Murder of Drawings: Drawing and Painting Crows
Sunday, October 29
10:00am – 4:00pm
What a better time than the month of “All Hallow’s Eve” to explore your creative, dark side with a bold and expressionistic day of making fantastic birds — full go cunning and imagination, myth and magic! In this one-day workshop we’ll explore creating crows, ravens, and rooks, maybe even some magpies and treepies, using mixed-media drawing and painting tools, including: charcoal, India-ink, chalk-pastel, graphite, watercolour and acrylics, collage and more.
We’ll work in all sizes and everyone will have a take-away piece of art to hang on their walls or on their doors for Halloween night! Come and make some “bold, comical, grotesque, cunning, ambiguous” art!
Students should bring:
- An apron
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.