Our courses

Automn Session 2020

 The course starts on Septembre 28 to December 5 (10 weeks)

FUTURE Sessions

Winter session: from January to March 2021 (10 weeks).

Spring session: from April to May 2020 (5 weeks).

Summer session: from June to August 2020.

Please click on a course number below to learn more about it:

Note: The A, W or S before the course number represents the current session (ex., A for Autumn etc.)

* New teacher, * New course

A 100 – Watercolour (initiation)

Teacher: Diane Forest

For beginners. Watercolour is a medium that offers a great deal of possibilities. The purpose of this course is to help the student discover the techniques and tools to master colour, the basis for watercolour. Simple exercises, theories and practice with exploring, experimenting and working in a spontaneous way will help the artist extend his creativity.

Prerequisite: 107 or 117 or equivalent

A 101 – Watercolour intermediate and advanced

Teacher: Diane Forest, sca

For intermediate and advanced students. From initiation to basic watercolour techniques as well as general painting principles such as composition, colour, contrasts, etc. to the exploration of various advanced techniques. Also coaching of personal projects.

Prerequisite: 100

A 102  – Linocut

Teacher: Diane Cardill


Relief printing techniques will be used to create inspiring and interesting works on paper.  Students will learn how to transfer an image or drawing onto a block of linoleum and, using one of the oldest printing methods, print the image onto paper. This technique is easy, does not require a press and uses water-based inks.

A 105 – Sculpture (Initiation and Exploration)

Teacher : Diane Cardill

In this class which is for students of all levels, you will develop an understanding and appreciation for the art of sculpture.  Elements of sculpture like mass, balance texture and mouvement will be explored through hands-on activities with different materials and techniques each week.  A great opportunity to try something different and develop that sculptural side of your creativity.

A 106  – Portrait

Teacher: Pierre Brault

This course is to introduce the student to the art portraiture. Beforehand, the use of photos will be required in order to learn the details of the portrait. Then, the teacher will designate, by lot, two persons of wich he will make the portrait, so that the student assimilates the techniques.

  • Study of the proportions
  • Study of the parts of the face
  • Study of the shadow and the light
  • Study of the values
  • Study of volumes

Medium used:

  • Charcoal
  • Bread crumb eraser
  • Sepia

A 107 – Basic Drawing (over 14 years)

Teacher: Ian Le Gwen

Discover your full drawing potential. Develop your own style (realist or not), better drawing skills and more confidence in your aptitudes. The study of movement, life model, shape and perspective.

A 108  – Painting on Korean paper

Teacher: Whaja Chung Lee

Intermediate and advanced level

For those with a certain mastery of this traditional art, we explore its various expressions on Korean paper.

Note: This course is for students who have already taken a course with Whaja Chung Lee.

A 113 – Figure Drawing (18 years old and over)

Teacher: Réal Campeau

Free or directed drawing of life model. Draw or paint with medium of your choice. Short and long poses.

A 114 – Classical Painting 

Teacher: Ian Le Gwen

Classical method. Introduction to oil and acrylic according to the classical method of the Old Masters. This approach will give a better understanding of composition and colour, and will help master your art.

Prerequisite: BA 107 or BA 117 or equivalent

A 115 – Experimental Painting

Teacher: Anne Van Mierlo

Research and Experimentation

Exploring new ways with acrylic or mixed media in a semi-autonomous
atmosphere. Special projects, life model, group critique and having fun while expanding your horizons.

Prerequisite: BA 107, BA 117, BA 114, BA 103, BA 124 or equivalent.

A 118 – Painting II – On the path to abstraction

Teacher: Ian Le Gwen

1st part: Using gestural brushstroke and collage, you will paint flowers, trees and leaves inspired by The Great Masters, etc.

2nd part: Explore both gestural abstraction and realistic approach and learn to take advantage of happy accidents that occur when working in a spontaneous and energetic fashion.

A 121 – Dry Pastel

Teacher : Suzanne Godbout

This is a structured class in which students will be learning specific pastel techniques as well as revisiting basic theories in drawing, composition, value and colour. We will be doing work based on observation in order to understand the effects of light on colour. Students are guided according to their own level toward exercises which apply these notions and personal interpretation is encouraged.

A 122 – Photography

Teacher : Pascale Fontaine

You own a great camera but still struggle to get great shots? Learn how to master the basics for everyday use and great happenings.

During this introduction, you will discover framing, manual mode, light (natural and modified).

Don’t leave your camera in your wardrobe. Enjoy using it!

A 123 * *– Comic strips

(14 years old + )

Teacher: Hicham Absa

This course is for teenagers and adults who want to learn, improve and create comics (Franco-Belgian, manga, comics). They will be guided in all artistic steps leading to the creation of a comic book and will be able to discover and become acquainted with important notions of the 9th art (Staging, shots and angles, expressions and onomatopoeia, scenario, storyboard, cutting …)

AAF101 – Ikebana

Teacher : Diane Eggleton

Ms. Eggleton only gives this course at her residence and not at the MARS room.

Ikebana (生け花活け花, “arranging flowers” or “making flowers alive”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.[1][2] It is also known as Kadō (華道, “way of flowers”). The tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, they were placed in the tokonoma (alcove) of a home. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century under the influence of Buddhist tea masters and has grown over the centuries, with over 1,000 different schools in Japan and abroad.

Wikipedia source

AJ 101 – Studio arts for children (6 to 12)

Teacher: Ian Le Gwen

Introduction to different techniques such as sculpture, painting, papier-mâché and etching. Work on short-term and long-term projects to develop his/her sense of aesthetics.

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