Plein Air Workshops in Beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada – 2017

Join artist James Middleton for a 5-day outdoor painting workshop on the spectacular South Shore of Nova Scotia. If you are a beginning painter or a studio painter, you are in for a great experience!

Date: August 14 – August 18 & September 4 – September 8

Location: LaHave, Nova Scotia

Costs: $625 Cdn + HST. (no increase from last year) This fee does not include transportation, painting equipment, food or lodging.

Don’t forget to tell your friends. A referral who registers will get you a 15% reduction off your cost – that’s $94 Cdn off. Two referrals will be $188 Cdn off.

Description:

Last year we painted at the Lunenburg Golf Course (spectacular views of the Town of Lunenburg), the Petite Riviere Vineyards, the LaHave Yacht Club, Blue Rocks fishing village, Green Bay, West Dublin Government Wharf and from the front yard of my studio, overlooking the popular LaHave Bakery and the boats passing by.

If you are coming from out-of-province, I recommend staying a few extra days – or even longer – to enjoy the spectacular Bluenose Coast!

The workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. They will be a relaxed, yet informative experience for all participants.

Days will include demonstrations, personal instruction, exercises, encouragement and positive critiques for personal growth.

Subjects covered:

▪       Various ways to start a painting.
▪       Making quick field sketches to determine compositions.
▪       Making preliminary value sketches to capture a strong design.
▪       Sharpening your powers of observation.
▪       Types of light and value planes.
▪       Understanding cool and warm colours.
▪       Simplifying detail for a more powerful statement.
▪       Understanding edges (soft, hard and lost).
▪       Creating atmospheric perspective and the illusion of distance.

You may choose to work in Oil or Acrylic.

Nearby accommodation:

http://www.saltyrose.com
http://www.lighthousemotel.ca
http://macleodcottages.ca/macleodcottages-cottages.html

The Salty Rose cottages are booked well in advance of the summer, so don’t wait too long and be disappointed.

The MacLeod cottages are quite minimal, but some people love them. There are also a variety of cottages, B&Bs and motels in the area.

Come join us!

Registration:

By phone: (902) 693-2093

By Email: studio@jamesmiddleton.ca

View James’ website: http://jamesmiddleton.ca

Nova Scotia Plein Air Workshop 2017

There can be no better source of inspiration than the colourful seaside towns of the Maritimes where history & culture collide with nature in her truest form. Join us as we paint our way through picturesque Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay and more.

Date: September 10 -15, 2017

Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Costs: $1799 plus GST

 

More Information:

Let your thoughts drift to colourful maritime structures, hiking paths opening to the Atlantic, restaurants serving some of the best seafood in Canada, and a coastline that goes on forever.

Each day will include mentoring, demos, plenty of one on one instruction and valuable feedback from Brigitte Desbois and Mirja Vahala. Acrylics and oils will be demonstrated. Painting for fun, learning and great memories.

 

Registration:

Register by December 31, 2016 and save $50.

For more information visit: www.brigittedesbois.com or www.mirjavahalaartstudio.com

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James Middleton Workshop 2016

Date: July 18 – July 22, August 15 – August 19, September 12 – September 16, 2016

Time: 10am to 4pm, with a lunch break

Location: LaHave, Nova Scotia (we will be painting in and around Lunenburg, LaHave, Mahone Bay, Petite Rivierie)

Costs: $620 Cdn + tax each

Description:

The workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. Days will include demonstrations, personal instruction, exercises, encouragement and positive critiques for personal growth.

Registration:

Visit: http://jamesmiddleton.ca/page/4656/workshops-in-nova-scotia

To register by phone: (902) 693-2093

Email: studio@jamesmiddleton.ca

View James’ website: http://jamesmiddleton.ca

 

 

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James Middleton Workshop

Date: August 24-28, 2015

Time: 10am to 4pm, with a lunch break

Location: LaHave, Nova Scotia (we will be painting in and around Lunenburg, LaHave, Mahone Bay, Petite Rivierie)

Costs: $550 Cdn + tax each

Description:

The workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. Days will include demonstrations, personal instruction, exercises, encouragement and positive critiques for personal growth.

Registration:

Visit: http://jamesmiddleton.ca/page/4656/workshops-in-nova-scotia

To register by phone: (902) 693-2093

Email: studio@jamesmiddleton.ca

View James’ website: http://jamesmiddleton.ca

 

 

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James Middleton Workshop

Date: July 20-24, 2015

Time: 10am to 4pm, with a lunch break

Location: LaHave, Nova Scotia (we will be painting in and around Lunenburg, LaHave, Mahone Bay, Petite Rivierie)

Costs: $550 Cdn + tax each

Description:

The workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. Days will include demonstrations, personal instruction, exercises, encouragement and positive critiques for personal growth.

 Workshop is Currently Full

Please Register for the August 2015 Workshop

Registration:

Visit: http://jamesmiddleton.ca/page/4656/workshops-in-nova-scotia

To register by phone: (902) 693-2093

Email: studio@jamesmiddleton.ca

View James’ website: http://jamesmiddleton.ca