INTRODUCTION TO FIGURE: Sessions 1 – 12

Constructing the face and figure may seem challenging, but it is enormously interesting and engrossing. I am easily bored, but after many years, figure drawing (and perspective) are best things I ever undertook. You will learn so much more along the way!


Session 1 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Using Charcoal Types

Video 1 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 2 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Manikins and Gesture Types

Video 2 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 3 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Gesture to Contour

Video 3 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 4 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Using Trace Paper to Compose

Video 4 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 5 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Foreshortening

Video 5 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 6 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Torso Sculpt Bends Twists

Video 6 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 7 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Torso Sculpt Bends Twists

Video 7 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 8 – INTRO TO FIGURE: Head Face Proportions

Video 8 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 9 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Head Face Proportions

Video 9 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 10 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Manikins

Video 10 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 11 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Using Manikins

Video 11 of 12 (July 7,  2024)


Session 12 – INTRO TO FIGURE:  Poses From Manikins

Video 12 of 12 (July 7,  2024)

PARTS OF THE FIGURE

ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEAD

Architecture of the head - from Tony O'Regan's Introduction to Drawing the Face and Figure

Video 1 of 5 – ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEAD (March 5,  2024)

Video 2 of 5 – ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEAD (March 5,  2024)

Video 3 of 5 – ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEAD (March 5,  2024)

Video 4 of 5 – ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEAD (March 5,  2024)

Video 5 of 5 – ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEAD (March 5,  2024)

LIGHTING – INK LINE & WASH EXERCISE

Video 1 of 5 – INK LINE & WASH EXERCISE
(July 14, 2024)

Video 2 of 5 – INK LINE & WASH EXERCISE
(July 14, 2024)

Video 3 of 5 – INK LINE & WASH EXERCISE
(July 14, 2024)

Video 4 of 5 – INK LINE & WASH EXERCISE
(July 14, 2024)

Video 5 of 5 – INK LINE & WASH EXERCISE
(July 14, 2024)

Drawing Essentials Plus!

The Drawing Essentials Plus course aims to provide a practical toolbox of skills, ‘ten ways of seeing and drawing’, to build confidence in your ability to draw realistically from observation and from your imagination.

All levels can benefit and are welcome whether your goal is simply to improve your drawing or to approach painting and other visual arts with greater insight and competence.

Learn the essential techniques and skills necessary to draw objects and environments in perspective and to render shade, shadow and reflection with light. The course will deal with fundamentals (gesture, contour, mass, space, silhouette, figure-ground, tonal design, lighting, geometrics, and composition) to draw subjects such as buildings, landscape, florals, face, figure and abstraction. The lessons will be followed up by videos so you can practice at you own pace after the course.

If you would like an excellent boost to your drawing skills, please use link below for further info/registration: http://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/burnaby/Activity_Search/20529

Drawing Essentials Plus
2024 Spring #26016
Apr 12, 2024 – May 31, 2024
8 sessions, Fridays 2 – 4:30 pm
Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby (Deer Lake) SCA Studio 106
Visual Arts Adult

Fee details

Fee for up to 64 years old$171.20
Fee for 65 or more years old$136.96

Artist Bio: Tony O’Regan was born in Cork Ireland and grew up in Florida and Canada. He was educated in Art (Hons. Painting), and Architecture (MEDes/Arch.). Tony has taught Art and Design for over 25 years, including Shadbolt, Emily Carr and UBC.  He is a highly sought after instructor locally and beyond. He paints landscape, urban, abstract, still life and figure.

New 2023 Workshops at Emily Carr University of Art & Design

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING 

Course #  CEDR 102 S001

Jan 29 – Mar 26, 2023 (no class Feb 19)

ONLINE – Sunday mornings   9:30am – 12:30pm – (8 sessions)

Expand your drawing, illustration, or painting practice through the creative power of perspective drawing techniques. Students will how technical precision meets visual concept in this introductory perspective drawing course. Learn how to render accurate perspectival objects and scenes as well as manipulate space and form to create experimental compositions. Learn to use 1, 2, 3 point and fisheye perspective. Also learn to sketch and employ scale figures in context. We will draw buildings, boats, vehicles, landscape and figures.

