Courses

Join me on an artistic journey, as we explore the timeless traditions of drawing and painting.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to refine your skills, I’ve designed a course to guide you every step of the way.

Learn both the sight-size method and comparative measurement. These methods will sharpen your accuracy and enhance your ability to draw freehand.

The Comprehensive Drawing Course, a 12-week journey designed to guide you through the essential techniques of realistic drawing. From understanding basic forms and shading to mastering complex still-life drawings. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6 pm – 9 pm, with a non-instructional open studio every Thursday from 10am-4pm.

Ready to explore the world of oil painting? My Introduction to Oil Painting is a 12-week course that will introduce you to the fundamentals of working with oil paints. Learn color theory, brush work, and create beautiful still-life paintings. Classes are held on Saturdays from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Class sizes are small, only six students per class ensuring Personalized attention and feedback.

Open Studio (Thursdays): 10 am – 4 pm~ These are non-instructional sessions and are for students to continue working on their course artwork. With only six seats available at a time, please be sure to reserve your seat, as space is limited.

Course Offerings
Intensive Drawing Course
  • Duration: 12 weeks

  • Skill Level: All levels

  • Price: $480

  • Duration: 3 hours per class
  • Day:  Wednesdays

  • Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Week-by-Week Breakdown
  • Week 1: Introduction to materials, how to sharpen pencils and learn shading techniques.
  • Week 2: Creating a value scale, a sphere value study
  • Week 3: Drawing a simple still life using the sight-size method.
  • Week 4: Drawing a more complex still life
  • Week 5: Continue working on the still life.
  • Week 6: Drawing drapery, using the sight-size method
  • Week 7: Continue to work on the drapery.
  • Week 8:  Drawing facial features starting with the human eye.
  • Week 9: Drawing facial features the Nose and mouth.
  • Week 10: Drawing a human head, proportions and placement of features.
  • Week 11: Continue refining your drawing
  • Week 12: Work on finalizing your head study, if you can’t complete it, finish it in Open Studio.

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Duration: 12 weeks

  • Skill Level: All Levels

  • Price: $480

Week-by-Week Breakdown
  • Week 1: Introduction to oil paints, mediums, brushes, and palette setup. You’ll also learn how to prep and prime your painting panels.
  • Week 2: You’ll be painting a value sphere.
  • Week 3: Painting a simple still life in monochrome.
  • Week 4: Still continuing to work on your monochrome painting.
  • Week 5: In this class we’ll begin with color mixing and color theory.
  • Week 6: Paint a still-life from life.
  • Week 7: Continue to work on your still life
  • Week 8: Continue to work on your painting.
  • Week 9: Start a new still life
  • Week 10: Continue to work on your painting.
  • Week 11: Continue to work on your painting.
  • Week 12: Continue to refine your painting. If you can’t finish it, complete it in open studio.

Oil Painting Material’s list

  1. Ultramarine blue -Green shade
  2. Rublev Chrome yellow light
  3. Cadmium red light
  4. Rublev French Raw Umber
  5. Ivory Black
  6. Titanium White
  7. Odorless Mineral Spirits
  8. Walnut oil
  9. Paper towel
  10. 3xCanvas panels

We are going to be working with a limited palette, I tried to keep the list as small as possible, I realize how pricey oil paints can be.

 Rublev’s tubes are 50ml’s as apposed to the regular 37ml’s. They have no fillers, are pigment dense and will last way longer.  I chose Natural Pigments Rublev Chrome yellow because it’s a pure primary yellow with no bias towards any other color which means you can mix any color with confidence. Kama Pigments is a local Canadian company in Montreal and their paints are very affordable. When choosing Titanium white, make sure that it’s only titanium and not Zinc white which is an inferior pigment.

If you already have oil paint, please send me a list of what you have.