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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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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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A Painting Adventure with Sheree Jones :: Andalucia, Spain

Paint in your preferred medium (oils, water soluble oils or acrylics) and open yourself up to new and exciting possibilities as we explore techniques in brushwork and paint handling. We’ll be doing small studies designed to hone your painting skills and to expand your confidence to work independently, while sharing ideas among your peers.

Date: October 2 – 11, 2017

Location: Andalucia, Spain

Costs: $3890.00 CDN


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We’ll be painting en plein air In one of the covered outdoor studios, poolside or near the tennis court, and on the surrounding grounds. We’ll also work from photographs or still life set ups in the studio.

Sheree says “Come and join me at El Molino where this experience is designed to let you relax into yourself, exhale and take the time to breathe new life into your creative spirit.”



For information & bookings contact Cindy Horton at Travel Concepts, #103-3151 Woodbine Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7R 2S4 CANADA, BC Reg 3404: Phone: (604) 926-8511, Toll-Free: 1-800-661-7176 Email:

To meet your hosts and get a sense of your Spain adventure here’s “A Flavour of Spain” website link:

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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


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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.



Register by December 31, 2016 and save $50.

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Qualicum Grand Prix d’Art 2016

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach invites you to paint en plein air on July 23 in our twenty-third annual Grand Prix d’Art painting race. Each year we attract about fifty plein air painters from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland as well as hundreds of spectators.

Date: July 23, 2016

Time: 11:00am to 3:30pm

Location: Qualicum Beach, BC; The Old School House Arts Centre

Costs: $25 includes lunch


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Our Grand Prix d’Art is a “race”; competing artists must complete a work of art “en plein air” (working outside on location, not in a studio) within three hours. Each painter will be assigned a location in the picturesque town of Qualicum Beach by lottery. The work must represent or be inspired by some thing or person that is visible from the assigned location. All locations are within walking distance of the arts centre, visitors are encouraged to watch the process and the progress of the artists, and maps are provided. The painters must complete their work within the three-hour limit and have the paintings in display condition, titled and priced for sale no later than one hour after completion. A panel of three judges then determines the winners of the contest. All the paintings from the event will hang in our TOSH galleries until August 7th.

The painters of all levels of experience and mediums begin painting at 11:00 a.m. At 2:00 p.m. the paintings are brought back to TOSH for framing and judging. At this point they go on sale to the public and will be hung for display in the TOSH gallery. The artist lunch is served in the arts centre starting a 2:00pm and the prizes are awarded at 3:30.


Find the registration form on line at or phone in to the arts centre at 250-752-6133.