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!

Summer 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: July 18 through September 19, 2021

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 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!


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 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.

Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

July 18 through September 19, 2021


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