Linda Findlay is to teach a one-day Absolute Beginner Drawing Workshop at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, 900 Fifth Street, on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm. This workshop is aimed at those who have always wanted to draw but can’t figure out where to start. Learn about different drawing mediums and techniques through a series of fun drawing exercises that will build your confidence. Learn about charcoal and graphite, and the techniques best suited to them. Choosing drawing paper will also be discussed. Instruction will be given on gesture drawing, line drawing, and the basics of developing value-shading techniques. Overcome your fears and quickly expand your drawing skills. Tuition for gallery members is $65 plus HST, for non-members $75 plus HST, all supplies included. All-day Vancouver Island University parking is $4. To register call the campus gallery at 250-740-6350.