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Canvas Method Adult Art Classes in Vancouver, BC
Journey to the heart of Italy for a seven day art retreat in the beautiful and historic Le Marche region. Treat yourself to a luxury stay in a boutique hotel, as you experience the perfect balance of relaxation, delicious food, sightseeing, and breath-taking views. A dream setting for exploring Creative Portrait Painting.
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Creative Portrait Painting:
Expressive Realism
  • april 18–25, 2025
    (5 classes + 2 Free Days to explore the area)
  • 9:00am–4:00pm
  • tuition: Included in accommodation package
  • skill level: all levels
  • medium: oils / acrylics
  • instructor: Justin Ogilvie
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In this exciting course, you will learn how to create expressive portrait paintings with powerful realism, exciting brushwork, and bold colour!

Bringing together traditional and contemporary techniques, emphasis will be on achieving a likeness while experimenting with colour, glazing, texture, and mark-making. In working from the live model and photo references, you will bring together naturalistic skin tones with high voltage colour, and develop a series of dynamic paintings.

Justin will work with you at your own pace, offering personalized technical and creative guidance, along with demos, lectures, and slideshow presentations throughout the course.

In this friendly community of like-minded artists, you will experience heightened confidence and intuitive powers, opening the door to a whole new way of painting.
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Learning Objectives
🎨 Capturing a likeness with facial proportions and basic anatomical features;
🎨 Mixing realistic & unconventional skin tones with colour theory;
🎨 Dynamic compositions with balance, focal points and visual storytelling; 
🎨 Brush techniques in blending, glazing, textures and mosaic-like tiling;
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Impressionist Floral Painting
  • Wednesdays
  • July 27 – August 17
    (4 classes) / afternoons
  • 10am–1pm
  • tuition: $275
  • skill level: all levels
  • medium: watercolour
  • instructor: Steve Williams
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