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Elemental Figure Drawing - Summer 2018

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Monday, 23 July 2018 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

Elemental Figure Drawing - Summer 2018

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Elemental Figure Drawing - Summer 2018 23 Jul 2018 $265.00 $0.00 $13.25

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Monday & Wednesday Evenings

  • July 23, 25, 30, August 1
  • 6-8:30pm

$265 Includes Model Fee

Starting off on the right foot. Beginners Welcome!

Drawing the figure from life can be intimidating, but once you know a few secrets it can be much easier. Working from a live nude model, gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to artistically portray them. From simple gestural sketches with playful lines to slightly longer poses that will allow you to develop your style. We will explore all the fun of different kinds of line and try out various shading techniques. Through lectures, demonstrations and a lot of drawing you will gain confidence in your figure drawing. Beginners welcome!

Instructor: Holly McWilliams

Holly attended ACAD majoring in sculpture and painting. She has been instructing at Swinton’s since 2000 with a focus towards providing an enjoyable, positive and inventive learning environment. Holly concentrates on painting inspired by tradition. Full Instructor Bio: HERE

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Note: We will experiment with different types of paper which can be purchased on that day. You will also get a chance to play with different drawing mediums, so create a tool box that has any drawing supplies you may already have at home. 

Supplies you will definitely need:

Drawing board 18”x 24” or larger (a piece of foam core or cardboard and bull clips will also work)

  • 18”x24” pad of inexpensive paper (cartridge paper, manila paper, or newsprint)
  • 1 pack of 5 vine charcoal (also know as willow) 
  • 2x compressed charcoal
  • 2x white charcoal (not white conte)
  • 2b or 4b woodless pencil
  • 2x chisel tip markers (sharpie, Jiffy markers, Mr.Sketch) black, and any other color of a med value that you think is pretty (red, brown, orange etc) chisel tip or thick tip (no fine liners please)
  • 18’x24” pad of kraft paper (inexpensive and is the color of a brown paper bag)

Fun drawing items to experiment with that you may have at home:

  • Wax crayons
  • Soft or chalk pastels
  • Pencils 
  • Markers 
  • Pencil crayons
  • Conte
  • Pastels

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In store: 7160 Fisher Street S.E. Calgary, AB

By Phone: (403) 258-3500

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

Monday, 23 July 2018 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.


All of the instructors at Swinton's are gallery showing artists. Whether you make art as a hobby or are wanting to become a professional artist, our teachers can lead you in the right direction. From the technical side of painting to achieving pure creativity, they will be there to guide you.

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