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Drawing with Meshell Melvin

To many people the process of drawing seems mysterious and only for a select few who have magical talent. This course will try to demystify the process of drawing. There will be a discussion of the basic principles of line, form, proportion and perspective throughout a series of drawing exercises. Students will be encouraged to become involved in the process of drawing/seeing and to let go of fears and preconceived ideas of how things ‘should’ look. This course can be presented in subsequent sessions to further develop basic drawing principles while exploring different drawing mediums and materials.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

1 - 11/2 hours

Material Required:

Easels or drawing horses, drawing boards (if possible), 18”x24” sheet of cartridge paper, assortment of soft drawing media.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply drawing media at minimal cost to the class.

Language of Instruction:





This Program is available throughout the year and may be part of an extended project.

Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin began her creative career in London, Ontario where she received a combined honors degree in English and Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. In 1997, while still at school, Meshell began teaching art classes for children of all ages and has continued this practice throughout her career. She has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching that parallels her devotion to her own work. Meshell moved to Whitehorse with her two boys after spending ten years of her practice in Atlin, B.C. There she ran Dragon Studio, her gallery and workspace. Meshell has been exhibiting in Whitehorse since 1995. Her work has been featured in newspaper, on CBC radio and television, and in Out of Service magazine.

Contact: 867-393-4696


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