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Paint Out at Ojibway March 26th 10 A.M. until ?

10 A.M.  until ?


Monday looks like a lovely sunny day however even though it will be over freezing  it’s still pretty cold.  It’s still wise  to bundle 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


For your personal comfort:
Dress in layers.

For the sake of art:
folding chair
Plein Air easel
Plein air pochade box
Drawing board

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.

We are looking forward to seeing you Monday.

Contact information:
Email: PaintPleinAir@gmail.com for more information


Paint Out: Doors Open Event at Navy Yard Park

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 30, Oct. 1.
Navy Yard Park Paint Out
Amherstburg, Ontario
Doors Open Event

Time: 10:00 – 4:00

We’ve been asked to participate in this event by the Doors Open committee.  The park is located across the street from the Ice Cream Parlour.

Link to Map of the Kings Navy Yard Park:  https://goo.gl/maps/zffb3ZiL41E2  (actually a map to the ice cream parlour.)  We will be across the street.

You might wonder why we volunteer in these events.

  • We paint in these parks free all year round.  This is an opportunity to give back to the community.
  • It is an honour to be asked to participate, it shows we are a respected and recognized group.
  • It gives us, as artists, an opportunity to educate the public about our art form.
  • It’s an opportunity to network with the public.   Hand out those business cards!
  • We can inform the public of upcoming group and personal shows.

When we do weekend events such as this we don’t go out on the following Monday.  The reasons for this is that we need you to participate on the weekend if at all possible.  Even if it’s only for a few hours.

Please let me know if you are going so that I can look for you.  You may also phone my cell on the day should you have trouble locating us.  My cell is 519-564-4361

See you this Saturday and/or Sunday!
Happy Painting,

2 Weekend Hawk Fest Paint Out

September 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th.

Set up at 7:30

Open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm  Park fees applicable for public.


Map & Directions:  http://hbmo.ca/visit/

Set up times begin at 7:30 All cars must be removed from the Hawk Tower area before the guests arrive at 9:00 A.M.

If you are going you MUST private message me for your access pass to get through the gate. This pass# must not be shared.

Two weekends at Holiday Beach. There will be plenty of visitors to watch the banding of the migratory birds.

Check out the schedule at this link: http://hbmo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Hawk-Fest-2017-Schedules.pdf

NOTE:  Artists who wish to attend as a painter please email PaintPleinair@gmail.com for specific instructions, or you will have to pay the park fee.