Open Studios classes will resume as one-to-one online sessions on Zoom from 1 March 2021 on a weekly basis. All topics taught at the Vancouver atelier for open studio will be covered in the online sessions with the same standard of excellence as in the atelier.
In these classes, students elect the project of their choice, and work at their own pace. Students can begin anytime, and choose how often they want to have the sessions weekly. Students will choose their own assignments in their own field of interest too.
One-to-one sessions for students who are committed to continuing projects and weekly meetings will be at $60 per hour. Many students have feedback that their progress, focus and continuity have improved greatly from consistent practice, and this means committing to weekly classes.
Single One-off Sessions
A single one-off mentoring session will be at $100 per hour. The cost reflects the significant time Mandy requires before the call to thoroughly review new work in order to formulate constructive comments specially for you so you get the maximum benefit and guidance during the session.
Contact Mandy at email@example.com to book regular weekly sessions for your projects or single one-off sessions at your preferred date and time.
- All one-to-one sessions are conducted via Zoom for a minimum duration of one hour.
- Payment: Sessions are payable monthly in advance via Interac for weekly sessions, and 3 days in advance for one-off sessions.
IN-STUDIO CLASSES NOT AVAILABLE UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE
Essentially Open Studios are like private lessons in a group setting. In each group there are 6-10 students. The teacher will see each student a few times during the class, with hands-on instruction, correction and guidance for next steps. Students choose their own assignments in their own field of interest.
Students who are in the Classical Drawing and Classical Painting Programs use this time to work on prescribed assignments within those two programs: This may include Bargue Drawing in pencil, Cast Drawing in charcoal, Mastercopies in pencil or charcoal, Cast Painting, Still Life Painting and Mastercopies in oil paint.
Only those students who have completed the Drawing Program, may enter the Classical Painting Program
A number of students opt to work on assignments of their own choosing, that is, self-directed assignments.
These can include drawing from photos, exercises to understand and master the steps in portraiture and figure drawing, still life drawing, and reviewing topics from weekend workshops, such as drawing hair, texture, reverse drawing, drawing hands and feet, painting the grisaille, colour studies, working on skin tones, painting landscapes, and painting from the Masters. etc.
Very popular subjects are drawing children and drawing animals.
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I feel inspired to draw and do art everytime I go into Mandy Boursicot’s studio. Especially going to the Bargue workshop where I was met with a well prepared lesson, books and talk about the Bargue program. This experience has given me the drive to continue the Bargue program in Mandy’s open studio and on my own also!
– Stephanie F.