Plein Air Workshop on the Waterfront

This event is held through the West Vancouver Arts and Culture Program. Enjoy Paint outdoors and experience the changing light and environment in homage to a movement that was vitalized by the Impressionists.

Date: June 23-24, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) rain or shine

Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

Location: Music Box, 1564 Argyle St., West Vancouver, B.C.

Costs: $195. #43741


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What is painting en Plein Air? Painting outdoors on location. This weekend workshop will allow you the opportunity to plein air with fun and ease. Spend time in the outdoors within minutes of everything. Our adventure will start with practical discussion inside the Music Box building. If the light is right, we will head out and get started. Time will be left for lunch and then everyone returns for more fun. Washroom facilities are located in the Music Box as well as by John Lawson Park. Easy access to the Fresh Market between 16th and 17thAve .

Parking will be available on site at the Music Box parking lot, so no worries about 3 hour limits. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch and snacks with them. Bring a camera, smart phone and tablet to take pictures and notes. Accessibility is good as there is flat surfaces along the pathways around the Music Box building and a washroom on the ground level. We will even try a little urban sketching as there are some easier areas to get a street scene. Bring your favorite painting supplies.

If you have never felt ready to be outdoors, just bring a sketch pad, or journal and pencil, some pencil crayons or Faber-castell markers can help too. We will work with all levels from beginners to advanced.

  • Painting both days in watercolour or acrylic or just your sketchbook
  • Exploring composition in the outdoors
  • Understanding what are the essentials, what are the extras
  • Where do you find the materials, what materials make the experience better
  • What formal plein air activities are available in Vancouver and surrounding areas
  • What online information is available?
  • How to prepare for the Harmony Arts Plein Air event at the Harmony Arts Festival

Each day of the two days, there will be a short demo. Discussion will include using pen and ink for journaling, use of conte crayon for sketching, completing value studies, and how to not get overexposed, tired and dehydrated on a hot sunny day!




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