Creative Figure Drawing: Ink & Pastel with Justin Ogilvie

March 21, 2020


Saturday, March 21 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Are you ready to loosen up and get more creative with your figure drawings? This exciting demonstration brings an outside-the-box approach into figure drawing, by experimenting with mark making using various drawing media. In working from a photographic source, Ogilvie exercises are designed to stimulate your imagination and yield surprising results. Justin will guide you along step-by-step, showing you how to integrate techniques with coloured pastel (skin tones & abstract backgrounds), charcoal (expressive line & shading), and ink (calligraphic brushwork), all in one drawing! Attendees of this course will experience a sense of play, discovery, and creative flow in their work.

Justin Ogilvie lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He received a MFA from the University of Alberta in 2013, and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2000. Ogilvie’s painting practice explores various tensions between traditional and contemporary modes of representational painting, addressing themes of memory, identity, indifference, and abjection. Ogilvie’s career consists of both exhibiting and teaching. He has had numerous solo exhibitions within commercial galleries, as well as group shows in municipal and artist-run-centre shows both nationally and internationally. Ogilvie currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design as a sessional instructor, and has taught at the University of Alberta, Vancouver Film School, and for the Vancouver School Board. He is also the co-founder of a private art school in Vancouver called Canvas Method Contemporary Atelier (, with a curriculum focused on balancing technical and conceptual development in both amateur and professional artists. Ogilvie is the recipient of numerous provincial and private awards, and is part of both national and international art collections.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Downtown Vancouver or contact them at 604‑678‑5889 to register.

March 21, 2020

Downtown Vancouver
U1-2 555 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N6

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