Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Paint Outdoors with Jan Yates!

Have you ever painted outdoors?

While most of us love painting inside, traditionally, most landscape artists have taken to the fields, vineyards and mountains for inspiration.

Join Artist Jan Yates, and explore painting in the great outdoors for 6 sessions off-site as part of our Professional Development Programme - beginners are welcome!

'EN PLEIN AIR’ (Outdoor Painting) 

with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Wednesdays: May 6- June 7, 2015
From 6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$65 Members/ $75 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3ME7 

Spring is coming and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  Through 6 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 

*Material list to be provided upon registration

About Jan Yates, S.C.A.

Above all else, the land informs the development of Jan Yates’ work. For over a decade the artist has made paintings and constructions directly on rural land near her home on the Niagara Escarpment, a Unesco biosphere reserve. The process of creating on site is integral to Yates, cultivating an intimate dialogue with the earth’s growth, decay and renewal. These outdoor encounters are the catalysts for in-studio exploration, evolving into a cyclical body of work mapping a quest for preservation, while contemplating the consequence of change.Since moving back to Canada from California, Yates has been elected as a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and her work is held in collections throughout North America, Ireland, Europe and Australia. She has been awarded several grants from the Ontario Arts Council, including international travel grants in 2011 and 2014. She has also garnered recognition from selected juried exhibitions. In 2012,  Yates was awarded a residency from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. A second residency was awarded in 2014, to take place at 'the Booth' in Shetland, Scotland, in 2015. 

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