Come and develop artistic skills and have fun interacting with other budding artists. You will start to discover your own personal style, while working from themes and many different inspirations. You will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques including, line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, highlighting, colour perspective and collage. So, experiment, explore and trust your creative instincts.
Students will examine and study the use of shape, line, contour and shading. Students will apply these skills in creating a still life representational and unique to them.
Diving into colour, students will begin to study colour pairing and colour mixing. Incorporating chance and artistic intention, students will create their own dynamic patterns.
Using knowledge on shapes, colour and line, student’s will explore portraiture through a Surrealist-Cubist lens. Employing collaging with drawing media techniques, students will create their own portrait.
In the final week, students will apply all previous concepts in creating their own mixed media scenic landscape. Studying perspective, foreground, middle ground and background, students will create a landscape of their choice!
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Assortment of pencils
Cartridge paper or drawing paper pad (8.5x11” – 11x16”)
Mixed media/watercolour pad (8.5 x 11” – 11x16”)
2 canvases or canvas boards (optional)
Multi-coloured oil pastels
Assortment of paints (tempera, watercolour or acrylic)
Evan Hutchinson is a lens-based artist, with a practice that incorporates mixed media, performance and installation, whom currently resides in Toronto. After graduating university, Evan relocated her practice to London, U.K., where she continued her development in art education at the Royal Academy of Arts. She has exhibited at The Great Hall, Artspace, Vs.Vs.Vs. Collective, Maximum Exposure, Full Frame and Elgin Winter Garden Theatre.
Evan graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Photography. Recognized for her academic achievements, she was awarded the Roloff Beny Foundation Photography award in 2014 as well as the Photography and Digital Communication Award in 2015.
"Today's class was fantastic. For me it was an oasis of pure happiness during this time of anxiety and fear for the present and future. The teacher’s relaxed competence and warmth, combined with that particular combination of solitude and togetherness that Zoom provides, were perfect for an art class. Loved it!” - Leslie Cooper
"What a quality class ! - well structured, with substance , showing thoughtfulness & knowledge. And the teacher encourages, nudges us & gives warm, pertinent comment on each of our work. Fantastic!” - Jill Preston (Glasgow)