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Drawing Essentials

Instructor: Kristin Krimmel
Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9am – 3:30pm each day
Early Bird Fee: $429 + GST (Extended to June 15)
Regular Fee: $476 + GST
Deposit: $119 + GST (non refundable)
Supply Fee: $30 + GST

Scholarships and Bursaries are available for all Island Mountain Arts Programs, Link here for details.

Link here for information about accommodations for students

To register call 1-800-442-2787 or online below.
You can also mail a cheque to Island Mountain Arts, Box 65, Wells, BC, V0K 2R0

Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on the underlying elements of drawing and how we see our environment.  From the simplest act of mark-making to the complexity of expressing light and dark with drawing materials, Kristin Krimmel will guide you to a thorough understanding of how you can make your own artwork sing. You will explore different ways to create dynamic compositions, point of view, illusions of space, movement, shapes and form, positive and negative, and more.

There is a short introduction to each concept and plenty of hands-on working with drawing materials.

Things to bring: a drawing board and fold back clips to secure your paper to it, a digital camera, A 9x12 sketchbook.
Shared materials (charcoal, drawing pens, pastels, felt pens, pencils) and some large art papers will be provided.

Instructor Bio

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West Coast artist, Kristin Krimmel, was raised in Vancouver. Upon completion of her studies at  UBC, she taught Secondary School art in Vancouver. In 1976, she engaged in studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Reims, France. Returning to Canada in 1983, she taught Drawing and Colour courses at Emily Carr College of Art and Design.

Kristin has exhibited in Canada and internationally and her works have appeared in several films made in the Vancouver area.

Her imagery is at once expressive and analytical. She has a passion for drawing and believes an understanding of its principles to be the basis for all visual appreciation. Drawing on solid classical technical skills and a spirit of exploration, Kristin creates artwork that can be realist or abstract, serious or humorous, contemporary or experimental. To view her work go to

Events Included:

Wednesday, July 18, 7pm: Student Welcome Reception, IMA Gallery (2323 Pooley Street) – Meet your instructor and pick up your student information packages. 

Thursday, July 19, 5:30pm: Student BBQ, School, free for students

Thursday, July 19, 7pm: Artist Talk with Kristin Krimmel

IMA students also receive free admission to Barkerville Historic Town and many discounts to local businesses.


Earlier Event: July 19
Print Workshop