Intensive Lifedrawing & the Hand

June 29 - 30

Intensive Lifedrawing & the Hand

WEEKEND TWO (2-day): June 29 – 30, 2019   Classes run from 9 am – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Intensive Lifedrawing & the Hand

All working artists struggle to be more creative. This workshop will be 2 days of intensive life drawing with practical solutions that will help any artist draw better.

Use unique working exercises to explore the hand, the eye and the brain.  Is accurate vision possible? Learn about a breakthrough study of how and why the brain distorts sight. The physical act of seeing and: the nameless human body. There will be ample time for free drawing as well.

This course is based on Heather’s book, The Creative Eye, along with newly added research.

Rather than being good at drawing, be willing to take risks, that is the important thing. Learn that you can make new choices about what it means to pay attention.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $339 (Includes $291 tuition and $48 in modelling fees.)

Tuition includes lunches and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.


Heather Spears

Heather Spears, Vancouver-born writer and artist, has lived in Denmark since 1962. Her books include: 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.

Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment.  
CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.

Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.