Winter En Plein Air Painting
2 – 23 February 2023
Join our artist instructor Becky D'Onofrio this winter for an En Plein Air workshop inspired by Oakville Galleries' beautiful location!
En Plein Air is a French term meaning “out of doors" and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pictures outdoors. You will explore basic painting techniques, experiment, practice and create your own paintings inspired by our wonderful landscapes in Gairloch Gardens. Each week you will create experimental pieces to warm up, as well as continue to work on one intensive piece over the four week course.
Our Winter En Plein Air Workshops will run indoors with the opportunity to head outside to get inspiration from the landscape. All materials are provided.
Halton-based Artist and Educator Becky D'Onofrio works with watercolours and pastels to highlight and bring attention to the idea of slowing down to really notice life and appreciate the rich stories all around us. A graduate of The University of Toronto and Sheridan College, she currently works in art education with Oakville Galleries and The Helson Gallery. In 2019 was awarded an Internal Recognition Award for the Art Kindergarten program, by the Town of Halton Hills. She runs her online artist studio, The Wandering Studio and displays her art locally throughout the Halton Area.
Every Thursday for the month of February, two time slots available for registration:
1:30 – 4:00 PM
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be conducted at Gairloch Gardens.
All classes are held in the Education Centre at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens,
1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.
What to bring
All materials are provided however you are welcome to bring your own materials and artworks to continue working on.
Oakville Galleries is a nut-free facility. Please do your best to pack a litterless lunch and / or snack and refillable water bottle.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress for art making! Please note, aprons and smocks are not provided. Our outdoor programs will run rain or shine. Participants should dress for the weather and temperature. Alternative indoor venue spaces will be provided should the weather outside become unsafe.
Requests for a program registration cancellation that are eligible for a full refund must be made at least 14 days or more prior to the start date of the program.
Oakville Galleries reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if a minimum enrollment number is not met. If Oakville Galleries cancels a program, registrants will be notified up to a week prior to the start of the program, and registrants will be offered a full refund.
In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class during the scheduled program, make-up dates, refunds, or credits will not be provided.
For more information, please review our Education Policies.