Plein Air painting South Georgian Bay and the Beaver Valley
Due to ongoing Provincial Government Covid 19 restrictions, the Board of the BMSLP regrets that we have no choice but to cancel the remaining classes of our 2021 season including Gordon Harrison, Brian Buckrell and Art Cunanan. Students will all be receiving full refunds by e-transfer.
If you wish to pursue other painting opportunities with Gordon, Brian or Art please refer to their websites for upcoming workshops.
We will start planning our 2022 classes in August and will post the schedule when all artists are confirmed. We are very disappointed that we once again have to make this difficult decision but we look forward to a return of normal activities and a full slate of classes in 2022
Peter John Reid - cancelled
May 26-28 • 3-day Acrylic in studio • $225
Let Peter help you to "think like a painter". Learning to observe with an artist's eye is essential to creating a satisfying work of art. Mornings will consist of techniques, discussions, exploration and practice; afternoons are spent applying this knowledge under the encouraging eye of this seasoned professional. Peter's classes are packed with inspiration, information and laughs that will leave you enriched and satisfied.
John David Anderson - cancelled
May 31-June 4 • 5-day Oil/Acrylic en Plein Air • $375
John is an award winning and entertaining teacher who demonstrates and lectures from his own experiences. He applies the basic techniques used by generations of artists to his unique way of seeing the landscape. Create movement and drama with the use of light and shadow, lost and found edges and warm and cool colours. Using John's outdoor painting techniques and simplified palette you will quickly gain confidence. The demonstrations will be in oil but acrylic painters will be accommodated.
June 7-11• 5-day Oil en Plein Air • $450
Gordon Harrison is an awarding winning Canadian landscape artist based in Ottawa and Quebec. He has coached many students during his plein air retreats in Italy, France and Newfoundland as well as in his own studio. Gordon paints wet on wet in oils, using a vibrant palette that gives our Canadian landscape a special glow. This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience his painting techniques and to benefit from his coaching.
See the supplies list for this course: www.gordonharrisongallery.com
June 14-18 • 2-day Studio & 3-day Plein Air • Acrylics (Oil welcome) • $375
Brian's impressionistic paintings are reflective of his love of the Canadian outdoors. He will share his techniques for simplifying the landscape to create a dynamic and exciting interpretation of our world. This fascinating week will begin with the fundamentals of colour, value, shape, perspective and composition in the studio. Moving into the field and working on your own, Brian will assist you with subject selection, planning and making a strong start. The demonstrations will in be in acrylics but oil painters are welcome.
June 21-25 • 5-day Watercolour en Plein Air • $375
A professional artist and elected member of the CSPWC, Art is a popular instructor who conducts workshops across Canada, the USA and Europe. He will teach you the important role light plays in your painting, enabling you to share the beauty of nature with your viewers. You will enjoy Art's impressionistic style rendered with energy and passion. Always available to help, he will guide you towards a more relaxed and expressive way of dealing with the landscape.