Drawing for Beginners

Course Description

During those two sessions participants will explore basic drawing techniques like pattern design, character design and creation of animals with lines and shapes, while connecting with their own creativity. They will learn easy ways to draw simple figures and realize how drawing can be for everyone no matter the knowledge or skills.

Course Agenda

  1. Warming up using body movements and breathing exercises to prepare participants to be more present during the session.
  2. Warming up with basic drawing exercises to start moving the hand and start connecting with the drawing
  3. Showing participants a few references
  4. Session 1: drawing step by step basic shapes that will create different kind of animals
  5. Session 2: drawing step by step basic shapes that will create faces and different kind of facial expressions
  6. Time for them to create their own illustration based on the lessons learned before.
  7. Sharing and closure

Instructor: Paula Solano

Paula was born in Bogotá, Colombia, where she studied Law and Visual Arts. She worked as a lawyer for some years when she decided to move to Canada and studied Independent Illustration at Seneca College. She have been working as an illustrator for more than 8 years, working on different commissions and she has illustrated 5 books that have been published in different countries, like UK, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Canada. She has been teaching art, creativity, and yoga during the last years, sharing the tools that have helped her during her own path. She is passionate about life and stories. Everywhere she go she bring her sketchbook and pencils with her to draw what she see and to create stories with her children. She paint and write since she was a child and she love to imagine new worlds and characters. In her free time she love to share with her family and friends, walk in nature, practice Yoga and travel to new places.