Drawing: Thematic Approaches

September 20, 2023 - December 13, 2023



This drawing course focuses on some of the current themes in contemporary drawing such as: mark making, mapping, science, nature, architecture, ornament, narrative and nostalgia. The focus is on a mixed media approach to imaginative explorations in image making. Students use basic drawing materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink and watercolours, as well as a range of drawing surfaces including new and found papers. Previous drawing experience recommended.

Special Instructions

This online course will be held via Zoom. Students will receive a link one week ahead of the start of the course.

Registration Details

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

Suppy List

Items required for the first class:
- black conté and/or charcoal
- sketchbook
- pen/pencil
Additional Supplies to be discussed at first class:
- pencils: range from 4H - 6B
- conté crayon (black, white, grey, burnt sienna)
- charcoal (compressed, vine)
- coloured pencils (a few assorted colours of your choice)
- blending stump (aka tortillon)
- pen nib holder and nib for drawing
- Chinese ink
- bamboo brushes (small and medium)
- eraser (white and kneaded)
- watercolours: travel sets or tubes (red, blue, yellow, violet, orange, green)
- plastic palette or small plate
- #12 watercolour brush (synthetic sable: buy a brush specifically for watercolours
- chalk pastels (buy a few individual colours based on your personal choice)
- oil pastels (buy a few individual colours based on your personal choice)
- rags
- pad of newsprint
- few pieces of grey toned paper
- assorted sheets of paper (Buy different types of hot and cold pressed rag papers. Large pieces can be torn down.)

September 20, 2023 - December 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm