Draw the human form during special art class at McCloskey’s

Artist and instructor Julia Shure. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — Learn how to sketch and draw the human form in a one-day intensive workshop offered July 8 by a visiting Toronto artist at The McCloskey Hotel.

Julia Shure will teach beginners basic concepts and techniques employed by every artist, such as perspective and composition. Also, the door will be open to explore different dry media such as charcoal, pencil, and conté. There will be a live model who will have a multitude of different costumes to draw.

A seasoned veteran of the art world, Shure’s work has been exhibited in several galleries and shows over the last twenty years in Italy and Canada.

The instructor lives and works at her home studio in Toronto, spending time on commissioned drawings, paintings, computer graphic work, teaching, and other fun and creative endeavours like installations. Always professionally balancing on the line between order and chaos, she has focused primarily on figurative and portrait art over the last many years.

A friend of McCloskey’s general manager Daniel Riitano — an accomplished muralist and artist in his own right — Shure made her first appearance at Chesterville’s Art on the Waterfront earlier this month, displaying some of her paintings at the hotel that weekend. “I loved Chesterville so much, I decided to come back to teach!” she exclaims.

The cost of the upcoming session is $120 plus HST, which includes lunch and some materials. Call the 22 Victoria Street establishment at 613-448-2302 for details and to register.

The McCloskey Hotel, Chesterville. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News



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