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Canvas Method Adult Art Classes in Vancouver, BC
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Explore conceptual depths.
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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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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.
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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.
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in-person courses: FALL 2021

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

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CREATIVE FIGURE DRAWING

Instructor: Justin Ogilvie
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 18 & 19
(weekend workshop)

Loosen up, experiment with new techniques and get more creative with your figure drawings.

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DRAWING ESSENTIALS

Instructor: Col Urrutia
Mondays, Sept. 20 – Nov. 1
(6 classes, no class October 11)

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

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PORTRAIT DRAWING:
ANATOMY & FACIAL FEATURES

Instructor: Justin Ogilvie
Tuesdays, Sept. 21 – Oct. 26
(6 classes)

Bring depth, nuance, and precision into your portraits to enjoy greater realism in your portraiture.

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PAINTING THE PORTRAIT

Instructor: Steve Williams
Wednesdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27
(6 classes)

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

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OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Instructor: Garrett Eaton
Thursdays, Sept. 23 – Oct. 28
(6 classes)

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

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PAINTING THE CLOTHED FIGURE

Instructor: Steve Williams
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 2 & 3
(weekend workshop)

Working the live model, learn how to paint realistic clothed figures in space.

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CREATIVE FIGURE / portrait PAINTING

Instructor: Justin Ogilvie
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 16 & 17
(weekend workshop)

Bring together traditional and contemporary techniques to create expressive figure paintings with bold colour.

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Mark boedges Master copy

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

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

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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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