• Session: Nov 21st – Dec 19th (5wks)
  • Session: Feb 13th – Mar 12th (5wks)
  • Two times to select from
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays (9am-11:30pm)
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays (5:45pm-8:15pm)
  • Instructor: Steve Chmilar
  • Experience: Beginners. Patience and desire are the only prerequisites.
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $225/ 5 classes
  • Supplies: Listed below

If you have ever wondered how artists like DaVinci or Rembrandt could have created such breathtaking works of art, then this course is for you. Even if you are a beginner, you can learn the steps and techniques that the great masters used to paint timeless masterpieces. Climbing the tallest mountain is possible if you take it one step at a time.

In this five session introductory workshop, Steve Chmilar will demystify the atelier oil painting method by breaking it down in the easily manageable steps. All the materials you will need can be found at any art store. This course will be taught in an odour free environment without the use of any toxic mediums such as thinner or turpentine. Over the five sessions, we will paint a carefully selected copy of a simple still life or landscape that is easy enough for anyone to do, yet beautiful enough to proudly hang for display.

Encouraging note: It is commonly thought that oil painting is more difficult than acrylic. I will show you why it is actually easier in many ways. The word ‘classical’ may sound advanced but this course is designed to give painters at any skill level a sound understanding of fundamental techniques that can be used for any style.

Steve Chmilar is one of Canada’s foremost New Contemporary painters. Since his debut show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, he has painted full-time by selling his work internationally to private collectors. In 2012, he won best in show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Canada’s largest juried exhibition) and Prix De La Meilleure Oeuvre (Prize for Best Work) Mtl en Arts in Montreal. Please view Steve’s bio in the instructors tab for more information.

Please note: We maintain small class sizes to ensure a personalized and welcoming environment. Each student will have their own table to create on in a large, well lit 900 sq ft studio with lots natural light studio.