Monday, December 1, 2008

Drawing and Painting Courses

Registration begins on December 2, 2008, and courses begin January 9, 2009. For more information, go to: is thrilled to announce our very first online interactive painting and drawing courses. We are honoured to introduce Cindy Wider from Queensland, Australia, as the instructor of both courses. Cindy is an award winning and internationally renowned artist, art educator, art curricula designer, author of Paint in Your Pyjamas and six of Drawspace's most popular drawing lessons (Hoddinott Publishing, Nova Scotia, Canada).

“Cindy is a wonderfully dedicated teacher and both the quality of the teaching material and the level of support for my learning have exceeded all my expectations. Paint in your Pyjamas has been about more than just successful learning, it has been a life enhancing and deeply affecting experience. My whole life seems richer for it and I can tell you it's the best thing I have done in years.”
Carol Cassell, Marcoola, Australia (student of Cindy Wider)

Draw in Your Pyjamas: This unique ten week course, the first of six, offers the fundamental principles of drawing for the beginner. A delicate blend of traditional methods handed down from the great masters is combined with contemporary knowledge. Through a series of simple, fun drawing exercises, you are encouraged to refine the first of four major skills, horizontal and vertical comparison (most people use this skill on a daily basis). This course is ideal for absolute beginners, who want to learn rudimentary drawing skills, and is also suitable for more experienced artists who wish to refine their skills. You need to devote a minimum of four to six hours per week.

Paint and Mix Colours in Your Pyjamas: This exciting ten-week beginner course, the second of six, is loaded with professional techniques that quickly immerse you into painting with acrylic paints. You are shown how to mix a huge array of colours, using just three primary colours plus black and white. I then take you through the process of learning six traditional brush strokes. From there, I guide you through a series of enjoyable, step-by-step projects to paint several objects using a smooth, hard-edge style, as well as traditional realism. You need to devote a minimum of six to eight hours per week.