Drawing is a dynamic and open program of research, critique, and intensive studio and post-studio exploration tailored to each student’s unique voice.



Studio facilities

Studio access hours

  • Shared studio spaces in first and second year classes
  • Individual studio spaces in third and fourth year
  • Pop-up student gallery spaces


Drawing faculty members are practicing artists with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. Their teaching goes to wherever the students’ work leads, whether it’s the contemporary use of traditional materials or to more experimental media.

Permanent faculty

Richard Brown

Miruna Dragan

Laurel Johannesson

Justin Waddell

Sessional instructors

Alana Bartol

Ken Dewar

Megan Dyck

Maya Gohill

Sondra Meszaros

Jamie Morris

Mark Mullin

Sarah Nordean

Tanya Rusnak

Dr. Richard Smolinski

Educational Art Technician

Nate McLeod


Drawing alumni become practicing artists, gallery staff, arts administrators, curators, or pursue graduate degrees in architecture, fine art, art history, art therapy, and education. Graduates leave with highly transferable skills ready to enter the workforce with agility and criticality.

Alumni include:

Anthea Black

Jason De Haan

Hannah Doerksen

Drawing program details

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