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: 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


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).


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


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.


Visit: https://artists.ca/