new year
new classes

Beginning january 2024

Take your skills to the next level

with our new studio curriculum

new classes

new techniques

new mediums

live models

HISTORICAL
PAINTING
TECHNIQUES

learn the mediums and methods of the old masters

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HISTORICAL
PAINTING
TECHNIQUES

Learn the materials and methods used throughout the history of oil painting.

Explore oils, varnishes, pigments, and painting supports as they are used in traditional indirect painting techniques.

The class will utilize a variety of oil painting layering methods such as glazing, velaturas, and impastos to achieve different optical effects.

Bring a whole new level of sophistication to your artwork with these time-honoured traditional approaches.

HISTORICAL
PAINTING
TECHNIQUES

COST

475

Materials included

CLASS BEGINS

20 Feb 2024

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knowledge

technique

BECOME A BETTER ARTIST
WITH OUR PROGRAM

TRADITION

HISTORICAL
PAINTING
TECHNIQUES

Tuesdays 10am-1

10 weeks

COLOUR THEORY

COLOUR
THEORY

learn to mix and match colours with confidence

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This course will provide an in-depth exploration of colour theory, aimed at helping artists understand and effectively use colour in their artwork. Students will learn about the principles of colour, harmony, and the efficient navigation of colour space.

Exploring both the historical basis of colour theory and modern approaches such as the Munsell system of colour, students will take this knowledge and apply it practically in their own artwork.

Colour attributes, colour schemes, pigment mixing, and an understanding of the warm and cool colour relationship in paintings will covered. Through a series of focused exercises, students will learn through practical application how to control colour and use it to guide their artistic choices.

COLOUR THEORY

COLOUR
THEORY

COST

450

Materials included

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BECOME A BETTER ARTIST
WITH OUR PROGRAM

CLASS BEGINS

technique

23 Feb 2024

8 weeks

Fridays 10am-1

KNOWLEDGE

TRADITION

COLOUR
THEORY

PORTRAIT DRAWING

work with live models to study the human face

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Designed for artists of all levels, this course focuses on the fundamental techniques, anatomical understanding, and expressive nuance necessary to produce realistic portrait drawings.

Through a combination of theory, studio work, and personalized feedback, students will develop the confidence and proficiency to create life-like works of art.

During the course students will work with live models and receive detailed lectures on anatomy, structure, and design of the human head.

cost

500

Materials and model fee included.

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CLASS BEGINS

20 Feb 2024

BECOME A BETTER ARTIST
WITH OUR PROGRAM

8 weeks

technique

Tuesdays 6-9pm

KNOWLEDGE

TRADITION

PASTEL DRAWING

discover the colourful world of pastels

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PASTEL DRAWING

Working with chalk pastels offers an opportunity to work with rich pigments to create works of art that vibrate with colour.

Join us to explore both loose and tight styles with chalk pastels, learning colour theory, light and shadow and blending techniques along the way.

Our subjects will be still life, flowers, and portraits and the different approaches to representing these subjects will be covered.

PASTEL DRAWING

COST

Materials included

475

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BECOME A BETTER ARTIST
WITH OUR PROGRAM

CLASS BEGINS

technique

19 Feb 2024

10 weeks

PASTEL DRAWING

Tuesdays 2-5pm

KNOWLEDGE

TRADITION

PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

learn to sculpt through portraits with clay

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In this course students will work with water based clay to create sculptures after a live model.

This course is designed for beginner to intermediate students. No experience with the medium of clay is necessary.

Students will learn the fundamentals of sculptural technique, using both hand building and tool use to create believable three dimensional form. Both structural and anatomical understanding will be central to the lessons, with students receiving daily lectures on the subjects.

cost

550

Materials and model fee included

CLASS BEGINS

21 Feb 2024

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8 weeks

Wednesdays 6-9pm

BECOME A BETTER ARTIST
WITH OUR PROGRAM

technique

KNOWLEDGE

TRADITION

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

explore the beauty of flowers through art

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BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

Over the course of 8 weeks we will study a variety of live plants and flowers and learn to use different mediums to realistically depict their delicate forms.

Our subjects will be rendered in full colour using colored pencil techniques and gouache on vellum.

Special emphasis will be given to the understanding of colour mixing and shading to create realistic petals and leaves. All skill levels welcome and absolute beginners are encouraged to join.

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

cost

450

Materials included

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BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

CLASS BEGINS

20 Feb 2024

BECOME A BETTER ARTIST
WITH OUR PROGRAM

8 weeks

technique

Tuesdays 2-5pm

KNOWLEDGE

TRADITION

join us today to become a better artist

2024 new class schedule

Today

Pastel Drawing

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   In this course, students will learn to create richly colourful artworks with chalk pastels. Our subjects will range from flowers and still life to people animals, and landscape. We will explore: Materials and Tools Variations in the types of chalk pastels. Types of paper used with the medium. Techniques Using blending, …

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$475

Historical Painting Techniques

10 WEEK WORKSHOP   Learn the materials and methods used throughout the history of oil painting. Explore oils, varnishes, pigments, and painting supports as they are used in traditional indirect painting techniques. The class will utilize a variety of oil painting layering methods such as glazing, velaturas, and impastos to achieve different painted effects. Bring …

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$475

Botanical Illustration

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   Over the course of 8 weeks we will study a variety of live plants and flowers and learn to use different mediums to realistically represent their delicate forms. Our subjects will be rendered in full colour using colour pencil techniques and gouache on vellum. Special emphasis will be given to an …

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$450

Portrait Drawing (live model)

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   Designed for artists of all levels, this course focuses on the fundamental techniques, anatomical understanding, and expressive nuance necessary to produce realistic portrait drawings. Students will work with a live model throughout the 8 weeiks.  Through a combination of theory, studio work, and personalized feedback, students will develop the confidence and …

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$500

Portrait Sculpture (live model)

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   In this course students will work with water based clay to create sculptures after a live model. this course is designed for beginner to intermediate students. No experience with sculpture or clay is necessary. Students will learn the fundamentals of sculptural technique, using both hand building and tool use to create …

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$550

Artistic Perspective

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   Learn to use perspective to create sophisticated spacial effects in your pictures. Students will learn a variety of linear perspective techniques using both mathematical and free hand approaches. One, two and three point perspective will be explored. In addition we will cover drawing arches, elipses, inclined planes, shadows and advanced construction …

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$450

Colour Theory

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   This course will provide an in-depth exploration of colour theory aimed at helping artists understand and effectively use colour in their artwork. Students will learn about the principles of colour, harmony, and the efficient navigation of colour space. Exploring both the historical basis of colour theory and modern approaches such as …

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$450

Figure Drawing (live model)

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   Over the course of 8 weeks we will work with a variety of live nude models to investigate the human form with drawing. This course is designed for beginner to intermediate students and will explore all the elements of figure drawing from the ground up. All the steps of the figure …

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$550

Figure Sculpture (live model)

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   Over the course of 8 weeks we will work with a variety of live nude models in order to investigate the human form in three-dimensions through sculpture. This course, designed for beginner and intermediate students, will explore all the elements of the sculpting process using a variety of techniques with both …

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$550

Composition and Design

8 WEEK WORKSHOP   This course will offer students a comprehensive exploration of the principles and techniques of visual arrangement to create compelling works of art. Working with the elements of art and the principles of design, students will put to practical use their gained knowledge to create works of art which convey a sense …

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$450