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!

Spring 2021

We are offering four different classes for a session of 10 weeks, from April through June 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!

Figure & Portrait 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 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

April 17 through June 19, 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.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm 

April 14 through June 16, 2021

Academic Drawing I

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, 6:30 to 9:30pm

April 13 through June 15, 2021

Anatomical Drawing

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.

Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

April 11 through June 13, 2021

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