2-day En Plein Air Workshop :: Qualicum Beach

Enjoy two full days of en plein air painting in the picturesque village of Qualicum Beach located in the heart of Vancouver Island.

Date: July 26 – 27, 2018 (Thursday and Friday) 10am-3pm (rain or shine!)

Time: 10-4 pm each day

Instructors: Peggy Burkosky, Mark Glavina, David Goatley and Dan Gray

Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

Costs: $200.00 for TOSH members for workshop only +20.00 for Grand Prix Entry = $220.00 for package deal. $210.00 for TOSH non-members for workshop only +20.00 for Grand Prix Entry = $230.00 for package deal


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You will have the opportunity to learn en plein air painting from four world-renowned instructors, paint within walking distance from The Old School House Arts Centre and connect with like-minded individuals over their passion for art.

Then… on July 28 enjoy the busiest summer day in Qualicum Beach with the TOSH Art Fair and participate in the 25th Annual Grand Prix d’Art painting race with over $1,000.00 in cash and prizes!

Each instructor will teach a 2.5 hour session in a different location around Qualicum Beach.

Peggy Burkosky will simplify perspective & values to alter mood in street scenes • Eliminate distant details to bring drama at the focal point. She will present an orientation demo in watercolour at base camp meeting tent: Thumbnail sketches for good composition, focal point, drama, source of light, palette; basic one point perspective for simple street scene; move to location.

Dan Gray will first demo his approach to painting the shore line. He will define his techniques moving from looking at the big picture into detail. He will work with soft pastel, however, students can bring their own medium and apply the principles to their own work.

Mark Glavina will help students simplify their Plein air painting process, regardless of their experience level or chosen medium. Mark will offer students a strategy for breaking down their subject matter, developing strong and dynamic compositions and simplify their painting process by analyzing the 5 basic elements of visual communications.

David Goatley will begin with a demo, “I will talk about what I am observing (light, tones, textures), simplifying, my choices of palette, composition, and all the little decisions I’ll make as I go along. I will be working in oil, likely with a little alkyd medium to speed drying, in an allay prima technique that also works for acrylic painters.”

Prepare yourself to paint for the Grand Prix d’Art En Plein Air painting race on the next day: July 28 Students receive a 20% reduction on Grand Prix d’Art entry fee at time of class registration.


Call 250-752-6133 or email qbtosh@shaw.ca

Website: www.theoldschoolhouse.org