Central Okanagan FCA

Details for "Urban Landscapes with Jeff Wilson"


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Urban Landscapes in Acrylic

A Two Day Workshop - Central Okanagan Chapter FCA 

Instructor:Jeff Wilson AFCA 

Date: September 16 and 17, 2023  

Time: 10 am to 4 pm (doors open at 9:30)  

Location: Ellis Art Studios, 1021 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC  

Cost: $275 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.    

Note that registration is open to members of the Central Okanagan Chapter only until March 1, 2023.  For more information on joining the chapter, click here. 

Course Description: 

"Most of us live and work in built-up areas and they can provide fascinating subjects to paint, but the commonly tonal colours and rectilinear forms can be a challenge to bring to life.  This workshop is designed to give participants the confidence to go out & tackle their urban surroundings. 

The workshop is designed with a two-day format, and combines instructor demonstration and guided learning.  Attendees will work on a new common subject each day, chosen by the instructor. 

Each day starts with a verbal discussion on the day’s composition, followed by a number of colour mixing exercises appropriate to that composition.  Armed with this palette of colour mixes, attendees will work on the composition with hands-on instruction on palette, layering and brushwork, punctuated by instructor demonstrations of urban elements in light & shade, such as brickwork, concrete, glass, wood, asphalt, metalwork and wiring. 

At the end of the weekend, attendees should come away with the tools to confidently approach a range of urban landscapes".



Jeff is a Scottish artist, working from Portside Studios in Vancouver.  Trained as a geologist, he transitioned from the resource industry to a full-time art practice in 2013.  Jeff exhibits extensively in public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State.  Awards include Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize and two DTES Grants from the Vancouver Foundation.  Jeff has completed residencies at the Booth in Shetland, Glacier National Park and the Wallace Stegner House.  Jeff is represented by the Hambleton Gallery (Kelowna), Kimoto Gallery (Vancouver), and Van Dop Gallery (New Westminster)

For more information about Jeff, visit www.jeffwilsonart.org.

Workshop supply list: 

Heavy-body acrylic paint, any brand

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow (Cadmium, Hansa)
  • Indian Yellow or Yellow Ochre
  • Transparent Iron Oxide or Burnt Sienna
  • Red (Cadmium or Naphthol/Quinacridone)
  • Dioxazine purple
  • Blue (Phthalo and/or Cobalt)  
  • Green (Phthalo or Hooker’s/ sap)
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Burnt umber

Acrylic Medium (Gloss or Matte)


Pen, pencil or charcoal for compositional sketching

Letter-size or larger sketchbook for colour mixing exercises

Two 16”x20” stretched canvases or canvas panels;

Acrylic brushes, ½ inch angle, round & bright;

Water holder, with brush cleaner

Rags or cloth for clean up


Students may choose to work on table-top, or bring their own easel.

Cost & Status

  • CAN$275.00
  • CAN$300.00 with Workshop - Non-Member + $25
Spots Available:
13 spots available
Member Type Required:
Members in the "Members - Basic" group of Central Okanagan FCA, Members in the "Members - Active" group of Central Okanagan FCA
Registration Open Since:
2022-12-01 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2023-09-15 23:59:00

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