Located in Old Montreal, Quebec, Atelier de Brésoles offers the most comprehensive instruction in figurative drawing and painting available in Canada. Our program combines precise perceptual training with structural concepts of the body to give our students a thorough understanding of the human form. Our instructors have learned drawing and painting techniques passed down through the academies of Russia, Italy, France, and the United States. We are carriers of a long tradition of figurative drawing, and base our teaching approach on this tradition.
At the same time, we balance these traditional methods with a contemporary approach to the figure to give students the tools they need to arrive at a personal understanding of figurative art. Our courses utilize a variety of historical and modern materials. We teach students of all levels, and age 14 to adult, in a small-group setting. All students begin their training at the atelier with a 4-week Cast Drawing course. Once students demonstrate proficiency in perceptual drawing, they may continue with other areas of study.
We offer comprehensive programs in figurative drawing and painting. Cast Drawing; Life Drawing; Cast Painting; Landscape Painting; Anatomical Drawing; Historical Techniques of Drawing; Ecorché Sculpture. Our program combines precise perceptual training with structural concepts of the body to give our students a thorough understanding of the human form. All students begin their training at the atelier with a 4-week Cast Drawing course.
Studio Technique is a classical figure drawing school in Montreal, Quebec, focusing on life drawing for the fine artist and to meet the needs of industry artists such as those in the comic and animation industries. Our focus is to provide a strong foundation in drawing which will not only strengthen the abilities of the fine artist, but also provide the training needed by commercial artists, such as those in the animation, illustration, graphics and comic book industries.
The staff at Studio Technique have worked with some of the most reputable film animation and video game companies to date.
At Studio Technique, we believe drawing is a language. We strive to encourage the poetry in the advanced artist, and teach the words and grammar of drawing to the beginner so they too can learn to speak it. There are courses for all levels of artists, from the first time artist to specialized courses designed for the needs of industry professionals. Uninstructed drop-in sessions with a model are also available for those who wish to practice on their own time.