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Art On Location – Kids classes November 1-6th, 2017

I will be teaching cartooning, caricatures and portraits to students in the Art On Location Program from Dawn Angela Seeley. To register for the classes please contact artist@dawnangela.com. The age group is varied with various locations and dates in the Oakville area. Please contact and register directly with Art on Location and Dawn Angela.

http://dawnangela.com/lessons.htm

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Modern Approach to Marketing Your Art Workshop-March 28, 2017

modern approach to marketing

Today’s Social Media – How can you use these powerful tools to build interest in your artwork and sharing it with a wider audience? Bruce will teach you the fundamentals of marketing using the tools of today to help you understand new online business models, social and business networks. He will help you recognize the difference between marketing and branding. Learn how to find your target market, set up your online profile and create your own plan for success. This stimulating class is open to all artists who are serious about selling their work.

Tuesday, March 28th 2017-7 pm to 10pm

Oakville Art Society
560 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6L 6S1
info@oakvilleartsociety.com

Register for the workshop directly with the Oakville Art Society

Sketch with Bruce in Barbados

In this video I sketch one of my favourite places in the Caribbean, Barbados! We travel there on a regular basis and this time I thought I would do a sketch walk on the South Coast of the island. Join me as we sketch and travel around the island of Barbados.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, and instructor from Burlington Ontario Canada. Although he is known as a cartoonist and caricature artist he enjoys doing sketch walks in nature. Bruce has started video taping these walks to give you an idea of how he chooses places to sketch and encourages you to do the same. You can learn more about Bruce and view more walks on his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Cartooning for Kids-March 16, 2017-Art on Location Program

Creating a comic book page

I will be teaching a cartooning workshop for kids in conjunction with Art on Location Program with Dawn Angela Seeley. This workshop will be part of Dawn Angela’s larger art class program for kids. To learn more about the classes or to register please visit her website at dawnangela.com.

Learn how to draw cartoons, caricatures, comics and more. This workshop will be held at the following location.

SDA Church
2013 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario
9:15am-12:15pm

Please register through www.dawnangela.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers art classes specializing in caricatures, cartoons, comics, and more. We offer classes for public and private individuals clients looking for programs on cartooning and associated expertise. To learn more about Bruce and upcoming classes or to view his online art instruction videos check out his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com/artinstruction.

Check out what goes on at a caricature convention! ISCA Convention 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a caricature convention? These conventions are great fun and The International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) holds one every year. In fact there are several Chapters of the organization around the world in places like Japan, Korea, and more. I thought I would offer a glimpse into the convention as I just returned form our 2016 convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out the clip below and if you would like to learn more about ISCA check out their website at www.caricature.org

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a caricature artist from Burlington Ontario Canada and a member of the ISCA organization. His videos are part of his Drawing With Bruce series of online art instruction where he has Sketch Walks of his favourite outdoor places, drawing instruction, painting tips, and more. You can learn more about Bruce and his art by visiting his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Drawing in Pen and Ink-February 14th-March 7th, 2017

The beauty of the pen and ink technique is that you can explore expressive line in exquisite detail. Explore both traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing. Demonstrations introduce you to the different types of pens, papers and inks. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line and crosshatch techniques. This class will be held in the gallery space.

209A: Drawing in Pen & Ink Level 1

Instructor: Bruce Outridge
Tuesdays, 7 pm to 10 pm
Start February 14th, 2017
This classes is 4 weeks
Non Members cost $100.00 Members cost $85.00

Register directly with the Oakville Art Society at www.oakvilleartsociety.com

Tom-Thomson-Caricature

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, and instructor from Burlington Ontario Canada. He is available for workshops and classes on a variety of mediums and subject matter from cartoons and caricatures to Pen and ink or digital art. To learn more about Bruce or book him for your next class visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Cartooning for Teens Art Classes-November 21 and 28, 2016

Dawn Angela Seeley is holding a cartooning workshop through her Studio program. I will be teaching cartooning on Monday November 21st and Monday November 28th from 6:15pm-8:15pm. To learn more about the classes or to register please contact Dawn Angela Seeley Studios directly through the information below. The seating is limited for this event so don’t delay.

