Oh Goody (Bag) Drawing from Observation


This hands-on workshop will teach you the techniques you need to help your students draw realistically without frustration. Using classic toys like a plastic dinosaur or Hot Wheels car you will create an atmosphere of fun while teaching the skills needed to go from imaginary to realistic pencil and paper drawing. We will extend the lesson with both Sharpie and watercolours to create a polished product you will be proud of. You will walk away with a lesson plan, an example to your whle you teach, and skills that can be applied to future lessons you create.


Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

drawing paper, copy paper is just fine.  Min size is 8.5 "x11"  Please keep in mind that heavier paper works best with watercolour

some firm surface to draw on.  Drawing flat on the table works, you might find that using a clip board can be helpful

hb pencil

white eraser

fine tipped sharpie

watercolour set, like the ones on the school supply list

little plastic dinosaur, animal, or Hot Wheels car.  You need something that looks realistic, just scaled down



12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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  • Natalie Shumka

    Natalie Shumka is a Victoria born artist with three children who range in age from 5-13 years old. She has taught extensively throughout Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands, for Island Blue Print, Coast Collective, Oak Bay Art Club, Windsor Park Art Club and most recently Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. Natalie has taught preschoolers the colours of the rainbow, and guided seniors with dementia through theraputic painting. Natalie trained at the Victoria College of Art, whose formal, practiced based education still influences her art today. Natalie’s realistic depictions of life on Vancouver Island feature beach scenes rendered in oil on canvas. Natalie has exhibited her work throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower mainland, and her paintings are found in collections worldwide.