In-Class Courses

Due to COVID-19 all city art centers and schools are currently closed to help keep students safe and healthy. I will be offering some classes online. But if you are new to my classes, I wanted to keep my original listings here so you have an idea of what and where I teach. Hopefully we can be back in the classroom safe and sound, sooner than later. Take care everyone!

Photo from my “Art Foundations” class.

I teach drawing, painting, illustration, digital art, portfolio, and private lessons throughout the Ottawa area. Scroll below to see my current teaching calendar, registration information, and location information.

NOTE: Classes run based on sufficient enrollment. Feel free to share!

SPRING session 2020

Ottawa School of Art – DOWNTOWN
35 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Registration information available online, or call 613-241-7471

  1. Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified Beginner, Adults
    This course offers a comfortable and encouraging introduction to the elements of traditional drawing. We will practice your observational skills while studying shade, mass, values, line, figure drawing, and more! Learn simple tips and tricks that make a difference in how you see and draw, creating a solid foundation for future artwork.
    2 models

    Registration Code: P20D001B
    Mondays, April 27- June 22, 2020
    6-9pm
    Price: $235
  1. Drawing for the not so terrified, Adults
    This course is for those who have taken a beginner drawing class, preferably the Drawing for the Absolute and Terrified Beginner, and wish to expand their drawing repertoire! Lessons are geared to build on and develop skills explored in previous drawing art study. We will cover figure drawing, botanical drawing, perspective drawing, how to add colour and more! Ask for the outline for the precursor of this course (if you never took it) to gauge if you want to take this course or the intro version.
    2 models

    Registration code: P20D003B
    Tuesdays, April 14 – June 16, 2020
    6-9 pm
    Price: $260
  1. Illustration and multimedia for Beginners, Adults Illustration is about how to translate your ideas and concepts visually. This course serves as a fun introduction to a variety of styles and techniques. We will work on short and engaging projects to introduce and develop your skill level with different mediums. Traditional paint, drawing, and digital media will be explored (such as ink, paint, pencils, and Photoshop). Projects and exercises will also focus on how to unlock your imagination. Topics covered include children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, and more! All levels welcome.

    Registration code: P20D002A
    Wednesday, April 15 – June 17, 2020
    6-9pm
    Price: $245

Please note, online registration will open March 4th for the City of Ottawa courses:

Nepean Visual Arts Centre, City of Ottawa Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Registration information available online or call 613-580-2828 to register

  1. Drawing for Absolute Beginners, adult
    This course introduces the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. In this comfortable and encouraging class, learn tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw, creating a solid foundation for other art classes you may want to try. This course introduces the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. In this comfortable and encouraging class, learn tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw, creating a solid foundation for other art classes you may want to try.

    Registration code: 1525116
    Sundays, April 19-June 14, 2020
    12:30 pm – 3 pm
    $ 238.25
    $214.50 fee for seniors
  1. Art Journaling for teens

    Play with new materials and ideas, practice and reflect on your art, and unlock your creativity through art journalling. Explore approaches through a variety of instructor and student directed projects and exercises. Drawing, painting and mixed media techniques will be taught in this course.

    Registration code: 1525094
    Sundays, April 19 – June 14, 2020
    10 am – 12 pm
    $ 190.50
  1. Drawing and Painting, children
    Due to popularity, I offer this course at 3 different time slots on Saturdays, pick which one works best for your schedule, see below:

Discover mixed media as you learn how to paint with watercolours and acrylics, and draw with charcoal, conte and pastels. Advanced techniques and learning opportunities available.
$ 233.75

April 19 – June 13, 2020
Saturdays

9:00-11:00 am Registration code: 1524985
OR
11:30 – 1:30 pm Registration code: 1524994
OR
2 – 4:00 pm Registration code: 1525002

Bluesfest School of Music and Art, 450 Churchhill Avenue North, Ottawa, Ontario
Registration information available online, or call 613-627-2762

  1. Exploring Visual Arts, Adults
    Express yourself in this introductory visual art course. Explore art history, mediums and techniques as your instructor guides you through weekly projects using paint, inks, charcoal, pencils and more.

    Wednesdays 2-4 pm
    April 15 – June 24
  1. Private classes: To schedule your private or semi private lessons, please contact Katie Manners at kevans{at}dovercourt.org
    Website: https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/bsoma_home

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Maya Hum is an Advanced Arts Instructor with the City of Ottawa.  She has Certified Standard First Aid, CPR C “Basic Rescuer,” AED (Automated External Defribrillation), AODA awareness training (Accessibiliy for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), HIGH FIVE®certification, and WHIMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) training.