Molly MacLellan

Molly MacLellan

Halifax
Hi, My name is Molly MacLellan. I am an artist from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. My main interests are painting and sculpting and making art with others. Art has always my favorite subject in school and when I graduated high school I studied art in university. I have just graduated with a Masters degree in visual art from Brussels, Belgium. Having lived in Europe over the last five years, I am excited to have returned home so I can begin finding ways to share my passion for art with others.
Workshops and Activities 
This workshop will allow students to become more confident in their abilities to draw and/or paint from complex perspectives. I will show students a tool which has been used by famous artist throughout history such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and even the ancient Egyptians. This tool is called the grid method and is used to transfer an image onto another surface. By using a grid with a 1:1 ratio I will show students how to transfer a reference photo onto paper or canvas. Once the student is finished the base sketch of this transfer they can simply erase or paint over the grid lines and work on their painting or drawing which will then be in perfect proportion. This workshop will help to train the eye of students to recognize simple shapes from complex perspectives which is necessary to create realistic images. By using the grid method students will be able to taking it one square at a time so that what would initially appear as daunting task is fun and rewarding.
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Grade Levels 
7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise 
3D/Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Paper Mâché