Drawing Indoors – Fall 2023

Draw! Drawing Indoors this fall at your local art gallery.

An oil pastel drawing made drawing outdoors. This is an example of a drawing for the Drawing Indoors class.

After a successful spring session of Drawing Outdoors, I welcome artists to join me for drawing indoors this fall. This art course is for both beginning artists and more experienced artists.

It’s the end of September and we’ll be spending more time indoors. What will you be doing?  I plan to lead a drawing class at the WKP Kennedy Gallery in the Capitol Centre, in the heart of North Bay, Ontario.  So join me and our small group of drawers on Thursday afternoons from one to three.  We will meet for four Thursday sessions of drawing inside the art gallery beginning on October 12th, 2023.  

Success is a worn down pencil.

Robert Rauschenberg

As has been noted before, this series of drawing sessions is for all participants including beginners and those more experienced in art making. Firstly, you will have the time, instruction, and feedback to make a variety of drawings big and small. Secondly, we will do short sketching exercises and longer drawings using a variety of art materials. Lastly, I will lead the group in drawing from life, memory and the imagination. The focus of these drawing sessions will be on practising essential drawing skills including expressive mark-making. Above all this will be a fun learning experience. All are welcome to join.

An example of a pencil drawing on paper. Draw! Drawing Indoors this fall.

What to Bring to the first drawing class:

  • Paper, drawing pad and/or sketchbook
  • Painter’s tape (can be very helpful in creating a clean border and holding the paper in place).
  • Pencils, pens, markers, pencil crayons, black pen (Uniball, Flare, Micro pens…), oil pastels, chalk pastels, and/or charcoal.  These are all optional. Bring what you have or what you would like to use. 
  • An eraser, especially a kneaded eraser – optional and useful.
  • Hand cleaner, wipes (optional)
  • The gallery will provide seating, tables and easels.

We will discuss art materials more at the first session on Thursday October 12th. Share this information with friends and join in our art journey.  Let me know if you are interested in participating this fall. I will follow up with a message to all those who would like to join to confirm the course and to send information about registration.

Drawing Indoors, Fall Drawing Sessions 

Starts October 12th to November 2nd, 2023.

Thursdays          1-3pm              4 weeks              $120.00

At the WKP Kennedy Gallery, in the Capitol Centre, downtown North Bay, Ontario.

Draw! Drawing Indoors this fall at your local art gallery.

Drawing Outdoors Class – Spring 2023

Drawing Outdoors, is the new art class that I will be teaching this spring in North Bay, Ontario. I am taking registrations now. This art class is for anyone who would like to spend time outdoors, looking, drawing (and/or painting). All are welcome to participate from experienced artists to beginners. Contact me for more information.

We will meet at the Waterfront on Lake Nipissing, in North Bay, to draw outdoors for two hours once a week for four weeks. Class starts May 24th. We will observe and draw from the things around us choosing to meet together at different spots along the waterfront for each class. Guided sketches along with free drawing will allow participants to develop their creativity and awareness. We will do short sketching exercises and longer drawings using a variety of art materials.

What to bring

I encourage everyone participating to bring basic drawing materials for the first session. I also suggest bringing a light-weight foldable chair for easy carrying. Additionally, painters tape can be useful especially on windy days. This tape can also be used to create a clean border around a drawing. Of course, a full list of materials will be sent to those interested in participating.

I have been doing a lot of drawing and painting outdoors myself and as part of my one-on-one art mentoring sessions. I am inspired to invite more people to join in this art practise with me. By meeting to make art together outdoors at the waterfront, we will share our experience of art making with others.

Making art is many things including a way of observing and appreciating our environment. Those who want to practise being more present and aware may find drawing a way to do this. I emphasize the creative process in my art sessions and the drawings that result are wonderfully satisfying. Besides having a souvenir of our time spent, these drawings can serve as visual reminders of a place explored and the momentum we need for going forward in our creative practice. Furthermore, our lives are richer for our experiences and even deeper when we share these experiences with others.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso