Noah Layne

Monday, December 30, 2013

January Classes!

Happy Holidays!
I've organized my January teaching schedule as well as done a major  redesigning of my website, check it out here.

For my compete teaching schedule check out my teaching website  

Long Pose Figure Drawing Class
January 14th to February 4th.
Tuesday afternoons 1-4:30pm

Portrait Drawing Class
January 23rd to February 20th
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm

Monday, November 18, 2013

Figure drawing class

I'm looking forward to teaching my next long pose figure drawing class. It's the last figure class before the New Year. The class starts November 26th and runs until December 17th. Tuesday afternoons 1-4:30pm.

This is a one of my favorite classes to teach. There is a good group of dedicated students who take the class regularly. Please visit my webpage for more info.

Demo drawing from class

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Portrait class

My next portrait drawing class starts next week November 14th. For more info about this class please visit my webpage here.

Portrait Study pencil and white pastel on grey paper

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sindey Fine Art Show

I'm happy to have these three paintings in the master category at the Sidney Fine Art Show, Oct 18th to 20th. More info about the show here. I'm doing a drawing demo Saturday, Oct 19th for "Meet the Artists" evening 7-9pm.

"Fragility of Life" Oil on panel 20"x24"

"Lemons, Bagged and Boxed" Oil on linen 14"x16"
"Nude with Russian Hat" Oil on panel 30"x24"

Figure drawing class

My next long pose figure drawing class starts October 22th. More info about the class here.

Demo from last class, pencil and white pastel on gray paper 23"x17"

Friday, October 4, 2013

New painting

Here is a recent painting.

I tried to balance the poetry of line and unfinishedness with the more refined face and finished areas. Excitement of possibility and beauty in refinement.

"Reflection" Oil on panel 20"x16"

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fall classes!

I'm excited to have most of my fall classes organized!

You can see them all here on my website but I'll add a few highlights below.

Portrait drawing classes start September 12th!
Class demo
Figure drawing classes start September 17th!

Long Pose class demo
 Landscape workshop September 21st and 22nd!
Demo from last landscape workshop

Working in the woods!

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Workshop!

I'm excited to offer a week long Oil Portrait Painting Workshop in Victoria BC this August!
Here are the details.

Oil Portrait Painting Workshop
August 19th to 23rd!
Please register by August 10th.
5 Days, 10:00am to 4:30pm each day.

In this week long workshop Noah will show you how he goes about painting a portrait in oil. 
Working from a live clothed model, he will discuss and show his approach to colour while working with a layered method of painting.

He will talk and demonstrate how to see and record shapes clearly and simply, and model form by carefully observing the properties of light. 

Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt angle to find correct proportions.

Each morning Noah will demonstrate from 10-12.
There will be a 30 minute break for lunch and then the students will paint on their work until 4:30pm 

Lots of demos and individual instruction!
Some drawing experience recommended.

Cost $525 includes model fees and GST
Materials not included.
Small class size 7 max students, register now!
To register visit

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Figure Drawing Classes

I'm teaching two figure drawing classes this June.  A Block-In Class starting June 13th. and a Long Pose Class starting June 18th.

Figure Drawing Block-In!
June 13th to July 4th

Please register by June 6th!
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm

Class demo
 The focus of the block-in is to find proportion and articulate the contour and major shadow shapes. The goal is not to finish the shading but to really work on proportion and shape by working on a new block-in each class.

I will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt angle to find correct proportions. Working from a live model, you will work on a new drawing each session.

All levels of experience welcome
This is a good class to complement my Tuesday afternoon long pose figure class!

Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm, June 13th to July 4th
More info here on my website.

Long Pose Figure Drawing
June 18th to July 9th

Tuesday afternoons 1-4:30pm

Session 2
Session 3 and 4
Detail, click for larger image!
I will teach the block-in, tilt angles, comparative measurement, plumb lines, inside block-in, and modeling form both with an optical and conceptual understanding.

You will work on one 4 week drawing over the class
All levels of experience welcome

Tuesday afternoons 1-4:30pm, June 18th to July 9th
More info here on my website 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Landscape workshop!

I'm offering a two day landscape workshop in Victoria May 25th and 26th.  The focus of the workshop will be working on small studies from life with oils. Students can also draw if they choose.  I will draw on my time as a Hudson River Fellow in NY and share my thoughts and approach to landscape painting and drawing!

More info here on my website.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Oil Painters of America National Show!

I'm happy to have my new painting "Lemons" selected to be part of the Oil Painters of America National Show!  This year the show runs May 18th to June 17th at InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.  You can see the show online here

Working on "Lemons"

Lemons Oil on linen 14"x 30"

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Here are a few new drawings.

Last two sessions for my February class.  Next figure class on gray paper starts May 7th.  Check it out here.

Session 3

Session 4
A couple portrait demos.  My next portrait class starts April 25th, check it out here.

1.5 hour demo for the Oak Bay Art Club.  Victoria BC

 1.5 demo from my workshop in Vancouver.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Drawings and Classes

Here are a few new figure drawings from my class.

My current February demo.

Block-in session 1

Session 2, starting to turn the form!

My January demo.
Session 3

Session 4

I'm excited to be offering a 4 week figure drawing block-in class starting March 14th.  More info here.

My next long pose figure class starts March 26th. More info here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lemons Painting

Here is a recent painting.  Enjoy the details!

"Lemons" Oil on linen 14"x30"