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Plein Air Landscape Painting with Nicole Bauberger


Join Whitehorse artist Nicole Bauberger in an all-day, outdoor acrylic painting workshop. An avid traveler and road-side painter, Nicole will share how she locates dynamic and captivating compositions on the go. The natural beauty of the South Saskatchewan River and the surrounding down town landscape will provide plenty of inspiration! Nicole will give tips and tricks for bringing a strong sense of depth and vitality to your paintings through an investigation of perspective, proportion and paint application. Nicole will also share her experience with the basic properties of transparent, opaque, interference and metallic paints and how they come together in the painting process. Beginners and experienced painters welcome!

9:00 AM Meet Nicole Bauberger in the Esplanade lobby for a quick peek at her exhibition, Get There from Here, before heading outside for a day of painting in the park. Demonstrations will take place at Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park (located along 1st Street and 6th Avenue SE, across from the Medicine Hat City Hall).

Noon: Brown bag lunch in a nice shady spot. Coffee and beverages provided.

4.30PM: It’s time for those final touches and a discussion of the great work accomplished!

Participants are asked to bring their own paints, brushes, palette and small canvas. A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration. The Esplanade will provide metallic/interference paints for students to experiment with, as well as water and pots.

Please note: Demonstrations will be done using acrylics, but if you would like to bring your oils for your own piece, Nicole has a lot of experience in that medium and will be happy to work with you.

PARTICIPANT MATERIALS LIST

Participants are encouraged to bring the following materials:

Canvases

· 2 mid-sized canvases (about 12 x 12 inches)

· Several (at least four) small canvases for test pieces (about 5 x 7 inches)

Brushes

· ¼ inch square bristle brush

· Detail brush (size 0 or 00)

· Larger brush

Paints

Participants are encouraged to bring whatever paints they already have at home. Demonstrations will be done using acrylics, but if you would like to bring your oils for your own piece, Nicole has a lot of experience in that medium and will be happy to work with you. Nicole’s recommends bringing any range golds, oranges, blues, violets and greens.

Nicole Uses:

Golden Fluid acrylics:

· Quinacridone gold

· Quinacridone brunt orange

· Phthalo Blue

· Dioxazine violet

· Sap green

· Green gold

Stevenson’s Heavy body acrylics:

· Titanium White

· Opaque yellow

The Esplanade will provide metallic/interference paints for students to experiment with, as well as water and pots.

Nicole likes to paint sitting cross legged on the ground. Please feel free to bring a folding chair or stool if that’s what you prefer!

*PLEASE NOTE* The workshop may move indoors for the afternoon if the warm weather warnings remain in effect that day. Our Discovery Centre will offer a great air conditioned studio space if needed.

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