Drawing Nature

January 13, 2022



This course focuses on drawing as an intentional mode of communicating with and connecting to nature. Through a series of directed projects, students develop their drawing skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the natural world. Emphasis will be given to material exploration, mark-making, collaborations and research practices. Topics include micro/macro worlds, ways of seeing, deconstructing narratives of landscape and artmaking in the Anthropocene era. Examples of contemporary and modern artists will be given each week in addition to suggested readings and group critiques. Field trip locations and dates will be discussed on the first day of class. Some drawing experience is recommended.
Thursdays 10am – 1pm, Jan 13 – Apr 07 Classroom Delivery
Leah McInnis
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)

Registration Details


Suppy List

Student should bring any and all drawing supplies to this first class, plus:
- 18” x 24” piece of paper or similar size
- graphite pencils (range from 4H-6B)
- charcoal (willow or compressed)
- 1 kneaded eraser
- white soft eraser
- 9 x12” or larger sketchbook (preferably the kind with rings so pages can lie flat)

Additional items to be discussed during the first class:

- graphite sticks
- conté (black, sanguine, white)
- blending stump and/or soft rag
- assortment of chalk pastels
- assortment of colour pencils
- masking tape
- black India ink + some soft brushes
- Pad of newsprint
- various sheets of drawing paper for each project
- any other mark making supplies you may already have (ie. your favorite stick)
- tracing paper

January 13, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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