Many people have had negative experiences in the past relating to their ability and worthiness to make art. It is part of
my intention to heal those negative and erroneous beliefs that overshadow the authentic creativity dwelling within all
of us. It is my deepest desire to provide each student with a new sense of freedom and fun around their creativity.
Life is meant to be lived to its fullest and in my opinion, our creativity is the greatest component of who we are. If you
are experiencing a desire to draw or paint, that is a message from your Inner Artist yearning to express itself.
I currently offer three different courses: Beginner's Drawing Parts I and II and Let's Paint!- Oil Painting for Beginners.
Below are details for each course.
Intake for classes occurs throughout the year, normally with fall, winter and spring sessions. Space is limited.
Classes are structured to build upon former sessions. Please contact me at email@example.com for more
BEGINNERS DRAWING PART I -
FREE YOUR INNER ARTIST!
16 hours of instruction -- weekly 2 hour classes, day or
An introduction to your Inner Artist, drawing instruction
covering all basic classical techniques with respect to line,
tone, perspective, etc. Classes are structured to provide
special assistance for the beginner. Seasoned artists with a
desire to refresh their skills are also welcome. Classes are
small and individual attention is given to each student to
support where you are in this process of self-discovery. My
intention is always to encourage and develop a sense of
freedom in exploring your own personal expression, to assist
you in moving beyond any limiting beliefs you may have
about your ability to draw.
BEGINNERS DRAWING PART II -
SAMPLING MEDIA & COLOUR
16 hours of instruction -- weekly 2 hour classes.
Charcoal, pen, conte, oil and soft pastels, coloured pencils,
water colours, inks and more are explored with techniques
for each. Basic colour theory is introduced and you are
given an opportunity to play in the world of colour! Topics
covered in Beginner's Class are explored in more detail,
and additional subjects such as composition, edges, how to
critique your work are introduced.
LET'S PAINT! OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
12 hours of instruction -- weekly 2 hour classes
The world of oil painting is explored, giving you an
opportunity to play in the rich variety of colours and textures
that are singular to the medium of oil. Choosing and using
tools -- paints, supports (canvas, boards, etc.), brushes,
and mediums are covered. Basic colour theory is
presented. How- to techniques such as toning your
support, mixing paint, brush strokes, use of mediums, etc.
are included. Glazing and scumbling techniques, critiquing
your work, composition, edges and more are covered. You
will have the opportunity to paint from life, and season and
weather permitting, outdoors "en plein air".
In order to gain the most from this course, I recommend that
you have a knowledge of basic drawing techniques.
We work with a minimal palette, which provides you an
opportunity to learn the fascinating possibilities using just a
few colours. This is an excellent beginner's method and will
stand you in good stead over the years, as well as keep
your initial costs down.
"There's so much freedom to play in Pat's classes"
Jan, Student (Part I & II)
|Supplies - Beginner's Drawing Part I
1 18 x 24" board (masonite or pressboard)
2 butterfly clips
1 18 x 24" newsprint pad
1 Staedtler's Kneadable Eraser
1 Staedtler's Plastic Eraser (white)
1 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil 3B
1 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil 6B
1 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil H or 2H
1 pencil sharpener
1 blending stump (torchon)
|Supplies - Beginners Drawing Part II
Use of all supplies, including specialty
papers, provided for a fee of $25.00