Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Schedule for Fall 2017


TEENS

 Beginners Drawing
October 12 - December 21
Thursdays 6-8pm
10 classes/ $360

Intermediate Drawing 
October 10 - December 19
Tuesdays 6-8pm
10 classes/ $400

Watercolor Painting
October 10 - December 19
Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
10 classes/ $360

Oil Painting Basics
October 12 - December 21
Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm
10 classes/ $360

KIDS

5-9 years old
October 11 - December 20
Saturdays 1-2:30pm
12 classes/ $420

9-12 years old
October 10 - December 19
Wednesdays 4-5:30pm
10 classes/ $360





ADULTS

Absolute Beginners Drawing
October 11 - December 20
Wednesdays 6-8pm
10 classes/ $400

Intro to Drawing Portraits
October 10 - December 19
Tuesdays 6-8pm
10 classes/ $400

Watercolor Painting
October 10 - December 19
Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
10 classes/ $360

Oil Painting Basics
October 12 - December 21
Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm
10 classes/ $360
To register send us an email VancouverAtelier@gmail.com

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Upcoming Workshop

Basics of Perspective Drawing

Time: Saturdays 10am -12pm. 
Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30
Cost: $200 for four sessions. 
Supplies: 
  • Graphite pencils - HB, 2B, 4B, 8B
  • Eraser
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Small Cutter, Snap-off or  X-ACTO Knife
  • Small Sketchbook (5"X7")
  • Large Sketchbook (min 9"X12")

Friday, August 4, 2017

Plein Air 2017 with Pilar Mehlis

Summer Camp in July was really fun! We had a wonderful Plein Air Exhibition with parents and friends of the students. Hoping next year you can join us.
 They went all over Vancouver: PNE, Science World, and a Dude Chilling Park in Mount Pleasant. They even get to draw a cow, which they found in the PNE Gardens. The cow gladly modeled for them, because it was a sculpture.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Painting B&W Animals with Kids

Here are pictures from one of our Saturday Kids Classes.  To find out if there are spots available in this class, please send us an email. More information here: http://www.vancouveratelier.com/p/kids-classes.html


Friday, June 9, 2017

Drawing buildings with kids

Find out about our upcoming kids classes here: http://www.vancouveratelier.com/p/kids-classes.html
This class was about proportions and architecture. The little ones, group of kids 5-9 years old did a very good job on their first-ever hatched drawing of famous towers around the world. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Light and Shadow Rendering Steps


Here are simplified steps for light and shadow rendering of any object (based on plaster ear model):


This is a classical academic approach to drawing a full render of a form. Your drawing develops from big shapes to small details, from simple analysis to more difficult. Overall this process involves very little erasing, only at the very beginning and at the end. If you able to gradually follow these steps, your work will progress steady but firmly.

1. Start by setting up your object with the best light possible. Make sure you have only one light source shining on the object.
2. Focus on proportions, angle and eye level. Make a light line drawing of the object.
3. Break it into two zones - light and shadow. Hatch all shadow areas lightly with parallel hatches. All areas should be of the same tone. Include all details. Leave lights white paper.
4. Notice maximum of three areas with the strongest contrast. Keep only three of them the darkest. Add core shadow contrast on all shapes.
5. Go ahead and compare all lights together. You may leave only maximum of three areas white, all the rest must to be hatched over with comparable light tones. As you go form mid-tones.
6. Go back to shadows and make them darker than any lights. Make sure to model the form as you go, noticing lighter and darker areas. All shapes should feel complete and connected properly. Make sure your reflected lights are not lighter then lights.
7. Overview and finish your drawing. Add details, connect outstanding shapes.

Example above is a part of program for Intro to Portraiture Class on Tuesdays 6-8pm, starting in October.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Plein Air Registration

The registration is now open for new students to join our Plein Air Week in July. Refer to the schedule and pricing here.
We are almost booked with internal students, so please sign inn soon. Follow this link to have an idea of what supplies to prepare. If you have questions, email us vancouveratelier@gmail.com
For some inspiration have a look at last year's oil paintings of our students:


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Succulents and Cactus Watercolor Painting Workshops

Are you looking for a peaceful activity, which relaxes your mind and distracts you from everyday matters? Join Marzieh Mosavardaseh for a soothing, fun, and creative watercolour painting workshop.
Dates:

Saturday May 13, 4–6pm.
Saturday May 27, 4–6pm.
Saturday June 17, 4–6pm.
Saturday June 24, 4–6pm.

Workshop fee + art supplies:

1 session for $40
2 sessions for $75


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Linocut Workshop at Atelier.

We invite you to participate in a new crafty workshop, held at our studio by Marzieh Mosavarzadeh

Linocut is a traditional printmaking technique, in which a design is carved into a sheet of Lino with the use of carving tools. By inking the uncarved areas, you will be able to print a limited edition of your drawing. It is a perfect technique to make your own reproducible art, such as greeting cards, posters, and etc.

We offer two levels of Linocut - for beginners and for intermediates. You can register for both. Each workshop takes two days, 2 hours each day. And the cost is $100, this includes all materials you will need to make one linocut print, plus few a fun textured paper sheets to experiment in printing. 
Find all dates and more information here: http://www.vancouveratelier.com/p/craft-workshops.html



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Oil Painting Classes in October

We accept new students to learn traditional techniques of oil painting. Classes will start in October 2017 on Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30. Register soon to reserve a spot. 


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kids Art Class

Here are some photos of art created by our youngest group of students. Lucas on the left is 6 years old and Mavis on the right is 11. They are amazingly diligent and quick learners.
May this spring break bring joy and sunny weather to all of us. You still have time to register your child for Painting and Drawing Class with us. New semester will star on April 8th.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One of the most interesting etching techniques - scratching

The students of our beginner course for teenagers were experimenting with unusual graphic technique. Have a look what they were able to accomplish.