En Plein Air, Outdoor Painting-La Picasse Cultural Centre (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
En Plein Air (Outdoor Painting) (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Date: September 19-October 10 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks)
Time: 10am-12 noon.
Instructor: Elaine Mandrona
Tuition Fee: $44 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $50.60 plus HST (Non-Members)
Materials Fee (All materials are provided) | Fee: $68.00 plus HST
Tuition and Material Fee Totals:
Members: $112 + HST
Non-members: $118.60 + HST
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Watercolour paper, travel watercolours, oil pastels, pencil crayons and brushes are included in the course fee. Plein Air painting viewfinders and colour wheels will be loaned to students for the duration of the course. Students will need to bring a lawn chair, a bottle to hold water and a small cup or jar for use in painting.
Location: La Picasse Cultural Centre
Course Description: Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, if you’re interested in learning the art of painting en plein air and are passionate about the outdoors, this course is perfect for you. Using watercolour, watercolour pencils, and oil pastels, you’ll be guided through the process of observing and capturing the intricate patterns and moods of nature. The course will cover a range of techniques, from spontaneous and quick approaches to more deliberate and slow methods. You’ll explore the realms of color, shapes, textures, and shadows. By the time the course concludes, you will have produced several of your own paintings and will have gained heightened confidence in your creative abilities
Instructor Bio: With a wealth of teaching experience, Elaine Mandrona is a dedicated community art educator. Elaine has shared her expertise through programs for children at Estey Creations and the Boys and Girls’ Club in Moncton, as well as instructing adults in art as meditation at La Solitude Retreat Centre. Elaine’s artistic journey encompasses seascapes, landscapes, and local flora/fauna. Elaine creatively employs watercolours, acrylics, sustainably sourced wood, and repurposed materials. Elaine and her husband have moved to Petit de Grat in 2021 and have since founded and developed an online magazine, The Scrape, dedicated to supporting local artists and artisans. Elaine’s passion for teaching and diverse artistic background makes her a valuable guide in the realm of art instruction.