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Summertime Plein Air Painting

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Important Notes

  • Specialty tools and materials provided upon payment of $20.00 Materials Fee to instructor at class.
  • Additional materials for students to bring: Kleenex/paper towel, wetwipes, assorted clips and tape for securing things, mixing palette, palette knives, layered clothing, raincoat, unspillable drinking water container.
  • Bring a bagged lunch.

June 8 & 15

(Saturdays) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ages 16+

2 Weeks

$180.00 (HST included) plus $20.00 Materials Fee payable to instructor at class

Leave the four walls of the art studio behind, get outside, and enjoy the sun and warm breeze in this two-day plein air painting class designed for all skill levels. This practice, which is often associated with French Impressionists, allows for artists to experience the world and the landscape around them in an unmatched way. You will learn to capture natural elements using quick, slick, simple and tidy gouache and acrylic modified tempera paints on paper. If class gets rained out, you will “camp out” in the gallery and view beautiful downtown Aurora from the large windows.


Instructor Kathy Marlene Bailey (B. A., Art Ed., Creative Arts) graduated from the University of Toronto in with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and holds a diploma from Sheridan College in Creative Arts. In her first year of university, Kathy had the pivotal experience of learning traditional glaze oil painting and is one of a handful of artists in Canada who works and instructs in this highly specialized field. When Kathy paints, she is in no hurry. She relentlessly glazes over and over again, readjusts and reinforces until all things that she can see fall into perfect balance. Kathy has participated for many years in commercial galleries, art events, juried shows, several major exhibitions, and has won many awards for her work. She is currently represented by Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland.