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Oil Landscape Painting

with Theresa Williams

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $100.00

Level of Experience: This workshop is for Advance Beginners & Intermediate Oil Painters, who are looking for a brief introduction class to plein-air painting. A basic understanding of primary & secondary colour mixing with some knowledge about values, contrast, and colour temperature is an asset.

Audience: 16+

Session 1: Teaching the Basics

  • Intent
  • Design & Composition
  • Preliminary Sketches
  • Gear (brushes/easels/tripods/paints) & Material setup
  • Safe material handling
  • Discussion on the importance of painting from life & ways to use photos/ studies to develop larger studio works

Theresa will show her process and samples of recent field studies with participants. You will take what you have learnt in the workshop and put it into practice outside with some sketching and painting exercises. Time will be carved out at the end of the day for questions and a few small homework exercises that will be assigned to help prepare participants for the second session on June 15th, 2024 (Each session will work independently if students can only attend one).

Cost: $100 (inclusive of Eventbrite fees & GST)

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*Please note that the fee for this workshop includes admittance to our historic museum , walking paths and art gallery on the property, which can be enjoyed at your own discretion after the workshop is completed. Leighton Centre is a proud non-profit organization that relies on donations to help meet demanding operational costs. We appreciate your contribution by attending our workshops and other events that allow us to continue thriving!

Supplies: Participants are asked to bring the following:

  • Small sketchbook
  • One soft pencil, I like a 4B
  • One hard pencil, I like an H or a 2H
  • 1 Black Sharpie, ‘fine’ or ‘medium’ tip
  • Notebook and pen
  • Lunch and water/juice/coffee/tea
  • Questions, lots of questions

* All other supplies will be provided by the instructor or the Leighton Art Centre*

Instructor Biography: Theresa Williams is a contemporary landscape artist living in Carstairs, Alberta. Renowned for her plein air painting, steering wheel easel, limited colour palette and bold, expressive mark-making, Theresa has spent decades driving through rural Alberta and BC. Her work often includes that view through the windshield; foregrounds take a back seat to the middle and far away grounds and weather elements are common. Theresa’s artwork hangs in private collections both nationally and internationally, as well as several permanent public collections, and has been published in newspapers and magazines and featured in a book of local Alberta history. Theresa’s paintings have been shown in many juried group exhibitions as well as solo shows and have won multiple awards. Last year, Theresa was one of thirty-five featured artists at Glacier Plein Air 2023 in Montana. She is currently represented by Bluerock Gallery in Diamond Valley, Leighton Art Centre near Calgary, and seasonally at Gust Gallery in Waterton.

Website: www.tmwilliamsart.com

Instagram: @theresawilliamsart

Facebook: @SomePrettyFineArtbyTheresaWilliams

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.


May 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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