Painting: The Canadian Landscape II

January 10, 2024 - April 03, 2024



The second part of Painting: The Canadian Landscape covers the period from the 1970s to landscape painting that is being done today. The course will cover how various movements and ideas such as conceptual art, neo-expressionism, new figuration, painting in the expanded field, critical approaches, etc., factor into Canadian artists’ engagement with the landscape. Artists covered include Joyce Weiland, Alex Colville, John Hartman, Takao Tanabe, Paterson Ewen, Anne Kipling, Annie Pootoogook, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Toni Onley, Gordon Smith, Kim Dorland, Etienne Zack, Kent Monkman, Landon MacKenzie, Sandra Meigs, Wanda Koop, Ben Reeves, and Monica Tap. Students may paint in a medium of their choice including watercolour, gouache, acrylic or oils. It is not necessary to have taken Painting: Canadian Landscape I to enrol in the second part of this course. Some painting experience is recommended.

Special Instructions

This online course will be held via Zoom. Students will receive a link one week ahead of the start of the course.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List


For this class it is assumed that you have some painting experience, so use whatever paints and brushes you generally use—oil, acrylic, watercolour, or gouache.


Recommended (but not required) colours: Quinacridone Red or Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon or Hansa Yellow, Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium, Phthalo Blue (green shade), Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ivory Black.


You will need a palette, brushes, rags, and whatever you need to clean your brushes.



We will generally need one medium-sized surface (12” x 16” or larger) to paint on each week. Stretched primed canvas, large canvas paper, or gessoed wood panels are acceptable for acrylic and oil, or any watercolour paper for watercolour and gouache.

January 10, 2024 - April 03, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm