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!


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

Registrations open for Summer courses!

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: Imaginative watercolour!
Instructor: Maya Hum

Suggested materials, don’t stress if you don’t have everything
– Paper to paint on or art journal
– Paint brushes
– Paints: Watercolour preferred. Acrylic, markers, watercolour pencil crayons work as well
– Blank pen or pens
– Container of water
– Paper towel or rags
– Optional: Hair dryer

Sunday, Aug 9, 2020.
10 am – 12 pm EST
Course Fee: FREE! But you must register to get your zoom link and password to our session.

*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 Aug 9th lesson.


This 4-lesson drawing workshop offers a comfortable and encouraging introduction to drawing the human figure. The first two lessons will be taught online to aid and give students a solid foundation in drawing the body. The last two lessons will bring everything we learned into the classroom where the instructor will guide students on drawing from the live model. This is perfect for beginner drawers who want to establish a foundation in rendering proper proportions, weight, and movement.

Supplies: For the first day you just need some pencils and sketchbook or loose paper. Optional: scrap cardboard (that can be easily cut), scissors or x-acto/utility knife and ruler.

Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
August 8 -29 (4 lessons)
* August 8 & 15 (online Zoom lessons)
* August 22 & 29 (in-class lessons) with the model at the Ottawa School of Art
Registration is through the Ottawa School of Art

Code: S20D001A
Price: $165.00

Byward Market
35 George Street Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5 | Tel. (613) 241-7471


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: Coming soon

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).

Tuesdays, July 14-August 25, 2020 (7 lessons)
6-8 pm EST
Registration is now closed. Class is full/started

Express 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. This iteration will include a lesson on drawing crystals, painting koi fish, and more!
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).

Wednesdays, July 15-August 12, 2020 (5 lessons)
2-4 pm EST
Registration is now closed. Class is full/started

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