Drawing in the Cafe

Date: September 10 – October 1
Times: 4 Sundays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

Drawing in the Cafe is a wonderful exploration of St. John’s cafes with artist Wallace Ryan. He will show you the basics and practices of drawing out in the real world. You will learn how to draw people and interior and exterior scenes from a variety of cafes which dot our downtown landscape. A great course for beginners and for the advanced student looking to hone their skills.

Fee: $105 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $105.00

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Figure Drawing (Fall)

Date: September 11 – October 23 (no class October 9)
Time: 6 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

Details: Learn to understand and draw the human form in all its wonderful complexities and subtleties. You will learn to capture gestures, balance, proportion, form, structure, and shading, using both male and female nude models in a respectful and encouraging atmosphere. The human body is notorious for its difficulty – by approaching this with the aid of a talented and experienced instructor, you will come to understand important techniques for maintaining balance and proportion while crafting the details that create a believable and moving representation.

Fee: $180 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $180.00

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Art in the Afternoons: Drawing & Watercolour (Fall)

Date: September 21 – November 9
Time: 8 Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
: April White

Designed to help you have fun and relax on a Thursday afternoon, this class will focus on developing basic drawing skills and then shifting these into a small series of watercolour paintings. Drawing is an important foundation for all other activities, and April will introduce some of the basics including contour drawing, form, shape, and pattern. With that in your pocket, you will learn a variety of simple watercolour techniques and apply them in some exercises and small pieces. For those with little to no experience, this is an excellent way to unwind and explore these artistic media. A great class to take with a friend, and a perfect precursor to many of our other art classes.

“As someone with zero art experience, I found the class challenging at times but very accessible. April is very positive and encouraging, and she made the entire experience fun. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the entire experience. I highly recommend her class to anyone who has never tried an art class before.” from a recent participant in April’s Art In the Afternoon class

$145 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $145.00

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It Begins With Drawing (Fall)

Date: September 21 – November 9
Time: 8 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

Drawing is the foundation of visual arts and this introductory class will teach you the basics.  This class is perfect for those with a general love and interest in sketching or drawing, those who wish to improve their technical skills, or those who just want to give it a try.  Class instruction will focus on experimentation with different drawing materials and mediums, including pencil, graphite, charcoal, and India ink. Technical exercises such as gesture, still life, portraiture, form and shading exercises, and contour drawing will create a great base for progression into more advanced and refined techniques. No experience necessary.

Fee: $165 (includes HST, supplies extra)



Price: $165.00

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Graphic Novels: An Introduction

Date: October 30 – November 27
Time: 5 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

Comic and illustration veteran Wallace Ryan will use his expertise in graphic novel layout, illustration, and figure drawing to help you create your own graphic novel. You will learn how to create and write the narrative and develop characters as well as how to achieve perfect lines, weight, and proportion in your graphic novel illustrations. Your imagination is the limit! Whether you want to create a superhero epic or illustrate the tale of your parents growing up, all projects are welcomed and encouraged! All skill levels welcome.

Fee: $125 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Graphic Novels

Price: $125.00

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