Teen & Adult Classes
Winged Canvas offers creative and innovative art programs in Markham for teens and adults at all levels.
Beginner classes are taught step-by-step with hands-on instruction, and intermediate-advanced classes offer more room to explore individual interests with guidance from our professionally trained Artist Instructors.
Teen & Adult Classes
At Winged Canvas, we believe in artistic freedom and expression while teaching core art foundations. Our teen and adult classes focus on building skills, while students explore their own interests. Small class sizes allow more room for one-on-one instruction.
Life drawing, also known as figure drawing, is the act of drawing from a live model. It is the ultimate way to learn how to accurately draw the human figure, and is considered to be an essential component of artistic training.
Cartooning & Anime
Learn the techniques and methods to help you draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step in this exciting class! In Cartooning & Anime class, students will improve their drawing skills and learn the art of storytelling
Art Mentorship is the ideal program for adults who prefer to learn what they choose, at their own pace. With self-directed projects, one-on-one demos, and specialized lessons tailored to each person's skills and interests, the teaching style is similar to private lessons, but in a small group.
Weekly classes are the most popular option for continuing students to grow their skills and techniques.
A customized program those who prefer one-on-one style demos and lessons with an Artist Mentor. Perfect for portfolio development and advanced study.
Specialty art courses run once a season and focus on one medium or art discipline. Unlike regular classes, seasonal classes have specific start and end dates.
Break out your tablet, or laptop and explore art beyond paper! Our Digital Art class will cover techniques including digital drawing & painting, from simple pixel characters to background creation, to more realistic subjects, We’ll work on building the foundational skills needed to create digital art of your choice, like skin tones for portraits, concept art for environments or character designs.
Character & Game Design
Do you sometimes wish you lived in a fantasy world or alternate realm? Want to sharpen your drawing skills and learn how video games are designed? This class explores the creative process behind character design, concept art for environments, and game mechanics.
In Life Drawing, you will practice your drawing techniques from live models. This course will teach you a solid foundation of figure drawing, including gesture, proportions, structure and form with various short and long poses. Our instructor takes the time to give students one-on-one instruction. Suitable for adults and portfolio students.
Landscape Painting in Oil
This workshop is an introduction to oil painting techniques — great for beginners or those looking to expand their skills. Raffi will cover colour mixing with a focus on values and how to create a simple underdrawing on which to build your landscape painting.
Learn to paint en plein air (outdoors) with Winged Canvas co-founder and award-winning artist Fei Lu. Historic Main Street Unionville will provide the beautiful scenery and Fei will provide the guidance. She’ll teach a step-by-step lesson in the AM, followed by open painting at two locations in the PM.
Concept Art Workshop
This workshop will introduce you to the process of concept art and how concept art applies to video games. You’ll learn composition techniques, ways to use colour effectively and how to turn ideas into storyboards. Cindy Fan will also give a short presentation on digital techniques she personally uses in her work.
Indulge your inner Art Nerd with a series of one-day art workshops designed for adults and teens 14+. Create stunning textures with palette knives, learn about animation principles, oil painting techniques, concept art and composition, and the art of plein air painting!
What Students & Parents are Saying:
"I've been to other studios but (Art Hub) winged canvas was the best among all. It's a hub for young artists and adults too, simply a place for everyone looking for fine art either in oil or acrylic, human figure painting or landscape. Indoor lessons and plein air painting as well. Very active artist and staff and everyone there share the love for art, "
- Fadya Attwah
"Unlike other art schools, they stress creativity and respect the children's original idea. Their teachers are very experienced and talented.
Our daughter learned a lot of artistic ideas/techniques and fun story of a daily life of an artist 😊 Thanks, Winged Canvas, we'll definitely recommend you to all our friends!"
- Beck Tang