Art Courses

2019 Plein Air Paint Outs

Below is a list of courses for which you can enroll. To see more information about course status or to register for the course/workshop, click on the course title.

Cypress Mountain with Jane Appleby

Cost: By Donation

Date: Wednesday 8th May2019_Plein_Air_Paint_Out_Cypress

Time: 11.00 AM - 3.00 PM

Federation Host:

Jane Appleby

 

See Jane in action in her latest video here.

 

Join FCA Host Jane Appleby and your fellow plein air painters to capture the beauty of Cypress Mountain.

 

Meeting at 11.00AM in the lodge, you'll follow Jane with your plein air supplies to the painting site. As a group you'll enjoy the great outdoors, feed off each other's enthusiasm for plein air painting and maybe pick up a tip or two.

 

Plein Air Paint Outs are a fun, social event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, open to all artists regardless of if you're a member of the Federation. It's your chance to paint, socialise, learn what the Federation is about and above all, have fun!

 

Attendance is by donation, with your donations going directly back into the Federation's educational programming so we can continue to offer low or no cost activities for artists.

 

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A word from our Host...

 

May has nice light but gets cold quickly in the afternoon so the best time is from 11am-3pm. 

 
It is advisable that members stay close to lodge and be visible. 
 
Mountain weather can be unpredictable so come prepared for cold weather. The covered area of the lodge by the Olympic Ring Structure is where we will meet. 
 
Please wear good shoes and layers of clothing and keep packs light. In snow Hiking boots and cramp-ons are recommended. Other items to bring are hats, gloves, scarfs, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellent and whatever supplies you feel comfortable bringing. The parking lot is close by, has lots of room and there are no fees to use the provincial park. The washrooms are in the lower small lodge. 
 
Sometimes bears can be seen in the area. Please do not approach wildlife, and if seen walk away slowly in a calm manner.
 
Please regard and adhere to all signage instructions and do not disturb the natural settings and sensitive habitats. Take out what you bring in.
 
There are lovely trees, rock formations, plants and ponds that may have some snow. Please be aware that snow can be unstable, as can gravel, and so use caution in all areas.
 
If members wish to leave the group they should advise Jane before leaving the site.
 
There will be a list of participating artists - please sign in/out.
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Kitsilano Beach with Caroline Dahlmanns

Cost: By Donation

Date: Saturday 1st June2019_Dahlmanns_PAPO_Kits

Time:

5.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Federation Host:

Caroline Dahlmanns

See Caroline's Instagram Here

 

Join FCA Host Caroline Dahlmanns and your fellow plein air painters to spend an evening painting sunsets at Kits Beach.

 

Artists will meet at 5.00 PM and fan out in the immediate area. Click here for the meeting point, coordinates are: 49°16'38.7"N 123°09'06.3"W

 

As a group you'll enjoy the great outdoors, feed off each other's enthusiasm for plein air painting and maybe pick up a tip or two.

 

Plein Air Paint Outs are a fun, social event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, open to all artists regardless of if you're a member of the Federation. It's your chance to paint, socialise, learn what the Federation is about and above all, have fun!

 

Attendance is by donation, with your donations going directly back into the Federation's educational programming so we can continue to offer low or no cost activities for artists.

 

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A word from our Host...

 
Please obey all posted signage and do not disturb the natural settings and sensitive habitats. Take out what you bring in.
 
If members wish to leave the group they should advise Caroline before leaving the site.
 
There will be a list of participating artists - please sign in/out.
 
Remember to bring snacks to keep you going over the evening!
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Van Dusen Botanical Garden with Esmie Gayo McLaren and Edgardo Lantin

Cost: CAN$6.50

2019_Van_Dusen_Plein_AirDate:

Friday 28th June

Time:

10.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Van Dusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC

V6M 4H1

Federation Hosts:

Esmie Gayo McLaren

Edgardo Lantin, SFCA

 

Following the success of our spring paint-out at Van Dusen, join FCA Hosts Esmie and Edgardo and your fellow plein air painters as you capture summer at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens.

 

You'll meet at 10.00AM in the visitor centre with our hosts, to be checked off and permitted into the garden. We enter the garden at 10.10am.

 

From there, you'll follow our hosts with your plein air supplies to a painting site within the garden. As a group you'll enjoy the great outdoors, feed off each other's enthusiasm for plein air painting and maybe pick up a tip or two.

 

Shortly before the day of the paint out, you'll recieve an email with a contact telephone number for an FCA member of staff or host, so if you're arriving late you can let us know.

 

Plein Air Paint Outs are a fun, social event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, open to all artists regardless of if you're a member of the Federation. It's your chance to paint, socialise, learn what the Federation is about and above all, have fun!

 

Attendance to the garden for our group is a special rate of $6.50 for FCA members, or $9.00 for non-members. This covers your entry to the garden for the entire day. The group is limited to 20 artists so sign up soon to get this rate and join us for this session!

 

A word from our Hosts...

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Esmie Gayo McLaren Edgardo Lantin

 

 Please regard and adhere to all signage instructions and do not disturb the natural settings and sensitive habitats. Take out what you bring in.

 
If members wish to leave the group they should advise an FCA host before leaving the site.
 
There will be a list of participating artists - please sign in/out.
 
You are welcome to stay on in the garden for as long as you like, and to enjoy a lunch or coffee and snack in the cafe or restaurant.
Register Now