Getting Back to Roots in Your Art

With so many projects on the go on a regular basis I often don’t have the time to get back to some of the art elements that I enjoyed in the past such as drawing and teaching. As our services have moved so has our focus. I started our business teaching art to adults and kids and now rarely teach art at all. I stopped drawing in pencil as a kid and moved onto pen and ink and that has been the mainstay of my career for the last decade. Both of these areas came back during the pandemic.

I started teaching art classes for kids online when the pandemic began something I hadn’t done for a few years. I was also asked to teach adult drawing classes again in-person at the Oakville Art Society and have been doing that for the last few weeks. The real hum-dinger is that due to the adult art class I have been drawing in pencil again and now know why I stopped, but it was fun a little. I must say I have been a little lax in my artwork over the summer with some other projects on the go. In a weird way it was good to get back to my roots by helping others at the same time. I am also glad we will be starting a pen and ink class this week as after these pencil drawings I remembered why I stopped. Below are the drawings completed during the pencil drawing class. You can learn about more art classes at the Oakville Art Society at

Artwork from the Class

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, cartoonist, and caricature artist from Burlington Ontario Canada. Although most of his work is cartooning he enjoys sketching on location especially when he travels to the Caribbean. To learn more about Bruce and his art visit