Art Instructions

...there's no teacher who can teach anything new. He can just help us to remember things we always knew... ~ Michael Cretu



I am offering art lessons and consultations mainly online. I also offer  in person art lessons at the B- side studio in Bridgeland and in person consultations at my home studio in Montrgomery (Thursdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)


 Life can be incredibly stressful, especially with the recent dramatic changes in the world. Art is a great way to express one's emotions without words, process complex feelings and find relief. Art can be therapeutic, and valuable in treating issues such as depression and anxiety.


You can begin or keep creating art in the comfort of your home with my instructions. Zoom classes are designed for students 6+, Families are very welcome!


Zoom classes are very easy to take: You will need only to set up a small studio/working space at home, and you will have to have a tablet/laptop/cell phone and turn your device camera towards your working space. That way I will see what you are working on, and I will be able to help you.


Once you will register for the zoom class/classes, I will send you an invitation link to the zoom class on the day of the class. You will need to click on the link and follow easy instructions.


Every student in my online classes works on a different project that is adjusted to the student’s interest, level and age. Individual attention and help is guaranteed.


Please contact me at if you require further information about online classes and how to join them. Thank you!



September 6th, 2022 - June 27th, 2023

Ongoing registration.



Tuesdays                7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 


$ 85,- incl. GST / month & art supplies  (the fee is due with the registration ; the last day of the month for the following one after that)


Students registered in my studio one year min. qualify for $ 5, - discount.


I am offering combination of Zoom classes & consultation/s (in person or online)  Every student will get about 20 min feedback and advice on the work in progress that he/ she works on during Zoom classes. 


Schedule for in person consultations:

Thursdays 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM 

Please contact me for fees and for more information. Thank you!


How to register:

You can either contact me at for the registration form and further instructions how to register ( in that case you can pay by money e-transfer to my email address) or you can register online. You will receive a confirmation email , the list of art supplies and ID cards that qualify you for 10%discount on art supplies at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art when the registration form and the payment is finalized.


Registration online:

Please note that the online fee is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.

The registration form for Zoom class/es: 

Zoom Classes:

Zoom Classes



"Work on your own project"

Registration for in person classes is opened now.


The address:
646 1 ave ne

Calgary NE, AB

Fridays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Max. 7 students can be registered

Session 2 - Oct. 14th - Nov. 18th (Nov. 11th Stat holiday - No class)

Please register at 


Fee $ 157.50


These classes are designed for all ages (student has to be min 7 years old)  levels, and interests. Families are welcome! Students can learn how to draw or paint, or they can focus on perfecting their existing skills. Participants may work on their own projects under the intructor's guidance, or they can choose from pojects and themes provided by the instructor. Demonstrations and friendly critiques will be included. 


Variety of mediums and techniques the instructor teaches can include Charcoal, Pencil, Graphite & Ink, Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastels, Mixed Media, and Collage.







Students in Liba's classes will have an opportunity to learn various drawing techniques through different themes and experience variety of drawing mediums (charcoal, graphite, pencil, ink, soft pastels, oil pastels).The history of drawing may be as old as the human race itself. As children we all draw-yet the older we become, the more we seem to ignore the significance of drawing as a vital source of communication and pleasure. Drawing is perhaps the most direct of the arts, with an immediacy that allows us to record instantly what we see. Anyone can learn to draw if they adopt the right approach. Just as with any other subject, practice is essential for achieving good results.*


Students can choose which painting medium he/she would like to study (acrylic, oil, inks, watercolors, gouache, pastels) He/she will be encouraged to learn a variety of painting techniques and styles in a chosen medium with use of different themes (still life, landscape, figurative work, portraits, abstract) Every student will have an opportunity to gather knowledge and learn how to use all painting mediums upon the request.The history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues into the 21st century. It reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans and spans and cultures. Until the early 20 century it relied primarily on representational, religious and classical motifs, after which time more purely abstract and conceptual approaches gained favour.*



Liba will give her students useful tips and feedback about materials, themes and how to unify composition and colours. Collage is a collaborative art: a combination of one’s creative vision and whatever images appeal to it. Collage has almost universal appeal to artists who constantly search for other means to add more excitement to their work for different ways of being creative. Collage, more than any art medium, offers myriad opportunities for invention and innovation.Collage can be as simple or complicated as one likes. Anyone can do it.It won’t cost much , one can start with simple, discarded materials.*

Mixed Media and Abstract

Students will learn about variety of media, materials and techniques that can be used to create abstract (or semi-abstract) artwork. Use of unconventional materials and tools up to the students choice and/or advice of the instructor will be encouraged. Acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite, soft pastels, oil pastels are examples of paint that can be used in these lessons. Due to longer drying times oil paint is not recommended for these classes.