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Saturday, May 13, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Candice Leyland plein air painting

Attention Watercolour Artists! Learn to take your watercolours outside and capture simple landscapes by what you see.

Candice will show techniques to create beautiful compositions, how to draw quickly and simplify what you see to create beautiful plein air paintings. Supply List will be emailed. Registrants must be age 14+.

Your favourite Watercolour Supplies – Brushes, Paints, Palette, Rags, Watercolour Paper, Water container.

Pencil, Sharpener and Eraser

Sun Protection/Hydration/BugProtection

A way to carry your equipment (Bag or Back Pack)

Don’t forget to bring water to paint with! A Large water bottle or jug with lid is perfect *You don’t need to have special portable or hand held supplies for painting, but try and think about how you will set up outside and manage your supplies. We will talk about set up ideas, but keep in mind you will need to be able to hold your palette while painting, or have a small foldable table, chair or tray to set things on. A lot of portable easels have space for these built in.

Optional: Foldable Camping Chair or picnic blanket to sit on during demo

Portable Easel *Be sure to have a method to attach the paper to the easel (tape or clips) and have either a solid board or be using a watercolour block or pad. *If you don’t have an easel, a picnic blanket, chair or board will be fine. Any way you will be comfortable to paint for an extended period of time will work. There won’t be tables and chairs available.

Fee: $45 (plus HST) per person if you register before the early bird deadline of May 5, 2023. After that date the fee is $55 (plus HST) per person. Raindate May 27th.

Register and learn more here.


Saturday, May 13, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Arboretum Centre
200 Arboretum Rd
Guelph, N1G 2W1 Canada
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Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public