Special Summer Drawing Series

Tuesday Evenings, beginning July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Semiahmoo Art Center
Instructor: Tony O’Regan
Tony will share some of the expertise he has gained as an artist, architectural designer and instructor at Universities and Art Colleges for over 25 years.

Greetings to my friends in Art!

The two-hour sessions will be on various drawing topics that I think may interest you:

  • Perspective Drawing
  • Shade-Shadow-Reflection
  • Face
  • Figure
  • Boats
  • Horses
  • Village Streets
  • and more!

You can enroll one evening at a time or for a set, as you may find convenient. I hope to see you there!

Refresh your Art Skills this summer! 

This special summer drawing series will include Perspective Drawing, Shade-Shadow-Reflection, as well as focusing on drawing special subject areas, like Face, Figure, Boats, Horses, Village Streets, and others.

The first session will deal with an overview of Perspective Techniques and Principles. The second session will focus on Perspective Applications and case studies. From there, we will go on to Villages and Street Scenes; Drawing the Face; Drawing Figures; Boats and Coastal Scenes; then animals – Horses and Dogs. The classes are intended to be of use to people who wish to draw for its own sake or as an adjunct to painting.

Bring basic drawing materials of your choice – soft 2b or 4b pencil, 8 x 11 paper or larger, and whatever else you may wish to use.

Sessions will run from 6:30-8:30 Tuesday evenings beginning July 12 at Semiahmoo Art Center in the Visual Arts Studio (located at 14601-20 Ave, South Surrey, BC).

Cost is just $25 /session drop-in basis ($20 for Semiahmoo Arts members).

All levels welcome. Numbers are limited, so please pre-register at Semiahmoo Arts. Call the office at 604-536-8333 or use the button to register.

Perspective Drawing

Emily Carr University Continuing Studies

Online CEDR 102 F001
Oct. 13 to Dec. 1, 2020
TUESDAYS 6:30pm to 9:30pm
8 Sessions @ 3 hours

Perspective Drawing

This course is essential for artists, designers, illustrators and animators of all fields who wish to create convincing images of form, depth and space. Regardless of the art form you work in, you will improve the impact of your work with an understanding of this important and powerful drawing technique.

You will be guided through step-by-step exercises, moving from rough layout sketches to more carefully proportioned images of world architecture, objects and the human form.

Register By Phone  (Covid absences) Contact the Continuing Studies Registration Desk at: 604-844-3810
For further inquires or assistance with online registration email: csreghelp@ecuad.ca

Tony O’Regan

Rotate Objects from any viewpoint

Being able to draw simple boxes from any angle is important as a prelude to drawing more complex objects from any angle you wish. These 3 videos should help to review this idea (ignore the imbedded titles as they are part of a longer series on perspective):

My applications to a Masters of Landscape Architecture

Hi Tony,

I would like to share the news with you about my applications to a masters of landscape architecture. I was offered admission to the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and the University of Guelph, with generous entrance scholarships for each. I would like to thank you for advising me with my project in architectural modelling class and for all of your advice on portfolios and letters of intent. A substantial part of my portfolio consisted of pieces from your perspective drawing and architectural modelling classes. I’m sure that your suggestions and the skills you taught me helped to strengthen my submission.

Kind regards, E.

Teaching and Demonstrating

After graduating from art school (where no one demonstrated anything – no kidding!)  I took some drawing and painting classes with Canadian Painter (and War Artist) Sam Black. He was an awesome teacher.  In fact he won the Governor General’s Award for Teaching. At the center of his teaching method was the ‘demo’ . He had clear concepts – He could articulate and demonstrate them – he was fearless!  I decided THAT was worth doing and I have endeavored to emulate Sam for all my career. Here are some of my in-class demonstration pieces. The foundation for me is perspective drawing. I will be giving a Demonstration on this subject at Opus Framing and Artist’s Materials on Granville Island in Vancouver Sunday August 5 this coming summer – 2018,  The focus will be travel-related images. Not so much about nostalgia for far away  places, but about the wonderful, often unfamiliar, forms you can encounter in places that grew over time and in different cultures – Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, and elsewhere.

PERSPECTIVE Demo Opus Afternoon Vid 1 of 4 {Dec 10 2017}

I am occasionally invited to demonstrate at the Opus Artist Materials store on Granville Island. Here is a series of 4 videos on the subject of Perspective, including some applications to drawing figures and boats, curvy things. This would be a good overview, about 1.5 hours in length.

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