Catching the Light with Gaye Adams, SFCA

May 28, 2022

$290 for members


Saturday & Sunday, 

May 28th-29th, 2022

10.00 AM – 4.00 PM (PDT)


Granville Island, Vancouver 

We’ll meet at the Federation Academy

1310 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1 



Painting outdoors can be overwhelming and an approach is needed to break the process into bite sized chunks. The act of producing a painting from a living, breathing, changing environment is much different than painting in the studio – harder, yet well worth the pursuit, and infinitely rewarding.

Students should leave the workshop with a knowledge of how to begin – and finish – a painting on location, within a limited amount of time, thus capturing the fleeting light and changing atmosphere.

This workshop will focus on simplifying the scene before us into a workable design, and building the painting up with blocks of color and value, setting aside the tendency to get caught up in detail that is irrelevant to the success of the painting.

About the instructor – Gaye Adams, SFCA:

Gaye Adams has been painting professionally and instructing painting for over 30 years. She is passionate about painting the effects of light in a representational fashion, and the challenge of creating the illusion of light and its many presentations in the landscape and elsewhere keeps her returning to the easel. In this last decade, painting en plein air has turned into a consuming passion, as it involves painting an experience, with all the senses involved, as opposed to painting a moment frozen in time by a photograph.

She is a believer in putting first things first when it comes to teaching students to develop their painting skills, starting with a strong foundation of basics in all aspects of art making in order to give students the tools they will need to fully express themselves as they move forward in their development as painters. Gaye is an award winning painter and shows her work locally, nationally and internationally. She teaches in Canada, the United States and abroad.

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May 28, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Federation Academy
1310 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3S1

$290 for members

2 days