Candice will show you her approach to painting landscapes outdoors and inspire you to create your own unique paintings of the Historic Haus and Grounds. Students will have plenty of opportunity to receive feedback on their work and a Group Critique at the end of class will give students an opportunity to share their work and learn from each other as well.
This class is great for all levels, but some knowledge of watercolour is needed. No specific watercolour technique will be taught, but more so broader approaches to painting landscapes and architecture on location.
• Your favourite Watercolour Supplies -Brushes, Paints, Palette, Rags, Watercolour Paper, Water container.
• Acrylics are welcome
• Pencil, Sharpener and Eraser
• A way to carry your equipment (Bag or Back Pack)
• Don’t forget to bring water to paint with! A Large water bottle or jug with lid is great!
*You don’t need to have special portable or hand held supplies for painting, but try and think about how you will set up outside and manage your supplies. We will talk about set up ideas, but keep in mind you will need to be able to hold your palette while painting, or have a small foldable table, chair or tray to set things on. A lot of portable easels have space for these.
• Foldable Camping Chair
• Portable Easel or Board or Sketchbook/Pad
*Be sure to have a method to attach the paper to the easel (tape or clips) and have either a solid board or be using a watercolour block or pad.
*If you don’t have an easel, a picnic blanket, chair or board will be fine. Any way you will be comfortable to paint for an extended period of time will work.
If you are new to Painting en Plein Air, it is not a bad idea to do a trial “set up” and mini painting at home to make sure you don’t forget anything you need and help fine tune your set up.
• Sun Protection/Hydration/Bug Protection
Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance for all those attending.
Instructor: Candice Leyland
Candice is a local Watercolour Artist and Art Teacher in Kitchener, Waterloo. She studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph and loves painting light-filled paintings inspired by nature.