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Free! Outdoor Plein Air Acrylic Painting for Beginners (Waitlist)

With Sue Contini

September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Plein Air painting is SO much fun! But for those who find the idea intimidating, this workshop is for you! The purpose of this workshop is to introduce Plein Air painting to people who are new to it!

Working in acrylics, with a limited colour palette, we will cover the basics in this crash course – from bug spray to beautiful results! You can do this! With some basic supplies, and some basics in composition, colour, and a few acrylic tricks, you’ll feel confident to get outdoors and paint! We will cover the essentials: How to pick your subject (and stick to it!), how to compose your painting using basic shapes, how to find the colour that you need, AND how to use quick-drying acrylic to your advantage outdoors. There’s a lot to learn, but we’ll keep it fun and stress-free! There’s nothing like painting in the outdoors!

Audience:  This workshop is suited for beginner artists, adults and youth ages 12 and up

Weather: In case of rain, activities will be performed inside the museum or one of the art studios of the Leighton Art Centre. Extremely poor weather may result in cancellation. 

Supplies: Will be supplied by the Leighton Art Centre thanks to funding from Alberta Culture Days! This is an outdoor workshop, so please wear weather appropriate clothing, and don’t forget to pack your bug spray, sunscreen, hat, jacket, a water bottle, a bagged lunch, and anything else you may need to enjoy the day!

Registration cost:  Free BUT please reserve your spot!!! Registration is first come, first served.

All participants must sign our Covid-19 Liability waiver prior to their participation in a workshop. You can view our Covid-19 liability waiver here: https://leightoncentre.org/workshop-covid-19-liability-release-waiver/

Cancellation and Refund Policy: This is a free workshop! Please note – we have a limited number of tickets available, so PLEASE let us know ASAP if you can not make it to this workshop, so that we can offer your spot to someone else.

Artist/Instructor Biography:

Sue has been an instructor at Swinton’s Art Studios for many years and also takes her love for art into the classrooms of Calgary schools. She’s been a juror for the Calgary Stampede Art Auction, the Calgary Stampede Poster Competition, the Calgary Stampede Grade 12 Art Scholarship, as well as a demonstrating artist and juror for many other regional groups. She is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and a juried member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Her work is included in private and corporate collections locally and worldwide and is included in the galleries of the Leighton Art Centre, the Calgary Stampede, and Art on 9th.Website: www.suecontini.com

Facebook: Sue Contini Art

Instagram: @sue_contini_art


September 12, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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