Classes & Workshops

 Tony O’Regan has taught for decades at most of the universities in BC, as well as having a major design career. Tony loves the ‘social’ side of art – working with people who want to develop their creative side through projects in drawing, painting and design.  If you want to initiate or move forward in your skills take some of these classes – Great for design school portfolios also- 

Constantly changing subjects and approaches enable you to re-take the workshops and always find new inspiration. All levels welcome! Refresh your creative life through painting, drawing, sculpture and design! 

Email toregan@ecuad.ca

 

DAYTIME ART CLASSES MAY-JUNE 2017

The Gallery Central Plaza, White Rock, BC  (604)531-8226

Summer LIFE DRAWING SCHEDULE

at – Semiahmoo Recreation Center, WRock SSurrey.

Life Drawing – Drop-in studio – Non-Instructional Sessions at Semiahmoo Recreation Center, White Rock-South Surrey May through Aug 2017.    (604) 536-8333   :
Life Drawing offers many benefits,  pleasure, and FUN. Models are draped & un-draped. Bring your own sketch book and drawing materials. Everyone is welcome.
Member’s Price: $40 for 5 sessions        Non-member Price: $50 for 5 sessions.       FRIDAYS    Sept 16-Dec 2      10:00AM-12:30PM  
Drop-in tickets can be purchased at Semiahmoo Arts office at South Surrey Recreation Centre Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

Semiahmoo LIFE DRAWING SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2017

10 am – 12:30 on the following dates (May June):

May 5:  10 am – 12:30,

May 12:  10 am – 12:30,

May 19:  10 am – 12:30,

May 26:  10 am – 12:30,

June 2:  10 am – 12:30,

June 9:  10 am – 12:30,

June 16:  10 am – 12:30,

June 23:  10 am – 12:30,

June 30:  10 am – 12:30

 

Then we switch to 3:30 – 6 PM on the following dates (July & Aug):

July 7: 3:30 – 6 PM,

July 14: 3:30 – 6 PM,

July 21: 3:30 – 6 PM,

July 28 (NO LIFE DRAWING),

Aug 4: 3:30 – 6 PM,

Aug 11: 3:30 – 6 PM,

Aug 18: 3:30 – 6 PM,

Aug 25: 3:30 – 6 PM

Then back to Friday mornings in September.  

 

 

EMILY CARR UNIV. OF ART/DESIGN

Introduction to Life Drawing

 Course Number:          CEDR 263 S001

Instructor(s):                Tony O’Regan

Number of Sessions:   8

Day and Time:             Tue / 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Date(s):                       Jan 17 to Mar 7, 2017

Room:                         424

course description

Develop and expand your drawing and observation skills in this course on drawing the human figure. Gesture, line and value, proportion, composition, form and volume will be explored through a variety of approaches. There will be a brief introduction to the structural anatomy of the body and identification of superficial anatomical points. Drawing from the skeleton and live model will be included.  Contact Continuing Studies at Emily Carr Univ. for info:

(604)844-3800

 

My Spring 2017 Courses at Emily Carr Univ of Art & Design:

The Following courses are particularly good for creating portfolio material for Architecture or Environmental Design applicants, but anyone with related interests can benefit –

Creative Drawing and Architecture

Perspective Drawing

Architectural Modelling:

The Business of 3D Design:

ECUAD Continuing Studies   info/reg  –   (604)844-3800

 

The Shadbolt Center, Burnaby,  presents:  

“Tony’s Art School”

SHADBOLT CENTER EXTERIOR

Deer Lake  – Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia,| Phone 604-294-7944

Tony’s Art School – Drawing

Shadbolt Center 

– Course #  414707

Ages: 18 Yrs. and overFees:
– adult $159.60
– seniors $135.66Description:
Tony’s ‘Art School’ A curriculum-based class based on a wealth of knowledge through detailed demonstrations and clear instruction. Students build tools to heighten their artistic abilities in drawing and painting. Returning students welcome.Tony’s ‘Art School’ – Drawing: Concentrate on perspective, line, composition, tone, shade & shadow using dry and wet media.For first session bring simple sketch pad to take notes, any size.  Materials generally not included. In the first session other needed materials will be discussed. There is a good supply store onsite which offers reasonably priced supplies.Wednesdays  –    10 am – 1 pm  –     Jan 18, 2017 – March 8, 2017To register:

https://webreg.city.burnaby.bc.ca/webreg/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?aid=6466