Go to Continuing Studies website for further information:

https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEDR/102/S001


CREATIVE DRAWING AND ARCHITECTURE

Course#  CEDR  163 – S001

Jan 29 – Mar 26, 2023 (no class Feb 19)

ONLINE – Sunday afternoons   1:30 pm – 4:30pm – (8 sessions)

This structured, high-energy course develops your basic to intermediate drawing and sketching skills, specifically related to space and spatial concerns. Exercises and projects focus on applying principles of perspective drawing, sketching concepts, and other compositional strategies. A variety of creative freehand techniques will allow you to develop your approach to architectural drawing.

Go to Continuing Studies website for further information:

https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEDR/163/S001

DRAWING THE PORTRAIT

Course #  CEDR 206  S001

Feb 6 – April 3, 2023 (no class Feb 20)

ON CAMPUS – Mondays  6:45 – 9:45pm – (8 sessions)

This course provides an in-depth study of the human head and face for portraiture. Using a variety of media, including charcoal, ink, and graphite, you will explore proportion, resemblance, texture, shape and expression. Basic structural analysis will be covered. Course work includes drawing from reference images, and directly from a model.

Go to Continuing Studies website for further information:

https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEDR/206/S001

New Fall Workshops at Fraser Valley Continuing Education 2023

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product-category/fvcontinuinged/classes-with-tony-oregan/

ACRYLIC FUNDAMENTALS PLUS

This course will include the fundamental skills and processes of painting in acrylics, such as color choices and mixing, as well as highly effective techniques and processes. We will also go beyond the basic skills to create paintings of landscapes and still-life, etc.  Fundamentals-Plus  is a course suitable for those who are beginning to paint in this versatile medium, as well as those with some experience who wish to continue to paint in a supportive studio.  All painting projects are clearly demonstrated, step-by-step by well-known teaching artist, Tony O’Regan (toregan.com).

Studio Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC

Acrylic Fundamentals Plus- Two scheduled offerings –


Select Offering 1WS23
– Wed Feb 8 2023 – Mar 8 2023 – 6:30-8:30pm – 5 sessions

Acrylic Fundamentals Plus-
Select Offering 2WS23
– Wed May 3, 2023 – May 31, 2023 – 6:30-8:30pm – 5 sessions

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product-category/fvcontinuinged/classes-with-tony-oregan/

ACRYLIC PAINTING STUDIO PROJECTS

This course provides a wonderful project-oriented studio setting for those who have painted with acrylics before, even at a very basic level, and who wish to continue to paint projects in a supportive and organized environment. We will focus on the compositional design, procedures and techniques, through projects, such as, nature and village scenes and floral. Highly experienced teaching artist, Tony O’Regan (toregan.com), will organize and demonstrate each inspiring painting project, encouraging individual expression and development.

5 Wednesdays, Mar 22, 2023 – Apr 19 2023, 6:30pm to 8:30pm,Studio Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/acrylic-painting-studio/


OCEAN WAVES (acrylic) 

Learn to understand the parts of a wave and how to depict it in color and gesture  as it rolls onto a rocky or sandy shore.
 
Select schedule Offering 1WS231 Session – Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 – 9:30-1 pm, Studio Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/creative-saturdays-ocean-wave-acrylic/

REFLECTIVE LAKES / PONDS (acrylic)

Learn to understand the defining components of a reflection. It has an ambiguity and a language all its own.
 
Select schedule Session – Offering 1WS231 – Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 – 9:30-1 pm, Studio Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/saturday-acrylics-landscape-reflective-lakes-ponds/

PAINTING STREAMS (acrylic) 

Learn to understand and depict the flow and transparent energy of a stream running over a rocky bed though a forest.
 
Choose session schedule Offering 1WS23 – Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 – 9:30-1 pm, Studio Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/tonys-art-school-streams-acrylic/


PAINTING WATERFALLS (acrylic) 

Learn to understand and strongly, convincingly depict a waterfall and its component parts.
 
