Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

March 01, 2020



Drawing for absolute beginners (or those who feel a bit rusty…)

Using Betty Edwards’ “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” as a guiding text, this six week class will cover

  • contour lines
  • negative space
  • perspective
  • shading,
  • gesture/the figure (drawing from a live model!)
  • an introduction to facial proportions

What makes this class different:

  • small class size (5-8 students)
  • structured drawing exercises that focus on one skill at a time
  • optional homework for those who want to extend their learning outside of class
  • and most importantly…we talk about what drawing feels like!  If you’ve been frustrated with drawing (and who hasn’t?), this is the class for you.  We will talk about how children’s drawing skills develop, explore some theory about what happens in the brain when we draw, and how to get in the right mindset to really draw what you see!


This is a class for adult beginners. (16 years and older.)

We meet Sunday mornings 10am-12:30, with a short snack break (tea provided).

Jan 19- Mar 1.  No class Feb 16 for the long weekend.

$225 for all six sessions.  Drop-in option available if space allows, $40 for one session, 3 days advanced notice required.

About the instructor:

Jacquie Rolston has been teaching art classes for children since 2004.  She noticed that parents seemed more scared of drawing than her young students and began offering classes for adults too!

Special Instructions

Dress to get messy as we will use ink and charcoal.




Registration Details

Email jacquie {at} jacquiedraws.com to hold a spot or to find out more.  Payment due first class.

Sign up with a friend for the Buddy Discount!

Suppy List

All supplies included, although you may wish to purchase a sketchbook for practice outside of class. 

March 01, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Old Foundry Building
1790 Vernon
Vancouver, BC, V6A


6 weeks


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