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Learn to Draw – Beginners Course

Learn to Draw – Beginners Course

Learn to Draw - Beginners Course

Date(s) - 11/08/2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Learn to Draw Beginners Course

About this course

Have you wanted to learn to draw but been too afraid to try? Learn to loosen your hand and sharpen your eye through clear explanations and practice. In each class we will informally discuss a specific artist whose work will act as a basis for our studio exercises and assist in the development of our pencil and charcoal techniques.

4 weeks

Cost: $75+HST (without materials) or $110+HST (with materials)

Tuesday, August 11 (August 11, August 18, August 25, September 2)

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Instructor: Vicky Li


What you’ll learn

Week 1:

Introduction to graphite pencils and colouring pencils

  • Greyscale, shading and crosshatching
  • Shading with colouring pencils and blending

Week 2:

Using Simple shapes

  • Breaking down a simple object such as a pear and vase into simpler shapes
  • Building up the drawing with shading
  • Understanding how objects react to light

Week 3:

Constructing Simple Still Life

  • Building a bowl of fruit with simple shapes
  • Looking at how objects react to one another and light
  • Colour in with pencil crayons

Week 4:

Working with Glass

  • Building a glass still life
  • Using graphite to communicate highlights and shadows

Learning to draw can be the gateway to self-expression. This course will cover basic drawing principles and techniques such as proportional measurement, perspective and shading. The mediums used in the course are graphite, charcoal, conté, and ink. The goal will be to build perception skills and hand-eye coordination in order to develop our drawing skills.

The Drawing Kit includes: 

  • A set of graphite pencils
  • Colouring pencils
  • A sketchbook 
  • A regular eraser and kneadable eraser


Last day to order course material kits in Toronto is August 8. Last day to ship kits outside of Toronto is August 7.

Materials are provided in the form of a drawing art kit.  Kits will be delivered via porch delivery for free within Toronto. Delivery charges will apply for those located outside Toronto.

Register today – spaces are limited.

Contact us for more information – info@freshpaintstudio.ca or 647-927-0764



Bookings are closed for this event.