From Drawing to Painting Workshop

Saturdays, April 6th, 20th, and 27th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Instructor: David Edwards

Saturday, April 13th (1:00pm-5:00pm) Workshop 1 – Realistic Drawing

The first workshop will focus on elements of drawing: Aspect of the Line and edges, using positive and negative shapes. A few simple exercises using these concepts, building relatively simple “trompe-l’œil” objects in pencil. Homework: Practise drawing at home. Bring to the next workshop some objects from home that can be arranged in a still-life composition. (alternatively, bring 3 photographs they find interesting).  

Materials to bring: sketchpad/scketchbook and pencils
Fee for three workshops $210 or each workshop is at $80 please bring your own materials.

Saturday, April 20th (1:00pm-5:00pm) Workshop 2 – Elements of Composition

This workshop will use a composition chosen from Workshop 2 where the students redraw it as an outline on canvas and by the end, create a finished painting. Introduce the concepts of staining the canvas with a (fairly) neutral tone;  using a simplified palette, complementary colours; blocking in areas of colour, and finishing the painting. 

Materials to bring: palette, oil paints, and 2 canvases (size to be determined – maybe between 10 x 14 in and 12 x 16 in), a variety of hog-hair brushes  and non-odorous solvent medium. 
Fee for three workshops $210 or each workshop is at $80 please bring your own materials.

Saturday, April 27th (1:00pm-5:00pm) Workshop 3 – Painting

The first workshop will focus on elements of drawing: Aspect of the Line and edges, using positive and negative shapes. A few simple exercises using these concepts, building relatively simple “trompe-l’œil” objects in pencil. Homework: Practise drawing at home. Bring to the next workshop some objects from home that can be arranged in a still-life composition. (alternatively, bring 3 photographs they find interesting).  

Materials to bring: sketchpad/scketchbook and pencils
Fee for three workshops $210 or each workshop is at $80 please bring your own materials.

David Edwards Bio:

David started his Professional career in Waterloo after he graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Queen’s University. He graduated with degrees of Arts and Sciences specializing in Computer Science. He was chairman of the Artists Association in Kungsängen, Sweden for 10 years since 1984. He painted and taught extensively in water colour, oil and acrylic, in the discipline of landscape, portrait and abstract. He returned to Canada in 1994. Since then, he had numerous art exhibitions all around Toronto, too many to list them here, also, he was a prized speaker in multiple conferences and published books and poetry works. David loves life, his country, and advocates peace. His love for arts is fully reflected in his works.