Online classes

Since March 2020, our Montreal studio has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are pleased to offer a selection of classes online to encourage the development of our students. We are looking forward to the day when it is safe to reopen our studio, but for now, we hope to see you online!

Classes will meet for 3 hours per week on Zoom and will be recorded in high-definition video for students to watch anytime. We will maintain a blog for registered students that contains reference images and helpful information. Students can post images of their work to the blog or email them to us for weekly critiques.

Instructor: Eric Mannella

Cost: $475. + taxes = $546.13 per 10-week session, payable by PayPal or e-transfer

Interested? Send us an email!

Fall 2021

Portrait & Figure Painting

A class focusing on painting the human form in oil. We will work from sketch methods in grisaille to alla prima colour sketches. We will emphasize different approaches to constructing the figure and using value, lighting, and brushwork to create paintings with a sense of form and volume. Suitable for students who have already tried painting in oil, as well as beginners.

Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

10 weeks: October 17 through December 19, 2021

Figure Drawing

Learn to draw the human figure with a variety of drawing methods. We will aim to make figures that are constructed with a good sense of proportion and volume. We will discuss construction techniques, drawing methods, light and shadow relationships, and the structure of the body. Suitable for all levels.

Monday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

10 weeks: October 18 through December 20, 2021

Landscape Painting

An oil painting class investigating relationships of colour, value, and composition in the landscape. Suitable for all levels. 

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

10 weeks: October 20 through December 22, 2021

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