A Lunenburg Sketch-About


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Michael Peters
Mondays, August 17 – August 21, 2020
10:00am – 4:00pm

This is a course for people of all ages and skills who want to draw and paint, whether on location or in the classroom, with confidence and an easy-going enthusiasm! No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Working individually, but with a creative group, we will explore the wonderful Town of Lunenburg – its picture-postcard architecture, its vibrant and historic waterfront– and create engaging visual stories that capture its special interests and unique cultural vitality.

We’ll ‘sketch about’ using a variety of different media, typically beginning with pencil to set the composition, then add detail and vibrancy with pens and watercolour.

You don’t need to know the details of perspective, composition or colour theory, as we will consider these elements and more, through a series of simple, yet engaging, daily exercises that will help build and strengthen your creative skills.

We will share our sketches online and “show the world, one drawing at a time, the great place where we live and visit”.

Registration includes a blank wire-bound sketchbook for each participant.

Students Should Bring:
  • Travel-sized watercolour kit
  • Watercolour brushes: Small (#3 or 4), and a Medium (# 8 or 10)
  • Fine-liner markers or pens. Black ink, but other colours can be fun
  • B or 2B or more graphite pencils
  • Any other preferred sketching media, i.e., watercolour pencils, chalk or oil pastels
  • A small foldable stool or cushion to sit on
  • Weather appropriate clothing


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Michael Peters

Michael Peters is a practicing visual artist and a retired design professional living in Nova Scotia.

His work spans over four decades of interdisciplinary creative experiences involving: drawing, painting, photography, graphic and environmental design, 3-D design and teaching at a variety of  scholastic levels. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 1977 (painting and photography) from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Design degree 2012 from NSCAD University (with a focus on participatory design). He was a full-time professor at Sheridan College, teaching courses in art and design, and has enjoyed teaching classes at our School since 2018.

In addition to his work as a design educator, Michael was a design professional at the Royal Ontario Museum and with prominent Canadian design firms involved the development of international museums and galleries, corporate identity programs, web and print communications and wayfinding / signage programs for a range of cultural, corporate, and government organizations.


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.