Art Courses

Details for "Dowtown East Side Cityscape with Jeff Wilson, AFCA"

October 19th, 2019

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Dowtown Eastside Cityscape

with Jeff Wilson, AFCA

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BC Alliance for Arts and Culture

100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9

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Members: $150.00

Non-Members: $180.00

Suitable for Active Members


This one day workshop is perfect for artists looking for something a little different from your average landscape painting workshop. Known for his iconic and evocative depictions of Vancouver's grittier downtown east side, Jeff's workshop is a change of pace and perspective from what you may be used to, suitable for artists looking to explore different subject matter and shake up their art practice.


Workshop Overview

Urban landscapes can provide some of the most compelling compositions for a painter, but the tonal light and colour common in the Lower Mainland can lead to disappointing and frustrating pictures.  This workshop is designed to give participants the confidence to approach urban subjects, through instruction on colour mixing, composition, and direct practice.


Workshop Objectives

§  Morning:  The instructor will give a short verbal presentation on acrylic paints as a medium, and their application to the rural landscape, including appropriate colour palettes and compositional considerations.  The students will work through a series of colour mixing exercises appropriate to the chosen composition, led by the instructor.


§  Afternoon:  Students will complete a 16”x20” painting from an agreed common composition.  The Instructor will lead in stages, followed by the students.  The Instructor provide personal advice to each participant.


About the Instructor - Jeff Wilson, AFCA


Jeff Wilson grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland & trained as a structural geologist.  He worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouver in 2004, and took art classes at Emily Carr University, kick-starting a hobby that transitioned to a full-time art practice in 2013.


Jeff produces painting collections that exhibit in public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State.  Recent highlights include the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Port Moody Arts Centre, The LanghamOkotoks Art GallerySmithers Art GalleryGibsons Public Art GalleryACT Gallery, Bellingham City Hall and the University of Washington Law School.


Jeff has received a number of awards, including Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize, and two Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants from the Vancouver Foundation.  Jeff has completed residencies at the Booth in Shetland, Parks Canada’s Art in the Park and the Wallace Stegner House.  His work is held in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including Alexco Resource Corp., BC Children's Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Forum Capital partners, Lion’s gate Hospital, MOI Solicitors, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, UBC Okanagan, VGH Foundation, Victoria Gold Corp. and Western Potash Corporation.


Jeff Wilson lives and works in Vancouver.


Photo credit: Rennie Brown



Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$150.00
  • CAN$180.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-07-02 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-10-09 23:59:00
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