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

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: P17D001B
Mondays and Wednesdays April 19 to May 17, 2017
6-9 pm
Price: $240.00

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: P17D002A
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 18 to May 16, 2017
6-9 pm
Price: $225.00

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, 12-14 years 
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. (Tuition includes one draped model.)

Students are asked to bring their own sketchbooks each class.

Course Code P17ST01B
Sundays, March 26 – June 18
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
$TBA

2. Art foundation | Drawing & painting emphasis | 15 – 18 years
Whether you are interested in pursuing architecture, fashion, animation or fine arts you will need to be able to have a strong drawing and painting foundation. This course is designed for the serious art student to prepare and complement your current or future art study. Lessons focus on how to create convincing form, accurate proportion, and pleasing compositions. Still life and the human figure will be covered in this course, as well as lessons to encourage and unlock your creativity (Tuition includes 4 draped models.)

Students are asked to bring their own sketchbooks each class.

Course Code P17ST01C
Sundays, March 26 – June 18
Time: 1pm to 4pm
$TBA

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 2 different times on Saturdays:

Course Codes: 1071997 (For the AM), 1071998 (For the PM)
Saturdays
April 22 – June 17, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am or 12:00 – 2:00 pm

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

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

1. 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: BSO163
Thursdays, April 20 – June 22, 2017
2-4 pm
Price $244.00

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)

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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.