Exploring Light in the Landscape Through Watercolours – Plein Air Guided Painting Workshop JUNE 4 & 5

Exploring Light in the Landscape Through Watercolours – Plein Air Guided Painting Workshop 

Friday, June 4, 2021, 6-8 pm and Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11 am – 5 pm

Join local artist Gary Selig in the peaceful and picturesque setting of River Ridge Lodge to explore the local landscape as you discover the joy of watercolours. To maximize your learning and relaxation, the sessions will be spread out over two days.

Under Gary’s mentorship, you’ll create an incredible watercolour memento to capture your imagination and experience.

Unlike most art “courses”, Gary will facilitate an introduction to watercolours, designed for the “curious” and beginner artist in you. The sessions are designed to provide enough basic knowledge and skills to create a watercolour sketch of your very own.

We will supply all tools and materials needed and a take-home kit. No prior knowledge or skill is required.

Session #1 – Friday, June 4, 2021, 6 pm – 8 pm (refreshments will be provided)

Introductions to the Artist and Materials, then on to “Constructive Play”

Learn “what” rather than “how” to draw and paint during this ice-breaker event – a fun introduction to the medium and the tools you will use. Discover why “colour” can play such a small part in interpreting an image realistically. Hear “artist tricks,” which help bring focus and dynamics into your painting.

Light refreshments will complement some short and lively exercises to get you familiar with watercolours and image creation.

Session #2 – Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11 am – 1 pm (Sunday, June 6 in case of bad weather)

Skills Development and how to Begin a Landscape

We will start with an exploration of looking at the landscape and carving out the view you will capture.

Practice brush and paint control to enable you to form the shapes you want. Create a simple drawing that will guide your painting and make a seemingly daunting landscape panorama visually accessible to you as you create a watercolour sketch.

Lunch and optional relaxing walk – Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm

Feast on a complimentary 3-course lunch with fresh, local ingredients from Ma Belle Country Condiments before you set out across the River Ridge Lodge property to find your painting location.

Session #3 – Saturday, June 5, 2021, 3 pm – 5 pm

Exploring and Painting the Landscape on your own with a Floating Mentor

With your own Plein Air watercolour kit, find and paint your unique response to the beauty of the grounds and riverscapes surrounding River Ridge Lodge. Artist-mentor Gary Selig will be close by and support you in expressing your own creative response to the beauty around you.


Workshop participants are welcome to continue painting on your own on the property in the evenings and/or on Sunday.

The event will be Plein Air on the beautiful rolling hills property and in the historic barn of River Ridge Lodge.

About the Artist: Gary Selig took up the brush in 2018 to explore watercolours and then acrylics to create wildlife and landscape images as well as figurative works and portraits. He quickly developed a passion for watercolours and acrylics and spends most of his time painting. Before taking up the brush he had a 30-year career in museum management and worked as an illustrator-designer. His work can be viewed at: garydselig.com.

$195 + HST


Contact Frauke at River Ridge Lodge to register.

To add a room and make it a relaxing getaway, please ask Frauke for available rooms. She would also gladly arrange for rooms in another nearby B&B, if necessary.

River Ridge Lodge
28 Silver Point Rd
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
902-531-2284

Email: WelcomeToRiverRidge@gmail.com

www.riverridgelodge.ca

Plein Air Guided Painting Workshop with Gary Selig at River Ridge Lodge June 4 – 5, 2021


Exploring Light in the Landscape Through Watercolours – Plein Air Guided Painting Workshop 

Friday, June 4, 2021, 6-8 pm and Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11 am – 5 pm

Join local artist Gary Selig in the peaceful and picturesque setting of River Ridge Lodge to explore the local landscape as you discover the joy of watercolours. To maximize your learning and relaxation, the sessions will be spread out over two days.

Under Gary’s mentorship, you’ll create an incredible watercolour memento to capture your imagination and experience.

Unlike most art “courses”, Gary will facilitate an introduction to watercolours, designed for the “curious” and beginner artist in you. The sessions are designed to provide enough basic knowledge and skills to create a watercolour sketch of your very own.

We will supply all tools and materials needed and a take-home kit. No prior knowledge or skill is required.

Session #1 – Friday, June 4, 2021, 6 pm – 8 pm (refreshments will be provided)

Introductions to the Artist and Materials, then on to “Constructive Play”

Learn “what” rather than “how” to draw and paint during this ice-breaker event – a fun introduction to the medium and the tools you will use. Discover why “colour” can play such a small part in interpreting an image realistically. Hear “artist tricks,” which help bring focus and dynamics into your painting.

Light refreshments will complement some short and lively exercises to get you familiar with watercolours and image creation.

Session #2 – Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11 am – 1 pm (Sunday, June 6 in case of bad weather)

Skills Development and how to Begin a Landscape

We will start with an exploration of looking at the landscape and carving out the view you will capture.

