This is a 5-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.
Throughout the history of art, the visual richness of the natural world has been a compelling source of inspiration for painters. This workshop is for those looking to develop their painting skills through their love of nature. Shawnigan Lake campus provides a lush living environment of natural splendour to observe and inspire.
In this workshop, we will start our day with a visual presentation. Presentations will focus on paintings from a variety of artists who use nature as inspiration for their work including observational studies, landscapes and abstract painting.
Creative assignments based on these presentations are designed to help provide motivation, clarity and focus for the day’s painting. These assignments are adaptable to diverse painting methods and focus on personal preferences, goals and interests. Students may go back and forth from working in the studio or outside, as they prefer. (This may also depend on the weather.)
After a day’s painting, we meet briefly for a discussion on the day’s work. There will be class demonstrations and one-on-one feedback and personal guidance provided for all painting styles. Students can choose to paint in either in oil or acrylic.
This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.
Renée Duval graduated with honours from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver (1986) and received her M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal (1991) Renee has taught painting and drawing for 30 years and was the Curator/Exhibitions Director of the McClure Gallery in Montreal for 25 years.Click here to read more about RENÉE DUVAL