Drawing from the Masters

January 12, 2022



This course draws directly on the rich tradition of artists’ training: learning the elements of art by copying the “Masters.” In this course students explore visual art’s seven fundamental building blocks of line, shape, colour, texture, form, value and space while developing a regular sketching “habit”. With help from Nicolaides, Robert Beverly Hale, and Hans Hoffmann, this course will be delivered through rigorous in-class exercises, slide show presentations, and special projects relating to the techniques of Rembrandt, Rubens, DaVinci, Raphael and Schongauer, as well as a few 19th and 20th century master drafts people such as Hiroshige, Hockney, Cezanne, Schiele and Dumas. Use of traditional materials such as ink and charcoal will be encouraged.
Wednesdays 2pm – 5pm, Jan 12 – Apr 06 Classroom Delivery
Jessica Ziakin
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)

Registration Details


Suppy List

Items required for the first class:

- 11" ×14" or larger sketchbook
- 18" x 24" newsprint pad
- willow or vine stick charcoal
- HB, 2B and 4B pencils

Additional items to be discussed during first class:

- 8 1/2" x 11" or larger grey or blue toned or 'bogus' paper pad
- grey gum eraser (kneadable)
- pencil sharpener
- bulldog clips (2 Large size)
- White soft eraser
- white and brown/sepia conte crayons
- 2-3 paper drawing stumps
- small set of watercolours (cake or tube, min. six colours)
- #6 & #10 round watercolour brush
- 1 tube each black and white gouache
- rag/paper towel
- scissors, exacto knife or box-cutter
- masking tape
- note-taking materials

January 12, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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