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!

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Photo from my “Art Foundations” class

Summer term 2019

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

1. Travel Sketching and Painting for Beginners, Adults (Late Summer)
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.ro version.

Registration code: S19D002B
Monday & Wednesdays, August 7 – August 28, 2019
6-9 pm
Price: $195

2. 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: S19D002A
Tuesday & Thursdays, August 1 – August 27, 2019
6-9pm
Price: $225

Fall term 2019

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

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.
No class Oct 14
2 models

Registration Code: F19D001B
Mondays, Sept. 16 – Dec. 2, 2019
6-9pm
Price: $275

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.
2 models

Registration code: F19D002A
Tuesdays, Sept. 17 – Dec. 3, 2019
6-9 pm
Price: $280

3. Illustration and multimedia for Beginners, Adults 
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 paint, drawing, and digital media will be explored (such as ink, paint, pencils, and Photoshop). Projects and exercises will also focus on how to unlock your imagination. Topics covered include children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, and more! All levels welcome.

Registration code: F19D001C
Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Dec. 4, 2019
6-9pm

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

1. Drawing for Absolute Beginners, adult
This course introduces the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. In this comfortable and encouraging class, learn tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw, creating a solid foundation for other art classes you may want to try. This course introduces the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. In this comfortable and encouraging class, learn tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw, creating a solid foundation for other art classes you may want to try.

Registration code: 1496049
Sundays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 15, 2019
12:30 pm – 3 pm
$ 290.50

2. Art Journaling for teens
Play with new materials and ideas, practice and reflect on your art, and unlock your creativity through art journalling. Explore approaches through a variety of instructor and student directed projects and exercises. Drawing, painting and mixed media techniques will be taught in this course.

Registration code: 1493543
Sundays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 15, 2019
10 am – 12 pm
$ 232.50

3. Drawing and Painting, children
Due to popularity, I offer this course at 3 different time slots on Saturdays, pick which one works best for your schedule, see below:

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.
$ 285

Oct. 5 – Dec. 14, 2019
Saturdays

9:00-11:00 am Registration code: 1491703
OR
11:30 – 1:30 pm Registration code: 1491716
OR
2 – 4:00 pm Registration code: 1491719

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

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

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.

Registration cold: BSO348
Starts on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
14 sessions
2-4 pm

2. Private classes: To schedule your private or semi private lessons, please contact Kate Ritchie, our School Manager (kritchie@dovercourt.org or 613-627-2762) or Nicole Irvine nirvine@bsoma.ca
Website: https://www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/bsoma_home

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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.