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

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

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weekly classes

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Drawing Essentials

All levels are welcome. The instructor will demonstrate techniques, then spend plenty of time with each student one-on-one. 

Instructor: Cara Bain
Mondays, June 6–27
(4 classes, mornings)

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Painting of an orange, photorealistic

OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Essential for creating oil paintings grounded in good technique. Perfect for beginners, painters switching from acrylics to oils, or those who want to get back to basics.

Instructor: Col Urrutia
Mondays, June 6–July 11
(6 classes, evenings)

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DRAWING THE FIGURE

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

Instructor: Thomaz Magno
Tuesdays, June 7–July 12
(6 classes, evenings)

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Watercolour Painting Fundamentals

The instructor will demonstrate how to break down this notoriously difficult medium into manageable steps, to add strength and realism to your watercolour paintings.

Instructor: James Koll
Wednesdays, June 8–July 13
(6 classes, evenings)

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OPEN PAINTING STUDIO

Create your own project (or further develop existing work), taking your art to the next level in a supportive class environment.

Ongoing course, runs in 4-week cycles.

Instructor: Cara Bain
Thursdays, June 2–June 23
(4 classes, mornings)

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landscape Painting: colour & light

Bring your love of nature onto the canvas. Learn the painterly fundamentals necessary to convey the beauty of the natural world. 

Instructor: Cara Bain
Thursdays, June 9–July 14
(6 classes, evenings)

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Painting Objects In Space

Learn how to paint convincing three-dimensional objects in atmospheric spaces, using the everyday world around you as inspiration.

Instructor: Garrett Eaton
Fridays, June 10–July 15
(6 classes, evenings)

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weekend workshops

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OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the foundations you need to create oil paintings grounded in good technique. Perfect for beginners, students switching from acrylics to oils, or painters who want to get back to basics.

Instructor: Col Urrutia
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29
(weekend workshop)

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Creative Floral Painting

Take your flower paintings to the next level. Harness the power of quick creative brushwork and infuse your flower paintings with passion.

Instructor: Steve Williams
Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5
(weekend workshop)

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Landscape Painting in Watercolours

Learn how to paint realistic landscapes and seascapes in watercolour that capture the light and atmosphere of the natural environment.

Instructor: James Koll
Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12
(weekend workshop)

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Painting of lemons in 4 steps

Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Foundations to create acrylic paintings grounded in good technique. Perfect for beginners, or experienced acrylic painters who want to get back to basics.

Instructor: Gillian Richards
Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19
(weekend workshop)

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Learn from artists who draw on years of studio practice and academic teaching, guiding you to reach new levels in your art.

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how we teach
the 'CANVAS Method'™

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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