• Session: Jan 10th – Feb 14th (6 wks)
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays (12:30 – 3pm)
  • Instructor: Steve Chmilar
  • Experience: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $320/ 6 classes

In this six-week course we will create an oil painting using similar methods that the world’s greatest artists have perfected over centuries. Get ready to learn as this workshop covers a great deal of information. Students will benefit from having experience with the fundamentals of representational oil painting such as underpainting, accurate colour mixing and the basic principles of drawing proportion and measurement. Less experienced painters who are ready for a great challenge are welcome. Note that a different reference image will be used for each class so that repeat students get a new experience.. Supplies list to come. 

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. We continue to follow all guidelines from public health officials.

Current Session:

  • Session: Sept 6th – Oct 11th (6 wks)
  • Two times to select from
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays (9am-11:30pm)
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays (5:45pm-8:15pm)