Apr 19 - Jun 21

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 Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia), currently based in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Lewis graduated in 2018 with a combined degree from NSCAD and the School of Art, University of Manitoba BFA Honours program. Her conceptual figurative painting practice explores philosophical questions concerning identity, queerness, and sexuality. She investigates the intricacies of flesh through paint. Her work aims to embody the inherent ambiguity of the human condition.

Lewis is an active member of the local art community. She is the founder and facilitator for MAWA’s Critical Painting Perspectives reading group and teaches art classes at the Rainbow Resource Centre and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She is currently developing a body of work with generous funding from The Winnipeg Arts Council, The Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for The Arts.


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WAG-Qaumajuq is located on Treaty No. 1 the original lands and waters of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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