Basic Drawing Skills
We all learn to draw the moment we first picked up a pencil. The simple act of learning to write is actually drawing each letter in a precise manner. But, most of us stop drawing at the "stick figure" stage due to frustration and lack of knowledge on how to create a realistic looking drawing.
This course will introduce ways for you to draw anything and make it look real. Portraits, Landscapes, still life, etc.. If you can see it, you can draw it, and all on a beginners level. During the course we will address elements such as perspective, composition, and proper use of photo-reference, picture plain and creating grid structure. Sound overwhelming? Its really not. Once these basic skills are learned, you'll truly be able to draw anything.
Materials required: Medium size sketch pad, 2H pencil, HB pencil, 2B pencil, a quality eraser, and a 12" / 30cm ruler.
Instructor: William Reid
Dates: (FALL) Wednesdays, September 13 - October 18, 2017 (6 weeks)
(WINTER) Thursdays, January 18 - February 22, 2018 (6 weeks)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub, 139 Prince Edward St, Room # TBA
Course fee: $170 (plus HST)
About the instructor: William L Reid is an artist, designer, photographer, and illustrator. He has a diploma in Graphic Design from Atalantica, Centre For The Arts, and runs a small studio, Kerwoo Creative studios, from his home in Saint John. In addition to all things artsie, he enjoys foreign films, reading, and eating cereal while watching cartoons.
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