JEANNETTE SIROIS: Traditional & Non-Traditional Drawing Techniques

July 1 - July 2




JEANNETTE SIROIS: Traditional & Non-Traditional Drawing Techniques

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jeannette Sirois will not be teaching this course at MISSA in 2017.

Nancy Slaght, a returning MISSA instructor,  will be teaching in her stead.

In this course students will be given an opportunity to explore, practice and learn traditional and non-traditional methods and techniques using coloured pencils and graphite. Participants will draw a variety of subjects, from still life to portraits, explore accuracy in rendering, and move on to more abstract forms of drawing with these media. Students will be given an opportunity to stretch their learning and push into areas not traditionally used with these two media, such as scratching on paper, incorporating writing using masking techniques, layering papers and using chalk pastel. The class will explore realism to abstract, and work on compositions, use of colour to give voice to student work, multi-drawing images such as diptychs and triptychs, sketchbook and journals. All skill levels are welcome.

Course Fee: $280  Supply Fee: $10   Student Supply List:  SIROIS_JEANNETTE_StudentSupplies2017.pdf

Tuition includes lunch and two snacks. Prices are inclusive of all applicable taxes.

Jeannette Sirois is an award-winning artist working with coloured pencils in the creation of large-scale works focused on exploring the human condition and her connection to nature through a shoreline series and large format botanicals. Her work, often described as hyper realistic, is meant to investigate the journeys we go on throughout our lives and how this journey guides us towards decision making. Her work attempts to create dialogue around issues of destruction vs. healing, mindfulness and the possibilities of the unknown. She has been creating and teaching art for over 30 years and has been a finalist in top portrait competitions such as the Kingston Prize. Her works can be found in private collections, museum permanent collections and public art collections.



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  • Accommodations

    Staying on campus is recommended to fully experience a creative immersion. All rooms are set up in a dorm style with four beds, each with a desk and closet space, on the same floor as a central washroom with shower facilities. Rooms are available in double or quad occupancy and you have an option to request a specific roommate. Please contact the MISSA office if you have any special requests.  Accommodation costs include breakfast and dinner and lunch and two snack breaks are included in your course fees. See the Accommodation page for more details.

    • 125 $
    • 206 $

    We will do our best to accommodate your preference, but space will be based on availability.

    To inquire about friday night double occupancy accommodations please fill out the notes during checkout or contact the MISSA office.

    We will try to accommodate your preference but placement will depend upon space available.

    If you are sharing a quadruple occupancy and desire more than one shared occupant please list in order for both name and workshop and separate with a comma.

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