Member details


Member profile details


Fields for Workshop Promotion:

Workshop Title
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
... Other medium:
Subject / Focus
Barns in Landscape Drawing
Class Description
We will be creating a graphite drawing focusing on the barn and building up its surroundings with trees, bushes, grasses and fences.

You will learn about perspectives and techniques, in a fun and easy approach in creating a simple, yet beautiful drawing. You CAN draw. You’ll be amazed!
About the Artist
Diane is a seasoned artist, born in Montreal and currently living in Barrie. She studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Commercial Arts at Dawson College in the 70’s.

She manages to incorporate the technical and graphic aspects of commercial art with her fine art abilities when creating a drawing. Diane enjoys all the little details to make her work “lifelike” in an easy, simplistic, yet charming way.

She also enjoys painting with acrylics, but overall, her favourite medium to work with is graphite.

Diane takes great pride in her artwork and commissioned pieces.
Instructor phone
Instructor Email

Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
- Graphite pencils: H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
(available at Curry’s in singles or set of 12, either Staedtler Mars or Fred’s Pick Artist Graphite)
Note: Barrie Art Club members get 10% off all regular prices with proof of membership.
- Substitutions are fine if you already have pencils.
Art Surface / Support
- Good quality drawing or mixed media pads wire bound 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 medium to heavy weight.
(Diane likes and uses Strathmore Vision or Canson.)
- A firm board to tape your work to like Masonite or 1/2” foam board, 12 x 16 or larger.
- Bring a tabletop easel if you have one.
Supplies and Tools
- White plastic eraser (any brand)
- Good quality sharpener
- Tortillons or paper stomps (Diane will provide for free if you don’t have any)
- Masking tape
Reference materials
- Supplied by Diane, or bring your own B&W photo or photocopy 8 x 10 or 8 1/2 x 11
- You can bring woodless graphite pencils if you like, but not mandatory. Diane will demonstrate how to use them.

- Please do not hesitate to contact Diane by phone or email if you have any questions regarding this workshop.

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials the instructor will provide
- Reference material, tortillons provided for “free”

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
- Begin session with brief review of materials used and how to get drawing prepared and started.

- Students may use the reference photograph provided by instructor or use their own.

- Diane will do step-by-step instruction during the drawing process covering perspective, depth, lightness/heaviness of lines and use of different degrees of pencils.

- Once line drawing is achieved with the barn as the main focal point, students will learn how simple it is to add trees, grasses, fences, etc., to complete the look of the drawing.

Office Use - Workshop Booking

Year of booking
Month of booking

Member photo albums (1 Album)

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software