New Fall Workshops at Emily Carr University of Art & Design


8 Sunday Mornings -9:30-12:30 – Oct 16 – through Dec 11 (Off Nov 13)
Expand your drawing, illustration, or painting practice through the creative power of perspective drawing techniques.

Students will how technical precision meets visual concept in this introductory perspective drawing course. Learn how to render accurate perspectival objects and scenes as well as manipulate space and form to create experimental compositions.


8 Sunday afternoons – 1:30-4:30 –  Oct 16- through Dec 11 (Off Nov 13)
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 1, 2, 3 point and fisheye, sketching concepts, and compositional strategies. A variety of creative freehand techniques will allow you to develop your approach to architectural drawing.

New Fall Workshops at Fraser Valley Continuing Education


This course will include the fundamental skills and processes of painting in acrylics, such as color choices and mixing, as well as highly effective techniques and processes. We will also go beyond the basic skills to create paintings of landscapes and still-life, etc.  Fundamentals-Plus  is a course suitable for those who are beginning to paint in this versatile medium, as well as those with some experience who wish to continue to paint in a supportive studio.  All painting projects are clearly demonstrated, step-by-step by a highly experienced teaching artist, Tony O’Regan (

Wednesdays, Oct 5 to Nov 2 2022, 6:30-pm to 8:30pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


This course provides a wonderful project-oriented studio setting for those who have painted with acrylics before, even at a very basic level, and who wish to continue to paint projects in a supportive and organized environment. We will focus on the compositional design, procedures and techniques, through projects, such as, nature and village scenes and floral. Highly experienced teaching artist, Tony O’Regan (, will organize and demonstrate each inspiring painting project, encouraging individual expression and development.

Wednesdays, Nov 9 to Dec 7 2022, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC


Saturday, Oct 15 2022

Learn the components of a reflection in ponds or lakes. What is it that makes us fascinated by water? What are the visual cues that make us believe we are looking into a reflective or transparent surface?
Saturday, Oct 15 2022; 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC


Saturday, Oct 29 2022

Learn to understand the parts of a wave and how to depict it in color and gesture  as it rolls onto a rocky or sandy shore.
Saturday, Oct 29 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley


Saturday, Nov 5 2022

Learn to paint a landscape scene in the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Saturday, Nov 5 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


Saturday, Nov 26 2022

Learn to analyze, compose and paint a floral still-life.
Saturday, Nov 26 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC


Saturday, Dec 3 2022

Learn some basic methods for drawing and shading horse heads, body forms, and typical poses. We will approach this intriguing and challenging subject matter by using large scale models and projections , using charcoal, soft pencil and blending stumps on paper. Guided exercises and demonstrations will be provided by instructor, Tony O’Regan.

Saturday, Dec 3 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


Saturday, Dec 10 2022

Learn to paint a forest scene with trees, foliage and ground patterns.
Saturday, Dec 10 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


Saturday, Jan 21 2023

Learn to draw the face, its proportions and features using light and shadow patterns. Learn the basic differences in male-female and child facial proportions and expressions.
Saturday, Jan 21 2023, 1:00pm-4:30pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


Saturday, Feb 4 2023

Learn to construct a figure, its proportions, component forms and gestures. Learn to compose and sketch clothed figures in a street scene.
Saturday, Feb 4 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.

New Fall Workshops at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts


8 FridaysOct 7 – Dec 2 –   10 am-1 pm (no class Nov. 11)
Learn the essentials of abstract painting using acrylic paint. Subjects will range from semi-representational to total abstraction. Explore ten ways of seeing, drawing, and painting with an emphasis on the principles and elements of design. Develop abstract imagery in your paintings in a supportive atmosphere, with demonstrations and individual attention. All experienced and accomplished artists have their own individual ‘toolbox’ of methods and procedures – this is an opportunity to develop yours.

Enter the Webreg BARCODE for this course:  673595


4 Friday afternoons Oct 7 – Oct 28 –  2pm-4:30pm

 This course will move through a number of ways of seeing, drawing and painting floral blossoms. We will use gesture, contour, mass, space and form to generate convincing and expressive representations of a variety of botanical forms. Participants draw and paint floral compositions in Acrylics. Persons with basic through intermediate skills will benefit. The instructor’s website has numerous useful painting and drawing videos for additional study. Print receipt to view supply list. Instructor: Tony O’Regan.

Enter the Webreg BARCODE for this course :   674164


4 Friday afternoons Nov 4 – Dec 2 – 2pm – 4:30pm (off Nov 11)
This drawing intensive is an exploration of concepts for still life, landscape and abstract. Learn to utilize gesture, contour, mass, space, figure/ground, tonality, silhouette, modeling with light/shade, perspective and composition to expand your ability to perceive and draw a variety of subjects. Useful for beginner to more experienced and is applicable to painting as well as drawing.

