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Canvas Method Adult Art Classes in Vancouver, BC

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justin ogilvie
Justin Ogilvie is a Vancouver based artist, educator, and co-founder of Canvas Method. After receiving his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2000, he began exhibiting in galleries and teaching in private and public institutions.

Ogilvie then completed his MFA, delving into more contemporary and conceptual practices. His recent work pushes the boundaries of representation, integrating collage and abstraction within imaginative figurative compositions.

Justin’s painting practice informs his instruction, which includes training in traditional realism, mentorship in creative experimentation and guidance in conceptual development.

Ogilvie is a passionate, energetic and supportive instructor. No matter what stage you’re at, you can expect to learn quickly and break through barriers, as you develop your technical and conceptual skills.
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Steve Williams is a Vancouver based artist, instructor and co-founder of Canvas Method. For the past eighteen years, he has taught painting and drawing and maintained a studio practice.

Steve originally taught himself how to draw and paint with the aid of books and videos. After reaching a ceiling with his progress, he spent several years studying at renowned ateliers in France, USA and Taiwan, as well as studying with Nicolas Uribe, Henry Yan, Sean Cheetham, Daniel Keys, Kim English and others.  

Steve’s sense of humour and clear instruction makes learning easy and fun. His blend of French Academic and contemporary painting methods give you the tools to create convincing realism.

Students will walk away with refined technical skill sets, as well as the motivation and passion to bring your work to the next level.
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