PAINTING MOVING WATER WORKSHOP
Angela St Jean is a plein air artist born and raised in the Ottawa Valley with over 20 years experience painting the beauty and mystery of the natural places she loves. As one of the first artists to participate in the inaugural CPAWS DRAW artists retreat, her work “Grande Chutes, Rivière Du Moine” is used as a logo by the Friends of the Dumoine. Her mission in sharing her time and work with the FOD is to give a visual voice to the spirit of the historical Dumoine River watershed ensuring its protected for generations of visitors to come. You can find more of her work and link to her socials at www.angelastjeanart.com
Participants meet via their own transportation at the Visitor’s Centre Cabin at 10 am. The cabin is located at km 26, 1 hour drive from Rapid des Joachims, Qc. The road is gravel so give yourself lots of time and travel slow.
After a brief introduction at the visitor’s cabin we will make our way to the Grande Chute headwaters and set up our gear. Angela will explain the logistics of plein air painting setup for the newbies and do a quick demo painting. Participants can chose to watch or get started on their own masterpieces. The goal is to metaphorically immerse yourself in those powerful moving waters of the Dumoine!
You will sketch then paint your own vision with Angela on hand to offer tips and techniques. The small group size means participants will each have one on one time with their guide. Artists should be somewhat familiar with painting but can be new to painting outdoors.There is also an opportunity for people to hike a bit along the river for taking future reference photos with a guide for painting at home.
What to bring:
– Paint supplies – I’ll be working in Acrylic but if you feel confident in another paint medium feel free to use that.
– Canvases (min 2) – recommend 8×10, 10×12 or any size you like to work with.
– Paper towel
– Sketch book and pencils, pens or markers for making thumbnail sketches
– Camera (cell phone is fine)
– Proper clothing, footwear for wilderness, rain gear
– Hat, sunblock, bug spray
– Lunch and plenty of water!
Dates and Cost:
Saturday September 23rd
10 am – 4 pm
$ $600 for a group of four. Please bid as one group and split the costs.
Aside from the course your group will have to buy a zec Rapides des Joachims road pass $10/vehicle.
There is an option of staying overnight in the visitor centre cabin for $30/person (supply your own food)
Angela will be in touch with the winning group to arrange details.
Want to book a similar private course contact Angela to arrange.