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

FALL Term (Sept. –  Dec. 2018)

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.

Registration Code: F18D001B
Mondays, Sept.10 to Dec. 3 (no class October 8)
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.

Registration code: F18D002A
Tuesdays, Sept. 11 – Nov. 27
6-9 pm
Price: $275

3. Illustration for Beginners, Adults
This course serves as a fun introduction to illustration and its variety of styles and techniques. We will work on short and simple projects to develop your skill level with different mediums. Wet, dry, and digital media will be explored (ink, paint, colour pencils, and Photoshop). Projects and exercises will also focus on how to unlock your imagination!

Registration code: F18D001C
Wednesdays, Sept. 12 – Nov. 28
Price: $300

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


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 and Painting, 9-13 year olds – 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. $ 258.50

Offered at 3 different times on Saturdays:
9:00 – 11:00 am
September 29 – December 8, 2018
Course code: 1183273

11:30 am – 1:30 am
September 29 – December 8, 2018
Course code: 1183277

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
September 29 – December 8, 2018
Course code: 1183277

2. Art Journaling for Teens, 12-15 yrs

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: 1405580
Sundays, Sept 23-Dec. 2
10 am – 12 pm
$ 227.75

3. Soft Pastels, Adults
An exploration of the diversity of technique and content in soft pastel. All topics will be explored from landscapes and still life to non-representational. Composition and colour are emphasized.

Registration code: 1181651
Thursdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 29
1-3:30 pm
$ 284.75

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.

Wednesdays starting in September 12, 2018
14 classes
2-4 pm
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.