2024 Class Registration

LOCATION: CLOUD 9 STUDIO SPACE: 319B – 4th St. Courtenay (upstairs from the Butcher’s Block) (map)

One Day Colour Basics

In this introductory painting course, participants will be introduced to acrylic paints while learning the basics about colour. Projects include making an accurate colour wheel, painting a value scale and learning how to create various colour intensities. You will learn that some of the colours we think we are seeing may be different than what we are really seeing. This class (along with Drawing: The Right Approach) provides a strong foundation for creative artwork in any media.

All paint and supplies are included for use in class.

$149 + GST


SUNDAY | APR 14 | 10AM-3:30PM (1 Class)




The Right Approach: Level 1

In this introductory class, you will be guided through exercises that will improve your ability to “see correctly” as inspired by the landmark book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards. The basic premise behind this class is that the ability to draw doesn’t depend on an innate ability that only a few possess, but instead is something that anyone can learn with practice in seeing things a little differently. After learning just a few basic exercises, you will notice an increased ability to draw, as well as a heightened awareness of the visual world. There will be optional practice exercises between classes.


$169 + GST


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TUESDAY MORNINGS |FEB 27 – MAR 19 | 10AM-12PM (4 Classes)  Registration is now closed




The Right Approach: Level 2

PREREQUISITE: The Right Approach: Level 1 or equivalent experience.

In this class you will continue practicing what you learned in the introductory class. This is a chance to make steady progress with your skills as you discover more about perspective, proportion and creating values. You will also have fun exploring different drawing materials such as charcoal and pen and ink. Subject matter will vary – you will work from drawings, photographs and real life. The Right Approach I and II will provide a solid basis of drawing skills and knowledge that will support the pursuit of any creative endeavor. There will be optional practice exercises between classes.

$169 + GST


Monday Evenings | Feb 26 – Mar 18 | 6-8pm (4 classes – $169)





The Right Approach: Level 3

Every Level 3 class will offer new subject matter to work from as a way for those who have taken previous levels to carry on and keep practising!

$249 + GST


Tuesday Mornings | Jan 16 – Feb 20 | 10am-12pm (6 classes)



Student Testimonials:

Tracy brought out the hidden artist in me and that is her talent as a teacher.  Wink

Thank you Tracy!  I’ve acquired some excellent, very helpful skills that I find have greatly improved my drawing.  My frustration has been eliminated and now all I need to do is practice, practice, practice!    Sherry

Artist & Instructor Bio

Tracy creates acrylic paintings in her studio in the Comox Valley, near the Puntledge River. She has worked as a professional artist and art teacher for the past 20 years. Her artwork is exhibited in many gift shops and galleries – she also has a successful online shop. Tracy is an encouraging, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor who believes that art is an essential ingredient towards inner growth and self knowledge.

Creating and appreciating art gives people of all ages a chance to look at their life from a larger perspective.  It reveals possibilities and also gives one the courage to try things a new way.  Tracy

Questions? Please email tracykobus@gmail.com