Drawing/Painting Classes


Drawing and Watercolour

In this course, you will discover how the combination of drawing and watercolour painting can enhance the beauty of your artwork. Exploring the aesthetics of these two techniques together while working on subjects of landscapes, figures, and flowers. Throughout the course, you will experiment with various textures, lines, tones, lights and shadows, as well as linear and atmospheric perspectives to create many wonderful pieces. Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad Visit: www.atashzad.com. Drop in $25.

Instructor: Reza Atashzad

Sat Oct 5-Dec 7 2:00-4:00pm
237964 $199/10 sess

Denman Room

Watercolour Painting

This program will give you the chance to learn to apply watercolour painting by exploring the medium?s full potential. Learn to use water, paper, colour, and brushes to create an endless variety of tones and atmosphere in your painting. We will focus on landscape painting techniques and studies of nature (flowers). (Supplies are not included, supply list available upon registration).Mohammad Atashzad has over 30 years experience in teaching drawing and painting at his own Atashzad Academy of Art. Also, he has been teaching different art programs at several community centers in Vancouver from 2011. He has published more than 500 watercolour paintings, such as greeting cards, posters, albums and books. Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad Visit:

Instructor: Reza Atashzad

Thu Oct 3-Dec 5 6:00-8:00pm
237962 $199/10 sess

Bidwell Room

How to Draw Like an Architect

This program is for enthusiastic students who want to learn correct drawing techniques for architectural subjects and explore tone, texture, line, perspective, proportion, shading, lighting, and colour in their artwork. Bring HB, 2B, 6B pencils and white paper to the first class. (Supplies are not included, supply list available upon registrationSupplies are not included. Supply list available upon registration. Instructor: M. Reza Atashzad Visit: www.atashzad.com.

Instructor: Reza Atashzad

Thu Oct 3-Dec 5 1:15-3:15pm
238809 $199/10 sess

Denman Room

How to Make Christmas Cards in Watercolour NEW!

Join us for a fun, engaging workshop and learn how to make your own beautiful Christmas cards with various watercolour techniques. You leave at the end of the workshop with up to four original Christmas cards.All materials such as paints, brushes, matching blank cards and envelopes are provided. All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Reza Atashzad

Thu Dec 12 1:00-5:00pm
238852 $57/Person
Thu Dec 19 1:00-5:00pm
238855 $57/Person

Denman Room

Painting and Drawing

You have to learn how to sketch before you learn how to paint. In this class focusing on the fundamentals of composition, Edouard Beaudry will give you tools that will enrich your visual vocabulary which in turn shall improve your paintings. This wonderful class aims to give you greater understanding of proportions and fine tune your perception by drawing from observation. As we progress through the exercises, we will focus more on colour and personal projects. Materials not included but they will be provided on the first class.

Instructor: Edouard Beaudry

Tue Sep 17-Nov 19 6:00-8:30pm
237332 $174/10 sess

Meeting Room 1

Oil Brush Painting Intermediate

This course is for participants who have some previous experience with oil painting. During the five 2½-hour sessions some special techniques such as Chiaroscuro, Grisaille method and painting on black gesso will be experienced. The students will also learn how to paint on special materials and subjects such as copper, china, clear glass, grapes, onions cut lemons etc.

Instructor: Ali Sepahi

Sun Sep 29-Oct 27 10:15am-12:45pm
237580 $79/5 sess

Bidwell Room

Palette Knife Oil Painting – Beginners

Palette knife painting is relaxing and enjoyable. The bold strokes of the knife make the painting attractive and give it a modern look. Moreover, it results in high intensity colors not attainable by brush painting. The course will consist of five 2.5 hour sessions at the end of each, a painting will be finished. Supplies not included.

Instructor: Ali Sepahi

Sun Nov 3-Dec 1 10:15am-12:45pm
237581 $91/5 sess

Bidwell Room

Color Mixing Bootcamp

Are you tired of mixing mud? Frustrated trying to capture a specific color? This half-day workshop can help. You’ll learn basic fundamentals of colour mixing, plus lots of tips and tricks. You’ll take home a simple colour wheel to remember concepts, and greater confidence when you paint. We’ll work in either watercolours or acrylic paints. Paint is supplied, but please note the other materials you need to bring.

Instructor: Lori Sokoluk

Sun Dec 1 12:00-3:30pm
237105 $60/Person

Haro Room

Dipping Into Watercolor

Explore the beauty and freshness of painting in watercolors in this introductory workshop. You’ll come away with a solid foundation in all the key watercolor skills, and will produce some lovely floral, landscape, and abstract paintings. Each student will take home one finished art card and a painting matted and ready for framing. This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners or those looking to strengthen basic watercolor skills. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

Instructor: Lori Sokoluk

Sat Oct 26-Oct 27 10:30am-4:00pm
237106 $150/2 sess

Barclay Room

Acrylic Painting Experimental Workshops

Explore painting in a fun and relaxed way in these experimental painting workshops. Create inspiring work even if you’re a beginner with the caring guidance of Art Coach, Chloe Ulis. Chloe has her degree from Emily Carr, 9 years of teaching experience and 20 years painting experience. Learn palette knife painting,drip & splatter painting, impasto, mixed-media, collage, or create your own unique project! Enjoy demonstrations & one-on-one coaching & pay a smaller fee if you bring your own supplies. Visit https://chloeulis.com/art-school/art-workshops & call Chloe at 604-805-5622 if you have questions. Please bring art supplies listed at front desk. Please inform Chloe if you’d like to pay the extra fee to add paint & brushes and bring a sketchbook and an 8”x 10” canvas to each workshop. No Class Oct 14, No Class Nov 11

Instructor: Chloe Ulis

Mon Sep 16-Sep 30 2:00-5:00pm
238437 $169/3 sess
Mon Oct 7-Oct 28 2:00-5:00pm
238438 $169/3 sess
Mon Nov 4-Nov 25 2:00-5:00pm
238439 $169/3 sess

Denman Room


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