 

 

 

Tony’s “Art School” – Painting –

Shadbolt Center 

Course  #  414708

Ages: 18 Yrs. and overFees:
– adult $159.60
– seniors $135.66Description:
NEW. Tony’s ‘Art School’ A curriculum based class based on a wealth of knowledge through detailed demonstrations and clear instruction. . Students will build tools to heighten their artistic abilities in drawing and painting. Returning students welcome. Tony’s ‘Art School’ – Painting Learn the most important aspects of painting in watercolour and/or acrylic. Fall:Mountains, lakes & rivers. Winter: B.C. winter scenery. Tony’s “Art School” A curriculum based class based on a wealth of knowledge through detailed demonstrations and clear instruction. Lessons can be reviewed on instructor’s web site for practice at home. Students will build tools to heighten their artistic abilities in drawing and painting. Different assignments each session to allow returning students. Tony’s “Art School’ – Painting Learn all aspects of paint medium, watercolor and/or acrylic.For first session bring watyer-medium sketch pad to take notes, 8 ½ x 11 or larger.. Materials generally not included. In the first session other needed materials will be discussed. There is a good supply store onsite which offers reasonably priced supplies.Wednesdays  –    2 pm – 5 pm  –     Jan 18, 2017 – March 8, 2017To register: https://webreg.city.burnaby.bc.ca/webreg/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?aid=6467

South Surrey Rec Center: 

Winter-Spring 2017 – MONDAY EVENINGS –     DRAWING FOR PAINTERS: 

Using charcoal and a variety of other materials, we will learn 10 Ways of Seeing and Drawing, of use for anyone who wished to draw, but also of special benefit to painters:  Gesture, contour, mass, space, shading, silhouette, tonality,  figure-ground, perspective, composition. A variety of subjects will be explored, villages, perspective, people in streets, landscapes, still-life. Materials not included – list will be supplied.

Four Mondays:  6:30 – 9:00 pm;     Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

 

IN THE NEW YEAR 2017 – 5 MONDAY EVENINGS

PAINTING IN WATERMEDIA: 

Choose to explore either acrylic or watercolor. Subjects will be explored and demonstrated in both mediums.  Special focus on West Coast Landscape this session.  Materials not included – list will be supplied.

Five Mondays:   6:30 – 9:00 pm;   Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20.  All supported by demonstration – instruction on Tony’s video website   www.toregan.com

 

Contact Semiahmoo Art Society to register.

Bobbie Hammersley is the coordinator :

Info-   bobbiehammersley@semiahmooarts.com       (604)536-8333

Semiahmoo / South Surrey Rec-Arts Center,     14601 – 20 Avenue Surrey, BC

 

My Winter-Spring 2017 DAYTIME Classes in White Rock at the Gallery, Central Plaza (604)531-8226:

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 NEW! – LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS

AT SEMIAHMOO ART & REC CENTER (South Surrey White Rock)

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Meet-up member and artist, Tony O’Regan, in cooperation with artist Susan Falk, have organized a life drawing session, Friday mornings,  10 am – 12:30 noon,  from Jan 13th to March 24, 2017 (12 weeks). Tony and Susan will organize models (draped & undraped) and first class studio room.  The sessions are ‘informal’ in the sense that there is no formal instruction, though helpful hints are always available on request. Participants pay $50 for a 5 session pass, which can be spread as you wish throughout the 12 weeks. This is absolutely not a commercial thing – for the love of life drawing only! The cost is to pay the models. Payment/registration can be made at the Arts Council front desk when you arrive or beforehand. Bobbie Hammersley is the info person there:

Info-register:      bobbiehammersley@semiahmooarts.com       (604)536-8333

Semiahmoo Rec-Arts Center,     14601 – 20 Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 9P5

 

My Fall 2016 Courses at Emily Carr Univ of Art & Design:

The Following courses are particularly good for creating portfolio material for Architecture or Environmental Design applicants, but anyone with related interests can benefit –

Creative Drawing and Architecture
https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEDR/163

Perspective Drawing
https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEDR/162

Architectural Modelling:
http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEID/223/F001

ECUAD Continuing Studies Fall calendar:
http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/sites/www.connect.ecuad.ca/files/pages/2435/ecuad_cs_course_calendar_fall_2016.pdf
Cheers, Tony

 

Architecture & Model Making for Teens and UP

Summer 2016  – Shadbolt Center Burnaby BC (15 and UP) August 2nd to 5th   (10:00-3:00) (4 days)

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Teens and the ‘young at art’ will learn some of the basic hands-on design studio skills for architecture. By collaborating with other students we will make a “city of the future”.  Students will sketch a plan, then construct their own building using glue-gun and foamcore, and place it in a streetscape with other buildings to be photographed. With an emphasis on fun and fantasy we will create a whimsical , imaginative futuristic Metropolis (like the 1927 classic movie – google Youtube). This intensive is ideal for students looking to build a portfolio for studies in architecture, urban design, animation or set design, and many other design occupations.

