Experimental Drawing 1 & 2


These two workshops aim to provide a new perception of drawing and its possibilities; drawing as a language.  To challenge participants with new creative techniques and apply them.  The workshops can be done individually or together.   It will be a better experience to do both workshops, but if you are only available for one of the dates it will still be worthwhile.  virgen_de_los_dragones

VIRGEN DE LOS DRAGONES                                                                                      Drawing, ink and pencil on paper                                                                                     100cm x 70cm

WHEN:  Saturday May 13  & Saturday May 20 from 1 pm – 4pm

WHERE:   At Main & Station, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0

WHAT:   This series of workshops will pull away from academic drawing and will instead explore a more intuitive side of drawing.  Drawing as a complex world of symbolic relationships and a way of expressing thought.  We draw with our brains, which can be divided into rational and irrational thinking.  Rational drawing is concerned with control of the line, representation, and managing light and volume.  Irrational drawing involves emotions, sensations and abstraction.  These workshops will focus on bridging these two sides of drawing to foster creativity.

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING 1:  This first workshop will be an introduction to experimental drawing.  It will involve a short discussion followed by several short exercises on drawing emotions, ideas and sensations.

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING 2:  The second workshop will incorporate the irrational techniques we have practised in week 1 into rational, representational drawing.

IMG_0529INSTRUCTOR: Carlos Gomez 

Winner of NAOPA’s 2016 Main & Station Award Carlos Gomez is a Colombian artist who resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Printmakers and works primarily in printmaking, drawing and painting. His work is influenced by the vanguards of the European modern art movement as well as the pre-hispanic artwork of Latin America. The work is figurative, erotic and surreal.

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Carlos Gomez

Carlos has studied at the Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Autónoma de México, and Bishop’s University and has a degree in Fine Arts.  He is an active artist who has shown work professionally in Canada, Mexico and Colombia. Prominent shows include the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, Colombia, the William Spratling Museum in Taxco, México,  a solo show in Galería Casa Grau in Bogotá, Colombia, and the 2016 solo exhibition Artificial Paradises at dis.cord gal.ler.y in Lunenberg.

Gomez is a full time artist who is passionate about sharing his knowledge with curious learners and has experience as an art teacher in various settings including schools and long term care facilities.  He splits his time between Canada and Colombia and is currently in the process of developing an artist residency program at his studio in Colombia.  His printmaking studio, Plancha Perdida, is in Villeta, Cundinamarca, surrounded by mountains, fruits and tropical birds.

To learn more about Carlos Gomez and what he is doing and where, please visit his website https://www.planchaperdida.com




These workshops are open to all levels.


Participants should bring drawing materials : paper, pens, pencils, inks et cetera.  You can also be creative and bring something unconventional; e.g. make up, coffee, et cetera.

Some extra paper and drawing supplies will be available.



If you have any questions, email us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com



If you will be coming from out of town, please let us know if you need any help or information, such as with directions or accommodations.




Cost per workshop / Participant:  $20 +hst = $23.00  or register for both and pay only $30 +hst =$34.50

Space is limited. Register now!

To register, please fill in the form below and send your payment to reserve your place, or send an email to fun@hmsnonesuch.com, or call 514-979-3978.  An email will be sent to confirm your registration and receipt of your payment.  If you do not receive confirmation within 5 days, please contact us.


If you wish to pay by credit card, select PayPal when you register and we will email you a PayPal invoice.

Pay the easy way with an Interac e-Transfer: simply go to your online bank and send a transfer to fun@hmsnonesuch.com.

If you wish to pay by cheque or cash, stop in and see us or mail it to Main & Station, 168 Main Street, PO Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0

Please be sure to fill in the registration form above so that we can reserve your place immediately.

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