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Sep 28 Nov 30 '22

6:00pm – 8:30pm

This class is designed for individuals who have a basic drawing and painting skill level and wish to learn the art of figurative painting using water-soluble oil paints.
You will work from a model and photographs and learn about proportion, foreshortening, and other fundamental techniques for depicting the human form. Additionally, colour theory, shading, ways to describe space, use of light, composition, and the particularities of painting with water-soluble oil paint will also be explored.

Disclaimer: Nude Models (both male and female) and costumed models will be used on occasion.



Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis is a queer visual artist originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, currently based in Winnipeg. Lewis graduated in 2018 with a combined degree from NSCAD and the School of Art, University of Manitoba BFA Honours program. Laura’s conceptual figurative painting practice explores philosophical questions concerning identity and sexuality. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and she has participated in artist residencies both nationally and internationally.

Laura is an active member of the local art community. She is the facilitator for MAWA’s critical Painting Perspectives Reading Group and is involved with several local artist run centres and galleries including Creative Manitoba, aceartinc., MAWA, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


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