Summer 2018 Oil Painting Classes

Toronto, Canada


Portrait Painting in Oils

Saturday mornings, 2pm-5pm

10 weeks, May 26 - August 4, 2018 (No class July 7)
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. 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 the previous class' discussions. Students will work on their own paintings from their reference of choice with individual feedback. There will be opportunity for group critiques as well. Students are expected to finish 1-2 completed paintings, not including studies and sketches. 

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration. 

Limited spots available.


Regular Price: $550

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*Receive $100 off regular price when registering for both classes


Alla Prima Floral Painting

Saturday afternoons, 10am-1pm

10 weeks, May 26 - August 4, 2018 (No class July 7)
Warden & Sheppard
Free parking & Accessible by TTC


In this class, students of all levels will be introduced to direct painting (alla prima) with oils in a "straight to canvas" manner. We will be painting from life with flowers in season, with a focus on roses and peonies. Through single-session and multi-session painting, students will learn the fundamentals of painting including values, colour theory, composition, paint handling and mark making, as well as simplifying when painting from life. 

Each week will begin with a demonstration and builds upon the previous class' discussions. Students will make their own compositions and work on their own paintings with individual feedback. There will be opportunity for group critiques as well. 

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration.

Limited spots available.


Regular Price: $550

Register Now 

*Receive $100 off regular price when registering for both classes


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