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MONDAY September 30th Paint Out at Willistead

This week’s paint out will be on the grounds of Willistead Manor.  Are you up for a challenge?  The Mansion will give you a run for your money.    The grounds abound with mature trees, and meandering pathways.  The mansion, coach and gate house are architectural delights to paint or sketch.  If you can’t find enough subject matter on the grounds, then venture out into the surrounding Walkerville neighborhood that boasts beautiful homes and churches to paint as well.

Location:
Willistead Manor
1899 Niagara Street (at Kildare Street)
Windsor, Ontario

Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion nestled within a 15-acre park, that offers great venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special events.

It was built by Edward Chandler Walker, son of Hiram Walker in 1917. The manor’s Tudor-Jacobean architecture reflects 20th century ingenuity and the elegance of another era.

Weather

Please keep an eye on the weather.

http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/windsor/hourly

Suggestions

  • Food/water – We urge you to bring a sack lunch, and water.
  • Protective clothing –   Please protect yourself from the sun and bugs.
  • Art supplies – Your art 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.

We hope you all take advantage of the best studio in the world… The Great Outdoors.

For more information email us at PaintPleinAir@gmail.com  Cell phone number will be provided to members only.  Email me for that information.

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Hawkfest at Holiday Beach

Saturday & Sunday September 21 & 22

Information for the Windsor & Essex County PLein Air ARtists

You must email Elizabeth for the gate code information at PaintPleinAir@gmail.com

Event map

Be sure to bring boots the grounds are very muddy this year.

 

Hawk fest information for the public

The Festival of Hawks kicks off its second weekend. Join experts from the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory for this natural spectacle. Watch thousands of birds of prey flying overheard. Take in free programs covering a wide range of bird and nature related topics hosted by local experts and see live hawks and owls up close. A great family event for experts and amateurs alike.

HBMO experts will be on-site conducting hawk banding and adoptions. Event goers will get up close and personal to a variety of raptors as experts measure, tag, and then release these birds back into the wild. The programming schedule will include an interactive tech focused hike by HBMO’s own Jeremy Hatt, as well as a presentation by Vic Bernyk of Native Trees & Plants on local plant identification.

Free educational programs will complement the ongoing banding and live hawk display throughout both weekends. Local experts will be on-site to teach on a wide range of birding and nature-related topics. These programs and topics will be listed soon. Programs are free with the festival admission fee of $15 per vehicle.

 

Please note this is not a free event to the public.  Members of the Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Artists who are going to paint during the festival need to EMAIL:  paintpleinair@gmail.com to get the gate code.

Essex Railway Station Sept 9th

Plein Air Paint-sketch out

Date:  Monday September 9th
Start time: between 9:30
Essex Railway Station
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Essex Railway Station web site: http://essexrailwaystation.ca/

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/HvfD7mbXEW92

Directions from Windsor, Ontario : Take Highway #5 to County Rd #18 (Maidstone Street) then turn right onto Balbot Avenue, left onto Cameron, right onto Fox St and left onto Vancouver Station.

PARKING:   Please park in the lot by the airplane and not in front of the station.  Someone may wish to paint the caboose and your vehicle might block their view.  Thanks!

NOTE:  The station is closed on Mondays.  If you need a washroom there is a Tim Horton’s down the street.

If you go, please keep an eye on the weather.

Link to hourly weather forecast:
http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/windsor/hourly

Essex Railway Station web site: http://essexrailwaystation.ca/

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/HvfD7mbXEW92

Directions from Windsor, Ontario : Take Highway #5 to County Rd #18 (Maidstone Street) then turn right onto Balbot Avenue, left onto Cameron, right onto Fox St and left onto Vancouver Station.

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