Explore the power of simple to expressive line-work by breaking down what we see into basic forms. Learn how to use and manipulate drawing tools to allow for all types of possibilities. Students will learn how to identify and practice scale, composition, some visual perspective and value through demonstrations and hands-on learning, as well as understanding light and contrast through greyscale. This online drawing course will be structured to include shorter and longer activities. Students will be exposed to drawing the figure, landscape, still life and beginning to develop a personal expressionistic style of 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