En Plein Air Toronto 2020

Sketching and Watercolour Painting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 15 – 19, 2020

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Take an ‘en plein air’ painting holiday in your own backyard! The beautiful parks, gardens and historic sites of Toronto, Ontario are the venue for this exciting week of sketching and painting. Five special sites will be visited. Each day we will meet at a different location.  Participants will be provided with directions and detailed information (washrooms, cafes) about each site. We will paint ‘rain or shine’ as several of our sites have overhead shelter. Each painting day will conclude with a constructive critique.

Our workshop will focus on en plein air sketching and watercolour painting. Participants working in other media are very welcome. Demonstrations, individual attention and constructive critiques are essential elements of this creative learning experience. This workshop is for participants with some previous experience in their chosen medium.

Click here to see demos and photos from a past En Plein Air Toronto Week.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Barry has thirty years of teaching experience and is able to bring out the best in painters of different levels of skill and experience. He will introduce participants to new ideas and approaches to en plein air painting and is very well-known for his insightful and constructive critiques. His solid grounding in the traditional fundamentals of drawing, watercolour technique, colour and composition will benefit all participants. His own watercolours, featured in the April 2013 issue of the UK’s Leisure Painter magazine, are colourful and playful and loosely inspired by Cubism. At some point in every workshop, he will discuss his recent work and is quite happy to provide guidance to anyone interested in trying this fascinating creative process.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Barry Coombs has led workshops and painting holidays in Ontario, BC, Quebec and Maritime Canada for thirty years as well as many international workshops in Portugal, England, Italy, France, Greece and Mexico. Barry exhibits his work locally and internationally and represented Canada at the G20 World Artist Festival in Seoul, South Korea in 2010. He is represented by Gallery on the Bay in Hamilton, Ontario.

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THE WORKSHOP FEE OF CDN $450 INCLUDES:
• Tuition for five painting days; Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm

THE WORKSHOP FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Some entry fees which will not exceed CDN $25
• Parking

GETTING TO OUR PAINTING SITES
Participants will be provided with directions and detailed information (washrooms, cafes) about each site. We will paint ‘rain or shine’ as several of our sites have overhead shelter. All of our sites will be accessible by car or by public transit. It may be  possible to arrange carpooling if prior notice is given.

ARE YOU FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Contact Barry Coombs at barryfcoombs@gmail.com for help with planning your trip and your stay in Toronto.

HOW TO REGISTER
Contact Barry Coombs at barryfcoombs@gmail.com or use the contact form below to register. Registration will be confirmed when a non-refundable deposit of $100 is received. At that time a material list will be provided. The balance of $350 is due no later than Friday, June 5, 2020.

CANCELLATION
After June 12, 2020 the workshop fee is non-refundable. If the workshop is cancelled by Barry Coombs, for any reason, a full refund will be made.

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