10 A.M. until ?
There’s rain in the forecast, but not until the afternoon. The weather is still unpredictable and we still could be getting cold days. I’ve scheduled Ojibway, because I know we can run for shelter, and have access to washrooms. It’s still wise to layer up. We can also sketch inside. There are lovely floor to ceiling windows with outside bird feeders, and wildlife displays indoors.
Here is a link to Google Map for directions: http://goo.gl/maps/aGRHM
SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO BRING
(Tailor this list to suit your needs.)
For your personal comfort:
Dress in layers. Sweater or light jacket. If there is a cold breeze you might still want a hat that covers your ears. Protect your eyes, and sunscreen is a must now. I got a bit of a burn on Saturday.
For the sake of art:
Plein Air easel
Plein air pochade box
Paint and drawing supplies of your choice
Your drawing supplies can be as little as a pencil, pad and sharpener or as elaborate as a full french easel box of oils and canvases. If you are just starting out, we suggest starting small.
I don’t know if we can sketch inside until we get there, so don’t count on being able to do that. If there are school tours we will be underfoot as they do their scavenger hunts inside the nature centre.
If we are able to sketch indoors there are some restrictions. There can be no “trip hazards.” Therefore, no easels or equipment on the floor. You can bring in a chair to sit on. They do have a sitting area that looks out at bird feeders, a pond, and the woods.
If you are painting inside the Nature Centre, we suggest that you treat this as a sketching opportunity rather than a full fledged painting event. Bring sketchbooks, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, and anything that you can safely confine to your lap.
Of course, if you wish to work outside you may bring all your gear. The washrooms are available.
I’m open to suggestions for other cold or rain friendly locations where there is painting potential. Keep in mind that we can not schedule private property.
We are looking forward to seeing you Monday.
If you need a ride please contact Elizabeth at 519-977-5687 before the day of the event and we shall see if there is someone who can pick you up on their way to the location.
Emergency Contact information:
Emergency contact person day of event only, is Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald’s cell phone. 519-564-4361 This phone is only answered when I am out on location, it does not have call display or take messages. If I don’t answer try again. I may be driving or not have heard your call.
General contact information:
Email: PaintPleinAir@gmail.com for more information.
For all other phone inquiries please call Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald at home at 519-977-5687
If you need a ride please be sure to contact us by email by Sunday.