The Drawing Studio

The Drawing Studio

Drawing teaches us to see, think and learn better and to imagine new ideas. Join Megan MacDonald, in this drawing class that explores a variety of drawing and mark making techniques. Working from the still life, figure, casts, and photographic sources participants will learn line, shape, contrast, gradation, light & shade, perspective, and composition as they develop their drawings.

This class will provide a nurturing environment in which to develop skills, build confidence and explore your creative side. Learn how to use pencil, charcoal, and pastels on coloured paper. MacDonald uses traditional drawing and painting techniques to create oil paintings of contemporary culture.

Class Details

Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
January 28 - February 25
4 sessions
No classes on February 18
Classes held at Arts Etobicoke
Materials are included in each class


Megan Ellen MacDonald is an emerging Canadian artist working and living in Toronto. MacDonald received her BFA from OCAD University in 2013, and was awarded the Xpace Cultural Centre Summer Residency at Artscape, Gibraltor Point. She held her first Solo exhibition, Up in the Clouds, in 2014, and continues to exhibit her work in group and solo exhibitions in Toronto and Montreal. Megan is a member of Studio West, a collective of emerging visual artists working in Etobicoke, where she teaches classes in oil painting.

In her work, she blends pre-modernist oil painting traditions with the world of contemporary culture and kitsch. Known for her paintings of cats, clouds and ceramic figurines, MacDonald pauses for us, the onslaught of media images and faux nostalgia. While exploring themes of childhood, femininity and fantasy, MacDonald’s work also connects to conversations related to realism, romanticism, and neoclassical painting.

To Register

Call 416.622.8731 x227, or email


Supported by The Johansen-Larsen Foundation.

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