Practice brush and paint control to enable you to form the shapes you want. Create a simple drawing that will guide your painting and make a seemingly daunting landscape panorama visually accessible to you as you create a watercolour sketch.

Lunch and optional relaxing walk – Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm

Feast on a complimentary 3-course lunch with fresh, local ingredients from Ma Belle Country Condiments before you set out across the River Ridge Lodge property to find your painting location.

Session #3 – Saturday, June 5, 2021, 3 pm – 5 pm

Exploring and Painting the Landscape on your own with a Floating Mentor

With your own Plein Air watercolour kit, find and paint your unique response to the beauty of the grounds and riverscapes surrounding River Ridge Lodge. Artist-mentor Gary Selig will be close by and support you in expressing your own creative response to the beauty around you.


Workshop participants are welcome to continue painting on your own on the property in the evenings and/or on Sunday.


The event will be Plein Air on the beautiful rolling hills property and in the historic barn of River Ridge Lodge.

About the Artist: Gary Selig took up the brush in 2018 to explore watercolours and then acrylics to create wildlife and landscape images as well as figurative works and portraits. He quickly developed a passion for watercolours and acrylics and spends most of his time painting. Before taking up the brush he had a 30-year career in museum management and worked as an illustrator-designer. His work can be viewed at: garydselig.com.

$195 + HST


Contact Frauke at River Ridge Lodge to register.

To add a room and make it a relaxing getaway, please ask Frauke for available rooms. She would also gladly arrange for rooms in another nearby B&B, if necessary.

River Ridge Lodge
28 Silver Point Rd
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
902-531-2284

Email: WelcomeToRiverRidge@gmail.com

www.riverridgelodge.ca

Workshop at White Point – Sharon Wadsworth-Smith


Sea’spired Paint Escape with

Sharon Wadsworth-Smith: Oct 25-26, 2020

Our sea’spired art escape is designed to bring your painting skills to a new level or to introduce you to the world of acrylic painting. Work from the artist’s photos or from your own with an emphasis on the changing seas.

Sea’spired Paint Escape package includes:

    • Accommodations for Sunday night (Monday night can be added for a special rate)
    • Dinner on Sunday
    • Snacks and a glass of wine/beer on Sunday during meet and greet with the instructor
    • Breakfast and lunch in Elliot’s Dining Room or Founder’s Lounge on Monday
    • Coffee/Tea breaks on Monday
    • Access to all event workshops on Sunday and Monday

From $287 per person

For more information visit

https://www.whitepoint.com/packages/art-escape-at-white-point/

For reservations call 1-800-565-5068


Best Regards,
Sharon Wadsworth-Smith

as seen on youtube https://youtu.be/ZVZ9wOF4pkU

ESCAPE to WHITE POINT Sea’spired Paint Escape with Sharon Wadsworth-Smith: Oct 25-26, 2020


Sea’spired Paint Escape with Sharon Wadsworth-Smith: Oct 25-26, 2020

Grab your paintbrushes! Our sea’spired art escape weekend is designed to bring your painting skills to a new level, or, to introduce you to the world of acrylic painting.

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Cultural Learning Camps at Sherbrooke Village

UPDATE: The Sherbrooke Village Painting Camp at Sherbrooke Village has been postponed for 2020 and rescheduled for August 9th to 12th 2021.

Cultural Learning Camps

Songwriting Camp – July 20 – 23, 2020 Improve your ability, technique and craft in the song writing field!

Painters Camp – August 10 to 13, 2020 Join professional artist Susan Paterson for instruction in waters and oils!

Photography Camp Dates to August 17 to 20, 2020 Gain insight to camera use, exposure, lighting, composition, flash and digital image editing and management


For more information and to book your spot, call 1-888-743-7845 or visit

https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/learning-research/road-stanfest-songwriters-music-camp


The Sherbrooke Village Painting Camp at Sherbrooke Village has been postponed for 2020 and rescheduled for August 9th to 12th 2021.


https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/learning-research/sherbrooke-village-photography-camp

Download the Printable Registration Form (Excel 18KB)

Instructors

 


Fall Workshop with Lucie Michel Sept.17-20 in Baddeck,NS

Lucie Michel is a wonderful artist and a delightful woman, living in Montreal, her work is vibrant and really stunning! She has been a teacher for many years and has a wide range of experience. For this workshop she intends to focus on the idea of simplifying the landscape, using large brushes and collage …. she wants to encourage us to go big! We will mostly work with acrylic paint and although she doesn’t actually use pastels herself, she has said that mixed media is definitely a good idea. The collage aspect would mostly come from us creating our own paper, using a few different techniques, one of which would include using the Gelli printing pad. Here is a link to her website.
https://luciemichel.ca/


For further information:

Linda Wright <lindawright@seasidehighspeed.com>

(902)295-2726