Schedule of Regular Classes

The Atelier follows an academic calendar from September to June, and comprises three terms:

Fall Term: September to December

Winter Term: January to April

Spring Term: May to July

Registration is ongoing, and students may join at any time of the year.


Weekly Schedule of Classes 2019




Fall Term 2019: September 08 – December 10, 2019 (14 weeks)

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio  
Monday Open Studio Portrait Drawing
Tuesday Still Life and  Open Studio

Open Studio (September)

Learn to Draw ( October/November)



Weekly Schedule of Classes 2020




Winter Term 2020: January 12 – April 14, 2020 (14 weeks)

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio  
Monday Open Studio Portrait Drawing
Tuesday Still Life and  Open Studio Open Studio



Spring-Summer Term 2020: May 3 – July 28, 2020 (12 weeks)

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio  
Monday Open Studio Portrait Drawing
Tuesday Still Life and  Open Studio Open Studio


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2019 Classes


Learn To Draw

This is an 8-week skill-based training method for the beginner artists: Learning to Draw using the Classical Method develops both observational and conceptual skills simultaneously.  Each lesson focusses on one formal element of drawing with subsequent lessons building on each other, making for a solid foundation for technical and expressive competence.

Starting with the basics of tools and materials, and how to start a drawing, students are guided through a series of exercises to understand the what, the why and the how of each building block in this method.  This will include mark-making, line drawing, blocking-in, interpreting natural forms in simple geometric terms, describing shape, creating the illusion of volume, depicting a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface, measuring for accuracy and proportion, what the Classical Order of Light is and how to portray it, how to control values using pencil pressure, identifying and mapping shadows, and foundational perspective. 
A variety of imagery will be used: still life, botanicals, sculptures, portraits, figures and animals.
The course serves as a solid foundation to the skills an artist needs to produce classical drawings.



Fall 2019


Anatomy Drawing

Fall Term 2019

Tuesdays 6 – 9 PM

October 8, 15, 22, 29

November 5, 12, 19, 26

$480 for 8-weeks

Open Studio

In these classes, students elect the project of their choice, and work at their own pace. Students can join anytime, and choose how often they attend.

Whilst some choose to follow the prescribed assignments from the Classical Drawing Program, including Bargue Drawing, Cast Drawing and Mastercopies, and those who have completed the Drawing Program, follow assignments from the Classical Painting Program, others prefer to draw or paint with 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, painting the grisaille, etc.

Fall 2019


Anatomy Drawing

Fall 2019

Fall term September 8 – December 10, 2019

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 2-5 PM

& Tuesday 6-9 PM

$240 for 4-weeks (based on one class per week)

or $756 for 14-week Term

More information about Open Studio classes



The portrait group meets once a week in a small group, usually around 8 students. Students work from the live model, in a sustained pose for 4 weeks. This allows students ample time to go through the steps of completing a beautiful classical drawing or painting, and achieve likeness, gesture, proportion and expression. More advanced students paint in grisaille or full colour, whilst others complete their drawing in graphite, charcoal or coloured pencil.

Classes are held on Mondays 6.30 – 9.30 PM

$280/4 classes or $882 for 14-week term

Fall 2019


Still Life Painting


In this new class being offered at the Atelier, students will start from a very simple arrangement of objects and progress to more complex compositions.

Still life is the perfect platform to learn and master classical oil painting, the use of colour and varied brushwork, as well as opaque painting and glazing techniques. Students will learn the principles of painting, the use of mediums, and the stages of building up a realistic and captivating image, how to arrange a still life, the effects of lighting conditions, how to create texture, render various surfaces, create reflections and transparency, and much more besides.

Class size is limited, and students may join anytime, space permitting.


Fall 2019



Introduction to Bargue Drawing





Fall Term 2019

Tuesdays 2 – 5 PM

or Other Open Studio day by arrangement

$240 for 4-weeks (one class per week)

or $756 for 14 week term




“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