Plein Air Painting on the Waterfront with Sheree Jones

August 25, 2024

$120 - 135


Learn to paint with confidence in this one-day plein air workshop with artist Sheree Jones along the beautiful Ambleside waterfront.

Sheree will guide you through simple steps to making a good plein air study – from choosing your subject to creating a solid composition.

Sheree will share her tips & techniques for painting outdoors:

– How to pack light – the essential equipment (the dos & don’ts)
– Working with a limited palette

– The importance of a thumbnail & value sketch (keeping it simple)

– How to keep your sense of humour in the field

Paint in your preferred medium (oils, water soluble oils or acrylics) & open yourself up to new and exciting possibilities.

We’ll meet at the Music Box for an introduction then venture out into the park & waterfront to paint. Bring your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, folding chair, bottled water, wear comfortable clothing & lunch.

Registration Details

West Vancouver Community Arts Council & North Shore Artists' Guild Members $120.

Non-members $135.

Suppy List

1. Paints (oil or acrylics)

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow lemon (or) Cadmium yellow light
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Cadmium red light
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Transparent earth red (oils)
  • Transparent red iron oxide (acrylics)
  • Viridian (no need to buy if you don’t have it

~Any other paints that you are used to using in the field~

2. Portable easel (or pochade box with a tripod)

3. Viewfinder

4. Small sketchbook

5. A double ended black sharpie penwith one fine point & one chisel tip (for drawing & note taking)

6. Small canvas panels (6” x 8”,8” x 8”, 8”x10” or small sizes of your choice)
~bring up to four if you like doing several small studies~

7. Palette. A pad of gray palette paper, or a wooden or plexiglass palette (for oil painters). A Stay Wet palette or a pad of gray palette paper (for acrylic painters)

8. Brushes:

  • A variety of brushes, medium to large size.
  • Two or three long flats or filberts (size 2, 4 & 8)
  • One round (if you like to use them)

9. A palette knife (what you like to work with - Sheree uses a #7 size)

10. Masking tape

11. Odourless mineral spirits & spill proof container (for oils)

12. Water & container, spray bottle (for acrylics)

August 25, 2024
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Music Box
1564 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 1A1

$120 - 135