Paid Events

5th Annual Plein Air Painting Workshop on Bowen Island with Sheree Jones

Explore Bowen Island with me and discover new ways to see its natural beauty while enjoying the camaraderie of painting in a group.

Date: Saturday July 14th 10am – 4pm & Sunday July 15th 10am – 4pm

Location: The Lodge at the Old Dorm, Bowen Island

Costs: $275.00 plus optional B & B accommodation at  The Lodge at the Old Dorm, Bowen Island

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Federation of Canadian Plein Air Retreat 2018

Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat with Perry Haddock, Jack Turpin, Deborah Tilby, John Pryce

Date: July 29 – August 3, 2018

Location: E. C. Manning Provincial Park, Allison Lake, British Columbia, Canada, located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains

Costs: Varies based on type of accommodation (ranges from $975.00 to $1,750.00)

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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


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.


For more information and to register – contact Sheree at:


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


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.



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)


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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!


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

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