Registration opens at 11 am on August 24, 2023.
Description: Plein-air painting is one of the fastest-growing forms of painting today, but it can be very intimidating to get started. This 2.5-hour course will provide you with the fundamentals to get you outside and painting with confidence. We will cover a few essential steps to get you started and onto a continued successful experience painting from life in our beautiful natural Alberta. Students must have some experience in painting, as this is a course for first-time painting outdoors.
Audience: This workshop is suitable for intermediate artists wishing to develop some new Plein Air skills! Open to ages 14+.
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, water bottle, snacks, and anything else you may need to enjoy your day!
Registration cost: FREE
Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.
Cancellation and 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 or extreme weather conditions. 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.
Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note or a positive COVID-19 rapid test and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.
Artist/ Instructor Biography: Louise Lacey-Rokosh, a BFA (Painting) graduate and practicing Architect, utilizes many skills derived from her life experience. Her very graphic background has had a strong influence on her creative vision. Every painting, even those completed plein air, starts with a carefully composed thumbnail sketch, or notan, to ensure the painting will be a strong composition with balance and light. These simple little drawings have kept her focused on what is important even as the light changes or the still life fades.
What Louise Lacey-Rokosh admires in other painters is not necessarily their technical skills but their ability to paint and have their “handwriting”, their personal identifiable brushwork or mark making, in their paintings. This is what Louise strives for in every painting: to capture a moment in time with a sense of light and space presenting her own identifiable “handwriting”.