 

Instructor: Tony O’Regan, Master’s Degree Environmental Design (Architecture Specialty) and lots of other cool stuff.

Contact: Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby    Phone 604-291-6864.

 

Tony’s “Art Camp for Adults” –

Summer 2016 –  Shadbolt Center  –  (10am-3pm) Mon thru Thurs July 25 to 28  (4 days)

Immerse yourself in this artistic camp and produce a finished painting of scenic VENICE !. Preparation for the painting will start with two days of drawing and demonstrations concentrating on perspective, line, composition, tone, shadow and scaling figures to context. The last two days work on a finished painting and learn about colour theory, mixing and application. Perfect for anyone wanting to sketch and paint travel scenes. Suitable for students with some experience, the step-step demonstrations are backed up by on line videos for home practice.

Instructor: Tony O’Regan, Master’s Degree Environmental Design (Architecture Specialty) and Honours Diploma in Painting

Contact: Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby   Phone 604-294-7944

 

LEARN TO BUILD AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN “SKETCH MODEL”

A TOWER HANDOUT 1A STUDENT SAMPLES

This is a “sketch model”. The purpose is to be able to build and design at the same time in a relatively quick, sculptural way, moving between sketches and modeling. You design very different things when you build a physical model during the design process vs. drawings or even computer modeling. This was done by a young student under direction in approx 12 hours, with no absolutely no prior experience. This one is fairly basic. There are much more elaborate and exploratory examples in other posts. Yes, computers are wonderful, but there is nothing like knowing some procedures for a physical model.  We do a version of this model in Building Architectural Models and Maquettes at Emily Carr. Basic plan provided – exploration and creative changes encouraged. Great for adding to your design skill inventory and for Architectural portfolios.

Next session is Oct 16 to Dec 11. A series of 8 Sunday afternoons,  Fall 2016 (no class on holiday weekend Nov 13. Call (604)844-3800.

 

 

 

EMILY CARR CONTINUING STUDIES COURSES WITH TONY O’ –  SUMMER 2016:

These 4 courses have run for many years, now, at Emily Carr University (Continuing Studies-Open to all.). Numerous people have taken them to refine skills in art/design practice, to explore a career in design, and to create a number of 2d and 3d portfolio pieces for applying (many with success) to Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and related Schools. See Portfolio category on the video-blog page. Have fun-Learn good stuff-They fill up fast! GREAT FOR PORTFOLIOS!

 

CEDR 162 SU01 // Perspective Drawing for Artists and Designers

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This course is essential for artists, designers, illustrators and animators who wish to create convincing images of form, depth and space. Regardless of the form you work in, you will improve the impact of your work with an understanding of this powerful drawing technique. You will be guided through step-by-step exercises, moving from rough layout sketches to more carefully proportioned images of world architecture, vehicles and the human form. GREAT FOR PORTFOLIOS!

Sun, 12-Jun, 2016 – 14-Aug, 2016 
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Schedule Exceptions: No class Jul 3 and Jul 31
8 sessions, 24 total hours

CEDR 163 SU01 // Creative Drawing and Architecture

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This structured, high-energy course develops your basic to intermediate drawing and sketching skills, specifically related to space and spatial concerns. Exercises and projects focus on applying principles of perspective drawing, sketching concepts, and other compositional strategies. A variety of creative freehand techniques will allow you to develop your approach to architectural figurative drawing. Class work includes some drawing from a model. GREAT FOR PORTFOLIOS!

Sun, 12-Jun, 2016 – 14-Aug, 2016 
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Schedule Exceptions: No class Jul 3 and Jul 31
8 sessions, 24 total hours

CEID 122 SU01 // Basics of Architectural Design
This studio course introduces you to the design process as it applies to architecture and architectural space. Through idea generation, sketch models, proposal research and presentation and modeling techniques, you will interpret your ideas architecturally as you also explore the locational, contextual and structural aspects of architectural design. You will also work on a site-specific design project individually and in teams. GREAT FOR PORTFOLIOS!

