Explore the power of simple to expressive line work by dissecting what we see into basic forms and shapes. While learning how to manipulate pigment to allow for all types of possibilities, students will learn how to identify and practice scale, composition, perspective and value through demonstrations and hands-on learning, as well as understanding light and contrast through greyscale and colour. The online drawing course will be structured to include shorter to longer activities and prompts, where students will be exposed to drawing the figure, landscape, still life, as well as abstract expressionist drawing.
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