I teach drawing, painting, illustration, digital art, portfolio, and private lessons throughout the Ottawa area. Scroll below to see my current teaching calendar, registration information, and location information.
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Photo from my “Art Foundations” class

Ottawa School of Art – Byward Campus, 35 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
Registration information available online, or call 613-241-7471 to register

1. Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified Beginner, Adults
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, figure drawing, and more! Learn simple tips and tricks that make a difference in how you see and draw, creating a solid foundation for future artwork.

Registration Code: S18D002A
Mondays and Wednesdays, August 1 – August 29, 2018
Price: $225

2. Travel Sketching and Painting for Beginners, Adults
Planning a trip? Or always wanted to be able to sketch your urban or rural landscape with ease? This course serves as a fun introduction to a variety of sketching techniques and approaches. Projects will teach students how to draw proportionally and with perspective, as well as strategies to make your sketches really stand out. Pencils, ink, and watercolours will be explored in this course.

Registration code: S18D002B
Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 2 – August 28, 2018
6-9 pm
Price: $210

3.  Artist’s Journal Workshop, Adults
This 3 lesson workshop serves as a fun introduction to art journaling. Whether you just started thinking about art or have been creating art for years, art journaling is a rewarding tool to unlock your creativity. The artist’s journal is where you get to play with new materials and ideas, to practice, and a place to meditate. We will work on a variety of instructor directed and student directed projects and exercises to explore approaches to creative journaling. Drawing and painting approaches will be taught in this course.

Registration code: S18DSC02
Saturdays, August 11, 18, and 25th, 2018
1-4 pm
Price: $145

Ottawa School of Art – Orleans, 245 Centrum Blvd., In the Shenkman Arts Centre. Registration information available online, or call 613-580-2771 to register

1. Teen Portfolio Development, Ages 12–14 – Full
This course will focus on developing students’ observational skills while focusing on tone, form, proportion, likeness, depth, composition and texture. Special attention will be given to portraiture, life drawing and still life. Students will work from a model in preparation for the Canterbury visual arts interview. Through a variety of painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpture projects, students will refine their skills and develop a substantial body of work. This course will cover all of the requirements for the Canterbury visual arts portfolio. Also available to teens wanting to attend De la Salle or pursuing their own interest in art. This course is open to new and returning students. (Tuition includes one draped model.) Students are asked to bring their own sketchbooks each class.
Registration closed.

Nepean Visual Arts Centre, City of Ottawa Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.
Registration information available online or call 613-580-2828 to register

Drawing and Painting, 9-13 year olds – Registration will open soon. NOTE: this class fills up fast
Discover mixed media as you learn how to paint with watercolours and acrylics, and draw with charcoal, conte and pastels. Advanced techniques and learning opportunities available.

Offered at 3 different times on Saturdays:
9:00 – 11:00 am
Dates: April 7 to June 16
Course code: 1144765

11:30 am – 1:30 am
Dates: April 7 to June 16
Course code: 1144767

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dates: April 7 to June 16
Course code: 1144773

Bluesfest School of Music and Art, 450 Churchhill Avenue North, Ottawa, Ontario

Registration information available online, or call 613-627-2762

1. Exploring Visual Arts, Adults
Express yourself in this introductory visual art course. Explore art history, mediums and techniques as your instructor guides you through weekly projects using paint, inks, charcoal, pencils and more.

Wednesday, April 25- June 20, 2018
2:30-4:30 pm
Price: $356 or pro-rated for late registrants
Website: https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/bsoma_home

2. Private classes: To schedule your private or semi private lessons with me, please contact Kate Ritchie, our School Manager (kritchie@bsoma.ca  or 613-627-2762)

Maya Hum is an Advanced Arts Instructor with the City of Ottawa.  She has Certified Standard First Aid, CPR C “Basic Rescuer,” AED (Automated External Defribrillation), AODA awareness training (Accessibiliy for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), HIGH FIVE®certification, and WHIMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) training.