Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Instructor: Stefan Galvanek

These classes are designed to offer a learning experience in oil painting or acrylic painting in a systematic and structured format. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to plan a painting, block in the composition, observe light, atmosphere, the colour of objects and colour of shadows. By mastering the technical aspects of the medium you will gain confidence and skill in painting a picture for which you will be proud of. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Improvement in mastering the painting techniques
  • Paint a picture from start to finish
  • Gaining confidence in designing the picture and developing an individual style.
  • Working out solutions related to painting in a professional manner.

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-4:00 pm: 

  • Winter session: January 22 to April 2 (No class on March 12 due to March Break)

Fee:  $380 for 10 weeks (40$ per drop-in)

Due to the high demand in this painting class, please contact us first to make sure there is a space for you.
The class is limited to 12 participants.

Stefan Galvanek Bio:

Stefan Galvanek studied sculpture at the School of Applied Art and Design in Europe where he worked in clay and stone. After moving to Toronto, he continued his education at Ontario College of Art.  After moving to Toronto, his work became more experimental in nature. In the early 1970s, his work distorted the body to anamorphic images, developing a sense of mobility. In the late 1970s, he started his “Suitcase” series, placing the human form into a defined space. In his most recent work, he is placing figures against the landscape with the figures absorbed in rituals, forming beliefs and giving thanks. Stefan’s work is on display in corporate and private collections in North America and Europe, Upper Gallery, Christin Gallery, State of the Art Gallery in Toronto and Donner Gallery in Europe. He is a member and past elected officer of the Ontario Society of Artists, founded in 1872 and the oldest art society in Upper Canada. Stefan teaches drawing, acrylic and oil painting at George Brown College. He is the founder of the Stefan Galvanek Fine Art School and Studio in Toronto, as well as a teacher at Canadore College in Parry Sound. He has participated in over 100 exhibitions.