Drawing Class With Liza Gareau Tosh
6 week course — every second Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Choose either FALL SEMESTER or WINTER SEMESTER:
FALL: Sept 7, 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16
WINTER: Jan 11, 25; Feb 8, 22; March 14, 28
Maximum 8 participants per semester
This is a great class for many of us who have “drawing envy,” whether we already like to draw as a
favourite pastime or we want to improve on our limited skills to make it more of a pleasant experience
overall. Each session will have a different focus that relates to improving our drawing capabilities, such
as line, value, composition, texture, subject consideration, and plein air perspective. We also will play
with different dry and wet mediums in drawing, such as graphite, charcoal, conté, and ink, within the
different sessions. Towards the end, we will transfer our knowledge and experiences to the drawing
portion of painting projects we may be working on or plan to devise for the future.
• Level : Beginner to Experienced
• Age of Participants : Teenager/Adult (14+)
Participants need to bring:
• Journal and pencil/pen with which to write
• Any drawing supplies you may already own, should include:
• Variety of drawing pencils (2B to 8B)
• 1 kneaded eraser
• A few sticks of conté (black, white, sanguine, etc.)
• Sketch pads (various sizes)
Later, participants will need:
• 1 plastic transparent sheath
• 1 non-permanent fine-point marker
• A ruler that indicates both cm and inches
• Personal photos or references you may want to use for a personal project with a new canvas, plus a
canvas you might want to work on if you have already begun a project
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.
Cost per participant: $143.
Register for Fall via Eventbrite.
Register for Winter via Eventbrite.