Landscape Painting in Oils Using Reference Photos

July 20 - July 21


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Landscape Painting in Oils Using Reference Photos

Landscape Painting in Oils Using Reference Photos

From the Degas to the American realist painters such as Estes, to present day, photographs have been used for decades as both a resource material from which to launch from and as a direct source from which to replicate from.

The intention of this workshop is to enable the student to gain a clearer understanding as to how to use this resource material, by helping landscape painters working in oil, to compose, abstract, and how to simplify their painting as they work. Traditional methods and materials will both be demonstrated and taught throughout this course such as site size and comparative measuring and the nature of oil paint. Mark making and the specific use of brushes will also be addressed. The class will begin by a demonstration using a photograph as a resource material and various methods and approaches will be discussed and demonstrated. The instructor will provide attentive direction and a hands-on approach.


  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: None stated

Price: $372

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Paul Chizik was born in Vancouver BC. Grew up in a working class neighbourhood and from a early age, immersed himself in drawing and reading. While in high school and under the guidance of his high school art teacher decided that art was the profession he wanted to pursue. While working, he made his way to Western Washington University, Washington state. Where in the mid 80s he met professor Thomas Schlotterback, Emeritus and under his encouragement and tutelage, studied anatomy and figurative drawing in an independent arts program. It was a friendship and mentorship that lasted until Thomas Schloterbacks death in 2015. It was through professor Schlotterback, that Paul met Tom Sherwood, a master draftsman and painter.

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.