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PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON THE NORTH SHORE with Sheree Jones

Date: Sept 16 & 17th, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Meet at Sheree’s studio; Studio F, 161 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver

Costs: $250/person

Description:

Experience the magic of painting outdoors “en plein air”. This two-day weekend workshop will provide you with the basics of drawing, colour mixing and composition in the field.

Through demonstrations, handouts and group discussion you will learn techniques used by plein air painters around the world.

Explore the North Shore with Sheree and discover new ways to see its natural beauty while enjoying the camaraderie of painting in a group.

Sheree will demonstrate and paint in oils, so oils are the medium of choice for this class, but water soluble oils and acrylics are welcome.

Space is limited to 6 students to allow for plenty of one on one instruction. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration:

For more information and to register – contact Sheree at: http://www.shereejones.com/contact/

 

2017 Harmony Arts Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge

Date: August 5, 2017

Time: 10am to 2pm; as part of the Harmony Arts Festival

Location: 1414 Argyle Avenue, Ambleside Landing, West Vancouver (map)

Costs: $35 +tax; Wine & Cheese reception to follow for artists & jurors

Description:

In this traditional Plein Air painting competition, painters must originate, paint, complete and frame a painting that has been created outdoors in just four hours on the grounds around the Ferry Building Gallery and Ambleside Pier. Prizes from Opus will be awarded to the top five artists. Jurors will also select 12 artists who will be invited to continue on to the Paint on the Mountain Plein Air Challenge on August 6th on Cypress Mountain.

Note: Artists who do not proceed will have the opportunity to display and sell their Grand Prix artworks in the British Pacific Properties Harmony Arts Exhibit Tent from Saturday evening until 12 p.m. Monday Aug 7th.

Participating artists must preregister either in person at the gallery, by phone at 604-925-7270 (course # 39085) or online. Cost: $35 + GST (includes morning coffee & muffins and a wine & cheese reception).

Registration:

Artists must pre-register at the Ferry Building Gallery or via Online Registration.

Contact the Ferry Building Gallery for details

  • 1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver
  • 604-925-7290

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Plein Air Painting on Granville Island

Date: June 3-4th, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Granville Island, BC (map) Meet at Federation Gallery

Costs: Members $200 / Non-Members $250

Level: Beginner & Intermediate

Medium: Acrylic & Oil

Description:

Adams will be drawing on over 15 years of plein air experience and teachings from some amazing mentors to present you with a solid and practical approach to working on location.

Planning, value study, color mixing, design, logistics for outdoor painting and all other practical and artistic considerations will be included in the content of this workshop. Weather permitting, the entire class will be conducted in the field at various locations around Granville Island. If there is inclement weather, an indoor facility or alternate date will be arranged.

Adams will be working in oil, but the principles will apply to acrylic paint as well.

Registration:

Visit: https://artists.ca/

Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat

Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat with Gaye Adams, Doug Levitt, Janice Robertson & Mike Svobb.

Date: September 24-30th 2017

Location: The historic Flying U Ranch, on the banks of Green Lake, north of Kamloops (N Green Lake Rd, 70 Mile House, BC V0K 2K0)

Costs: Varies based on accommodations (ranges from $1,475+GST to $1,925+GST)

 

More Information:

This is a chance to escape from the rest of the world for a week where all you have to think about is Plein Air painting, a 60,000 acre horse ranch, and chats and laughs with fellow Plein Air enthusiasts next to a fire pit.

This is an opportunity for artists to learn from some of the best in the field, to really work their craft in a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment, and truly grow as an artist.

It’s bound to be a valuable and rewarding experience. There’s also canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, log cabins to sleep in and fresh home cooked meals to eat…can’t get much better than that!

Registration:

Please call 604.681.2744 or visit us in the FCA Gallery at 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver BC V6H 4B7

For more information, visit www.fcaretreat.com

 

 

BC Plein Air | Van Cherry Blossom Festival

Eleven Acclaimed Plein Air artists create an event & exhibition – for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and VanDusen Gardens. Painting on location throughout Vancouver.

Enda BARDELL
Charlie EASTON
Joanne HASTIE
Maria JOSENHANS
Sheree JONES (oil)
Andrew McDERMOTT
Carol McQUAID
Denise MAXWELL
Jan POYNTER
Shirley Claire WILLIAMS
Ann WILLSIE

SPRING 2017 – BC Plein Air
Exhibition of fresh works at VanDusen Gardens
Discovery Room gallery April 6-23
5251 Oak Street 10am – 7pm

PAINT OUT & Picnic event for everyone!
April 20 10-3 @VanDusen Gardens
Artist Reception at 4:00pm

Register for the Paint Out PICNIC at VCBF.ca