I really enjoyed the Constructive Drawing Workshop. It gave me a new and deeper understanding of the face through Mandy’s teaching about planes. Now I see faces in a different way. It’s going to improve my portrait drawing.
Mandy is a born teacher. I don’t know a single student who hasn’t progressed, in some cases, massively, under her patient and thought-provoking training. Trust me, you will learn “how” to draw.
With Mandy’s teaching, my drawing has improved exponentially.
It has been a great pleasure to work on my drawing with Mandy this past year. It’s thrilling to compare my skill set from the first class I attended to the present. I have gained confidence in how I see the object I am drawing as well as the in my ability to render convincingly. Mandy is a consistent, articulate and forthright teacher. I highly recommend her classes if you are looking to slow down and truly improve your craft as a realist artist.
We are so lucky to have a master artist like Mandy in Vancouver, teaching in the classical, atelier tradition. No need to travel to Europe or the States for master-level instruction. Mandy teaches with such rigour and passion, it has taken my art to new levels of skill and creative possibilities.
I am truly inspired by her incredible talent and her ability to share her knowledge in such an easy-to-understand way.
Mandy is a born teacher. She is always, always well prepared so tuition paying students will not be disappointed. I really appreciate her rigorous adherence to method and learning basic principles such as light and shade, value and anatomy. She never accepts sloppy. She demands as much as commands her students to do their best and I don’t know a single student who hasn’t progressed – in some cases massively – under her patient thoughtful training. Trust me you will learn *how* to draw.
A very systematic approach and supportive environment.
Open studio sessions at Mandy’s have taught me the fundamentals of classical realism drawing and beyond, helping to improve my drawing and observation skills in a way I never expected. As a teacher, Mandy is attentive and provides constructive feedback focused on advancing each students individual development.
At Mandy’s figure and portrait classes I have learned the method of classical realism drawing that is based on clear and managable steps, starting from a block-in of general shapes and finishing with a fully rendered drawing. Mandy provides detailed feedback on each students work throughout the evening. During the last 6 months of drawing at Mandy’s atelier, I have significantly improved my drawing and observation skills. Thank you, Mandy!
Knowing that all your workshops give food for thought the constructive drawing workshop was no different. Though it is not the method that you teach in your studio you presented another way of looking at the human body. For me it is just another step in breaking down and understanding all the visual information in front of us. It will definitely help me understand the light and shadow detail in the human form. Thank you.
A great learning experience. Mandy is a very exceptional, devoted artist and teacher with an abundance of patience for students at all different skill levels. I really like her passion and commitment to teaching.
Going to Mandy Boursicot’s constructive drawing workshop is instrumental in understanding planes and how to start and finish a good drawing. I enjoyed the slide show, the perspective explanation, and the assignments too. I am continuing with constuctive drawing with the handouts and I’m ready to draw!
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!
I had the privilege of taking a weekend workshop with Mandy in November. As a total beginner, I found the instruction both extraordinary in depth and intuitiveness while being challenging on every level. I was looking for an instructor who had the courage to point out the issues with my work, explain how to correct the problems, while at the same time instilling a desire in me to move forward. She did all that and so much more. Mandy’s honest, constructive criticism empowers every student to achieve their potential in a supportive environment. I was so impressed that I continue to take classes at her Atelier. Mandy will inspire you, too. Just do it! You will never look back.