En plein air drawing and painting

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En plein air drawing and painting

July 4 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

and July 8, 15, and 22 from 10 am- 1 pm

Workshop for all levels, ages 14+, in two to four sessions . Choose your dates for outdoor components.

instructor: Sheila Karrow

en plein air

All participants meet for the Introduction session at the CVAC Gallery studio July 4th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The following 3 sessions happen on location July 8, July 15, and July 22, 10 am-1 pm

Day 1: Learn how light affects seeing, how to use perspective and colour and get ready for the outdoor sessions. Get details about the outdoor sessions and what to bring, directions and possible car-sharing.

Day 2-4: meet on locations to gain practical experience ‘en plein air’ . Students will learn how to play with the ever changing conditions.

For July 8 we are setting up in a Cowichan Bay location. Boats, Docks and Float-houses and vistas of Mount Tzouhalem are there to be explored on your canvas.

On July 15 Bright Angel Park is our location. The Koksilah River, pedestrian suspension bridge and the beauty of the old forest call the artist into a new sense of place.

Our third location, July 22, is a Duncan location. Here we find a blend of buildings and nature, perhaps people in action. Exact location will be discussed and chosen on our intro evening .

Plein air artists challenge themselves to complete a painting in each sitting. You may find that painting in nature initiates a deeper awareness of place,  where the process becomes more important than the outcome. Materials list will be sent upon registration 

Read this blog post for a description of plein air art

Sheila Karrow is an award winning artist who works primarily in watercolor and acrylic. Her art reflects her curiosity and a close connection with the natural world. Find her at sheilakarrow.com.


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Student 4 sessions
$ 190.00
CVAC Member 4 sessions
$ 240.00
Non CVAC Member 4 sessions
$ 260.00
Intro plus 1 plein air CVAC member
$ 150.00
Intro plus 1 plein air non CVAC member
$ 165.00
Additional plein air session
$ 65.00