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March 26-April 16, 2011 Saturday Drawing Classes with Grant Fuller
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March 26-April 16, 2011 Saturday Drawing Classes with Grant Fuller

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 7 people
Destination: British Columbia  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Drawing, Painting  
Season: March - April
Courses Per Year: 14
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 595 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per person
Max Price: 595 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per person

Grant Fuller teaches drawing 9-4 Saturdays, March 26-April 16. What makes some drawings attractive and others rather awkward? Why are some pencil marks blunt and amateurish and others refined and professional? The quality of a pencil line is as important as the quality of ingredients in a gourmet recipe.

This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to get command of the pencil as well as several other drawing tools. You will learn to visualize so you can draw quickly, without hesitation, to avoid endless erasing. Once you improve your drawing skill, you will create better works in painting, sculpture or whatever medium you choose.

We start by developing your line quality and handling skills with the pencil. Pencil drawing can be a rehearsal for a painting so it is important to be able to use it like a brush or a pen. It can be used strictly for lines, or for applying tone. It can be smudged to act like a wash or to fill flat areas with feathered edges.

Learn about faces, individual features, and how they relate to make a professional looking portrait. Work with gesture drawing to create action and expression in figures.
Image Try smudging, it allows for soft edges and subtle tonal variations needed for pencil paintings. This is the foundation of art regardless of your preferred medium. Whether you work with a brush, charcoal, or even clay, the pencil is the “thinking stick” which can also create beautiful finished works

Faculty Information:
Grant Fuller attended four years of college at the Vancouver School of Art, and then traveled to Toronto to begin a career in commercial art. As an Art Director and later as an Advertising Manager for Sears Fashion, he worked with the top photographers and artists in New York, Montreal and Chicago. Then arose the opportunity to manage broadcast production. His experience in art directing both still photo, film for TV and video tape took him to location shoots in Florida, Arizona, Puerto Rico, and California. In 1984 he took up painting full time and began to teach watercolor. He has just completed his first watercolor instruction book for North Light Books. Grant's paintings have won several jurors awards and have been featured in magazines and newspapers at local and national levels. He teaches workshops and various courses in watercolor, and his subjects range from buildings and boats to figures and portraits. The quality of his work clearly shows a life long commitment to creating beautiful images.

Other Activities:
Kayaking, canoeing, wild-life viewing by land or by sea, hiking-we have several trails nearby, fishing and boating-let us know, we can help arrange a charter, shopping-gift shops, artists and craftspeople, Quadra Island Studio Tour, Quadra Island Garden Tour, skateboarding-we have a state-of-the-art park, rock climbing - we have a new climbing wall in the community center, cultural events-theater, music, first Nations events and museum, relaxation, a pub for rock n' roll and jazz.

Facility Information:
Now entering our 7 season, we offer excellent quality accommodations and painting workshops with visiting guest artist instructors. Tourism BC approved, members of the BC Innkeepers Guild, the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Canadian Artists

Price Includes:
- 5 days instruction
- Delicious and healthy lunches
- Unlimited studio time.

Price Excludes: B&B accommodations.

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