Art Classes in Montreal


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

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

Advanced Animal Drawing

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  • Gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy and characteristic gestures of quadrupeds so you can accurately depict them in action.
  • Become proficient in adding subtle expressions to your drawings so you can portray convincing emotions.
  • Hone your observation skills with drawing from life exercises to create fantastic animal and creature concept art and 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

Advanced Anatomy

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  • Learn to create convincing drawings which demonstrate advanced knowledge of skeletal structure and musculature
  • Develop your drawings quickly and efficiently with confident lines
  • Learn to draw facial features expertly
  • Master hands and feet

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!

Urban Sketching in Perspective 2

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  • Gain expertise in measuring angles from real structures so you can easily draw urban landscapes with believable depth and level of detail
  • Learn how to accurately draw any urban setting, complete with vehicles, road signs and architectural elements in 3-point perspective
  • Acquire the skills required to create vibrant silhouette studies and select and enhance the main subject of the composition


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 other 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

Watercolour II

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  • Become proficient in the most powerful painting techniques and learn when to use each to get the best results.
  • Learn how light interacts with colours and gain expertise in creating fast watercolour sketches with a limited palette.
  • Become proficient in the usage of negative space so you can create eye catching compositions.

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.

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

Special Classes

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

Intro to Concept Art

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  • Become proficient in a powerful method of visual communication so you can convey your ideas through your concepts in a compelling manner
  • Gain proficiency in shape design and language so you can easily create multiple concepts with differing personalities
  • Acquire expertise in all the steps in the concept art process so you can create visually stunning concept art pieces

Concept Sculpting in ZBrush

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  • Learn the seven essential tools in ZBrush so you can digitally sculpt your concept quickly and accurately
  • Understand how to visually brainstorm your concepts directly in 3D
  • Acquire one of the most powerful pipelines from an industry veteran

Character Rendering

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  • Become proficient posing and painting your characters and giving them a feeling of weight and volume.
  • Understand the five most common mistakes which make your character paintings look unprofessional and learn to avoid them
  • Learn the best methods for rendering skin, hair and clothing.

Digital Painting 2

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  • Gain an in-depth understanding of colour and lighting
  • Create a killer portfolio that will make heads turn
  • Learn to believably integrate imaginative elements into an illustration using references

Composition, Lighting and Illustration

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  • Become proficient in the essential principles of composition so you can create realistic and visually compelling illustrations
  • Acquire the skills to quickly create a variety of unique and interesting thumbnail sketches so you have strong base for your final illustration.
  • Learn how to effectively choose the optimal light source so you can create the desired mood and atmosphere for your illustrations

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

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.

Prop and Vehicle Design using 3D-Coat

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  • Learn a cutting edge design process from a master of entertainment, mech and vehicle design
  • Acquire a powerful design language and understand the five basic elements that make a design good or bad
  • Become proficient in advanced rendering techniques so you can create jaw-dropping concept art

Introduction to Cartooning

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

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