What you'll do
In an age of instant access to photography, why do we draw and how do we learn to draw? What purpose does drawing serve? The pencil is a remarkably adaptable tool, inexpensive and ever ready. Paper is also at hand and yet we rarely put them together to make pictures of what we've seen and where we've been. We'll look at the fundamentals of sketching architecture from life using thumbnail composition setup and both fast and slow execution with pencil and paper. We'll explore the framing of views, useful compositional tips and perspective basics to get you started or back up to speed on a lifetime of deep observation and drawing from life. We'll learn together about the process of observation and drawing and seeing the world around us in a different and vital way.
Mid morning snack
Pencils for sketching Pencil sharpener
I'm an architect and have been drawing in pencil, ink and watercolor for many years. I love the rich texture of historical buildings and the opportunity for detailed observation that drawing brings. Drawing isn't about recording every detail, just the details that are interesting. Toronto's Distillery District has a lot of hidden delights to the eye and good coffee (or beer) is never far.
Where you'll be
We'll hang out in Toronto's historic Gooderham and Wort's Distillery district, a rich 19th Century architectural environment of brick and stone structures, narrow brick streets and even a modern highrise or two.
Keep these in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
Dress for the weather and bring an artist quality pencil sketchbook (around 8 1/2" x 11" - 20cm x 30cm). A tripod stool could be useful although we can usually find places to sit.
$39 per personNew experience
$39 per person