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Drawing: Fundamentals of Drawing (Queens County) 

Course Locations and Times

TermLocationOffering PeriodOffering DayOffering TimeStatus
FallRiverview Community Center, Clyde River10/17/2023 - 11/28/2023Tuesday1:00 PM - 2:15 PMWait List

Course Details

DescriptionLearning to draw is about learning to see deeply. We will work from actual objects and learn to represent them in a convincing manner. Students will come away from class with confident drawing skills and a sense of their own style and a new appreciation of the many approaches and uses of drawing.
RequirementsQuality drawing pencils, medium size sketchbook, Micron drawing pen if desired.
ObjectivesTo gain confidence in representational drawing and a sense of personal style.
Teaching ProcessDemonstration and hands on participation. During the Winter term, this course will be offered online via Zoom.
UPEI Parking Pass Required?No
Additional Costs?Yes
Additional Costs or InformationStudents will need to obtain quality drawing pencils, a new quality medium sized sketchbook and an eraser.

Course Facilitator

NameJulia Purcell
Julia has been drawing and painting ever since her university days in Technical Theatre at Dalhousie University, where she earned a BA with Honours. She worked briefly at Neptune Theatre in Halifax NS but quickly realized her real passion was painting. While she acknowledges the value of the quality instruction she received while at Dalhousie in drawing, painting, design and lighting, she has rarely looked back on that profession. She paints regularly and exhibits her work where it can be seen by the public in many commercial galleries. She exhibited ten paintings in a three- artist show called Jubilation: New Beginnings, hosted by the Kings Playhouse Gallery PEI in April of 2021. She devotes time to improving and learning about art making, whether it is the form of a short online course through NSCAD in relief printing with printmaker Carrie Fisher or in earning an ALG Certificate for artists and art gallery workers led by staff at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Julia gives the occasional invited artist talk, on art related topics such as Color Theory.