Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development – Sundays

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Workshop Details

Learn to Draw: Top-Rated Drawing Class in Toronto!

The Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development workshop is a great introduction to the fundamentals of representational drawing. If you are planning to apply to arts programs, this is a “must” and an opportunity to build your portfolio. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone looking to generally improve their life drawing abilities (beginner level), upgrade their skills (intermediate level), or as a refresher for those working in creative industries (professional level).

This class constitutes eight FULL days of instruction, with individualized feedback, advice, and guidance on everything you do.

For ages 15+ as this workshop utilizes nude models. Beginning October 31st, this workshop meets weekly on Sundays from 10am to 5pm EST with an hourlong break for lunch at 1pm.


Life Drawing 

Life Drawing is an important building block for all arts-based careers. It’s also an essential skill for any artist to develop, not to mention a great source of relaxation and stress-relief. This Life Drawing course follows the teaching methods of the celebrated Kimon Nicolaides, designed to allow anyone to improve their technique and recommended by prominent studios like Disney and Warner Brothers. You’ll be amazed by your progress as you follow a series of exercises designed to get the artist to use touch, empathy and the kinesthetic sense to capture the human form. Materials used include pencil, ink, charcoal, and Conte crayon.

Please note that nude models will be used for this class.

Basic Composition, Freehand & Constructive Drawing and Perspective

Students will begin with an exploration of 2-dimensional design and how it relates to drawing, then move on to perspective and structural drawing of 3-dimensional shapes and environments, first simple and then more complex. Constructive drawing of simple organic shapes and how this relates to structural drawing will be touched on as well. Learn all the necessary fundamentals of representational drawing.

Materials Required

Please note materials are not included in the class cost. This list includes materials for both the life drawing and perspective portions of the class.

  • Pad of Bond 20-lb paper, 18” x 24”
  • Newsprint
  • Sketchbook (11″ x14″)
  • Pad of coloured construction paper (letter-size)
  • Pencils (H, 2H, 3H, 5H, B, HB, 4B, 6B, 8B)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Conte (2b)
  • Ballpoint pens (black)
  • Sharpie ultra fine point marker (or the equivalent in thickness)
  • Sharpie chisel-tip marker
  • Xacto knife
  • White eraser
  • Kneaded rubber eraser
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler – 24″ Metal – corkback
  • Plastic right-angle triangle (large)

If students are interested in working in these mediums they may also bring charcoal (soft pastels or willow).

Round out your art portfolio and learn the fundamentals of life and representational drawing this Fall!


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