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Drawing Workshops with Rachel Harbour:

Guided Still Life Drawing Studio 

Thursdays: March 7 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Guided Still Life Studio

Led by Rachel Harbour, this program is a 2 hour workshop that runs monthly on Thursdays.

Classes consist of warm up exercises, quick-draws, timed drawings and a long study of assorted still life settings.

Large paper and some basic supplies are provided but you are encouraged to bring your own drawing supplies from home.

Cost: $20.00 per class

Register at gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca  or call 613-968-6731 x2040


Saturday Drawing Workshops with Rachel Harbour 

March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6 & 13, 2024 - 10:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.

Series of six classes, 2 hours each, (most) materials included, $145.00

Registration is now closed for these workshops.

Drawing is a joyful means of expression, and a technical skill to be learned.  It allows us to transfer what we see around us onto a surface, and to communicate something of how we feel about what we see.  Drawing causes us to look closely, to observe; by developing an understanding of line, shape and form, we build the tools we need to translate what we see into marks we can put on paper.  Then, as we explore value, colour and materials, we develop our abilities to express what we think or how we feel about what we observe.  The more we draw, the better we see; the more (or more closely) we see, the better we draw…it’s addictive.

Over the six weeks of this course, with an overall goal of improving our ability to look at what is around us, we will study line (weight and movement), shape (basic shapes, building blocks), form (turn 2-d into 3-d), value (light and dark, shadows), and composition (still life).  Colour and expression will be a through theme, as will experiments with different materials and drawing tools.

This course is geared to the beginner, but welcomes anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills.