Category Archives: Event

High Winds Forecast for Monday Feb 25th

Winds and Plein Air don’t Mix.

Unless the weather report changes for the better we will not have a paint out.


Family Day Feb 18th, No paint out

Family Day February 18th, No Paint out

We hope you take this opportunity to spend time celebrating your families.


Paint out Feb 11th – Ojibway

Like usual, Monday’s weather is unpredictable. I’ve chosen Ojibway again this week because it offers good painting opportunities with shelter close at hand. It maybe a cold and windy day which could be a problem. I will attend, and if we find it’s not a good day maybe we can all go for coffee instead.
There is access to washrooms after 10 a.m. We can also sketch inside. There are some great windows on the north side that look out at bird feeders.
NOTE: The park is large you may not see another artist if they have ventured into the woods. I set the time at 9:30, but you may come earlier or later. However, don’t feel you have to wait in the parking lot for other artists to arrive.
Dress warm
Snack & Water
folding chair
Plein Air easel or pochade box
Drawing board
Paint and drawing supplies
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 they do scavenger hunts inside the nature centre. Tours make painting inside near impossible.
If we can sketch indoors there are some restrictions.  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. 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.
Here is a link to Google Map for directions: