Central Okanagan FCA

Details for "Plein Air Painting with Ann Willsie"

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Plein Air Painting

A Two Day Workshop

Instructor: Ann Willsie AFCA

Meet Up: Thursday, June 6th - 6:30 t0 7:30 pm at 10356 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country (Art House beside Lake Country Art Gallery)

Date: June 8 & 9


Time: 9 am to 4 pm 


Location: To be announced at the Thursday night meet up.


Cost: $250 for FCA-COC Members, $300 for non-members


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made.  If you cancel your registration within 30 days of the starting date of the workshop, no refund will be made unless we are able to fill your seat from the waitlist. 

Come out for a 2 day plein air workshop and immerse yourself in nature! All Levels welcome!

Don’t be afraid – there is No Expectation –  the intent is not to paint a masterpiece, simply a chance for growth, exploration , being in touch with nature, and having fun with fellow artists . 

Outdoor paintings create looser , freer brushstrokes – you will benefit from having to focus on the big shapes, values and light and you will become faster in your work.   You will learn to see more colors in the shadows and the sunlit areas as you are painting directly from the source.

Ann will be painting in oils, which is the preferred medium for plein air painting, but water-soluble oils and acrylics are welcome.

We will focus on

1.       Materials and equipment – must haves and extras   

2.       Scene selection – how to narrow down what is before you to a workable composition

3.       Doing Thumbnail sketches to determine composition

4.       Underpainting

5.       Blocking in color 

We will meet up briefly Thursday June 6th, 2019, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm,  at the Art House, next to the Lake Country Art Gallery, 10356 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, B.C.  to go over some of the basics – this will give you an opportunity to find out what to expect during our painting outdoors workshop. You will also be able to ask any questions about materials, supplies, etc.  Supply list will be distributed upon registration.   We will be painting outdoors both days – One of the days will be at a local winery (yes!!) which also has a covered patio in case of inclement weather and the other will be at a location in Kelowna. Full details will be provided at the Thursday night meeting. 

Supply List

Ann Willsie Head Shot


About Ann Willsie

Ann has spent most of her life painting in oils, both in studio and in the outdoors, en plein air. She has participated in and helped organize many plein air events throughout Canada during her career. Ann’s style of painting is very loose and impressionistic, characterized by thick oil paint and visible brushstrokes. She paints both landscapes and larger-than-life, impressionistic florals.


Her work is shown in galleries across Canada and held in collections around the world. She is an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the workshop coordinator for the Central Okanagan Chapter. Ann has won numerous awards in various FCA shows and Plein Air Festivals across Canada, including first place at the Elora Plein Air Event in Ontario 2018. Ann spends most of her time working and teaching at her studio in Lake Country, B.C.

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$250.00
  • CAN$300.00 with Workshop - non member +$50
Spots Available:
4 of 12 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-03-27 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-06-07 23:59:00
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