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Plein Air Painting: Use of LIGHT, FORM and COLOUR
August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25
Plein Air Painting: USE OF LIGHT, FORM AND COLOUR
Thursday, August 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
$25 Limited to 12 participants
(Rain date Monday, August 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
The idea of En Plein Air is credited to Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes (1750–1819). En Plein Air enables artists to better capture the changing light and atmosphere.
These “in situ” paintings, favoured by the impressionists comprise an interconnected series of loose brushwork, tonal qualities and softness of line and form. Textures and colours are presented in a relevant range of tonal values.
In our workshop, artists will go beyond static composition and truly explore movement of lines to energize their design and composition and focus on the way light informs shapes.
Whether beginners wishing to start painting plein air, or established artists looking to refine their technique, this workshop will help artists expand on the process of making a painting.
Catharine Somerville has received major awards including prizes from The Gryphon Theatre Company, Ontario, the Chairman’s Prize from West Dean College and the University of Sussex. Recently, she has also completed three-month residencies in Mexico, Toronto Island and in Georgian Bay. Somerville’s work is represented in public, private and corporate collections in both in Canada and England including the YMCA Irma Brydson Place, Toronto, Kanata Research Park Corp., Ottawa, the Thomson Reuters Headquarters, Toronto and the Donald Wilson Neuro Rehabilitation Centre Chichester, West Sussex.
We will explore:
- Use of the materials of your choice
- Choice of views at WAAC
- Finding basic abstract shapes to clarify your process
- How perspective informs line and form
- The seven elements of design: balance, unity, movement, rhythm, pattern, contrast and focal point
- Colour, light, brushwork
REGISTER: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-922-2060
Everyone attending should provide their own drinks and snack.
COVID safety protocols, including social distancing, will be in effect.
Women’s Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2