Classes

Study with Ilene Sova at Walnut Studios

For directions and location:  Walnut Studios Website

Portfolio Preparation

Drawing

Portrait Painting

Landscape Painting

Abstract Painting

After seven years of teaching experience at various institutions (including OCADU, University of Windsor, The Toronto School of Art and Harbourfront Centre )  Ilene has decided to create her own atelier with her a specially designed stimulating curriculum designed to teach anyone to be successful and gain confidence in their work.

YOU WILL:

  • Learn to improve your accuracy at Drawing and Painting What You See.
  • Gain hands on experience in a one-on-one setting with a qualified artist/instructor.
  • Work and interact in a creative and relaxed artist’s loft, located in the King West Village.
  • Discover works of the Masters and rapidly grasp and imitate their techniques step-by-step.
  • Realize your creative potential.
    Student painting in portrait class.

    Student painting in portrait class.

    TESTIMONIALS

    “Thanks so much for all your awesomeness and amazing teaching! You’re seriously the best art teacher I’ve ever had! I’m really pleased with the progress so far and can’t wait to take the next class. side”

    Former Student Introduction to Portrait Painting

    “I thought Ilene was superb. She was organized, structured, and methodical. I learned so much from her. Ilene demystified colour for me! I was able rekindle a passion for art I used to have as a teenager but fell by the way side”

    Former Student Painting and Drawing What See

    “Ilene’s method has everyone painting within the first half hour of the first class and you never stop. It is a focused and practical approach that makes painting accessible to everyone regardless of experience or skill level. She provides support while allowing each student time to explore and discover things on their own which, though frightening at first is so very rewarding”.

    Former Students Beginner Painting

    Colour and Eye Studies in Sova's Portrait Painting Class

    Colour and Eye Studies in Sova’s Portrait Painting Class

    BEGINNER PAINTING

    MONDAY NIGHTS : START ANY MONDAY!

    Six Classes 7:00-9:00 COST 200.00
    Materials extra.

    This is an introductory class for someone who wants to learn the basics of painting what they see. A beginners class for painting covering; tonal values, brush strokes, colour theory, under painting, the still life and the creation of your own image. Perfect for the person who may have painted in High School and wants to “get back into it” with basic step by step instruction.

    DRAWING WHAT YOU SEE

    MONDAY NIGHTS: START ANY MONDAY!

    Six Classes 7:00-9:00 COST 200.00
    Materials Extra.

    This is an introductory class for someone who wants to learn the basics of Drawing What They See. Learning to draw using step by step methods of the old Masters. Perfect for someone who has never picked up a pencil or for someone who wants to improve their abilities with representation. construct, proportion, contour drawing, bind contour drawing, still life, shading, and charcoal techniques are covered.

    Student in Portfolio Preparation Class Working on Charcoal Portrait

    Student in Portfolio Preparation Class Working on Charcoal Portrait

    INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT or LANDSCAPE PAINTING

    MONDAY NIGHTS: START ANY MONDAY

    Six Classes 7:00-9:00  COST 200.00
    Materials Extra.

    For someone who wants to learn to paint the human face and create a painting of a family member or friend using the techniques of the old masters. Or this course is perfect for someone who wants to paint a landscape working from a favourite photograph. Under painting, drawing basics, tonal values, colour mixing, brushstrokes and composition will be covered.

    ADVANCED PORTRAIT PAINTING

    MONDAY NIGHTS START ANY MONDAY

    Six Classes 7:00-9:00 COST 200.00
    Materials Extra.

    For someone who has taken the Introduction to Portrait Painting and wants to continue mastering the portrait. The course will cover composition,conceptual content incorporating colour into the flesh tones, and improving drawing accuracy. Working with oil will be an option if the student chooses. The course will culminate with a self portrait.

    Student Working on a Portrait in Sova's Portraint Paint Classes

    Student Working on a Portrait in Sova’s Portraint Paint Classes

    MONDAY NIGHTS: START ANYTIME

    PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

    Six Classes: 7:00-9:00

    Six Classes 200: or private lessons for 40.00 an hour

    Materials extra

    Private or group lessons for portfolio preparation. Sova will work through the portfolio expectations with you and help you pick and choose the appropriate images for your appointment with the college. For life drawing requirements a model can be arranged and lessons on life drawing provided. Also, Sova can provide you with interview preparation and assist you in the overall professional presentation of your artwork.

    PRIVATE LESSONS-$40/hr

    Booked privately per student according to schedule

    Private lessons are available with Ilene at Walnut Studios. Students have booked these for help with specific projects, portfolio preparation and private instruction to help improve on specific skills.

    ONE ON ONE lessons can be booked with Ilene directly by emailing her at mail@ilenesova.com.

    For directions and location:  Walnut Studios Website