Cultural Saturday: Drawing for Painting
The goal for this workshop is to focus on the preliminary drawing for a painting one plans to create. This is good for those of us who want to work with acrylic or oil paints, where the drawing portion will eventually be buried underneath the layers of paint. Activities revolve around warming up to start, finding and establishing shape, deciding on composition, and planning out the space on a canvas. We will discuss a variation of subject matter, and we’ll work from life and from a reference (photo). We will talk about the supports we use and considerations for different mediums (from acrylic/oil to watercolour).
Level: Beginner Age of Participants: Teenager/Adult (14+)
Participants need to bring:
- journal and penicl with which to write
- ruler that shows cm and inches
- photo or reference you may want to use for a personal project, plus a canvas you might want to use if you hav already begun a project
- drawing pencil, kneaded eraser
- stick of conté
- 2B pencil
- plastic sheath, non-permanent marker
- 3 sheets of primed cardstock
- 16” x 20” stretched canvas
Liza Gareau Tosh is a painter and teacher who works with acrylic and watercolour and various drawing materials. She has been studying art through community workshops since she was a teenager and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. She has been working as a teacher and artist for over 20 years, from the classroom in francophone schools in Saskatchewan to an independent school in B.C. Offering painting and drawing workshops from her gallery Routes Gallery gave her countless opportunities to connect with the community through its novice artists, young and old. She is presently producing out of her personal studio in Fernie, British-Columbia.