Fridays from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on the Dock, or attend a special session at a local heritage sites! See the class schedule below.

Urban Drawing on the Dock is a flexible series of classes where students can choose to participate once, twice, or every session offered! Instructor Tracy Nixon will teach you how to create an artistic representation of the physical aspects of an urban area.

For each class students will learn how to draw simple to complex buildings, while paying attention to perspective, shapes/forms, mark making techniques, and understanding the effects of light sources for realistic shading, all the while enjoying some time outdoors. The course will focus on sketching a variety of man-made buildings/structures in the Quidi Vidi area, starting with graphite pencil and working our way up to pen and ink, finally adding colour. No prior drawing experience is necessary, this course is aimed towards beginners and any students interested in learning how to sketch urban landscapes.

This will be an outdoor class weather permitting, we will move inside the Artisan Studios during rainy weather.

Supplies You Need:

Mixed Media Sketchbook (any size, preferably white paper) or watercolour paper

Sketching graphite pencils

Blending Stump

White eraser

Pencil Sharpener

Ruler (optional)

Kneaded Eraser (optional)

Black Ink Liner Pen (ie/ illustrator micro fine-liner pens, black ballpoint pen, ultra fine tip Sharpie, or dip pen/India ink)

Optional Supplies – if wishing to add colour

Watercolour paints, paintbrushes, water cup (recommended)

Masking or Painters tape

Soft pastels

Coloured Pencils

Dip pen, India ink, paint brush, water cup for ink washes

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Start Date

Jul 26, 2024 - 10:00

End Date

Jul 27, 2024 - 12:30


Quidi Vidi Village Artisan Studios

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