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Drawing Classes Montreal

At the Visual Arts Centre, we offer drawing classes that range from introductory to advanced levels. Additionally, the selection of courses includes both traditional and contemporary approaches. There is a drawing course at for everyone, from absolute beginners to practicing artists.

Drawing Classes

All of our drawing classes are small in size (no more than 15 students per class), providing significant opportunities for students to interact with their teacher. In our professional, bright art studios, all held within our historic building, students sharpen their observation skills, enhance their hand-eye coordination, translate the visual world into artistic form, and engage in creative expression.

Our drawing teachers, all of whom are practicing artists, guide students through various drawing methods including working with live models, still life, and nature studies; sketching; exploring diverse media; understanding approaches to perspective; working with abstraction; and delving into experimental and expressive mark making. Over time, students will develop their own unique drawing style.

For students who don’t have time for a full drawing course or who want to explore a precise technique or approach in a workshop environment, the Visual Arts Centre offers a variety of drawing workshops. Join us to explore the magic and pleasure of drawing.

Through expert instruction, students will have opportunities to:

  • Strengthen their drawing skills through weekly in-class exercises and homework suggestions
  • Learn about and become inspired by historic and contemporary drawing-based artists
  • Discuss their work and that of their peers in a positive, relaxed, and encouraging atmosphere
  • Learn from experienced professional artists
  • Explore various media (e.g. pencil, ink, charcoal, Conté, pastels, coloured pencils, etc.)
  • Experiment with diverse approaches to drawing

Drawing classes in Montreal

Here are few examples of different drawing classes offered at the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal:

  • Drawing I and Drawing II
  • Comic Book Illustration
  • Landscape Drawing
  • Mixed Media Explorations
  • Drawing with Oil Pastels
  • Learn to Draw the Figure
  • Life Drawing
  • Portrait drawing
  • A Crash Course in Drawing
  • And many more….

Explore the drawing classes currently offered at the Visual Arts Centre.

Drawing Classes FAQ

Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers about our drawing classes in Montreal:

1. Do I need to already know how to draw?
For beginner classes, no. You will learn basic, beginner drawing techniques. For drawing classes requiring a prerequisite, you should have taken those courses here, or elsewhere.
2. How quickly will I progress?
That can depend on the individual. If you do the exercises in every class and take the time to do the suggested homework, you will learn the skills covered in the course.
3. Do students take the same drawing course more than once?
Yes. You can continue learning and strengthening techniques in the same course. As new drawing subjects are used, it is not a repetition from one session to the next.
4. Will I need to buy materials?
Yes, unless otherwise indicated, materials list are provided at the time of registration for you to purchase before the session begins.
5. Do I need the prerequisite even though I’ve taken drawing elsewhere, or can I go to the more advanced course?
For classes requiring a prerequisite, you should have taken those courses here, or elsewhere. It is not necessary to provide proof. The prerequisites are a guideline to assist you in registering for the right course.

We invite you to learn more about different drawing classes offered at the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal. If you have any questions about our courses or if you would like to register for an upcoming drawing class, we invite you to contact us today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions and provide more information about our drawing classes in Montreal.

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