Vancouver Studio

These classes will be IN-PERSON at the studio on East 2nd Avenue in Vancouver BC.



Open Studio


Spring 2023

Monday February 5 to Tuesday June 27, 2023

Fall 2023

Sunday September 10 to Tuesday November 28, 2023
Please check with the atelier about Open Studio times, as these are subject to change to morning schedule, depending on the weather situation

Open Studio is equivalent to a 3-hour private lesson within a group setting.
Each student works on their individual assignment, at their own skill level and at their own pace.

Mandy supervises each student in turn, instructing, with hands-on demonstrations and explanations, what needs to be done to correct, improve and advance that specific drawing or painting.

Students choose their assignments together with Mandy according to their particular needs.  This might include working through the Classical Drawing Program, the Classical Painting Program, drawing from photos, portrait practice, foundational skill building or portfolio preparation for grants or entry to higher art education institutions and programs such as Biomedical Illustration or Forensic Anatomy.
For examples of work done in Open Studio, please click here

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
1 – 4pm 1 – 4pm 1 – 4pm
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4.30pm – 7pm 4.30pm – 7pm 4.30pm – 7pm 1.30pm – 7pm
1:1 Zoom 1:1 Zoom 1:1 Zoom 1:1 Zoom


All Open Studios are held at the Vancouver studio, located in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver BC, near the new Emily Carr campus.  Once registered, payment is due monthly in advance.  

To register, please contact Mandy directly with information about your particular sphere of interest, skill level, past experience and aims and objectives. 
(Mandy will be on vacation mid August to mid September and will not be available during this time.)  
The Spring 2023 term will run from Monday, February 6, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023. 
The Fall 2023 term will run from Sunday, September 10, 2023 to Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
There are no in-person classes during the months of January, July, August, and December.
Open Studio classes will be held on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-4pm
Fees are $65 per Open Studio class, payable monthly in advance.
Please advise me of your planned absences, and do not pay for those dates.
In addition, there will be one-day workshops on special topics held in April, May and June, and in September, October and November 2023.
Please look for these under Weekend Workshops. These are payable separately upon registration for each individual workshop.

Weekend Workshops


One-day workshops on specialized topics are held once per month.  The next workshop will be held on April 22, 2023.  

You can also take this and other workshops online.  Please click here for online courses.

Perspective for Artists
Learn 5 ways to represent depth on a 2-dimensional surface

Saturday April 22, 2023 
  • 10-1pm
  • 2-5pm

$130 for 6-hour in-person workshop at the Atelier

With a special emphasis on linear perspective, this 6-hour workshop will break down this very complex subject into simple concepts and steps.  The student will learn how to easily and convincingly depict subjects that recede into space.  Starting with terminology and definitions of perspective, we will cover how, when and why to use each of these methods.  Exercises with hands-on instructions mean that students will complete drawings in one- and two-point perspective, and will understand how to use perspective in their own work.

A simple supply list will be needed, most of which you probably already have at home.  Some supplies will be provided.

Space is limited.
Register now !  Email

There are no refunds/make-ups/credits for student absences

Live-Model Portrait Group

8 students draw or paint from the live model in extended poses.  This class is currently paused due to Covid-19, and will resume at a future date.



Live-Model Figure Drawing

8 students draw or paint from the live model in extended poses.  This class is currently paused due to Covid-19, and will resume at a future date.

Learn to Draw 101, Learn to Draw the Portrait and Learn to Draw the Figure

Each of these 8 week courses immerses the student in the fundamentals of drawing, using a step-by-step method.
These courses are currently paused due to Covid-19.
In the meantime, we are working to bring you some of these topics as Signature Online Courses, complete with assignments and video feedback.




“With Mandy Boursicot’s supportive guidance and positive approach in the teaching of figure drawing I have gained outstanding improvements in my drawing skills.”

– Kevin G-E