Painting: The Lure of the Local

September 21, 2023 - December 14, 2023



This thematic-based painting course is inspired by writer and art critic Lucy Lippard’s book of the same title. The focus will be on understanding our relationship to place as a source for subject matter. Projects will include ideas around memory, land use, cities and suburbs, perception of nature, how we produce the landscape and how the landscape affects our lives. Students can work in a painting medium of their choice (acrylic, oil, watercolour or gouache). Some painting experienced required.

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

Items required for the first class:
- 11"x14" coil-bound sketchbook (or larger)
- pencils
- white soft eraser
Additional Supplies to be discussed at first class:
- paints (oil, acrylics, watercolour or gouache) in a range of colours (including warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, one green, one orange, one violet, one black and large tube of white (for oil or acrylic)
- matte medium (acrylic) / odourless mineral spirits and walnut or linseed oil (oil)
- variety of brushes suited to your choice of paint
- surfaces to paint on (canvas, panel or paper)
- rags
- palette knife
- paint apron (suggested)
- large container or jar for water
- pad of newsprint

September 21, 2023 - December 14, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm