All working artists struggle to be more creative. This course will tackle what people are up against through unique working exercises, that explain what is going on during the act of drawing. The course offers 2 days of intensive drawing from a life model and offers practical solutions that will help any artist draw better as well as overcome unhelpful drawing habits and common preconceptions. Time for free drawing as well.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the teaching of the Denmark-based Canadian artist, poet and novelist. Heather Spears is a renowned drawing instructor and regularly teaches in Europe and America. This course is based on her book The Creative Eye.: drawing, vision and the brain.
Being willing to take risks, rather than being good at drawing, is the important thing, – and learning that one can make new choices about paying attention.
Course Fee: $280 Supply Fee / Modelling Fee: $ 40
Heather Spears , a Vancouver-born writer and artist, has lived in Denmark since 1962. Her books: 14 collections of poetry, 5 novels, and 4 books of drawings. Major awards in writing: Governor-General’s Award, 3x Pat Lowther Memorial Award, CBC Literary Prize.. As an artist she instructs drawing, writes about drawing and the brain (The Creative Eye, 2012) specializes in drawing premature infants, draws in theatres, concert halls, courtrooms, hospitals and war zones. She has held close to 100 solo exhibitions in Europe and America. She has taught frequently at MISSA.