Drawing classes and coloring classes in Sorel-Tracy for youth and adults

Hello, my name is Madeleine Dubé and I offer drawing lessons in private or small groups. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, a child or an adult, my personalized approach will help you to evolve in your discovery and learning of drawing. I am based in Sorel-Tracy, in the Montérégie region, on the South Shore of Montreal.

Painting and drawing fine arts diploma

I am a graduate of Concordia University in Fine Arts, majoring in Painting and Drawing. This excellent program allowed me to develop my knowledge in the fields of art history and education, as well as to learn artistic techniques and to cultivate creativity.

In my drawing classes, I incorporate the artistic principles I learned in college, as well as those taught by Kimon Nicolaides, author of "The Natural Way to Draw", and Betty Edwards, author of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". My philosophy is that to facilitate learning, drawing should remain a game - of course for the more ambitious, a program can be established, but discipline and patience will be required!

Drawing can also be therapeutic and an excellent way to change one's perspective on things. Since it uses the intuitive and creative part of our being, it can help us find solutions to everyday problems.

How to learn to draw?

In my drawing classes, I offer three pillars for learning to draw. I can also guide the student in the formulation of a long-term personal art project that can be undertaken in conjunction with the foundations of drawing.

The technique and the medium

  • Mastering graphite and charcoal
  • Colouring pencils
  • Dry pastel and oil pastel
  • Watercolor and watercolor pencil
  • Lines and dotted lines
  • Shadows and light
  • Theory of color
  • Perspective
  • The frame and empty spaces
  • Composition schema

Observation and how to see

  • The contour drawing
  • The drawing of the movement
  • Modelled drawing
  • Proportions
  • Tracing and grids
  • Anatomy
  • Drapery

Inspiration and creativity

  • Abstract forms
  • Dreams
  • Cutting and pasting
  • The spontaneous drawing
  • The drawing - writing interface
  • Identifying blockages
  • The triggering principle
  • The interpretation

Artistic projects

In parallel with the teachings of each course, students can also develop a personal project of their choice. Connecting the lessons with a personal desire for his or her own artistic project allows to give more meaning to the drawing classes.

Dessin d'élève de cours de dessin

I love to receive suggestions and feedback! If you have a special request for drawings you would like to see on this site, or comments in general, please feel free to contact me by email at info@mdubillustrations.com or by phone (1-514-770-0705). All inquiries regarding design rights and licenses are welcome.