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1431 West Broadway, Vancouver
(604) 733-1331

April 2018

West Coast Wet-on-Wet

Sunday, April 1 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Create a Tom Thompson inspired tree painting using his infamous Jack Pine as a reference plus some west coast flair. Learn about using paint pens to sketch your initial design, using cold wax medium to build texture, and choosing a colour scheme for your piece. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$45.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Spray Painting Project

Friday, April 6 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Learn how to create an expressive painting using a combination of paint pens and spray paint. Your instructor will walk you through techniques for both mediums. Part of this class will take place outdoors, so please dress for the unpredictable Vancouver weather. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Luke Kasper
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 18+

Oil Still Life

Saturday, April 7 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In this project-based class, you will create a still life painting using oil. Your instructor will walk you through how to build your painting step by step including compositional skills. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Acrylic Dirty Pour Painting

Sunday, April 8 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn the technical side of dirty pour paintings with an overview of colour theory, combinations, and mixing before diving in and creating your own spectacular dirty pour to be finished with the Art Resin studio torch. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Custom Sketchbook Cover

Friday, April 13 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Create your own custom sketchbook cover using a combination of techniques and materials such as acrylic paint and collage. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone special. Class includes a sketchbook to decorate.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Watercolour on Wood

Satuday, April 14 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Explore watercolour on an alternative surface. With watercolour grounds, you can open up options for making work on a variety of surfaces. Your instructor will show you how to apply the ground and use the material. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$30.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Open Drawing & Painting Critique

Saturday, April 14 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In this open-forum workshop, you will bring in a finished or in-progress work from home. Feedback as an artist is both crucial and valuable, but often overlooked! Have a chance to hear what others think of your work and speak about it yourself. Any subject matter is welcome. This critique is led by Allyx, who is most familiar with drawing and painting. You are welcome to bring work outside of this medium, but technical advice may be limited.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$10.00 | Minimum participants needed is two, and the class will be capped at four. Register early to avoid disappointment | AGES 16+

Oil 101

Sunday, April 15 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of oil painting in this 3-hour introductory class. You will explore brush care and techniques, basic colour theory, oil mediums, and basic principles of working with oil. The instructor will also teach you the differences between water miscible and traditional oil paints. Each student will produce a technical chart and one study while learning about the materials.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Acrylic Spring Garden

Friday, April 20 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In this project-based class you will create a spring garden scene using acrylic paint. Your instructor will walk you through composition, colour choices, and technical work in this step by step class. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Drawing 101

Satuday, April 21 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In this technical based class, you will learn the basics of drawing while creating a series of studies and charts. Your instructor will walk you through shading techniques, materials, light and shadow development, perspective, and more! Each student will leave with a sketchbook of their studies.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Spray Paint 101

Friday, April 27 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of spray painting in this introductory class. Your instructor will walk you through techniques, safety information, product knowledge, and give you hands-on experience in how to spray. This class takes place partially outdoors. Dress for the unpredictable Vancouver weather.
Instructor: Luke Kasper
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 18+

Plein Air Drawing

Saturday, April 28 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Take drawing outside! Your instructor will walk you through techniques for observational sketching and drawing, as well as the basic tools to bring with you on the road. Part of this class will take place outdoors, so please dress for the unpredictable Vancouver weather. In the event of inclement weather, your instructor will show you the same skills indoors. Class is subject to change depending on weather.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Skin Tone Colour Theory

Sunday, April 29 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of skin tone colour theory in this step by step painting class! Explore various colour combinations and interactions that will help you develop multiple complexions. Each student will create four skin tone studies and one portrait sketch. Previous colour theory helpful but not required.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

May 2018

Oil Still Life

Friday, May 4 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In this project-based class, you will create a still life painting using oil! Your instructor will walk you through how to build your painting stage by stage including compositional skills with a limited palette. Each student will produce one painting.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 18+

Drawing Still Life

Saturday, May 5 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In this project-based class, you will create a still life using drawing materials! Your instructor will walk you through how to build your piece stage by stage including compositional skills and basic drawing techniques. Each student will produce one piece.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$30.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Acrylic 101

Sunday, May 6 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting in this 3-hour introductory class. You will explore brush techniques, basic colour theory, glazing, and washes. The instructor will also teach you the differences between fluid and heavy body acrylic paint. Each student will produce a technical chart and one study while learning about the materials.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Landscape Painting Techniques

Friday, May 11 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Learn techniques to manipulate your canvas and prepare it for a landscape painting, including underpainting with mineral spirits and pigment. Great for students looking to further their at-home studio practice as well as beginners.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Plein Air Drawing

Saturday, May 12 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Take drawing outside! Your instructor will walk you through techniques for observational sketching and drawing, as well as the basic tools to bring with you on the road. Part of this class will take place outdoors, so please dress for the unpredictable Vancouver weather. In the event of inclement weather, your instructor will show you the same skills indoors. The class is subject to change depending on the weather.
Instructor: Madeline Ballou
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Colour Theory & Application in Acrylic

Sunday, May 13 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of colour theory in this step by step acrylic class! Explore various colour combinations and interactions, including complementary colours, contrast of saturation, and simultaneous contrast. Understand the psychology of colour and how it impacts your paintings. Each student will produce a hands-on comprehensive chart and one study. Skills learned in Acrylic 101 are an asset but not required.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Botanical Illustration

Friday, May 18 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Create botanical watercolour illustrations using both reference images and your imagination! Each student will produce a couple images using ink and watercolour and be shown basic illustration techniques.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$30.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Vancouver Cityscape

Saturday, May 19 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In this project-based painting class, you will create a Vancouver-inspired cityscape scene using acrylic paint! Your instructor will walk you through how to create your painting step by step. Each student will produce one 16x20" painting.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$40.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Acrylic Open Studio

Sunday, May 20 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In this free-form open studio, you will be provided with acrylic paint, brushes, palette knives, mediums, and an 18" x 24" canvas. After a brief overview of the materials, you will be free to create whatever you like. There will be an instructor available for technical, compositional, and critical feedback. Skills learned in Acrylic 101 and Colour Theory & Application in Acrylic are an asset but not required.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Intro to Gouache

Friday, May 25 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Learn about this versatile medium while creating a small illustrative landscape painting. Similar to watercolour, but more opaque like acrylic, gouache can add an additional element to your mixed media art practice.
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$30.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 18+

Watercolour Landscape

Saturday, May 26 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In this project-oriented class, your instructor will walk you through basic watercolour and illustration techniques to create a landscape painting. This class is great for beginners to watercolour!
Instructor: Allyx Nakonechny
$30.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+

Coptic Bookbinding

Sunday, May 27 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Make your very own sketchbook or notebook by hand using the Coptic binding technique. This style of binding has an open spine so you can see the detailed sewing pattern. You will learn the sewing techniques and how to wrap boards with decorative papers for the cover.
Instructor: Sára Molčan
$50.00 | Supplies provided. | No experience required. | AGES 16+