Sat, 11-Jun, 2016 – 13-Aug, 2016 
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Schedule Exceptions: No class Jul 2 and Jul 30
8 sessions, 24 total hours

CEID 223 SU01 // Architectural Modeling and Maquettes

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This studio course introduces you to architectural design sketch-modeling from preliminary drawings.  (Several student examples pictured above).  Each person modifies and adapts the basic design in their own creative direction. Through exercises and projects you will learn to read design drawings and build foam core models for architecture, interiors, landscape design or industrial design applications.

We first ‘build’ a site model and then erect a lowrise & highrise model, clad and detail it, including penthouse & deck-scape. We primarily use hot gluegun and foamcore with flexible plastic for windows. This is a quick, sculptural  technique often used in design schools and offices. The point of it is to use the modeling process as a design method, working back and forth between drawing and model. We design different things when we use a model. The model can be rough and ready or refined and make great portfolio photos. Also, if you learn this method BEFORE you go to design school, you get to sleep nights while others toil.  June 11, 2016 caqll Emily Carr Continuing Education to register (604)844-3800) – don’t delay!

GREAT FOR PORTFOLIOS!

Sat, 11-Jun, 2016 – 13-Aug, 2016 
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Schedule Exceptions: No class Jul 2 and Jul 30
8 sessions, 24 total hours

The Shadbolt Center presents   “Tony’s Art School”

SHADBOLT CENTER EXTERIOR TONY'S ART SCHOOL LOGO

These classes feature detailed demonstration and clear instruction. Lessons can be reviewed on Tony’s video website for practice at home. Students build tools to heighten their artistic abilities in Drawing and Painting  AND are presented with a much coveted and bio enhancing  (:-) Certificate from the Shadbolt Center. Returning students are welcome since all projects change each term.

Deer Lake  – Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia,| Phone 604-294-7944

Thank you for the wonderful feedback!!! – 

“Tony O’Regan teaches techniques of drawing and painting which are user friendly and can be easily incorporated in the artist’s tool box of techniques, helpful for broadening creative expression. Tony’s Art School has empowered me in artist expression through his instruction of the fundamentals in drawing and painting. The techniques demonstrated and practiced in class are useful to the beginning and experienced artist alike. Tony O’Regan combines his teaching of drawing and painting fundamentals with relevant and interesting anecdotes which help bring his concepts life and color. The emerging and experienced artist alike can expect to add many new techniques for creative expression from Tony’s class to their tool box of necessary skills.

Drawing PM

Focus on gaining design knowledge through expert demonstrations and guided exercises concentrating on perspective, line, composition, tonality and shade-light using a variety of mediums. Subjects include face, figure, still-life, landscape and abstraction.

8 Wednesday Afternoons  – 1:30 – 4 pm,   Jan. 20, 2016 – Mar. 9 2016    $137.00

Painting  AM

Work through several inspiring painting projects. You will learn a variety of great techniques in paint – acrylic and/or watercolor. This session will focus on landscape. The focus and examples change each time the course is given, so you can re-take the course for a great experience. Expert demonstrations and guided exercises

8 Wednesday Mornings  – 10 am – 12:30 noon, Jan. 20, 2016 – Mar. 9 2016     $137.00

 

Tony’s “Art Camp for Adults” –

Summer 2016 –  Shadbolt Center  –  (10am-3pm) Mon thru Thurs July 25 to 28  (4 days)

Immerse yourself in this artistic camp and produce a finished painting of scenic VENICE !. Preparation for the painting will start with two days of drawing and demonstrations concentrating on perspective, line, composition, tone, shadow and scaling figures to context. The last two days work on a finished painting and learn about colour theory, mixing and application. Perfect for anyone wanting to sketch and paint travel scenes. Suitable for students with some experience, the step-step demonstrations are backed up by on line videos for home practice.

Instructor: Tony O’Regan, Master’s Degree Environmental Design (Architecture Specialty) and Honours Diploma in Painting

Contact: Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby   Phone 604-294-7944

 

 

 

WHITE ROCK

WINTER-SPRING 2016 PAINTING CLASSES:

 

 Watercolour  – Projects in Colour and Composition 

Focus on colour selection and mixing, positive and negative painting, composition/design. Basic to intermediate levels. 

All new projects so you can enjoy re-taking the course.

