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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.

Creative Sketchbook : Explore Your Process

Instructor: Ana Victoria López Vázquez

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 pm / ongoing / Starting January 17th

In this class, students will explore their art language and interests, and record their process in a sketchbook. Traditional and non-traditional tools and materials will be employed, including, ink, pastels, watercolors, markers, glitters, and paper-cutting techniques. Students will also create and experiment with thread, and other non-standard materials. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a technical reference guidebook for later projects. Please bring a Sketchbook with paper that supports wet mediums (ink and watercolor – 250g to 275g or more).


register anytime and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx

Developing a Personal Studio Practice

Instructor: Dave LeRue

Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm / ongoing

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.


register anytime and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx

Painting Methods and Practice

Instructor: Dave LeRue

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm / ongoing

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.


register anytime and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx


Tapestry weaving on a loom

Instructor: Zoe Compton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm / ongoing / Starting January 12th

Tapestry weaving is an environmentally sustainable art practice that offers the artist endless possibilities of creativity. In this beginner course, students will create decorative tapestries
using a loom frame, learning the stitches and techniques for creating shapes and incorporating textures and fringes. The instructor will share with you her creative process from beginning to end: from finding inspiration for ideas, the construction of a loom, creating the piece, to the final touches. The looms that we use in class will be free for students to take home and continue working on their pieces between classes. Join us to be inspired and express yourself with a hands-on artistic medium.


register anytime and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx + Materials fee $40

Daily Art Practice (online)

Instructor: Breanna Shanahan

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm  / 8 weeks / Starting January 12th

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.

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This class value is $176.29 please make a donation and pay what you can:

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Introduction video (29 min) to Daily Art Practice by Breanna Shanahan

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Painting Techniques (Full class)

Instructor: Eberhard Froehlich

Thursdays  9 am – 12 pm / ongoing

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.


register anytime and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx

Introduction to Contemporary Sculpture

Instructor: Walter Morselli

Thursdays  6h30 – 9h30 pm / 8 weeks / Starting January 13

This class introduces students to the skills and thought processes required to make three-dimensional contemporary sculpture. We will think expressively and conceptually across a variety of media, working individually and collaboratively to create artworks inspired by contemporary artists and movements. Every week, we will look at an artist, and develop our own idea that we will implement using a new material. Mistakes, detours, and errors are all part of the process—learning new techniques and possibilities is our aim here. While classes will be tailored toward beginners, anyone interested in the art of sculpting is welcome. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work toward an exhibition in Bâtiment 7’s grand atelier.


register and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx

Drawing Inspiration from Life

Instructor: Chase Toole

Thursdays  1 – 4 pm / ongoing / Starting January 13

This is a class for all levels but would better suit those who have begun an art practice in drawing, design, or painting. What this course hopes to do is to practice our drawing and observational skills while tapping into our memories to pull a narrative together to create a fun and exciting way of looking at the world around us. Some materials that will be covered will be graphite, pen and ink, marker, pastel, and paint. Mixed media is encouraged as is trying new things while staying anchored to the core principles of drawing from life.


register anytime and pay for 8 weeks  $230 + tx

Making Art with Children in the Room

Instructor: Kristina Urquhart

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

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.


register and pay for 8 weeks  $160 + tx


The Power of Possessions (online)

InstructorJeannie Kim

Mondays  6:30 – 8:30 pm / 5 weeks

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!

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Abstract Painting

Instructor: Barry MacPherson

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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Realistic Drawing

Instructor: Eberhard Froehlich

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.


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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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