Noah Layne

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Up Coming Figure Drawing Classes

I have two new figure drawing classes starting in October!
Check them out below and on my website here

Block-In Figure Drawing Class

Thursday Evenings 6:30 - 9:30 pm  
October 16th to November 6th 
Please register by October 10th

More info here

Long Pose Figure Drawing Class

Sunday Evenings 6-9pm
October 19th to November 9th
Please register by Oct 14th

More info here

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Portrait Drawing Demo

Here are a few photos from my portrait drawing demo at my school opening!

Talking about Form and Cast shadows

The importance of looking at your work in a mirror, also good for checking out how good you look ;) There is a story there for sure....

How our eyes fool us all the time with this optical illusion 

And the magic bowl for warding of aliens and showing form light and highlights

So shiny!

The model may need a break but I keep going, or sometimes it's time to take over and do it all, model, draw, and fly the airplane home

Using mats with holes in them to isolate value and compare them. Light on the chin compared to forehead, which is lighter??

How the placement of the ear relates to the tilt of the head. Or what is this thing on my head, it was not there this morning?

Check out these stylish shoes from the good people at Industry of All Nations

Wrapping it all up and signing up the masses!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Open House, Free Drawing Demo!

I'm excited to share my new teaching space! So I'm having an Open House Saturday September 6th, come check it out!

Come by for the open house in the afternoon, check out the space, visit, sign up for classes.

In the evening I'm doing a free portrait drawing demo. There is limited seating for the demo so email me at to save your seat!

Saturday September 6th
Open House 2-5pm

Free Drawing Demo 6-8pm
There is limited space for the demo - register by emailing
Check out some other fun video demos here.

#202 1595 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria BC, Canada.
Top floor, enter from the outside second floor parking lot.

It's hard to believe it's September already! Time to take up the pencil again and hit the drawing board? If so, there is still space in these classes.

Portrait drawing starting Sept. 11th. Click for more info
Figure drawing starting Sept. 16th. Click for more info
Portrait painting starting Oct. 5th. Click for more info
There is also still time to apply to the cast drawing program starting Sept. 15th. Click for more info

I've also added a new class for 12-14 year olds. Portrait drawing on an ongoing monthly schedule. Monday afternoons 3:30-5pm. More info here. If you know of a young person looking for a drawing class perhaps this would be the right fit, please feel free to past this info on.

Here are a few more photos of the space!

Wall of drawings

Trying to look cool under the model light