Set Up Your Own Outdoor Adventure

Date: You pick the Day

Cost: $150


Set Up Your Own Outdoor Adventure – Private or Semi Private Plein Air Painting with Wendy Mould, AFCA

Drawing or Painting outside is fun, if you are prepared. Learn how to pack, tips and tricks for working on site and finishing up tips. My mediums of choice are watercolour, ink or graphite.

I would love to teach you how to enjoy the fun of a Plein Air adventure. We will meet for a short 1 hour Orientation Session to get your supplies in order ahead of time than set up a 5 hour day to paint. You pick the time and the day, but let’s get started soon so you can enjoy the summer and fall, outdoors.

Sessions can be booked as a private session or semi-private if you have a friend to join us.

Total cost for Individual session: $150 includes: 1 hour orientation session and then a 5 hour painting date

Total cost for Semi-private session: $100 each: includes 1.5 hour orientation session and then a 5 hour painting date. I will have some basic supplies for drawing and painting in plein air. However we will determine what supplies you need at the Orientation session.


Set up your Outdoor Adventure today by Contacting Wendy – or 604-583-4538

6th Annual Grand Prix of Plein Air

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013 (in conjunction with the Harmony Arts Festival)

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: $35 +tax


Artists will be painting in area surrounding Ferry Building Gallery and in the ArtSpeaks tent. Painters must complete and frame a piece of art that they create outdoors.

Works will be judged and many fabulous prizes will be awarded.

For more details download the information PDF or visit:


Call: 604. 925. 7290



Grand Prix d’Art :: 2013

Date: July 27th, 2013

Time: 10am Start time

Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, the Old School House Art

Cost: $20 which includes lunch


The Grand Prix d’Art, hosted by “The Old School House Arts Centre“, is a “race”; competing artists must complete a work of art “en plein air” in the space of three hours. This year each artist will be assigned a zone in the picturesque town of Qualicum Beach by lottery. Prior to the event, local businesses are approached to sponsor an artist. Those sponsoring businesses will be in the designated zones from which the artist must work. The work must represent or be inspired by some thing or person that is visible from the assigned location. Most locations are within walking distance of The Old School House. The finished work must be in presentation 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. $20.00 entry fee includes an Artist Meal at the end of the event will be provided; companion meals may be purchased for $10.00. Prizes to be announced.


10:00 Registration and site selection

10:45 Proceed to site.

11:00 When Town Clock strikes 11:00 pm – START YOUR PAINTING

2:00 When Town Clock strikes 2:00 pm – STOP YOUR PAINTING, return to the Old School House for framing and hanging of pictures. Note: You may return to the Old School House at any time after you are finished your work.

Deadline: 2:15 – you must have returned to the Old School House.

Work is to be framed and priced for the 3:00 pm judging. No touch ups allowed.

3:00 Judging commences when the hanging is completed. An Artist Meal will be served at 3:00. Spouses and friends may join you for the meal. (Companion Meal: $10.00 fee should be paid when you register so we know the numbers.)

4:00 Award Presentation

Grand Prix d’ Art Entry Form can be found in the events section of their website.


sheree jones plein air

Learn to Paint Outdoors

Date: July 6th to 7th, 2013

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $140

Instructor: Sheree Jones


Learn to paint outdoors with oils, a fun and simple approach.

This workshop will provide you with the basics of drawing, colour mixing and composition. Through demonstrations, handouts and group discussion, you will learn techniques used by plein air painters around the world.

Explore your own backyard – the “North Shore” and discover new vistas, while painting en plein air in the luscious medium of oil.

Registration: Call Sheree at 604.980.0855

Download Information Poster


Mara Josenhans

Introduction to Plein Air Painting

Instructor: Maria Josenhans
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Time: 9:30am – 4:30 pm
Location: North Vancouver
Cost: $125

The emphasis will be on preparation and how to make that leap to painting outdoors. The course will cover: necessary materials and the myriad of variations, how to choose a suitable location, and choosing a canvas size. Once outside, participants will learn palette layout, composition, and most importantly analysis and breakdown of the subject.

Open to all levels, but best suited for those new to Plein Air painting.

Contact: Arts Programme Coordinator,