5 TUESDAY MORNINGS   Jan 12 – Feb 9, 2016      10 AM – 12:30 noon,   $145

 

Acrylic – Projects in Colour and Composition

Focus on colour selection and mixing. Interesting processes for colour and composition. All new projects so you can enjoy re-taking the course. Basic to intermediate levels,  

5 THURSDAY MORNINGS   Jan 14 – Feb 11, 2016     10 AM – 12:30 ,  $145

 

Call The Gallery Central Plaza for information, materials and registration

(604)  531-8226

FALL 2015 at the Gallery, Central Plaza, White Rock (604)531-8226 

WATERCOLOUR – ALL NEW PROJECTS

TUESDAY MORNING WATERCOLOUR – 5 Tuesday Mornings, 10 am – 12:30 noon,

 Oct 20 – Nov 17, 2015  –    $145

 

ACRYLIC – ALL NEW PROJECTS

THURSDAY MORNING ACRYLICS –  5 Wednesday mornings, 10 am – 12:30 noon,

Oct 22 – Nov 19, 2015  –    $145

 

ALSO – NEW 3-DAY INTENSIVES

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING – Tues Wed Thurs  10 am – 3:30 pm,  DEC 1/2/3 –  $145

ACRYLIC PAINTING – Tues Wed Thurs  10 am – 3:30 pm, DEC 8/9/10  –  $145

  Drop by The Gallery in White Rock or call (604) 531-8226 to register.

The Gallery, Central Plaza, 15134 North Bluff Road,  White Rock  

 

FALL 2015 at The Shadbolt Center

This Fall the Shadbolt Center in Burnaby, BC  has engaged me to offer several courses to participants who seriously want to move their art forward through painting, drawing, and sculpture, including design skills. Contact the Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby, for more info and registration.

Eight Wednesday morning classes in Drawing (all media)  from 10am – 12:30, beginning Oct 7 running through to Nov 25.

Eight Wednesday afternoon classes in Painting (all media)  from 1:30 pm – 4 pm, beginning Oct 7 running through to Nov 25.

Urban Sketchers at the Shadbolt Center, Burnaby

There is a reception and show of work done by a Vancouver sketch club called the Urban Sketchers – look them up on Google. Reception is 7 pm on  FRi Sept 25. Runs for a week or two.
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 FALL 2015 at Emily Carr University

 

Tony’s Fall workshops at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC  (contact Continuing Studies (604) 844-3800 to register):

 

Course: Building Models and Maquettes as a Method for Architectural Design

Contact Emily Carr Continuing Studies (604) 844-3800 to reg. – open to all – 

CEID 223 SU01: Building Architectural Models and Maquettes 

Dates:   Sunday AM   Oct 25 – Dec 13, 2015,   Room: 340

Day /Time:  Sun AM / 9:30 am to 12:30 noon  – 8 sessions

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CEID 223 SU01: Architectural Modeling

 Contact Emily Carr Continuing Studies (604) 844-3800 to reg. – open to all – 

My fun and well-structured studio course this Fall introduces you to 3D architectural modeling as a design method. Through exercises and projects you will  learn to read design drawings and build foam core models for architecture, interiors, landscape design, set design or industrial design applications. Emphasis is on quick-sketch modelbuilding techniques, an important process for creating. developing and refining a design. Students often use photos of the finished models created in this course (see above) for strong portfolio submissions to architecture schools which often require evidence of 3d work. Learn strategies for preparing an effective portfolio. (see the Architecture School Portfolio Category at right column.)

 

 

Course: Perspective Drawing for Artists & Designers 

 (contact Continuing Studies (604) 844-3800 to register):

Code: CEDR 162 SU01

Dates: Sat AM  Sept 19 – Nov 7, 2015, 2015 Room: 420

Day /Time:  Sat   / 9:30 am to 12:30 pm  – 8 sessions

 

Course: Creative Drawing and Architecture 

 (contact Continuing Studies (604) 844-3800 to register):

Dates:     Sat  PM  , Sept 19 – Nov 7, 2015,   Room: 420

Day /Time:  Sat  PM / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  – 8 sessions

Course: The Business of Design Practice

 (contact Continuing Studies (604) 844-3800 to register):

Dates:   Sunday PM   Oct 25 – Dec 13, 2015,   Room: 340 (check)

Day /Time:  Sun  PM / 1:30 – 4:30 pm  – 8 sessions