The focus of my art practice over the past three years has been on drawing.

Steven Aimone

In 2010 I participated in two “Expressive Drawing” workshops with Steven Aimone http://aimoneartservices.com/ Both workshops were held in Nanaimo through Vancouver Island workshops which is owned and operated by my good friend Mary Stewart. http://vancouverislandartworkshops.com/


Vancouver Island School of Art


In the summer of 2011 I began taking contemporary drawing classes at the Vancouver Island School of Art [VISA] in Victoria, BC, Canada.  http://vancouverislandschoolart.com/

These drawing classes are neither the typical introduction level classes nor learning the basics of materials, techniques and elements of design. The focus is on current themes in contemporary drawing such as: Science and Nature, Abstract Pencil Drawing, Making a Mark, Contemporary Botanical, Memory & Nostalgia, Language of Mapping, Ornamentation and Decoration. “The focus of these drawing classes has been on a mixed media approach to the imaginative explorations in image making.“


Wendy Welch


Wendy Welch has been my instructor for all of these drawing classes with the exception of “Making a Mark”, which was taught by Danielle Hogan.

Wendy's practice includes sculpture, painting, drawing, art writing and curatorial work. Wendy has taught at the Victoria College of Art, the University of Victoria and Camosun College. Wendy has had solo exhibitions at Open Space and at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Wendy is founder and director of the Vancouver Island School of Art and teaches classes as well.


http://tinyurl.com/py5dyjo  - great article on Wendy Welch in Boulevard Magazine



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