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

Winter 2021 course offerings

ART JOURNAL / ONLINE PAINT DAY! 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. Offered live online via Zoom. 
Next lesson: TBA
*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. 

EXPLORING VISUAL ARTS, Adults

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. 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, February 3rd to 24th, 2021 (4 sessions)
2-4 pm EST
Price $80
course code: 00007060
REGISTER HERE
613-798-8950

Drawing for Beginners: Level 1,* Adults
This course provides a comfortable and supportive environment in which to familiarize yourself with the basic elements of traditional drawing. You will practice your observation skills while studying shadows, masses, values, lines, and more! Topics covered include drawing from photos and still life. You will learn simple tips that will make all the difference in the way you observe and draw, thus laying a solid foundation for your future works! Offered online via Zoom with Art Pontiac.
English accompanied by a French speaking host
*This is the first half of my Drawing for the Absolute and Terrified Beginner course

Tuesdays, February  9 – March 16, 2021
10 am – 12 pm EST
$100 for Members, $115 for non members
REGISTER HERE  
artPontiac Stone School (The artist association of artists of the Pontiac)
Tel. 819-647-2291

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. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa 613-580-2424 ext. 32047

1 lesson Workshop: January 28, 2021, Thurs. 1-3 pm
$18.75
Registration code: 1589263
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th)

5 lesson course:
February 11th to March 18th
Sat. 1-3 pm
$112.00
Registration code: 1589265
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th)

1 lesson Workshop: March 25, 2021, Thurs. 1-3 pm
$18.75
Registration code: 1589399
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th)

DRAWING AND PAINTING, Adult
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 613-580-2424 ext. 32047
NOTE there are 1 day workshop options or 5 lesson course options for this class. You can register for all of them if you wish.

1 lesson Workshop: February 6, 2021, Sat. 9:30-11:30 pm
$18.75
Registration code: 1589272
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

5 lesson course:
February 20-March 20, 2021
Sat. 9:30-11:30 am
$93.50
Registration code: 1589273
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

DRAWING AND PAINTING, children, 6-12 yrs

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 613-580-2424 ext. 32047
NOTE there are 1 day workshop options or 5 lesson course options for this class. You can register for all of them if you wish.

1 lesson Workshop: February 6, 2021, Sat. 11:45 am-1:45 pm
$23.25
Registration code: 1589276
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

5 lesson course:
February 20-March 20, 2021
Sat. 11:45 am-1:45 pm
$115.75
Registration code: 1589275
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

1 lesson Workshop: March 27, 2021, Sat. noon-1:30 pm
$17.50
Registration code: 1589401
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

ART JOURNALING, Teens, 15-17 yrs. 
* If you have 13-14 year old who would like to join this class you can request an over ride to register by calling the virtual programming number at 613-580-2424 Ext. 32047 or email virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca . But note the class could potentially have a big age range (13-17). This is OK for me teaching wise, but it depends on what your teen is comfortable with!

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. Offered online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa 613-580-2424 ext. 32047
NOTE there are 1 day workshop options or 5 lesson course options for this class. You can register for all of them if you wish.

1 lesson Workshop: February 6, 2021, Sat. 2-4 pm
$18.75
Registration code: 1589268
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

5 lesson course:
February 20-March 20, 2021
Sat. 2-4 pm
$93.50
Registration code: 1589270
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

1 lesson Workshop: March 27, 2021, Sat. 1:45-3:15 pm
$14.00
Registration code: 1589402
REGISTER HERE (registration opens January 14th) 

COURSES WITH THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART
Winter 2021 classes are now are FULL. You may contact the school to see if you can placed on a waiting list. Tel. (613) 241-7471

1. Drawing for the Absolute and Terrified Beginner, ADULT : Wednesdays, January 20- March 31, 2021, 6 – 8:30 pm EST, $255.00, course code: W21Z001A
REGISTER HERE   FULL, Offered via zoom with the Ottawa School of Art

2. Drawing for the Not So Terrified Beginner, ADULT:  Tuesdays, January 19-March 30, 2021, 6 – 8:30 pm EST, $255.00, course code: W21Z001B
REGISTER HERE FULL, Offered via zoom with the Ottawa School of Art

3. Illustration and Multimedia, ADULT: Thursdays, January 21-April 1, 2021, 6 – 8:30 pm EST, $255.00, course code: W21Z001B
REGISTER HERE FULL, Offered via zoom with the Ottawa School of Art


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.