Drawing: Beyond Realism

September 19, 2023 - December 12, 2023



While navigating through an abundance of unverified content and digitally-constructed realities on a daily basis, we continuously have to decipher what is real and what is fake. As the definition of “real” itself becomes more vague, this drawing course embraces this uncertainty and attempts to redefine what realist drawing can be. Students will examine precedent works of realism and learn techniques of representational drawing before experimenting with new methods of depicting reality. Through in-class exercises and term assignments, students will explore different ways of capturing reality by illustrating physical forms, movement, time, and narratives. Suitable for all levels.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

- Drawing pencils set of 6 (8B-2H range)
- Pitt drawing pen set of 4 pens with one brush tip (black) (or equivalent set)
- Erasers, kneaded and white/black (Sumo brand recommended)
- Conte sticks (2 black, 2 white) (additional colours / qty. optional)
- Set of Compressed Charcoal
- Set of Assorted Sizes Vine (Willow) Charcoal
- Blender stick (optional)
- Permanent Markers two sizes (Fine and Chisel)
- Chunghwa (or India) Ink and Brushes
- Chalk and oil pastels (assorted set or individual colours based on your personal choice)
- X-ACTO (precision Carving Craft knife stainless steel) knife with extra blades
- Scissors
- Glue Sticks
- 2 Bulldog Clips
- 18” metal drafting ruler with cork/foam backing
- 9 x 12” Hard Bound Sketchbook (or coiled)
- Assorted sheets of paper for dry and wet mediums - various sizes, thicknesses, hot / cold
- Newsprint paper pad / Cartridge paper pad
- Plastic Toolbox or small Luggage case for material storage & transport (optional) 

September 19, 2023 - December 12, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7