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

SPRING 2021 course offerings

ART JOURNALING, Teens 12-15 years

Taught entirely virtually. Play with new materials and ideas, practice and reflect on your art, and unlock your creativity through art journaling. Explore approaches through a variety of instructor and student directed projects and exercises. Drawing, painting and mixed media techniques are taught in this course. Supply kit will be available for pick up. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Registration opens March 22 at 9 pm. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa.

Saturdays, April 24th – Jun 19th, 2021 
2:45-4:45 pm EST
 $132.25
course code: 1592136
REGISTER HERE
613-580-2424 ext. 32047

PAINTING WATERCOLOURS – LEVEL 1, Adults

Watercolour is a soft and beautiful form of expression. Through exercise and demonstrations, learn to apply washes to paper while exploring realism, abstraction and non-representation. Supply kit will be available for pick up. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa.

Thursday, April 22nd – May 27th, 2021
10 am – 12:30 pm EST
$140.00
Course code: 1592082
REGISTER HERE
613-580-2424 ext. 32047

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, Adult

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. Supply list provided. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Registration opens March 23 at 9 pm.  Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa.

Thursday, April 22nd – June 10th, 2021 
1 – 3 pm EST
 $149.50
course code: 1592109
REGISTER HERE 
613-580-2424 ext. 32047

DRAWING AND PAINTING, 6-8 years old – JUST ADDED! USE BARCODE: 1597439

Taught entirely virtually, participants learn to paint and draw with charcoal, conte, watercolors, etc. Advanced techniques and learning opportunities available. Supply kit available for pick up. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Registration opens March 23 at 9 pm. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa.

Thursday, April 22nd – Jun 10th, 2021 
3:30 – 5:30 pm EST
$185.00
course code: 1597439 (USE THIS  CODE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE)
REGISTER HERE
613-580-2424 ext. 32047

DRAWING AND PAINTING, older Adults (50+): Use Code: 1597552 to register

Unlock your creativity with drawing and painting. Explore and learn watercolour and drawing techniques with this fun and creative course! Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa.

Mondays, April 26th – Jun 7th, 2021 
1:20-3:30 pm EST
$112.00
course code: 1597552
REGISTER HERE
(Use Code: 1597552 to register)
613-580-2424 ext. 32047

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS part 2, adult – Online
Note: this is a different from the “Drawing for the not-so terrified course”
This course is a continuation of 6 WEEK online Drawing for the absolute beginner course. In this version, students will be introduced to landscape, figure, portrait drawing and more!  Learn tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw! (Note, taking the previous course is not mandatory, but recommended.) English with French translation available. Note: this is a different from the “Drawing for the not-so terrified course.”
Offered live online via Zoom with Art Pontiac.

May 11 – June 15, 2021 (6 sessions)
Tuesdays: 10 am – 12 pm
REGISTER HERE

Virtual Classes with the
Ottawa school of art:

ILLUSTRATION FOR BEGINNERS, ADULTS – ONLINE

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 drawing and painting materials are used in this course, with an option to explore digital media (Photoshop or free alternative).  Projects and exercises will also focus on how to unlock your imagination! Topics covered include picture book illustration, editorial illustration, and more! All levels welcome. Offered live online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. 

Tuesdays May 11 – June 22nd.
6-8:30 pm EST
Price $225
course code: P21Z002A
REGISTER HERE
Tel. (613) 241-7471 

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER, ADULT – ONLINE

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, and line. Topics will include how to draw still life, figures, landscapes, portraits, and more! Learn simple tips and tricks that make a big difference – creating a solid foundation for future artwork! Offered live online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. 

Wednesdays May 12-June 23rd
6-8:30 pm EST
Price $225
course code: P21Z001A
REGISTER HERE
Tel. (613) 241-7471 

DRAWING FOR THE NOT SO TERRIFIED, ADULT – ONLINE

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, botanicals, the figure, portraits, animals, 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 live online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. 

Mondays  May 10-June 28th
6-8:30 pm EST
Price $225
course code: P21Z001B
REGISTER HERE
Tel. (613) 241-7471 

EXPLORING VISUAL ARTS, Adult

Express your creativity in this introductory visual art course. Each week we explore and learn a different material 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 and watercolors introduced afterwards. Offered live online via Zoom with Dovercourt Recreational Centre. Can’t attend the live meeting? A recording of each class will be shared with everyone registered to watch for the first time or re-watch.

Wednesdays, 2-4 pm EST
May 5th – May 26th 
REGISTER HERE
613-798-8950 ext. 0  

ART JOURNAL / ONLINE PAINT DAY! FREEEach 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

*Due to the nature of this course, you need to register for each session to participate. You can also follow my WebsiteFacebook, or Instagram feed for latest updates. 

PRIVATE / PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS
Privatelessons
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.

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