Draw a Line & Follow It


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Sam Kinsley
Saturday & Sunday, February 10 – February 11, 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm

A playful and process-based workshop on drawing.

This two-day workshop is open to anyone interested in letting go of expectation and exploring with mark-making. Over the weekend we will be engaging in drawing as a creative practice that can lead you to new discoveries.

We will approach drawing not just as a tool of representation but as a mode of discovery. We will be employing conventional and unconventional strategies to investigate curiosities through the act of drawing.

Participants can expect to learn exercises and prompts that could be used beyond the workshop to develop their own ongoing drawing practice.

Students should bring: 

  • black paper (18 x 24”)
  • pencils (good quality); grades HB, 2B, 4B and 6B
  • compressed charcoal
  • good white eraser
  • kneaded rubber eraser (for charcoal)
  • graphite sticks; one each of B, 2B, 4B and 6B
  • conte sticks; two each of white, grey, black, and sanguine

Our School will also have items from this list available to use if needed


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Sam Kinsley

Sam Kinsley is an interdisciplinary artist and expert coffee drinker of settler ancestry, living and learning in Mi’kma’ki. When not at the café, she is up the street in her studio. Through the practice of repetition, and re-acting she seeks a haptic, embodied satiation, to considered new notions of ‘natural’ or ‘given’. Sam has recently returned from the west coast where she taught drawing, painting and media arts while completing her MFA at the University of British Colombia (2020). She holds a BFA from NSCAD University (2011) and her work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada, including the Musee National des Beaux-Arte in Quebec, the Galerie Sans Nom in New Brunswick and the ODD Gallery in Yukon.


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.