Expressionism and the Figure

July 22 - July 26


This is a 5-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Expressionism and the Figure

Expressionism and the Figure

This workshop explores the human figure as an aesthetic design, as a symbol, or as feeling.

Drawing with the model, the artists may examine mother-shapes, blocking, plasticity, distortions, tensions, rhythms and lyrical techniques to see how they inspire fresh ideas and evoke intense viewers’ reaction. Open for intermediate level. The class time would be open season for free sketching and studies, all in personal and atelier mode.  Experiments, inventiveness and questions are the overall theme.

This workshop will be using live models (male and female) for four of the five days. A modeling fee will be collected from students once the workshop has been confirmed to be running.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: A working background and enthusiasm for freehand, non-digital drawing and sketching.

Price: $855

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Professor at Victoria College of Art, MFA. Taught painting, drawing, design, illustration, ideation, and modern art history. Taught at the University of Victoria, Malaspina University College, University Canada West, and Brentwood College. Was a former news desk editor at Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and Southam News (Calgary Herald). Art editor, The Albertan. Advertising copywriter for James Lovick-BBDO, Ltd. BA, University of the Philippines.

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Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register BEFORE MAY 31 to avoid cancellations.

Attendee Details

MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

Click HERE for the form.

Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

Click HERE for the form.


If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.