Drawing course

Introduction to Drawing ONLINE

This online course introduces students to a range of media and techniques in drawing, as well as different application methods to develop an awareness of line, volume and form. Working with conte, graphite, and charcoal, this foundation-level course, taught live by an AGO Artist Instructor, draws upon the AGO's collections as a platform for teaching methods and techniques, and prepares students for advanced classes at the AGO.

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Participants must be 18 or older. 

Some suggested retailers for purchasing your art materials:

Aboveground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s, DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis delays are very possible. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

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Tuesdays, - | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 weeks)

Week 1: The Grey Scale and Value.
Week 2: Basic Line Drawing Techniques.
Week 3: One Point Perspective and Eraser Drawing.
Week 4: Portraiture and Grid Drawing.

• 2B graphite pencil
• 2B black conte stick
• 2B white conte stick
• Sakura Pigma Micron 08 Black Pen 0.50mm or any similar black felt fine tip pen.
• Willow Charcoal (Coates Willow Charcoal 5-6mm. Med. Box of 6). If you do not want to buy the charcoal then the conte could act as a substitute.
• White Plastic Eraser or Kneaded Eraser
• Pastels Assorted Colours (Set of 12) Galleria Semi-Hard Pastels or Mungyo Gallery Drawing Chalk Pastels recommended
• Kraft Paper Pad, 18 x 24”, 40 sheets (Manila pad of paper if Kraft is not available)
• One Canson Mi Tienes Pastel Paper, 160 gsm 19”x 25”: Tobacco or any colour of a medium tone
• Kleenex and/or a Paper Stomp, a Q-Tip or your finger!
• Ruler or straight edge
• A Drawing Board 18”x24” or larger if you would find this useful
These are the recommended materials for this course. Your instructor may recommend additional optional materials once classes begin.




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