Saturday, January 12, 2019

Watercolor Painting through Landscape and Nature

This Class is taught by Paula Barrantes.


Learn to paint skies, water, sunsets and mountains using watercolor techniques: wet-on-wet, layering, and dry brush. 
We will also learn about composition rules and color theory.


9 sessions - Tuesdays - 6:30 to 8:30pm
February 19 - April 16

Cost $360

Supply list is provided upon request. Please contact Paula directly if you want to sign up.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Classes in the Spring 2019

Hello everybody. Sorry, we have not been posting for awhile.

We will have more classes, including kids mixed media class, beginner drawing, perspective workshops and oil painting classes in the third semester ( April-June ).

For this semester (January-March) we are offering following classes:
  • Watercolor Painting through Landscape and Nature Class with Paula
  • Teen Drawing Class, which is currently only accepting waiting list applications.
  • Private lessons with Marzieh on Thursdays
  • Private lessons with Veronika on Weekdays 1:30-3:30pm in her home studio

Friday, September 7, 2018

New classes for Fall 2018 at VFAA

Lighthouse Park, watercolour sketch, Paula Barrantes @pura.luna

Beginners Sketching Class will be taking place on
Wednesdays, 4 - 6 pm, October 10 - December 5, 2018
Instructor: Paula Barrantes, Instagram: @pura.luna
Cost: $350

Sketching daily allows ideas and skills to grow and develop faster. It also serves as a record of your life and our favorite benefit, it creates a space to be creative anywhere at any time. The materials required for this activity are very few so it's easy to carry anywhere. 

Supply List

  Whytecliff Park, watercolour sketch, Paula Barrantes @pura.luna

Landscape with Watercolor and Ink will take place on
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, October 10 - December 5, 2018
Instructor: Paula Barrantes, Instagram: @pura.luna
Cost: $350

There are many ways to use a brush to depict the shapes and colours of nature. For this reason, we will study brush strokes from impressionism and Chinese traditional techniques to paint landscapes.

You don't need previous experience to join this class.

Supply List

To register email

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Workshop Updates

We have updated the schedule for some workshops and classes this Summer. 

Hatching with Pen & Ink Workshop will be taking place on 
Mondays, 6-8pm, August 13-September 3, 2018.
Instructor: Paula Barrantes

Monday, June 25, 2018

Few Places left for Plein Air Classes

We are still accepting registrations for Plein Air Classes. If you wish to learn drawing and painting from observation outdoors, then hurry to call us 7782392922 or email to

July 9-15 for ages 16 & up
July 16-22 for ages 9 to 16
Time: 10am -3pm, including 1hr supervised lunch break
Locations: PNE, Locarno Beach, New Brighton Park
Cost: $350
Instructor: Pilar Mehlis, BFA

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Plien Air Week for Adults

July 9 -15, 2018
You will be painting and drawing with a professional instructor outdoor in several Vancouver locations. Together with a small group of adults you will discover how to draw and paint ponds, ocean waves, mountains, houses, trees and sky. Enjoy the beautiful Vancouver with a paintbrush in your hand. More info and schedule you can find here.

Register soon and receive 10% discount. Registration happens through email.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Adult Watercolor Classes in the summer.

Many students have enjoyed Watercolor Classes with Marzieh Mosavarzadeh last year. We have received a great feedback, so we are continuing to offer them in the summer.

A variety of subject matter and styles will be explored. Expect fun and challenging projects, with guidance and personal attention from Marzieh. Students with some previous experience will enjoy the freedom to experiment, create their own compositions, or paint along with the instructor. This is a 10 session class on Wednesdays 6-8pm, starting June 6.
To register email

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sign up for Acrylic Painting with Marzieh.

There are few spots left in the Acrylic Painting Workshops. July 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20, 27.
Register soon and receive 10% discount.

These workshops are designed for people who are just beginning their pursuit of the medium. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of acrylic painting; such as paint chemistry, materials and tools, techniques, and colour theory. These will help you establish the ability to take your practice to the next level. Marzieh will share a variety of techniques and concepts, including the application and manipulation of paint and surfaces, identifying and controlling colour, value, temperature, and saturation, and creating compositions from both observation and invention. 

What you need to bring to the workshop:

- 4 (12 x 12 inches or 9 X 12 inches) White Canvases / or 4 ( 9 X 12 inches) Acrylic Painting Sheets- Primary Colour Paints (Red, Blue, Yellow) + Black and White paints 
The rest of the material is provided by Marzieh. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Botanical Illustration

Do you love nature as much as we do?

We are looking forward to the summer beauty, warm weather, flowers, leaves and outdoor drawing classes. This year Atelier brings in new instructors and new vibes. For instance this upcoming Botanical Illustration Class can take your summer experience to a new level. Enjoy outdoors and explore plants with Paula Barrantes. Register this week and receive additional 10% discount!
More information here.
To register email
*additional 10% discount applyes if you pay this week.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Summer Plein Air for all ages!

First week: July 9-15 ages:16 & up, 10am-3pm
Second week: July 16-22 ages: 6-16, 10am -3pm
More information here.
This year's promising hot summer days you can spend in the cool shade with a sketchbook in your hand, possibly sipping refreshing drink and admiring beautiful nature. Instructor Pilar Mehlis is professional in her craft and knows how to bring your drawing and painting skills up. She will introduce you to a basic principles of working outdoors, how to sketch and paint in the natural settings.  Don't miss the chance to learn some technical skills in drawing and painting this summer!