SATURDAY – Plein Air Paint/sketch out CANADA CULTURE DAYS

Canada Culture Days

Time: 01 October · 10:00 – 16:00

Dieppe park
1 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON

In recent years the Plein Air movement is seeing a revival. The Windsor and Essex County Plein Air Society formed in 2009 by two artists Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald and Margaret Dawson. Van Der Veen. The Society meets weekly in different locations to paint in the open air.

Participants are welcome to join us to draw and paint out-of-doors in Dieppe Park at the beautiful waterfront park and gardens at the foot of Ouellette Ave. We suggest that you bring a small sketch pad, pencil, and eraser. The adventurous or experienced artist may bring more supplies as desired. We will discuss how to decide your subject matter, and other tips for Plein Air Painting.

The Plein Air art movement began in the late 1880’s when artists began to leave their studio’s to paint out of doors. This became possible with the invention of the paint tube which enabled the art studio to become portable. This movement was made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven, the Impressionists in France, and Winslow Homer in the United States.

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Dieppe Park is located on the Detroit River, at the foot of Ouellette Ave, at Riverside Dr. in downtown Windsor, On.




This activity is wheelchair accessible
Link to our event on the Canada Culture Days Site.


6 responses to “SATURDAY – Plein Air Paint/sketch out CANADA CULTURE DAYS

  1. Hello Gary,
    We posted on Facebook that from this point on our outings will be impromptu. This is due to the ever changing weather conditions. Have a look at our update on the website.

  2. Hi Gaye
    Is there going to be any painting Monday and if so where is it going to be and time?

  3. The weather is really bad today so we’ve cancelled. It’s not the cold so much as the wind, and the damp. Margaret, and Gaye went down to the river this morning and sat in their vans with coffee till about 11:00. There was no one about, not even joggers. Our apologies to anyone who may show up.

  4. Gary Ayers . Amhertsburg,Ont.

    Love to be there, weather pending,,,,again.

  5. We will be looking for you!

  6. I’ll be there. Thank You.
    Les Martin