Art Classes in Montreal

Drawing

Drawing from Life

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  • Learn the five basic skills of drawing
  • Our blend of traditional and modern teaching styles helps everyone learn to draw realistically
  • Draw in a warm and cosy atmosphere
  • Our innovative teaching methods are recognized by the English Montreal School Board where we've trained dozens of art teachers

Analytical Sketching

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  • Gain a powerful method to sketch anything with speed and accuracy
  • Learn to construct your drawings and draw-through just like the top artists in the entertainment industry as well as in commercial and fine art
  • Develop a strong foundation for drawing from life and design from imagination

Drawing the Human Form

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  • Become comfortable, confident and competent drawing live models
  • Truly understand the human body in three dimensions so you can bring out the form no matter what the model's position or how foreshortened the pose.
  • Learn some tips and tricks for drawing a more convincing and life-like silhouette that even many professionals don't know!

Dynamic Drawing

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  • Learn five essential techniques for constructing your drawings
  • Understand how to represent movement
  • Overcome your perceptual limitations and develop a trained eye
  • Understand the three most common mistakes artists make when trying to draw moving bodies and objects and learn to avoid them

Drawing Animals

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  • Understand how to represent the characteristic features, gestures and poses of a large range of wildlife
  • Learn to effectively render textures such as fur, feathers and scales
  • Seize this rare opportunity to study with a master of nature illustration!

Drawing The Head and Features

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  • Learn to draw believable heads with a convincing sense of form and three-dimensionality
  • Understand how to draw facial features accurately and to adjust for individual differences so you can capture someone's unique likeness
  • Gain proficiency drawing facial expressions that communicate emotion, intention and personality

Urban Sketching in Perspective

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  • Become proficient in one of the most important skills in visual arts: drawing in perspective!
  • Understand the 5 most common mistakes which make your drawings look less realistic and learn how to avoid them
  • Acquire a step-by-step method for analyzing any urban scene or constructing your own realistic and well-rendered objects and environments

Painting

Foundations of Painting

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  • Learn a basic, step-by-step method for direct painting that's so fast and efficient that teachers from others schools come to take this class!
  • Get comfortable mixing colours, blending tones, and working in oil
  • Understand how to use tonality, intensity, and colour temperature to create form, depth, strong compositions, contrasts, and harmonies

Foundations of Painting 2

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  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between intensity, hue, tone and colour temperature so you have maximum control over your painting.
  • Improve your perception of colour and tone while mastering the medium so you can mix exactly the colours you want.
  • Learn advanced techniques that will make your paintings look richer and more believable.

Expressive Painting in Watercolour

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  • Learn a simple, fun, fast and forgiving method for watercolour painting that you can use with live models, photographic reference or plein-air landscape/architectural work.
  • Understand how to prepare your painting so you can work quickly, spontaneously and freely, taking advantage of happy accidents, expressing mood and atmosphere while preserving realism and accuracy.

Colour and Light

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  • Learn advanced techniques to depict colour and light developed by the Impressionists and based on the actual physics of light
  • Train your eye to see subtle differences in value, hue, and saturation to create rich and nuanced effects with light and colour
  • Understand different lighting situations and how and when to use them to create the mood and atmosphere you want in your paintings

Figure Painting

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  • Accurately capture the essence of your model!
  • Become proficient at a simple and powerful method for clearly communicating the form, colour and values of the human figure
  • Learn from a master figure painter trained in the methods of the classical schools of realistic painting

Figure and Portrait Master Class

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  • Paint interesting models of different ages and ethnic backgrounds
  • Learn from a portrait artist who's won commissions to paint the portraits of dozens of the most famous Canadians and Americans
  • Acquire the skills and confidence to reach the next level in your career as an artist or simply to paint beautiful portraits of your loved ones if you are a hobbyist

Special Classes

Introduction to Cartooning

Level General

  • Learn the different types of cartooning and how you can use them to powerfully express your ideas
  • Study with an 26-year industry veteran of the cartooning, comics and animation industries
  • Learn the most essential techniques that are used to create visually appealing cartoons

Digital Painting

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  • Learn to maximize your efficiency with a master of speedpainting
  • Master the 5 most useful tools in Photoshop
  • Understand how to avoid the 3 common mistakes that slow your progress and hinder your painting

Digital Character Painting from Life

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  • Learn the best methods for rendering skin, hair and clothing

  • Understand the five most common mistakes which make your character paintings look unprofessional and learn to avoid them

  • Learn from a master figure painter trained in the methods of the classical schools of realistic painting and who is also an amazing digital illustrator

Digital Sketching for Production

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  • Gain mastery in the fundamentals so you can create stunningly realistic digital illustration
  • Learn how to draw and render effectively and efficiently using Photoshop
  • Understand how to leverage your increased knowledge of fundamentals so you can speed up your workflow while creating more credible concept art

Fantasy Environment Sketching

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  • Gain constructive sketching techniques, essential for all concept artists, so you can quickly create fantasy environments from imagination.
  • Become proficient in the skills that will help you highlight the best aspects of your sketches and create a high visual appeal.
  • Learn how to look for inspiration from unlikely sources and never again encounter artist’s block.

Intro to Environment Design

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  • Learn to design environments that drive the storyline and enhance the overall audience experience
  • Avoid the common design pitfalls that derail the concept art process and disrupt your progress
  • Acquire methods to efficiently use lighting, mood and navigational techniques to elevate your design and amplify the viewer’s experience.

Environment Design

Level Advanced

  • Understand the best methods and techniques for designing landscapes and cityscapes
  • Learn to avoid the 3 critical mistakes which diminish the impact of your environment
  • Master the art of creating atmosphere and haze without losing details

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