Tim McCormack – Expressive Ink Lessons of the Masters (Online); Thursdays, February 29-March 21, 2024

Date: Thursdays,  February 29-March 21, 2024
Time*: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific time (1:00-3:00 PM Eastern time)
Level: All
Medium: Ink & watermedia

Drawing with ink and brush originated in ancient China and continue to be a powerful medium of choice for many great artists over the centuries. In this course, we learned from great ink Masters, including Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Hokusai, Daumier and the fashion illustrator Rene Grau. Each of these artists had the courage and skill to do so much with such a straightforward, simple, easily available material.

The course will introduce you to combinations of ink and water media, to capture the essence of landscapes, portraits, and more.

Step by Step demonstrations will show a range of approaches and methods of these Masters that may look improvised and entirely spontaneous, but are the result of practice, and a deep understanding of this fluid in an unpredictable medium.

Painting exercises will encourage you to combine playful experimentation with accurate handling. Working from reference. You will paint and draw a variety of subject matter. Materials that will be explored and explained, include inks, dip pens, brush, pens, brushes and twigs. Instruction will be given on techniques through demonstration and with reference to the works of the Masters.

By the end of the course. You’ll have gained confidence to explore your own creative ideas with a full awareness of the possibilities of the medium.

No drawing experience necessary.

Tim McCormack is an accomplished artist with thirty years of teaching experience to college students and adult learners. He was the Lead Instructor in the Figure Drawing Stream in the highly respected Bachelor of Animation Program at Sheridan College for ten years. He has taught portrait and landscape painting, as well as drawing for absolute beginners and background painting for animation. Tim creates landscape, portraiture and figurative art and is inspired by many drawing materials that he finds in and outside art supply stores. A graduate of OCAD, he has had several solo shows of watercolours, oils and pastels. His work is found in private collections. timmccormackdraws.com/


About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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