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 private art lessons and consultations in my home studio (Montgomery) and online.

 

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

 

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 either in the comfort of your home with my instructions or you can register for in person private lessons.

If you will decide for online class, it is very easy to take it: 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, 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.

 

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

 

ONLINE ART LESSONS
Ongoing registration 
This class is designed for students 6+ ages, Families are welcome.

 

Schedule:
Wednesdays              7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fee: 

85,- incl. GST / month  (art supplies are not included) 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. and family members qualify
for $ 5, - discount.

I am offering combination of Zoom classes & consultation/s (online only).  Every student will get about 20 min feedback and advice on the work in progress that he/ she works on during Zoom classes. Please contact me for more information and pricing. Thank you.

 

How to register for online classes:
Please register through this page. 

Please make a payment either online or by  e-transfer to liba@libaartstudio.com to pay for online class. Another option is to pay by ceertified cheque made to LIBA Art Studio. Please email me for the address if you will decide for this option. Thank you! You will receive a confirmation email , the list of art supplies and ID cards that qualify you for discount on art supplies at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art when the registration form and the payment is finalized.

 

The registration form for Zoom class: 

https://form.jotform.com/202816701458051 

Please know that online fee is $ 6,- higher to cver PayPal fees.

Online art lessons


IN PERSON PRIVATE ART LESSONS
Max 5 students per class can be registered. Mixed ages, student has to be min 7 years old. Families are welcome.

Schedule:
Mondays TBA

Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Thursdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee:

$ 157,- incl. GST per month (art supplies are not included)
Family members qualify for $ 7,-  discount per student

Drawing/painting, your choice of medium and theme.

In these private art lessons, you can work on your own project under my instructions and help. Also, you can choose from projects and themes I have available. Demonstrations and friendly critiques are included.

How to register for private art lessons:

Please register through this page.

Please either pay online or you can make an e-transfer to liba@libaartstudio.com to pay for private classes. Another option is to pay by certified cheque made to LIBA Art Studio. Please email me for the address if you will decide for this option. Thank you! You will receive a confirmation email , the list of art supplies and ID cards that qualify you for discount on art supplies at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art when the registration form and the payment is finalized.

 

The registration form for in person private art lessons:

https://form.jotform.com/230086129825053 

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

 

 

STUDY OPTIONS

Drawing

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.
Painting
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.
Collage
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.