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Event Series Event Series: ART 101: Drawing and Painting Basics

ART 101: Drawing and Painting Basics

May 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday afternoons in May, come to OMAH to get creative. Over 4 sessions, our artist instructors will gently guide you through the process of creating four masterpieces, even if you have never touched a paintbrush or held a stick of charcoal.  We will cover all the basics of  drawing and painting. With Art 101 at OMAH, you will get a crash course in materials, art-making, and terminology.  Perfect for beginners or for those who would like a refresher course.


All materials will be provided. Just bring yourself!


Save when you register for all 4 sessions:

Members $100 + HST / General $120 + HST

Single class registration:

Members $30 + HST/ General $35 +HST



Session 1: Introduction to Art  

Wednesday May 4, from 1-3  with Kathryn Kaiser


In this session, participants will learn the basic elements and principles of design, general drawing techniques and have a guided discussion at how to look and look at and critically analyze a work of art.


Session 3: Introduction to Acrylic Painting 

Wednesday May 18 from 1-3 with Barb Simmons

In this session participants will study the colour wheel,  colour mixing and colour theory while creating a landscape using different brush and palette knife techniques.  The focus for this session will be on colour, balance, movement and texture.

Session 2: Introduction to Drawing and the Human Form

Wednesday May 11 from  1-3 with Kathryn Kaiser


Building on knowledge from session one,  participants will now dive deeper into drawing techniques learning cross hatching, pointillism, and shading. From a live nude model, participants will learn blind contours, timed gestural sketches, the basic human form and human proportions

Session 4: Introduction to Watercolour Painting

 Wednesday May 25 from 1-3 Hilary Slater

This session will focus on watercolour painting and techniques such as a wash, graded wash, variegated wash, wet on wet, drybrush, and the application of other mediums (salt, wax resist), through a simple still life. 


May 11, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm