Fall 2018 Oil Painting Classes & Workshops

Toronto, Canada


2-Day Workshop:
Examining Colour Through Florals

10am-6pm, October 14 & 21, 2018 (both Sundays)

Warden & Sheppard
Free parking & Accessible by TTC


In this 2-day workshop, students of all levels will be learning how to effectively paint fresh flowers from life. Lending from the great colour range of flowers, there will be a focus on colour theory through practice - observing different colour relationships from life under different colour situations and how to interpret & simplify them while painting.  

Day 1 will focus on painting singular flowers to break down form, lighting, and typical problems encountered when painting flowers.

Day 2 will focus on painting a grouping of flowers with the aim of finishing a painting with considerations of design and composition.

Each step in the painting process will begin with a demo and discussion, followed by students working with individual feedback. We will break for lunch around 12:30pm; students are welcome to bring lunch or buy lunch from various restaurants around the studio.

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration.

Limited spots available.



Portrait Painting in Oils

10 weeks, September 22 - November 24, 2018

Saturday mornings, 10am-1pm

Warden & Sheppard
Free parking & Accessible by TTC


In this class, students of all levels will be introduced to classical, indirect portrait painting methods and techniques. The first half of the class will focus on classical painting methods, while the second half focuses on contemporary portrait painting ideas and processes. Students new to painting are encouraged to do master studies for the first half, and all students will compose their own painting for the second half. 

Throughout the course, students will be shown the various fundamentals of classical painting and the principles of art making that apply to and extend beyond portrait painting. Topics to be discussed will include but not limited to composition, value, colour theory, layering techniques, the role of photography in contemporary portraits and more. 

Each week will begin with a demonstration and builds upon previous class discussions. Students will work on their paintings with individual feedback. There will be opportunity for group critiques as well. Students are expected to finish 2 completed paintings, not including studies and sketches. 

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration. 

Limited spots available.

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