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Canvas Method Adult Art Classes in Vancouver, BC
Build technical skills.
Explore conceptual depths.
Grow creatively.

Canvas Method offers a wide range of art programming. Check out our in-person classes below. Online courses coming soon!
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Build technical skills.
Explore conceptual depths.
Grow creatively.

Canvas Method offers a wide range of art programming, both online and in-person.
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Build technical skills.
Explore conceptual depths.
Grow creatively.

Canvas Method offers a wide range of art programming, both online and in-person.
ONLINEIN-PERSON
Build technical skills.
Explore conceptual depths.
Grow creatively.

Canvas Method offers a wide range of art programming, both online and in-person.
ONLINEIN-PERSON
Build technical skills.
Explore conceptual depths.
Grow creatively.

Canvas Method offers a wide range of art programming, both online and in-person.
ONLINEIN-PERSON

in-person courses: FALL 2021

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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Mark boedges Master copy

Using a Mark Boedges landscape reference, learn how to create convincing natural features and atmospheric perspective.

Instructor: Steve Williams
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 30 & 31
(weekend workshop)

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painting the figure/portrait

Working in alla prima, your painting will develop in gradual steps (imprimatura, block-in, tiling colour, impasto, and composition), utilizing exciting brushwork, blending, and colour harmonies.

Instructor: Justin Ogilvie
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 6 & 7
(weekend workshop)

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DRAWING ESSENTIALS

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

Instructor: Col Urrutia
Mondays, Nov. 8 – Dec. 13
(6 classes)

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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: Justin Ogilvie
Tuesdays, Nov. 9 – Dec. 14
(6 classes)

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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: Steve Williams
Wednesdays, Nov. 10 – Dec. 15
(6 classes)

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OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting from the ground up. Great for all levels!

Instructor: Cara Bain
Thursdays, Nov. 11 – Dec. 16
(6 classes)

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Floral painting

Learn how to paint believable and impressionistic flowers, using exciting brushwork and vibrant colours.

Instructor: Steve Williams
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 13 & 14
(weekend workshop)

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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

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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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:

technical

Learn the rules.

creative

Break the rules.

conceptual

Find your voice.

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