Do you like to draw or paint scenery, buildings, landscapes? These excursions will:

   •  Increase your ability to detect the nuances of light, shadow, colors and depth.
   •  Learn how to paint or draw quickly to capture the essence of what you are seeing.
   •  Be inspired by the work of other students as we paint together at 2 meters apart.
   •  Explore Edmonton and surrounding parks in new ways.

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We are meeting up once a week at different locations in and around the surrounding countyside near Edmonton. The dates for the next 2 weeks are set based on the weather forecast. 

Tuesday, Aug 25 Mill Creek Ravine. 10 am Meet at my house. (sign up for details)
Thursday, Sept  3 - 10 am

Sign up to receive the email notification of date, time and place for that week. RSVP your spot for the date. $20 each, for each session. You can bring the cash to the meeting place.

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Each session will include:

  • 10-15 min walking in to the locations
  • At least one 5 min sketch to warm up, and practice looking for the essence of what we are painting. These will mostly be in pencil.
  • 15 min color sketch with pencils or watercolor
  • 1+ hour watercolor or watercolor pencil painting

Watercolor Plein Air Painting Kit. Travel light. pleinairsession McNally Rivervalley

  • Portable/closable small watercolor pallet (with a red, blue, green, yellow, and deep purple)
  • At least one small round brush, and one ½ in. flat brush
  • Watercolor sketchbook
  • 2H Pencil (and an 8B if you have one with a smugder/stomp)
  • Eraser
  • Lid (to put water in)
  • Small flask of water
  • Masking pen/ masking fluid with lid and toothpick and or q-tip
  • Small piece of natural sponge
  • A little bag or container of salt
  • Rag
  • Camera
  • Something to sit on (portable chair or blanket)
  • (hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, snack, hand sanitizer, mask, water bottle)

Optional:

    • Waterproof pen
    • Watercolor pencils.

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  • Flowers in Cloverdale (July 10)
  • Chickakoo Lake (July 17)
  • Overlooking the river valley where McNally High school sits above the blue Dawson bridge. (July 20)
  • Telford Lake (Leduc) (7/28)
  • Old Barn -Canola field ((8/6)
  • Hay bales in fields (8/11)
  • Stone Barn Garden (Leduc) (8/17)
  • Millcreek Ravine (Tuesday, 8/25, 10 am)
  • Cooking Lake /Blackfoot Prov rec Areapleinairsession McNally Rivervalley2
    • Waskahegan Staging Area
    • Islet Lake
  • Strathearn – overlooking 98 Ave hill looking downtown.
  • Terwillegar Footbridge over the North Sask. River
  • Sherwood Park Natural Area
  • Elk Island 
  • South Cooking Lake Park
  • North Cooking Lake Natural Area
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Nature in Watercolor (2 weeks - twice a week) course id #684156

Register (MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca >Registerd Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #684156 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Monday & Wednesday morning, Nov 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2020 

9 am -12 pm
$92.00+ supplies

Whether you have been painting awhile or this is your first class, all are welcome. We will touch on colour theory and the mixing of colors as we utilize a variety of techniques to create paintings of landscapes and other subjects of your own choice. There will be some group exercises to enhance your skills as well as time to work on your own painting projects.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

pdfWatercolor class supply list

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Drawing and Painting Skills (2 weeks - twice a week) course id #684157

Register (MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca >Registerd Programs >  Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #684157 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Monday & Wednesday afternoon, Nov 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2020 

1 - 4 PM

$92.00+ supplies

Sharpen your drawing skills. Never taken a drawing or painting class? No problem, this class is for all skill levels, taking you to the next step in the process. We will use watercolor pencils and ink to draw and sketch landscapes, animals, and people. We will add watercolors for backgrounds to the paintings. 

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

pdfDrawing and Painting supply list

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Card Making with Watercolor and ink course id #684160

Register (MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca >Registerd Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #684160 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 

12 - 4 PM

$65.00

Create 10 Special Cards to give this Christmas. We will paint with watercolor and draw and write with permanent ink to make unique cards for family and friends. All supplies included.

 autumn reds with poplars, acrylic, 8x10 in, Julie Drew

Location: City Arts Center 10942 83 Ave

Beginner Acrylic (2 weeks - 4 sessions) courses id #684540

Register (MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca >Registerd Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult >  course id #684540 in the search Or look for the title.) Or call 311.

Mon & Wednesday Morning 9am - 12 pm

$92

Explore Acrylics by learning the basics of color mixing and painting through the subjects of still life and simple scenes from nature. Bring your own supplies. A supply list will be provided when you register.

pdfBeginner_Acryic_Supply_list.pdf

 Flowers over the Lintel, acrylic, 9x12 in, Julie Drew

Advaced Acrylics - Acrylic Exploration (2 weeks - 4 sessions) courses id #684539

Register (MoveLearnPlay.edmonton.ca >Registerd Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult >  course id #684539 in the search Or look for the title.) Or call 311.

Mon & Wednesday Afternoon 1-4 pm

Take your acrylics to the next level by working with advanced brush techniques, mediums, glazes, collage and color theory. Bring your own supplies. A supply list will be provided when you register.

 

Explore Acrylics and its possibilities through the basics of color mixing, brush work and moving on to techniques to enhance your creative potential. There will be group projects and time to work on your own projects during each class.

Location: City Arts Center 10942 83 Ave

pdfAdvanced_Acrylics_-_Acrylic_Exploration.pdf

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