Taking a Line for a Walk: Sketching in Lunenburg


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Michael Peters
Monday to Friday, July 12 – July 16, 2021
10:00am – 4:00pm

This is a course for people who want to draw and paint, whether on location or in the classroom, with confidence and enthusiasm! No experience is necessary – all ages and skill 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 expressive detail and vibrancy with ink and watercolour. Also, tips and techniques for adding people to your scenes to really bring your sketches to life.

A mixed-media sketchbook will be provided.

Students should bring:

  • Travel-sized watercolour kit.
  • Watercolour brushes: Small (#3 or 4), and a Medium (# 8 or 10).
  • Water Brush; This is a synthetic brush with a re-fillable water reservoir.
  • 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, charcoal or conté
  • 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.