Drawing the Subconscious

September 16, 2022 - December 16, 2022



In this course students will go deeper in their drawing practice by connecting to their subconscious. Students explore what happens when they try to let go of conscious thinking and work more intuitively in their art practice. During each class, students will practice automatic drawing (similar to what the Surrealists were doing in the 1920s), free form drawing and ‘no editing’ exercises, as well as create ink blots and use doodling as starting points for picture making. The course will also include meditation exercises and drawing inspired from dreams. Drawing materials and process will focus on mixed media and collage. By doing this work, students will explore what lies below the surface in their subconscious while finding new images and techniques for their art practice. This class is ideal for those who love to draw and are curious to see what new images might come up during these explorations. Suitable for beginners.
Fridays 10am – 1pm, Sep 16 – Dec 16 (no class Sep 30 or Nov 11) In-person
Tamara Bond
Tuition: $475.00 (36 hrs)

Suppy List

- pad of 18x24 brown kraft drawing paper or a pad of newsprint
- 1 sheet stonehenge, white or cream
- sketchbook
- black conte
- India ink and bamboo white bristle brush
- fine tipped black pen, Micron 05

Additional items that will be discussed during the first class:

- Micron black pen- 05
- good quality oil pastels, minimum of 2 colours of your choice
- 1 stick each of black and white charcoal
- soft pencil 5B or 6B
- pencil crayons, minimum 3 colors of your choice
- FC Art Goat Hair Bamboo Brush size 10, or similar brush (can be purchased at Opus)
- black India ink
- sketchbook, 9” x 12”, with at least 70 pages. Example- Canson XL Recycled Sketch Pad 100 sheets
- 6 sheets Stonehenge, white and/or cream, 22” x 30”

September 16, 2022 - December 16, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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