Course Description

Designed for beginners, and those who have previous experience in visual arts. We will review basic knowledge in drawing as well as fundamental concepts and techniques. You will draw from various still lifes using pencil, watercolour pencils, conté and chalk pastels, or any other drawing medium. Receive immediate feedback from a professional artist in a fun and supportive environment.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  1. Draw the surrounding 3-D world on a 2-D surface in more detail
  2. Apply basics in drawing geometrical forms
  3. Apply perspective when drawing still lifes
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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 7:30PM
May 02, 2023 to May 09, 2023
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $45.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Delivery format and health protocols may change in response to COVID-19. Students will be informed of any changes.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Supply List:

Sketchbook no smaller than 8.5" x 11". Inexpensive options: UCalgary bookstore, Dollar Store, Walmart or Michaels

Artist Sketch clipboard 23” x 26” (optional)

Drawing materials

Any of the following choices:

  • Black drawing pencil
  • Compressed Charcoal Sticks (conte’) Black, White and Brown
  • Chalk Pastels (colour)
  • Oil Pastels
  • Watercolour Pencils
  • Coloured pencils

The UCalgary bookstore or Michaels often has sales. Mona Lisa Art Supplies also sometimes has sales.


If using charcoal, conte or chalk pastels:

  • 2x Fabiano (Tiziano) paper brown, green or grey

If using black or coloured pencil:

  • 2x Mayfair paper (or any other white paper for drawing)

Note: Drawing papers are found only at Art stores or UCalgary bookstore

Other supplies:

  • Eraser
  • Workable Fixative Spray
  • An apron or other drawing outfit

Approximate Cost: $20

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