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weekly classes

drawing + painting fundamentals
Summer: Mondays 10AM-1PM /// fall: Mondays 10am-1pm or 6:30-9:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Williams
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Whether you are a beginner or professional artist, mastery of the fundamentals is a lifelong pursuit (all levels are welcome). In this class, you will learn the technical skills to create realistic drawings and paintings.
Our classes are open to all levels, as each student receives one-on-one instruction that is catered to their specific needs.

Contact us at info@canvasmethod.ca or 778-554-4607, if you have any questions.

Click below and try your first class at 50% off.
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The instructor works with you at your own pace, offering technical and creative guidance, as you work on class exercises using a medium of your choice.

In-class resources include plaster casts, still life objects, photographs of human figures, and master copies.

This class also includes a 3-hour demonstration once per month, in which a drawing / painting is created from start to finish, with the instructor explaining the process step-by-step.

Each class is supplemented with individual and group feedback, lectures and suggested homework. For painters; oils and acrylics / gouache are welcome.
learning outcomes
In this fundamentals class, you will learn a wide range of topics, including:
drawing
  • Sighting & measurement techniques
  • Block-ins
  • Shading techniques
  • Line weight
  • Value
  • Proportion
  • Perspective
  • Composition
painting
  • Working with oil and / or acrylic
  • Setting up for painting
  • Palette management
  • Underpainting in grisaille & imprimatura
  • Alla prima (wet-into-wet) & indirect painting (wet-over-dry)
  • Glazing
  • Colour theory
  • Limited & full colour palette
  • Hue, value & chroma
  • Brushwork
  • Composition
  • Poster studies
  • Creating realistic skin tones
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