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Drawing 101

August 10th, 2018

Close up of a hand sketching an apple

Image by the AGO

Drawing sounds simple. All you need is a piece of paper, some charcoal graphite or a soft pencil. Then you need a subject. May we suggest an apple?

If you want to learn how to draw or boost your drawing skills, AGO courses can help. Our courses, on everything from drawing and painting to sculpture, can teach you the essentials of artmaking and perhaps send you on a journey to artistic greatness.

When it comes to drawing, you’ll learn key questions to consider. Drawing an apple? Ask yourself, where does the light hit the apple? Where does the shadow fall?

We sat down with longtime AGO drawing instructor, Toronto-based artist Kerry Kim, to show us how to draw an apple – in about one minute:

Looking to improve your drawing skills? Take our Expressive Drawing Intensive before summer ends. Registration for our fall courses starts August 15, and don’t miss our Studio Sampler for Extreme Beginners on September 14 and 15. Find more information here about our courses and workshops.

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