If you are not sure how to start creating art, this virtual course will provide a good introduction to both drawing and painting techniques. Learning the basics of both drawing and painting, helps you to become more comfortable in a visual medium. You will start to understand how to use drawing as a start to painting or learn to enjoy drawing on its own. You may choose to work from your own personal photos or from other photographic sources. This class is suitable for beginners or those with some previous painting experience. Composition, colour theory and mixing, and how they apply to the medium will be addressed.
Martha Johnson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, from the University of Guelph, worked with and was mentored by Tom Hodgson (Painter’s 11). She is known for figurative and landscape painting as well as ephemeral animal sculptures typically seen in installation and photography. Her work often incorporates an environmental subtext. Martha has researched and developed a body of work based on a hundred-year-old narrative about an Albatross found in the Bay of Fundy. As a history painter SHADOW RED, a solo exhibition in 2017 referenced the hundredth anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death. She shares a family connection to the discovery of the artist’s remains on Canoe Lake (The Tom Thomson Mystery; Judge William T Little). A listed Canadian artist, her work is held public, corporate and in private collections worldwide. Martha’s work is carried by Art Interiors and White Wall North in Toronto. Visit www.marthajohnson.ca.
"Martha, you are amazing!! I'm so impressed with how you managed to bring your usual caring touch and humour to the class without being in the same room.” - Adult student