The Art Room: Let’s Draw


Please note that while masks are highly encouraged, they are not mandatory for this class.

Workshop Description

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
Age group: kids aged 9-12

Time: 1-3pm

Dates: Saturdays, October 28, November 4, 18, 25, 2023 (skips Nov. 11, Remembrance Day)

Duration: 4 weeks

Cost: $110

Capacity: 10 students

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About your Instructor

Melissa Kennedy is a visual artist and art instructor in New Brunswick, Canada. Melissa studied traditional methods of drawing and sculpting at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. After her graduation, she remained at the Academy for three years as a principle instructor of drawing, before moving back to Canada.

Melissa strives to capture and express the beauty and subtlety that exists in nature, by focusing on recreating the accuracy of the feeling through extended observation of a subject. Choosing the medium that best suits the purpose, she works with a variety of materials for both drawing and sculpture, including charcoal, pencil, ink and oil, and water-based clays.

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