Enter the Webreg BARCODE for this course :    674217

New Fall Workshops at the Semiahmoo Arts Society

Tony O’Regan is offering a Fall series of 10 ArtSpot Workshops on Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Semiahmoo Arts, South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre. All levels are welcome. Register for each one on a drop-in basis or all 10.


Thursday evenings, starting Sep 15 – Dec 22, 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm – Click ‘Register’ to see more specific dates available.

We can think of drawing as being comprised of 10 different “perceptual filters,” abilities or ways of seeing. Like the filters a photographer might use with a camera, we can use them individually or in combinations on a single drawing to achieve a near-infinite variety of effects.

When you have mastered them, even at a basic level, you will have a powerful “tool kit” for use in drawing, painting and design. Each session will focus on a different way of seeing – gesture, contour, silhouette, figure-ground, tonality, light-shade, mass, space, perspective, and compositional design.

Each session stands on its own and, as usual, Tony will provide a video to “fill in” if you have to miss a session.


Sunday Oct 2 – one day only – 9:30 – 12:30
Artists have drawn the human figure from live models for many centuries. Have you wanted to join a non-instructional Life Drawing session, but feel a bit overwhelmed by approaching the human form without instruction?

All levels, beginning through intermediate, can benefit from this tutorial whether your goal is life-drawing or simply to improve your ability to draw the figure. In this tutorial session  – Tony O’Regan (instructor for over 25 years – )  will help you with the following drawing skills through handouts, live and video demonstrations:

  • Constructing the basic anatomical forms and proportions of the figure, male and female
  • Important  detail areas: head/neck, hands, feet
  • Dealing with twists, bends, folds, foreshortening

Special Summer Drawing Series

Tuesday Evenings, beginning July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Semiahmoo Art Center
Instructor: Tony O’Regan
Tony will share some of the expertise he has gained as an artist, architectural designer and instructor at Universities and Art Colleges for over 25 years.

Greetings to my friends in Art!

The two-hour sessions will be on various drawing topics that I think may interest you:

  • Perspective Drawing
  • Shade-Shadow-Reflection
  • Face
  • Figure
  • Boats
  • Horses
  • Village Streets
  • and more!

You can enroll one evening at a time or for a set, as you may find convenient. I hope to see you there!

Refresh your Art Skills this summer! 

This special summer drawing series will include Perspective Drawing, Shade-Shadow-Reflection, as well as focusing on drawing special subject areas, like Face, Figure, Boats, Horses, Village Streets, and others.

The first session will deal with an overview of Perspective Techniques and Principles. The second session will focus on Perspective Applications and case studies. From there, we will go on to Villages and Street Scenes; Drawing the Face; Drawing Figures; Boats and Coastal Scenes; then animals – Horses and Dogs. The classes are intended to be of use to people who wish to draw for its own sake or as an adjunct to painting.

Bring basic drawing materials of your choice – soft 2b or 4b pencil, 8 x 11 paper or larger, and whatever else you may wish to use.

Sessions will run from 6:30-8:30 Tuesday evenings beginning July 12 at Semiahmoo Art Center in the Visual Arts Studio (located at 14601-20 Ave, South Surrey, BC).

Cost is just $25 /session drop-in basis ($20 for Semiahmoo Arts members).

All levels welcome. Numbers are limited, so please pre-register at Semiahmoo Arts. Call the office at 604-536-8333 or use the button to register.

Acrylic Painting – Fundamentals

Every Tuesday, Mar 8 – Mar 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, online via Zoom
Instructor: Tony O’Regan
This online course will guide you through basic techniques to create colourful art subjects, such as landscapes and reflective lakes. The 4 sessions consist of thorough demonstrations and are appropriate for beginner to intermediate level students. Includes two months of further access to Tony O’Regan’s website so you can review videos of demos at your own speed and convenience after the end of the course. Materials are not included – list on request
$95 (tax included)

Acrylic Painting – Still Life Florals

Every Tuesday, April 5 – April 26, 2022, 7:00-9:00pm, online, via Zoom

Instructor: Tony O’Regan

Flowers have always been a favourite subject for painters. Gesture, Contour, Silhouette, Light and Shadow are among several highly interesting techniques you will learn to create beautiful floral paintings. The 4 sessions consist of thorough demonstrations. Some prior experience with acrylic painting is recommended.  Includes two months of further access to Tony O’Regan’s website so you can review videos of demos at your own speed and convenience after the end of the course.   Materials are not included –  list on request.

$95 (tax included)

error: Content is protected !!