Online Courses

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19 all city art centers and schools are currently closed. That’s why I  have moved ONLINE using Zoom! I teach drawing, painting, illustration, digital art, portfolio, and private lessons throughout the Ottawa area. 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

Online Course listing:

Course listings may change to suit student interest, stay tuned for updates!

ART JOURNAL WITH A LOCAL ARTIST – 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. Some of us might need a place to unwind and release some stress right now (I know I do)! Let’s unlock our creativity together through art journaling!
General supplies: If you don’t have a journal or sketchbook, any assortment of papers will do! Have any art supplies or ephemera (pieces of memorabilia), magazines, etc. near by. We will use what we have on hand!

Our next session will feature a lesson from: Katie Argyle
Topic: “What’s your story?”

With just a sheet of paper, learn Katie’s clever technique on how to make a book (or books). These fun “mind snacks” as she calls them will be the jumping off point for a self reflection art journal prompt! If you want to follow along, here is what you need to make the book:
– at least 1 sheet of paper. (But you can use more sheets to experiment with!) For example, a 8.5 x 11″ computer paper or any THIN artist paper that you can fold (such as thin watercolour paper, mixed media paper…)
scissors
pen, pencil, or marker to write a bit of text (provided)

Here is what you may want to complete your book:
– any drawing, painting, or collage materials of your choice
glue/glue stick
stamps/stamp pad

Sunday, May 31, 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 May 31th lesson.

EXPLORING VISUAL ARTS, $100 for 5 lessons! Registration is now Closed
Express yourself in this introductory visual art course. Explore different mediums and techniques as your instructor guides you through weekly projects. Drawing and painting techniques are covered in this course. Course outline: Exploring Visual Arts outline late spring 2020
Supplies: Pencils and paper for the first day. Acrylic and/or watercolour supplies recommended for the rest of the class.

Wednesdays, May 27 – June 24, 2020 (5 lessons)   Registration is now closed
2-4 pm EST
Course Fee: $100 (E-transfer via Canadian bank only)
REGISTER HERE and Make an E-Transfer to:Once your payment has been processed, you will be sent the zoom link and password used to join your class. As well as any digital handouts/resources for the course.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER – $160 for 8 Lessons! FULL – Registration is now closed

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.
Course Outline: DrawingForAbsoluteBeginners Outline Spring 2020
Supplies: Drawing pencils and paper for the first day, refer to the course outline (above) for supply details for the entire course.

Tuesdays, May 5-June 23, 2020 (8 lessons)  Registration Now Closed
6-8 pm EST
Course Fee: $160
(Interac E-transfer via Canadian bank only)

REGISTER HERE and Make an E-Transfer to:
Once your payment has been processed, you will be sent the zoom link and password used to join your class. As well as any digital handouts/resources for the course.

DIGITAL ART AND PHOTO EDITING FOR BEGINNERS, $160 for 8 Lessons! Registration is now closed.

Learn the fundamentals of creating visual art digitally! Through project-based explorations, discover how to draw, paint, and manipulate images on your computer. Projects develop digital art skills as well as familiarize students with the ins and outs of using editing programs like Adobe Photoshop.*
*If you do not have Photoshop and want to hold off on paying for it, you can get by with a free alternative that will be covered in class (Photopea).
Course outline: Digital Art Course Outline Spring 2020

Supplies/Prerequisites: Desktop or laptop computer with mouse and keyboard. Good internet connection.
If possible, having two screens is helpful. One to watch the lesson and another to follow along with. For example, join the lesson on your tablet or phone and do the exercises on  your computer/laptop (- if you don’t have two monitors).

Wednesdays, May 6-June 24, 2020 (8 lessons) Registration Now Closed
6-8 pm EST
Course Fee: $160 (Interac E-transfer via Canadian bank only)
REGISTER HERE and Make an E-Transfer to:Once your payment has been processed, you will be sent the zoom link and password used to join your class. As well as any digital handouts/resources for the course.

 

ONLINE PAINT DAY (acrylics), $10 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. 
Date/Price: TBD

PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
Tailor made for each individual or group (group of friends and/or family members)
Price: TBD
Contact me directly to discuss lesson plans.

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