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.
NOTE: Classes run based on sufficient enrollment. Feel free to share!

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: W18D001B
Tuesdays, January 16 – April 3, 2018
Price: $275.00

2. 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 figure drawing, botanical drawing, perspective drawing, how to add colour 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 course or the intro version.

Registration code: W18D002B
Wednesday, January 17 – April 4, 2018
6-9 pm
Price: $275.00

3. Photoshop and Digital Art for Beginners, Adults
Learn the fundamentals of creating visual art digitally! Through project-based, hands-on explorations, discover how to draw, paint, and manipulate images on your computer. Projects develop digital and design skills as well as familiarize students with the ins and outs of using Adobe Photoshop (CS6). NOTE: Students are expected to be comfortable working on Microsoft Windows PCs (file management and basic navigation). Alternative option is to bring your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop (versions CS4 to CC accepted) installed and drawing tablet, please let instructor know if this is the case as there is limited space.

Registration code: W18D090A
Thursdays, January 18 – April 5, 2017
Price: $300.00

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
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.

2. Art Foundation | DRAWING & PAINTING EMPHASIS, Ages 15–18
Whether you are interested in pursuing architecture, fashion, animation or fine arts you will need to be able to draw. Your school art teacher does not have time to teach you everything. This course is designed for the serious art student to complement your school art program. It will help you to create convincing form, accurate proportion and pleasing compositions using observational techniques while working from still lives and the human figure. We will also produce some work that demonstrates your creativity. This course is open to new students as well as returners. (Tuition includes 4 draped models.)

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
Course code: 1100968

11:30 am – 1:30 am
Course code: 1100971

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Course code: 1100973

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, January 10 – April 11, 2018
2:30-4:30 pm
Price: $356
Website: https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/bsoma_home

2. Private classes: To schedule your private or semi private lessons with me, please contact Mat Clift, our School Manager (mclift@dovercourt.org 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.