Artist Richard Calver (left) en plein air in the Prior/DeVries garden.

Get outside and do some painting

Does the thought of painting en Plein Air make you nervous?

Does the thought of painting en Plein Air make you nervous?

Discover just how enjoyable it can be to paint in the open air, in a beautiful setting with your subject before you in all its splendour.

The Campbell River Art Gallery will be running a Plein Air Painting workshop on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jill Paris Rody and Perrin Sparks will be the instructors. The cost for gallery members is $48 plus hst, $58 plus hst for non-members.

Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century working in natural light became particularly important to the Barbizon school and Impressionism. During this time the Box Easel was invented as was paint in a tube.  These innovations made painting portable and open air painting became much more convenient and popular.

Instructional team Jill Paris Rody and Perri Sparks will bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the esteemed and hearty tradition of Plein Air Painting. They’ll coach you over the rough patches as you adjust to a new and freeing pursuit. Perhaps you’ll be so smitten with the experience you’ll  want to join in the annual Garden & Art Tour and paint in one of our beautiful local gardens.

Paint one or several pieces at this workshop. Bring oil, watercolour or pastel – as you prefer. A supply list will be available soon.

Just Posted

28 townhouses on the way to 525 Dogwood

Council approves latest phase of development, but not before expressing traffic concerns

Diver discovers possible historic anchor off Campbell River

The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island… Continue reading

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

Campbell River School District passes on grant opportunity

Trustees troubled by condition of needing to consider school closure

SRD chair, CAO to respond to 32 letters from Cortes Island

Board votes for responses in light of delegations being turned down

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read