Drawing course

ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

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.

Every season, we offer projects inspired by artworks in the AGO Collection, including new acquisitions as well as special exhibitions where indicated. Instructors also develop personalized approaches to their teaching techniques focused on student interests and needs. Students are encouraged to discuss their learning goals with their instructor.

Terms and Conditions of Participation in Online Courses.

Please review the Terms and Condition for course experience optimization. 

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. 

Members Price
$220.00
Public Price
$260.00

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COURSE SECTIONS

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

WEEKLY OUTLINE

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

STUDENT MATERIAL LIST 

  • 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 inch, 40 sheets (Manila pad of paper if Kraft is not available)
  • One sheet Canson Mi Teines Pastel Paper, 160 gsm 19 x 25 inch: 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 x 24 inch or larger if you would find this useful.

These are the recommended materials for this course. All sizes are approximate. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

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COURSE POLICIES AND FAQ

Art Education Policies - courses

Policies

Please read the following policies when you prepare your registration to AGO Education courses and camps.

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is limited to space restrictions.
  • Advance registration is recommended for all programs.
  • Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.
  • All registration is subject to availability.
  • All programs, prices and instructors are subject to change without notice.
  • The AGO has the right to remove students from classes. (remove if they are disruptive).

Withdrawals and Refunds

Courses

  • Refunds are available in full 5 days before the start of the first class, minus a $15 administration fee.
  • For all courses a withdrawal is allowed before the start of the second class, minus a $50 administration fee.
  • Withdrawals after the start of the second class are non-refundable.
  • One day workshops are non-refundable. 
  • Absence does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Courses are not transferable.
  • Withdrawal requests must be done by email through the Contact Centre at contactus@ago.ca.

Cancellation of Classes

  • To ensure that we are able to run your preferred classes, we recommend that you enroll at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the program.
  • In the event of course cancellation, registrants will be notified 3 days prior to the scheduled commencement of the course and a full refund will be given.

Accessibility

The AGO is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible destination and workplace. We embrace the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity to serve our visitors, staff and volunteers, and our community at large.

Read about our Commitment to Accessibility, our Customer Service Policies for visitors with disabilities, and our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Please let us know how we may assist you.

Scents

In consideration of those in the Gallery School who may have allergies and chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume or other scented products.

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Your registration ticket constitutes acknowledgement of willingness to appear in promotional photographs, motion pictures and videos taken in public areas of the Gallery and releases the Art Gallery of Ontario from liability resulting from use of such photographs, motion pictures or videos

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