Spring 2022

Online classes: New session starting April 2022

Classes will meet for 3 hours per week on Zoom and will be recorded in high-definition video for students to watch anytime during the session. We will maintain a blog for registered students that contains reference images and helpful information; students are welcome to work on independent projects using their own references or use the references provided in the class. All students are encouraged to 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

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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: April 10 through June 12, 2022

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: April 11 through June 13, 2022

Fundamentals of Drawing

Explore a variety of approaches to drawing that will help you to improve the accuracy of your work. We will discuss historical drawing methods, relationships between rounded and angular forms, perspective, and different approaches to creating tone and implying volume with drawing materials. Suitable for beginner to intermediate students.

Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm

10 weeks: April 12 through June 14, 2022

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: April 13 through June 15, 2022

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