Introduction to Charcoal: June 28, 2022
Introduction to Charcoal: June 28, 2022
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Introduction to Charcoal: June 28, 2022

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Class: Introduction to Charcoal
Date: June 28, 2022
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $60
Instructors: Anna Vander Heide

In the introductory 3-hour workshop, you will start from scratch with charcoal and learn how to use props or photographs for reference and inspiration to plan, construct, sketch, draw and complete two projects from start to finish.

In the first hour, you will warm up using exercises that will help you become comfortable with how to use charcoal. You will learn basic charcoal skills such as line quality, gesture drawing, measuring proportions, light/shadow, and building confidence in your drawing practice. This will transition into a small practice project that will utilize these basic charcoal drawing principles and skills that will make your visions real.

In the second and third hour, you will then move into a larger project to finish while learning the different expressive applications, aesthetics and possibilities that can be achieved with the medium.

This is the perfect workshop for beginners, no prior experience or artistic skill necessary. Intro to Drawing or some drawing knowledge is recommended (but not required) to enhance the experience gained in this workshop. If you already have some experience or are able to create simple sketches/drawings, join us, and take your skill, knowledge and artwork to the next level!

All supplies will be provided! Just bring yourself and surprise yourself with what you can create!


Anna Vander Heide 

Anna Vander Heide is an illustrator located and working out of Newmarket, Ontario. She uses her personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings, to illustrate complex and abstract concepts, emotions, and topics. Anna utilizes texture and linework in her illustrations through both digital and traditional mediums to convey contemporary concepts in stylistically innovative ways.

In her recent past, Anna’s work has been published and awarded in the Applied Arts Annual for “The Hidden Crisis”. As well as participating in various local art shows and receiving accolades for her recent group showing at Gallery 1313 in Toronto for her series “through their Windows”.

She works in children’s literature and editorial illustration but loves to explore various other disciplines and mediums. Anna has completed an Illustration Diploma with high honours at Seneca College, specializing in both picture book and editorial illustration.


621 Timothy Street, 
Newmarket, Ontario 
L3Y 1R3