Woman drawing man

Steve Jacobs

ONLINE LIFE DRAWING

Whether you are looking to be a painter, sculpture, fashion designer, movie director or another creative, life drawing offers the essential skills to get you there. Life drawing is the drawing of the human form in its various shapes and postures, offering foundational skills in observation and  empathy. This introductory drawing course is designed and taught for all levels of art experience and capabilities. Students can work at their own pace. We will focus on the fundamentals and foundations of the practice and help you develop the building blocks of drawing. 

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 & Conditions 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.

 

Members Price
$220.00
Public Price
$260.00

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COURSE SECTIONS

Fridays, - | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 weeks)

WEEKLY OUTLINE 

Week 1: Study of gesture, focusing on the structure and movement within the human form. Discussion and demonstration on main axis and axis points

Week 2: Chiaroscuro/Shape reading: Exploration of basic shapes that create a Three-dimensional form. Study of highlights, reflected lights, core shadows and cast shadows.

Week 3: Proportion

Week 4: Portraiture

STUDENT MATERIALS LIST

  • 18 x 24 inch Newsprint or Cartridge paper pad 40 sheets (or white paper any size)
  • Conte sticks: Black HB, B, 2B, and white 2B (or NuPastel white)
  • Chalk Pastel set, 12 or more colours. (Alternative: NuPastel, or soft pastel)
  • Eraser: white plastic
  • Optional: Conte Sanguine (red brown), conte Bistre (dark brown), charcoal pencils and chalk pencils, sharpener for the pencils, large kneadable eraser, bulldog clips and a drawing board to fit the paper.

 

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. 

 

Instructor:

Fridays, - | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 weeks)

WEEKLY OUTLINE 

Week 1: Study of gesture, focusing on the structure and movement within the human form. Discussion and demonstration on main axis and axis points

Week 2: Chiaroscuro/Shape reading: Exploration of basic shapes that create a Three-dimensional form. Study of highlights, reflected lights, core shadows and cast shadows.

Week 3: Proportion

Week 4: Portraiture

STUDENT MATERIALS LIST

  • 18 x 24 inch Newsprint or Cartridge paper pad 40 sheets (or white paper any size)
  • Conte sticks: Black HB, B, 2B, and white 2B (or NuPastel white)
  • Chalk Pastel set, 12 or more colours. (Alternative: NuPastel, or soft pastel)
  • Eraser: white plastic
  • Optional: Conte Sanguine (red brown), conte Bistre (dark brown), charcoal pencils and chalk pencils, sharpener for the pencils, large kneadable eraser, bulldog clips and a drawing board to fit the paper.

 

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. 

 

Instructor:

COURSE POLICIES AND FAQ

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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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