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!

Winter 2021

We are offering four different classes for a session of 10 weeks, from January through March 2021. Classes will meet for 3 hours per week on Zoom. We will also 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!

Figure Painting

A class focusing on painting the figure in oil. We will work from sketch methods in grisaille to alla prima colour sketches. We will emphasize  different approaches with value, lighting, and brushwork to create paintings with a sense of form and volume. Students will work on a more developed painting over several weeks. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students.

Saturday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

January  30 through April 3, 2021

Landscape Painting

We will investigate relationships of value and colour in the landscape. Students will try a range of quicker sketches on a small scale, then work on a larger piece over several weeks. Composition, brushwork, and colour relationships will be emphasized and we will look at paintings from the history of art to inspire us. Suitable for all levels.

Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

January 24 through March  28, 2021

Drawing Fundamentals

A range of drawing techniques to improve your ability to draw from observation. We will discuss methods for beginning a drawing, approaches to tone and value, and ways of applying the drawing material to the paper. Suitable for beginner to intermediate students.

Tuesdays, 11am to 2pm

January 26 through March 30, 2021

Figure Construction

A drawing course focusing on anatomy, proportion, and construction techniques for drawing the human body from observation or from imagination. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students.

Tuesdays evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

January 26 through March 30, 2021

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