The Sketchbook: Process Drawing & Ideation (Fridays: 9am-12pm EST Synchronus Sessions)

    Monday, July 12, 2021 at 9:00 AMEastern Daylight Time

    Course Medium: Analog mixed media
    About this Course:
    The sketchbook is an indispensable tool for the production and development of ideas. Their inexpensive format and portability make them ideal companions for any image maker. As art objects, they offer more insight into their authors process than any individual picture.
    For Illustrators, the sketchbook serves as a vault for ideas, a catalyst for artistic discoveries, engines of professional practice. However, as with any pursuit, they require focus and practice. A sketchbook must be engaged with, approached with purpose or risk becoming a repository for repetition. This workshop will provide an overview of techniques to enrich a process-based approach to drawing. These approaches will span from the observed to the aleatory and cover a wide range of media.
    Additionally, this workshop provides a framework for the development and maintenance of a regular drawing routine. With this toolkit participants will be able to produce (or refine) a dynamic sketchbook, whose pages can stand alone as individual works, or be representative of a continuous ideation process.

     Nicholas Aoki is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, educator, and founding member of the art collective Team Macho. His fine art practice covers a large spectrum of themes, from the reinterpretation of pop culture to the technics of image making. His design practice is equally varied, working in the fields of illustration, UI/UX, character design. His work has been featured at the AGO (Toronto), Gitler&__ (New York), UQAM (Montreal), Sid Lee (Amsterdam), and published in Maclean’s, the Walrus and Bloomberg Businessweek. Nicholas Has taught at OCADU in the Illustration department since 2012.

    Instructor: Nicholas Aoki
    Course Hours: 6hrs (synchronous) + 6-9hrs (asynchronous)
    Start Date: July 12th

    Delivery: Online Distance Learning
    Cost: $210 + HST
    Materials List: Download Here

    Schedule: Classes offered three times a week (Synchronous & Asynchronous)
    Monday, July 12, 2021 (Asynchronous)
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (Asynchronous)
    Friday, July 16, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm (EST)
    Monday, July 19, 2021 (Asynchronous)
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (Asynchronous)
    Friday, July 23, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm (EST)
    Monday, July 26, 2021 (Asynchronous)
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (Asynchronous)
    Friday, July 30, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm (EST)

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