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Drawing: Build a Building with Pen & Ink


Friday-Sunday, June 16-18   Fri: 6-8:30 PM; Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Cam Wilson.

Do you want to do architectural drawing that uses some perspective within a freehand style? Not formal architectural drawing – expressive drawing! Have you wanted to become an accomplished pen & ink artist? Here is your opportunity to learn to draw buildings & to use pen & ink effectively. Great knowledge to take with you on your travels.

Day 1:  Explore the various tools & materials available for inking. Learn to create the lines, values, textures, & patterns that make a successful drawing.

Day 2:  Practice drawing shapes in perspective. Add values & shadows with your newly learned inking techniques. Draw your building & prepare your paper for inking. Ink in the lines of your building.

Day 3:  Determine lights & darks; add textures & enhancing touches; strengthen shadows. Clean up drawing. Add final details & values. Stand back & admire your drawing!

Your knowledge of how to draw with pen & ink can be applied in so many ways. Many artists render all kinds of images beautifully & expressively in pen & ink, and so can you. Why not use the same materials for harmonious, expressive word-and-image journal entries?

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

Roll White Trace & Sketch, 18inx20yds

18” ruler

2 sheets Strathmore 22x30” Mixed Media paper

Black permanent ink: 2 oz. Speedball Super Black India Ink

Nibs: Speedball A1 & B2; Hunt 513 + nibholders

Synthetic brush, DV37310

Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.7

1 sheet graphite transfer paper

Optional: Fountain pen with black ink

You may wish to bring suitable art clothes (e.g., apron), notepad, snack or lunch, drink

About the Instructor: Cam graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a diploma in Visual Communications. He then worked as an art director before venturing out on his own as a freelance Illustrator and designer. Cam also taught Graphic Design and Illustration in the Visual Communications program at MacEwan University. Several years ago Cam embarked on a journey to Southeast Asia and since then has returned on many occasions to paint some of the most beautiful places on earth. Visit Cam’s website: