Course Description

This course is geared towards artists, designers, illustrators, and animators who wish to sharpen or refresh their hand drawing skills. Building on students' knowledge of basic drawing elements, such as line, shape, value, and composition, this course expands the student's observational and technical skills to create accurate drawings of architecture, nature, and the human form. Please note this course includes drawing the human figure from a live nude model.

All Continuing Studies students in classes with a life model must observe the Etiquette Rules for Working with a Life Model.


  • Grasp the expressive potential of line to render two and three-dimensional objects in pictorial space,
  • Observe and render light and shadow and to define form through various shading techniques,
  • Observe and render the human form, including anatomy, figure structure and basic proportions,
  • Understand various drawing processes and their applications by representing a range of subject matter (objects, environments and the human figure) using observation, interpretation and inventive processes,
  • Comprehend formal elements and compositional concerns basic to drawing by employing formal issues of line, shape, value, texture and space.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Drawing Skills Studio 1
6:30PM to 9:30PM
May 28, 2024 to Jul 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In-Person [Evening]  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $570.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Section Notes

Course Supply List

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.