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Nepean Visual Arts Centre

Nepean Visual Arts Centre, courses for Drawing in the winter

Drawing and painting come together with this adaptable medium. Learn how to draw portraits, landscapes, seascapes, animals and still life. Learn about pencil brands, paper surfaces, layering, crosshatching, stippling, mixing and lifting colour as well as burnishing and embossing.
  • Wed, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 16-Mar 27, $279.00 1185198
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   cancelled
Learn simple tips that make a big difference in the way you draw. Observational skills are built while studying perspective, values, understanding mass, line, contour drawing, shading and more. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Pencil and minimal colour medium.
  • Mon, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 14-Apr 1, $279.00 1185209
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Silver point was commonly used in the late Gothic and early Renaissance period and is making a comeback as a medium for detail drawing. Drawn on a specially prepared ground and built up in layers, silver point line can vary from a broad soft line to a very thin line. Botanical studies are the recommended topic.
  • Thu, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 17-Mar 28, $284.75 1405667
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   cancelled
Open, creative life-drawing space that encourages practice with like-minded artists who want to learn from each other. All media welcome. No guided instruction provided. Studio members share the cost of a model.
  • Thu, 9:30 am-noon, Jan 17-Apr 11, $64.00 1185218
    19 yrs+, 12 classes,   Register >
Open, creative life-drawing space that encourages practice with like-minded artists who want to learn from each other. All media welcome. No guided instruction provided. Studio members share the cost of a model.
  • Tue, 9:30 am-noon, Jan 15-Apr 9, $64.00 1185244
    19 yrs+, 12 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the winter and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Portrait workshop during the spring 2019
* Portrait workshop during the summer 2019
Work from a live model to explore line and build form. Introduction to structure, anatomy and begin the process of developing your drawing. Draw the model onto toned paper, adding white highlights and dark values, on day 2. Introductory class suitable for beginner to intermediate level of drawing experience.
  • Sat, 10 am-4 pm, Mar 2-Mar 9, $202.75 1405324
    19 yrs+, 2 classes,   cancelled
An exploration of the diversity of technique and content in soft pastel. All topics will be explored from landscapes and still life to non-representational. Composition and colour are emphasized.
  • Thu, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Jan 17-Mar 28, $284.75 1188030
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   cancelled
Map location of Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Nepean Visual Arts Centre
1701 Woodroffe AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2828


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