Online Courses

I  have moved my teaching ONLINE using Zoom! Below are my current course listings. Do you have questions? Maybe I have answered them on my FAQ page here.

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Fall 2022 course offerings 

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: The Chinese Orchid (1 day session)
This workshop serves as a gentle and enjoyable introduction to the basics of Chinese brush painting in watercolours. Students will learn from step-by-step demonstrations and mindful painting exercises in order to paint the Chinese orchid. Lessons are adaptable to student comfort level and available materials. For materials list, visit HERE.

Offered online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Note: The instructor can provide password protected recordings of lessons to those who miss a class.

Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
December 4th, 2022 (1 session)
Course code: F22ZWS02
$ 85
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
REGISTER HERE

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: FLOWER BLOSSOMS (1 day session)
This workshop serves as a gentle and enjoyable introduction to the basics of Chinese brush painting in watercolours. Students will learn from step-by-step demonstrations and mindful painting exercises in order to paint a flower blossoming tree. Lessons are adaptable to student comfort level and available materials. For materials list, visit HERE.

Offered online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Note: The instructor can provide password protected recordings of lessons to those who miss a class.

Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
December 11th, 2022 (1 session)
Course code: F22ZWS02
$ 85
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
REGISTER HERE

Winter 2023 course offerings

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER, Adult

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, the figure, 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. For materials list, visit HERE.

Offered online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Note: The instructor can provide password protected recordings of lessons to those who miss a class.

Mondays 4 – 6:30 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 16-March 20th, 2023 (8 sessions) No class February 20th and March 13th 
Course code: W23Z001A
$ 230
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
 

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 still life, botanical, the figure, portraits, 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 class or the intro version. Offered online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Note: The instructor can provide password protected recordings of lessons to those who miss a class. For materials list, visit HERE.

Tuesdays 4 – 6:30 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 17 – March 21 (9 sessions) No class March 14th 
Course code: W23Z001B
$ 260
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471

CREATIVE ILLUSTRATION: DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
Illustration is about how to translate your ideas and concepts visually. This course serves as a fun introduction to illustration and its variety of styles and techniques. We will work on short and engaging art projects that focus on how to unlock your creativity and imagination! All levels welcome! For materials list, visit HERE.

Offered online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Note: The instructor can provide password protected recordings of lessons to those who miss a class.

Wednesdays 4-6:30 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 18-March 22, 2023  (9 sessions) No class March 15th 
Course code: W23Z001C
$ 250
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471


VIRTUAL ART CLASSES OFFERED
 with the City of Ottawa 

DRAWING AND PAINTING, ADULTS 

Develop drawing skills as a basis for painting and design. Unleash the creative possibilities with colour. Investigate the strengths of classical and contemporary visual artists. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Mondays 10-12 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 23-March 27 No class during March break
Course code: #36848
$134.77 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)


PAINTING IN PRIMARIES, ADULTS 

Come learn about colour mixing and colour theory with this painting class where we only use three colours: red, blue and yellow. Paint simple but striking scenes and see how far these primary colours can go. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Mondays 1-3:30 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 23-February 13 
Course code: #36982
$84.23 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)


LOOSE WATERCOLOUR FLORALS, ADULTS 

Learn to paint roses, filler flowers, berries and leaves in a loose style. Some experience with watercolour is recommended but not required. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Mondays 1-3:30 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
February 23 – March 27 (no class during March break)
Course code: #32935
$84.23 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, ADULTS 

An introduction for the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. Entirely virtual, this course will teach tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw. It creates a solid foundation for all your future arts classes. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Tuesdays 10-12:00 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 24-March 21 No class during March break
Course code: #36964
$134.77 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)
 

TRAVEL SKETCHING AND PAINTING, ADULTS 

Have you always wanted to be able to sketch your surroundings or urban/rural landscapes with ease? This is a fun introduction to a variety of sketching and painting techniques. Projects will show you how to draw proportionally using perspective and will include 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. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Tuesdays 1-3:30 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 24-March 21 No class during March break
Course code: #36977
$168.46 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)

ART JOURNALING, ADULTS 

Play with new materials and ideas, practice and reflect on your art, and unlock your creativity through art journalling. Explore drawing, painting and mixed media through a variety of instructor and student directed projects and exercises. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Wednesdays 10-12 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
January 25-February 15
Course code: #36838
$67.38 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)


LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOURS, ADULTS 

Paint a simple watercolour landscape using wet on wet watercolour blending techniques. No experience required. Supply kit will be available for pick up. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

Wednesdays 10-12 pm EST (with break in the middle) 
February 22 – March 22 No class during March break
Course code: #32934
$67.38 (65+ get 10% discount)
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)


DRAWING AND PAINTING, CHILD 

Taught entirely virtually, participants learn to paint and draw with charcoal, conte, watercolours, etc. Advanced techniques and learning opportunities available. Supply kit available for pick up. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa .

2 TIMES AT DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS!

6-8 year olds:
Saturdays  10-12 pm EST
January 28 – April 1 
Course code: #36872
$188.65
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)
 
9- 14 year olds:
Saturdays  12:30-1 pm EST
January 28 – April 1 
Course code: #36955
$188.65
virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca l 613-325-5073
REGISTER HERE (registration opens Dec. 7 at 9pm)


ART JOURNAL FREE LIVE SESSION

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. Offered live online via Zoom. 

Next lesson: TBD

More course offerings coming soon!

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