Cartooning for Teens

November 21 / November 28, 2016 – 6:15pm-8:15pm
Dawn Angela Seeley
Crackpot Studio, 295 Robinson St., Oakville
www.dawnangela.com/lessons 905.849.7966 artist@dawnangela.com

Please register directly with Dawn Angela’s Studio

Comic Art Classes

About the Instructor

Bruce Outridge is a professional cartoonist from Southern Ontario Canada. He specializes in the art of caricature and cartoons and is the creator of several published comic strips including the Pride Junkie, Highway Blues, Bear & Knuckles and more. Bruce’s services include live caricature entertainment, advertising and editorial illustration, and custom design services. He is available for workshops and classes throughout Southern Ontario. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Falling into your passions is a great way to relax!

You may wonder why a cartoonist and caricature artist is talking about passions? In fact many times I get people asking me what I do to relax since my career is what most people would consider a hobby. Often I tell people that I enjoy photography as my hobby. I do enjoy taking pictures but at the end of the day, it’s enjoyable but not a passion. Many of my cartoon friends will continue to draw cartoons as their relaxation and I have to admit that is fun, but for me relaxation is all about connecting with nature.

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy relaxing with a passion you love. We often believe that we have to do something totally different from what we do for work or we are considered to be over worked. If you are a dog walker and tell people that you like to go for long relaxing walks with your dog they will think you’re crazy. Can you hear them? “You walk dogs all day how can you relax going for a walk with your dog?” What many don’t see are the benefits of that single walk. You are connecting with your dog, which is truly a family member. You are connecting with nature, family, and your thoughts and that can be the most relaxing time at all.

What about the author that writes non-fiction books, but likes to write children’s books in their spare time. They are still writing but because the topic and subject matter is different it makes the process relaxing. They are still writing but they may not feel overworked because the children’s book is a passion.

Did you know that if your passion was a hobby and has now changed into your vocation it still can be the heart of your passion. Here is how it worked for me. I started as a cartoonist as a kid. When I decided to start my art business in 2003 I was focused on landscapes. I enjoyed drawing and painting the world around us. In fact my first solo show in 2004 was all black and white landscapes and building images. I had another landscape show in 2007 but Caribbean landscapes are too bold for our local market. I may not have entered into cartooning if I hadn’t created my comic book series in 2008. Why do I tell you all this? Even though my cartooning is my main income producer I still love drawing and painting landscapes. It may still be drawing but I get to connect with nature, slow time down, and enjoy the beautiful parts of the world around us.

So whether you write, draw, walk, or have some other hobby that you enjoy don’t try to mask it. Don’t try to explain to others as to why you find it relaxing, that’s for you to know! It could be just a little something different from what you do on a daily basis. Since this is a beautiful time of year with the changing of the leaves I thought I would share the beautiful scenery and relaxation of a Fall Sketch Walk. I hope it inspires to you to enjoy what you do as I show you how I relax.

crawford-lake-cover-artAbout the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, and instructor from Burlington Ontario Canada. You can view more Sketch Walks on Bruce’s website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com 

Bruce Sketches LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario

This has to be my favourite place to sketch and the best thing is I live real close. In this video i show you a few of my spots that I find are great for sketching. I hope you enjoy this park as much as I do.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, and instructor from Burlington Ontario Canada. Although he is known as a cartoonist and caricature artist he enjoys doing sketch walks in nature. Bruce has started video taping these walks to give you an idea of how he chooses places to sketch and encourages you to do the same. You can learn more about Bruce and view more walks on his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Fall is the perfect time for a walk with nature!

There is nothing that says Fall like a beautiful walk on a beautiful nature trail. If you are looking for a nice area in Halton try out the Crawford Lake Trails. Check out my Fall Sketch Walk video and get a preview of this great area. Enjoy

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, cartoonist, caricature artist, and art instructor from the Burlington Ontario area. He loves plein air sketching and creates videos from some of his favourite spots in the area. You can view more information and Sketch Walks on his website or YouTube channel at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com