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Scholarship to Plein Air Workshop in Rocky Mountains

Instructor: Jerry Markham
Date: July 19-22, 2013
Location: Okanagan Valley

I am excited to offer a scholarship program where one spot in my plein air workshop in the Rocky Mountains is provided free for someone between the ages of 17 and 25, from Canada or the USA, who is currently enrolled in an art program and interested in pursuing art as a career. We also provide $500 towards accommodations and some art supplies.

I have a passion for painting the landscape as well as helping artists that are just getting started. I had a difficult time finding the training I was looking for when I got started in this career, and I believe that painting the landscape from life is the best way to become a better landscape painter. For those reasons I am offering this scholarship.

This is a unique opportunity to paint in the Canadian Rockies where Carl Rungius, John Singer Sargent, the Group of Seven, and other masters have painted. In the workshop I will teach the fundamentals of landscape painting in some of the most beautiful places in the Rocky Mountains, including Moraine Lake, Bow Lake and Lake O’Hara. My hope is that this experience will help educate people in not only how to paint the landscape, but also the importance of painting from life and experiencing nature first hand in art, and learning about the artists that have come before us. I also hope to inspire others to continue to paint, enjoy art and move forward in their artistic endeavours.

Entry deadline for scholarship: April 15, 2013

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