Course Description

This course is geared for 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.

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Explored the expressive potential of line to render two and three-dimensional objects in pictorial space.
  • Learned to observe and render light and shadow and to define form through various shading techniques.
  • Learned to observe and render the human form, including anatomy, figure structure and basic proportions.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of 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.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of 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
Jun 07, 2022 to Jul 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $475.00
Section Notes

Register at least 30 days prior to the start date to receive a $25.00 discount on your course.

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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

COVID-19 Protocols for On-Site Courses
By registering to take an on-site course at OCAD U’s School of Continuing Studies you agree to comply with the following requirements:

OCAD U ID CARD: Your OCAD U ID card is required to access campus.

Proof of Vaccination
1. Masks are Mandatory
2. Maintain Physical Distance Where Possible
3. Practice Good Hand Hygiene
4. Self-Assessments

Please see our registration policies for detailed information on COVID-19 protocols for on-site courses at OCAD U’s School of Continuing Studies. We will notify you with updates as the situation evolves.

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.