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Drawing with Meshell Melvin

To many people the process of drawing seems mysterious and only for a select few who have magical talent. This course will try to demystify the process of drawing. There will be a discussion of the basic principles of line, form, proportion and perspective throughout a series of drawing exercises. Students will be encouraged to become involved in the process of drawing/seeing and to let go of fears and preconceived ideas of how things ‘should’ look. This course can be presented in subsequent sessions to further develop basic drawing principles while exploring different drawing mediums and materials.

Grade Suitability:

1-12

Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

1 - 11/2 hours

Material Required:

Easels or drawing horses, drawing boards (if possible), 18”x24” sheet of cartridge paper, assortment of soft drawing media.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply drawing media at minimal cost to the class.

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

All

Availability:

This Program is available throughout the year and may be part of an extended project.

Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has a professional practice that spans 30 years, and has exhibited widely. Her work hangs in public and private collections, and has been featured in print, radio, television and film. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her; the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape. She has a passion and commitment to art education that parallels her devotion to her practice and makes her a lively and stimulating instructor. An artist in the schools for almost 20 years, she is versatile in a number of mediums and her tickle trunk is full of projects.

Contact: 867-393-4696

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