Online Courses

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19 I  have moved my teaching ONLINE using Zoom!
(To see what I normally taught pre-Covid-19, visit here.)
Below are my current course listings. The listing is evolving as the situation evolves! Do you have questions? Maybe I have answered them on my FAQ page here.
Feel free to contact me with any expressions of interest or course suggestions!

Prerequisites:

  • Decent internet connection
  • PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android phone/tablet device
  • Zoom installed

Fall 2020 course offerings

ART JOURNAL WITH A LOCAL ARTIST – weekly “drop-in” class – FREE! *

Each lesson will include a mini lesson from myself or a special guest teacher from the local arts community! Whether you are new to art or have always been artistic, keeping an art journal is a fun way to be creative! It is a place to try out new materials, techniques, and reflect on your art and life.

Next lesson: Art challenges – what are they and why should I try it?

Let’s learn about the benefits of art challenges and start your next personal art challenge together! Have your favorite art materials near by!
Hosted by Maya Hum with special guests hosts/artists: Laurie Foster, Sabine Modder, Barbara Kowalski, Melanie Johanna, and Amanda Shore!

Sunday, September 27, 2020.
10 am – 12 pm EST
Course Fee: FREE! But you must register to get your zoom link and password to our session.
REGISTER HERE

*Due to the nature of this course, you need to register each week to participate. Follow my WebsiteFacebook, or Instagram feed for the each week’s registration link. The above link only works for the Sept. 27th lesson.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER, Wednesday evenings  FULL, contact the Ottawa School of Art to be placed on a wait-list.
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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, still life, portraits, landscape, and more! Learn simple tips and tricks that make a difference in how you see and draw, creating a solid foundation for future artwork. Supplies: Drawing pencils and paper for the first day. (Full list is provided upon registration or contact me to see it in advance).

Wednesdays 6-8 pm
September 16 – December 2, 2020
Code: F20Z002A
Price: $235
Registration is done through the
OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471

TRAVEL SKETCHING AND PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS, Monday evenings
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Have you always wanted to be able to sketch your surroundings or urban/rural landscapes with ease? This course serves as a fun introduction to a variety of sketching and painting techniques. Projects will teach students how to draw proportionally and with perspective. As well as many tips and tricks on how to make your travel sketching experience (whether you are indoors or outside) a breeze! Pencils, ink, and watercolours will be explored in this course. Supplies: Pencils and paper for the first day, basic watercolour supplies for the rest of the course (full list is provided upon registration or contact me to see it in advance).

Mondays 6-8 pm
September 14 – December 7, 2020
Code: F20Z001A
Price: $235
Registration is done through the
OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING EXPLAINED, Thursday evenings
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Learning perspective drawing is an essential skill for visual artists. This course aims to break it down with easy to understand demonstrations, examples, and student exercises. Students will gain a solid understanding of how linear perspective works and how to apply it. One-point, two-point, and three-point perspective is covered in this course. Supplies: Pencil, pencil sharpener (or mechanical pencil), eraser, paper, and ruler for the first day.
For full supply list visit: PerspectiveExplained_CourseSupplyList
Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Dec. 3, 2020
6-8 pm EST
Course Fee: $235 CAD (E-transfer via Canadian bank only)
REGISTER HERE and Make an E-Transfer to: maya@mayahum.com
Once your payment has been processed, you will be sent the zoom link and password used to join your class.

DRAWING AND PAINTING, Youth Art Class, Saturdays
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Discover mixed media as you learn how to paint and draw with different mediums and approaches. Advanced techniques and learning opportunities available.
Fall session dates coming soon!

Slated for Saturdays starting in mid-October.
Registration will be done through the Nepean Visual Arts Centre

ART JOURNALING, Teen Art Class, Saturdays
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Play with new materials and ideas, practice and reflect on your art, and unlock your creativity through your art journal. 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.
Fall session dates coming soon!
Slated for Saturdays starting in mid-October.
Registration will be done through the Nepean Visual Arts Centre

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER, Thursdays
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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, still life, portraits, landscape, and more! Learn simple tips and tricks that make a difference in how you see and draw, creating a solid foundation for future artwork. Supplies: Drawing pencils and paper for the first day. (Full list is provided upon registration or contact me to see it in advance).

Fall session dates coming soon!
Slated for Thursdays starting in mid-October.
Registration will be done through the Nepean Visual Arts Centre

EXPLORING VISUAL ARTS, Wednesday afternoons…tentatively
onlineExploringExpress yourself in this introductory visual art course. Each week we explore a different a medium and/or technique by completing a finished artwork! Drawing and painting is covered in this course. Each time this course runs, the projects are different.
Supplies: Pencils and paper for the first day. Acrylic and/or watercolour supplies recommended for the rest of the class. (Full list is provided upon registration or contact me to see it in advance).
Dates/Registration: TBD

PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

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Tailor made for each individual or group (group of friends and/or family members)
Price: Contact me directly to discuss lesson plans, dates, and prices.

ONLINE PAINT DAY (acrylics), $10 CAD per lesson!
Follow along a step-by-step painting lesson inspired by a famous artist from the comfort of your own home!
Supplies: Acrylic paint (Red, Yellow, Blue, White and Black), rectangle format canvas board, stretched canvas, watercolour paper, or mixed media paper (even some thick paper or recycled cardboard can work!)*, brushes, palette (can be a disposable plate or a piece of tin foil or wax paper), paper towels or rag, container of water for brush washing.
* If painting on paper or cardboard, I recommend having a roll of tape to tape down the edges. This helps keep the paper flat and also produces a pretty border afterwards. 

Dates/Registration: TBD

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Have questions? Please visit my Frequently Asked Questions page here.