Drawing I – Objects, Cast & Head (Portrait) Drawing


Weekly Class – Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


This class builds critical drawing skills. It gives students a solid foundation to move on to the figure and other complex subjects, without having to struggle with basic methods and technique.

Students begin with simple objects, progress to cast/drapery and then move on to life portrait drawing. Exercises from the French atelier and East European realist schools cover key subjects:

  • Perspective;
  • Composition;
  • Analytical drawing & construction;
  • Line control;
  • Value control;
  • Portraying form through light and shadow;
  • Rendering with pencil, charcoal, marker, pen & ink;

Class Format

The class is on-going, with no start/end date. Students can join at any time.

Class Content

The material includes 3 modules:

1. Simple Objects: constructing simple forms; learning to control line and values.

2. Cast & Drapery: creating strong compositions; showing dimension with light and shadow.

3. Head (Portrait) Drawing: anatomy and construction of the skull and facial muscles; describing living form and creating full-finish portraits.

Students start with the module that fits their current skill level, and study at their own pace. 

All levels of experience are welcome; beginners will find it particularly helpful.

Questions? Reach out by email, or call 416-453-2844.