1 Session – Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 9:30-1 pm, Studio Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/tonys-art-school-waterfalls-acrylic/


FLORAL STILL-LIFE (acrylic)

Learn to analyze, compose and paint a floral still-life.
 
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Studio-Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/saturday-acrylics-still-life-with-florals/

PAINTING ROCKY MOUNTAINS (acrylic)

Learn to analyze, compose and paint a floral still-life.
 
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Studio-Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/tonys-art-school-rocky-mountains/


INTO THE FOREST, PAINTING A FOREST GROVE (acrylic)

Learn to paint a forest scene with trees, foliage and ground patterns.
 
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/tonys-art-school-into-the-forest-paint-a-forest-scene/


DRAWING HORSES

Learn some basic methods for drawing and shading horse heads, body forms, and typical poses. We will approach this intriguing and challenging subject matter by using large scale models and projections , using charcoal, soft pencil and blending stumps on paper. Guided exercises and demonstrations will be provided by instructor, Tony O’Regan.

Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/tonys-art-school-drawing-horses/


DRAWING A VILLAGE STREET IN PERSPECTIVE

Learn the basics of 1 and 2-point perspective. We will draw a village street, considering architecture, light/shadow, windows and materials, silhouette shapes. We will learn to draw convincing figures involved in activities and correctly in perspective.
 
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Studio-classroom in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://fraservalleycontinuingeducation.ca/product/tonys-art-school-perspective-drawing-village-street/

New Fall Workshops at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts

PAINTING FORESTS AND MOUNTAINS – 2023 (acrylic)

April 14 – June 2, 2023 –   eight sessions

10 am – 1 pm

Learn to paint powerful landscapes defined by trees, rocks, water and snow-capped mountains. Sculpted form, space and landscape are combined in these exciting and much-loved subjects . Each move is clearly demonstrated and explained. Though some prior experience in painting is recommended, but the motivated novice is also welcome. Videos are provided for viewing during the course if you have to miss a session.

Materials will be acrylic paints  – red (crimson), yellow (hansa), blue (ultramarine), green (thalo), white(titanium). One point-detail and one ¾ “ flat brush. HB pencil, sharpener and eraser. Two or three 16 x 20 canvases. Palettes and water containers are provides.

Contact registration at Shadbolt – (604)297-4440


FLORAL EXPRESSIONS 2023 – in Acrylics

May 12 – June 2, 2023,

Four afternoon sessions  –  2 pm – 4:30pm

The title says it all!  Along the way, we will approach the various bloom and leaf forms. We will study gesture, contour, mass, space, silhouette, light and shade, color and composition. Each move is clearly demonstrated and explained. Videos are provided for viewing during the course if you have to miss a session. No prior experience is required. Those with some experience will also benefit.

Materials will be acrylic paints  – red (crimson), yellow (hansa), blue (ultramarine), green (thalo), white(titanium). One point-detail and one ¾ “ flat brush. HB pencil, sharpener and eraser. One or two 16 x 20 canvases. Palettes and water containers are provides.

Contact registration at Shadbolt – (604)297-4440


DRAWING THE CITY – 2023

April 14 – May 5, 2023

Four afternoon sessions  –  2 pm – 4:30pm

Begin by learning the essentials of 1 and 2 point perspective drawing. We will then move on to shade, shadow and reflection on wall surfaces and windows. We will study the drawing of scale figures to give life to scenes. We will also touch on silhouette, urban form and space. We will look at traditional villages and at urban streets. This subject matter is of interest to many, such as, travelers, urban design sketchers, and general interest artists.

Each move is clearly demonstrated and explained. Videos are provided for viewing during the course if you have to miss a session. No prior experience is required. Those with some experience will also benefit.

Materials are very basic – 2b/4b pencils, eraser, sharpener and 30” straight edge; A pen, such as Pilot Fineliner or equal; Paper can be a few sheets of 11 x 17 velum or trace, as you wish. (More discussion of materials in first session.)

Contact registration at Shadbolt – (604)297-4440

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