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The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School offers a variety of drawing classes and workshops for students of all levels and walks of life.

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Painting Techniques (Full class)
Ongoing Class – Register anytime

For beginners through advanced students of painting. This practice-based class helps you understand the logic of colour interactions – what works and what doesn’t work in paintings. Each week has a clear theme which is demonstrated and explained in the first half hour of class; afterwards each student is encouraged to explore the theme on their own. Students benefit from seeing each other’s paintings and talking about the process; class critiques are twice per session, in order to share possibilities for how to develop each painting further. Emphasis is on sound painting technique and skills that will last a lifetime. We work from observation and from imagination.

Instructor: Eberhard Froehlich
8 weeks – Thursdays  9 am – 12 pm

Cost:  $230 + tx

The Power of Possessions (online)

In this 5-week online course, we will consider our past, present and future selves within objects and symbols inspired by ‘chaekgeori’, a Korean still-life painting genre depicting a scholars’ collection of items. Each week, historical themes of illusionism and symbolism will be explored as we compose our own still-life compositions to complete a final project. Instruction and demonstration will be conducted with pencil, pencil crayons and watercolours. All skill levels and visual art mediums are welcome to join!

Mondays, September 13 – October 11   6:30-8:30PM

InstructorJeannie Kim
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Daily Art Practice (online)

Artists of all levels require healthy habits to keep them coming back to their practice. Whether it is to learn new skills, hone in on specific techniques or just discover new interests and novel directions in their artwork. Daily art practices take a step away from the preciousness of a single idea and instead focuses on the accumulation of different means of making. This course is intended for all levels from introductory to advanced. Pulling on personal interests this course will help guide you to create many different works and encourage a broad view of studio practice that moves beyond specific media boundaries. Some materials and techniques which will be covered include: drawing, watercolouring, zine making, writing activities, sculpting and photo documentation editing. Come with a willingness to try new things, an interest in your own unique view of the world, and a desire to expand your visual vocabulary.

Instructor: Breanna Shanahan

Mondays –  8 weeks  6:30 – 8:30 pm  – starting October 25

Instructor: Breanna Shanahan
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Painting Methods and Practice
Ongoing Class – Register anytime

Open to all, from beginners to advanced. We will explore many aspects of painting: From choosing your materials to picking your subject, we will constantly ask how painting can be turned from making a product (a painting) to an ongoing process combining ideas with technical knowledge. Each week will combine group discussions and lectures with exercises and longer projects. Works may span a few classes, and students may choose to continue working on skills and paintings outside class time through optional homework prompts. All course content will be designed with a range of levels in mind.

Students are welcome to work in oil or acrylic. Required and recommended materials list are available upon registration.

8 weeks –  Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm – Starting October 5

Cost:  $230 + tx

Instructor: Dave LeRue

Making Art with Children in the Room

An experimental art class where creative expression and parenting overlap.  Each week a small artistic challenge will be presented so that step by step, week by week a work emerges.  Children are welcome.

8 weeks – Wednesdays 10 – 11.30 am  – Starting in February

 $160 + tax

Instructor: Kristina Urquhart

Developing a Personal Studio Practice

This is an open class to work at your own pace with instruction and guidance on a project inspired by personal preference. If you are working on something, bring it along, or start afresh at these sessions. The instructor will work one on one with students, offering individualized feedback as they develop a body of artworks. Not particular to any style or medium, and the instructor is specialized in painting and drawing. For beginners through advanced students. All welcome.

8 weeks –  Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm. – Starting October 5

Cost:  $230 + tx

Instructor: Dave LeRue

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Abstract Painting

An eight-week painting course on theory and method using oils, acrylics and other mediums. Beginner, Intermediate and advanced students  will engage in exploring composition, techniques and problem solving with an emphasis on pushing the boundaries of perception and the evolution of ideas through non-representational painting. For beginners, this class will introduce students to basic concepts of abstract painting and  to develop and build a repertoire of techniques and a visual style for artistic expression through abstraction.

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Instructor: Barry MacPherson

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Realistic Drawing

This class offers techniques and strategies for putting on paper our visual experience.
Learn to look around and notice lines, shapes, textures, contrasts—and then draw what
you see, and what you remember. Perspective, structure, space, and shadows can be fun
to draw. Understand how space works on a flat surface, and create that space in your own
drawings. If you are interested in developing your ability to draw light and shadow, this
class is for you. Subjects include still life, nature, the human figure, interiors, landscapes,
city views, portraits. For beginners through advanced students.

Instructor: Eberhard Froehlich

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The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School offers affordable visual arts classes and workshops for students of all levels and walks of life
and is a non-profit registered charity.

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