This course is planned for students aged 12 to 16 who want to learn the fundamentals of drawing or work on portfolio pieces. The course will cover the basic drawing principles and techniques such as proportional measurement, perspective and shading. The mediums used in the course are graphite, conté, and pen. Genres will include still life, portraits and figure drawing. The focus is to build perception skills and hand-eye co-ordination, because all drawing is an active way of SEEING. Students who have enjoyed Drawing with Kathy in the past are encouraged to sign up for an additional term. Kathy spends the majority of the class working one-on-one with each student to help them advance their skills.
Kathy Chelin has a wealth of experience teaching art with both teens and adults. For the past 25 years, she has taught enriched classes in Drawing, Painting, Illustration and Sculpture at Unionville High School, the designated School for the Arts in York Region. She teaches a variety of drawing and sculpture classes throughout the city to adults and teens. In addition, she regularly does figure and portrait drawing workshops for OSEA (Ontario Society for Art Education) and she continues to teach studio classes to art teachers at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.