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Canvas Method offers a wide range of art programming. Check out our in-person classes below. Online courses coming soon!
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in-person courses:

Join our vibrant studio in the heart of Vancouver with ongoing weekly classes and weekend workshops. Our instructors work with you at your own pace, offering technical and creative guidance.

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in-person courses: FALL 2021

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Creative Portrait Painting Workshop

creative portrait painting

Learn how to create dynamic, bold and expressive portrait paintings with powerful presence, exciting brushwork, and original colour. 

Instructor: Justin Ogilvie
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 27 & 28
(weekend workshop)

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Painting the Portrait Workshop

PAINTING the portrait

Learn to paint realistic and expressive portraits with life-like skin tones, glowing light effects, and accurate proportions.

Instructor: Steve Williams
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 11 & 12
(weekend workshop)

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in-person courses: winter 2022

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Drawing Essentials Course_Mondays

DRAWING ESSENTIALS

Master the fundamentals, learn how to create convincing realism in charcoal, step-by-step.

Instructor: Col Urrutia
Mondays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 14
(6 classes)

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Drawing the Figure Course_Tuesdays

DRAWING the figure

Draw from the live model exploring classical and contemporary techniques to create powerful, dynamic, and realistic drawings.

Instructor: Colin Turner
Tuesdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 15
(6 classes)

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Painting the Portrait Course_Wednesdays

PAINTING THE PORTRAIT

Learn how to create beautiful portrait paintings with accurate proportions, dynamic skin tones and a convincing likeness.

Instructor: Cara Bain
Wednesdays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 16
(6 classes)

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Painting the Landscape Course_Thursdays

painting the landscape

Learn about linear and atmospheric perspective, how to mix colours to create a harmonious effect of light, and how to paint impressionistic trees, rocks, clouds and more.

Instructor: Cara Bain
Thursdays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 17
(6 classes)

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Oil Painting for Beginners Course_Fridays

OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn everything you need to know to get started with oil painting. All levels welcome!

Instructor: Garrett Eaton
Fridays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 18
(6 classes)

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Landscape in Pastel Weekend Workshop

LANDSCAPES IN PASTEL

Learn the fundamentals of working with soft pastel and explore a wide array of traditional & contemporary techniques unique to this luscious medium.

Instructor: David Shkolny
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 15 & 16
(weekend workshop)

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Painting the Figure_Portrait Weekend Workshop

PAINTING the figure / portrait

Learn to achieve greater realism, depth and a convincing finish in your paintings using both traditional and contemporary approaches.

Instructor: Amy J. Dyck
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 29 & 30
(weekend workshop)

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Limited Palette Landscape Weekend Workshop

Landscape Painting: Discovering the Power of a Limited Palette

Join contemporary landscape painter Maria Josenhans to hone your colour mixing skills, deepen your knowledge of colour theory, and add nuance to colour relationships.

Instructor: Maria Josenhans
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 12 & 13
(weekend workshop)

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Watercolors Weekend Workshop

WATERCOLOURS:
FIGURES, PATTERNS & SILHOUETTES

Explore creative ways of working in watercolour, and discover new and exciting approaches to bring into your paintings.

Instructor: Sara Khan
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 26 & 27
(weekend workshop)

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Bring together technical skill, creative exploration, and conceptual depth. Our unique teaching method is grounded in years of technical training, creative practice and academic research. We are passionate about creating artists who are well-rounded in each of the three elemental components:

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