Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

Image courtesy of Sidi Chen.


About Sidi Chen

Currently residing in Vancouver, Sidi Chen is a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker interested in utilizing the arts as a force for social development. Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, performances, and projects across Canada, including exhibiting at The Reach in the Fraser Valley Biennial and programming and delivering The Reach’s Sunday Family Arts program.

October 19, 22, 26, 29; November 9, 12, 16, 19

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Artist Facilitator: Sidi Chen


$120 for 8 one-hour classes*

All ages welcome

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 20 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: October 12


* Double Down and save! If you register with a friend, you’ll each receive a discounted rate of $110. Use code “DOUBLEDOWN” when registering.


Drawing is a unique way of expressing your experience of the world, and speed drawing is a fundamental part of nurturing artistic skills and minds. Whether you are new to drawing or want to hone your skills, this class will teach artists of all ages a range of ways to use everyday materials to build skill and creative confidence through drawing.

One hour Zoom meetings will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks (8 classes total). Mondays will focus on learning and practicing techniques. Thursdays will focus on sharing and feedback. One-on-one instructor feedback is also available.

Instructional portions of each class will be recorded, so don’t stress if you miss one!

Materials for Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $10, upon request until October 12. However, this course will use everyday materials from around your house or that can be easily purchased from a variety of arts suppliers.

  • Flat surface for drawing on (e.g., a clipboard)
  • 1 bound sketchbook of any size
  • At least 6 sheets of white paper (e.g., 8.5”x 11” copy paper)
  • At least 6 sheets of brown paper (e.g., 8.5”x11” brown construction paper)
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Pencil sharpener
  • 3 black pens
  • 2 white pens (e.g., size 0.5)
  • 1 Multicolour retractable ballpoint pen


October 19 October 22 October 26 October 29 November 9 November 12 November 16 November 19