Join us for a day of landscape painting at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. In this introductory plein air workshop participants will learn basic principles of landscape painting. A brief morning demonstration will cover representational elements of mass, colour, form, composition and brushwork. For the remainder of the day, participants will apply these techniques in a field setting assisted by individual instruction.
The workshop costs $65 per person and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required for this event. Participants can bring their own materials or purchase a painting kit for an additional $35. The kit includes: acrylic paints, brushes and two canvases (1, 11″ x 14″ canvas and 1, 6″ x 8″ canvas). A kit can be purchased with registration.
Workshop capacity is limited to 15 participants. Register early to secure your spot.
Workshops may be cancelled due to low enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified of time changes or cancellations with three days notice.
This workshop is led by Toronto-based artist Matthew Mancini. Matthew studied classical realist methods at the Academy of Realist Art (formerly Michael John Angel Studios) and is currently pursuing a B.A. in Visual and Critical Studies at OCADU. He has taught painting and drawing at Humber College, the Academy of Realist Art (Toronto, ON and Boston, MA), and Art Richmond (Richmond, VI). He is currently part-time faculty at Fleming College Haliburton. Matthew is a practicing artist and has showed his artwork in the UK, Denver and Toronto.
Meeting Location: Please meet at the parking lot at the end of the access road off of Bathurst Street. Continue driving past the house down the access road, the parking lot will be at the end with space to turn around.
To Bring: Come prepared to spend the day outdoors. If you are not purchasing a painting kit a materials list will emailed to you prior to the event. Please also bring a folding chair, field easel, re-fillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Water will be provided for you to re-fill your water bottle throughout the day.