Art Studio Classes with Michael Abraham
For all skill and experience levels!
Beginner or Professional, classes are tailored to you. If you are painting for the first time ever or you need some artistic direction, challenge, assessment or a little mindset boost, classes are tailored to your goals.
This season… I will be doing a little demonstration and/or lesson at the beginning of each class, before students start on their own works. Short atelier style lessons that will include: tonality, shading, understanding drapery , drawing skills, shape, grisaille painting, colour (ie warm and cool colour analysis), analyzing flowers, anatomy basics, thumbnails, working from photos, light sources, and other goodies! I love this studio setting where I share what I know, and work with you to get your paintings top notch.
A number of students said to me they were initially afraid to come, and once here realized how comfortable and non-intimidating this old artist-pro is! See the testimonials in the link below. My goal is that the studio provides an intimate group setting where we all learn, encourage and bounce off each others enthusiasm, where no-one feels intimidated, and where we are all supportive to help move our artwork forward!
Small class sizes
Each class is limited to a small number of students, usually up to 5 or 6, so that every student can receive plenty of focused instruction. If you need more time I will stay longer to make sure everyone gets what they need each time.
Paint what you choose or be assigned a new challenge
Everyone is encouraged to follow their inspiration, be it in realism, abstraction, stylized, or exploring a new medium for the first time. If you’re not sure where to start, students learn through assignments that are suited to their goals.
Model once a month: I will be scheduling a model on the last day and evening class of each month, as skills on drawing and painting from life is one of my favourite things to share!
Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, traditional Drawing Skills, using an iPad?
Learn how to draw, layer paint, blend, and glaze in an indirect painting technique while painting brightly coloured (non muddy) alla prima paintings – all while using clean low/non toxic approach. There are so many fun things to share with you.
Start anytime and begin something new!
Explore your creativity and discover your art abilities in a welcoming and encouraging studio environment located in the heart of Ladner, BC.
Classes are not run as drop-in as the student numbers can fluctuate too much.
For Weekly attendees please sign up for four classes or more in a row.
For Bi-Monthly attendees I have a new requirement of a four month commitment (Sept.-Dec.= 8 classes minimum)
Call for availability or to be added to waitlist!
Call daily between 11am and 11 pm at 778-886-1296.