The Art Room: Let’s Draw

Students learn about the elements of art through a series of drawing exercises, aimed at developing their knowledge, skills and art vocabulary. Along with line, shape, colour, value, form, texture, and space, students will learn about positive and negative space, optical illusions, shading and layering, and patterning. They will have a great time learning fun facts about the history of drawing since the dawn of time!

Topics covered in the course:

  1. Op-Art: exploring line, form, colour
  2. Holes and Layers: exploring values, shading, line, space
  3. Optical Illusion: exploring line, form, value, shading
  4. Notan: exploring shape, pattern, colour, positive/negative space
  5. Draw your sneaker: exploring line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, space
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am • September 25 – October 23, 2021 (4 weeks, skips Oct. 11, Thanksgiving) • Cost: $90 ($80 tuition, $10 for materials)
(If you register online, please put a note in the ‘Additional Information > Order Notes’ field to inform us of your child’s name and age.)
Age Group: this class is designed for children ages 9-12

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COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and classes must be canceled, participants will be refunded for the remaining classes.

Please note that community face masks are required during the class. We will be practicing social distancing in our big workshop room!


About the Instructor

Maureen has a BFA from Mount Allison University, with a focus on sculpture and painting. She enjoys the exploration of multimedia work, and in her practice she uses metal, wool, found objects, and various drawing materials. She has helped run children’s art activities at both the Saint John Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery, and she is very excited to teach drawing this fall!