Pat Collier

Head_About_Pat_VS-173x155Bio – Pat Collier

Growing up I was convinced that I didn’t have an artistic bone in my body.  Through what I like to call a series of universal events, I was led to devote myself to a passionate, independent study of drawing and painting.

Oil painting has been my primary mode of expressing for over 25 years, though I have dabbled in other media such as charcoal, watercolour, pastels, and coloured pencil.  Drawing has always been a throughline for me – a way to connect almost instantly with my world and my self.   Recently I have moved into portrait drawing and am delighting in interpreting the essence of others through the simple pencil.

I continue to delight in my ability and passion to express myself creatively.  In recent years I have discovered the pleasure of passing my enthusiasm and knowledge on to others.  I firmly believe that each of us is fundamentally creative and that many people have not yet tapped into their full creative potential.  Indeed they may believe, as I once did, that they are incapable of such expression.

I have been teaching drawing and painting on the Coast for the past six years.  For more about me, please visit my website

Pat’s Class material list:

 Here is list of supplies required – I will have a set

available for anyone who wants to purchase from me – for $25 additional to

course fee.   They can also check out my website for

more info.

Supplies – Beginner’s Drawing Part I:

1 18 x 24 board (masonite or pressboard)- available at Arts Building

2 butterfly clips

1 18 x 24 newsprint pad

1 Staedtler’s Kneadable Eraser

1 Staedtler’s Plastic Eraser (white)

1 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil 3B

1 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil 6B

1 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil H or 2H

1 pencil sharpener

1 blending stump (torchon)