Details for "Alan Wylie's October 19, 20, Workshop"

October19th /20th, 2019  Alan Wylie's Workshop

  Bring a new dimension into your paintings!

Introducing " Acrylic Textured Surfaces " 
with Alan Wylie


 Alan Wylie-Winter Blues 

Winter Blues 


Saturday, October 19, 9:30~4:00

(Please arrive early to set up)

and Sunday, October 20,  9:30 ~ 3:30

 (We all must be out by 4pm)

LunchWe will take 45 minute ~1hr lunch break. 

Also take note that we only rent this space at The Music Box and are fortunate to do so at a special rate, therefore keeping our course costs very low.  We do not guarantee that you will find dishes, cups, cutlery, can openers, etc. as we share this space with many other groups.  Plan your lunch so that you bring your own cups/cutlery( think environment friendly) and that you can have a picnic outside if the weather is fine, or inside by your table. Coffee, tea and some snacks will be provided. 

There are plenty of small places for lunch close by in the area.



 The Music Box (Upstairs)

 1564 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver BC.  V7V 1A1

Parking: there is parking beside the Music Box :

There is space for about a dozen cars by the Music Box, if done carefully. Parking is free on Bellevue on Sunday, as well.  A space close to the building must be reserved for our guest artist, so when you arrive please make sure one spot is left open near the building.  


  Bio for Alan Wylie

  Alan wylie was born in Glasgow, scotland in 1938. In 1960 he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Mural Design and Mosaics.  He immigrated in 1967 and now lives in the historical village of Fort Langley with his artist wife, Janice Robertson.

  Throughout his career, Alan has participated in 78 solo shows, and innumerable group exhibitions, and has won many prestigious awards in Canada and the United States, including the Spillsbury Gold Medal (four times) and the Silver Medal of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, the Grand Prize at the First International On The Edge Competition in Vancouver, the Gold Medal of the California Watercolour Association, San Francisco, the Rouse Gold Medallion at the Adirondacks International Exhibition of American Watercolors, New York, the High Winds Medal(twice), the Mario Cooper and Dale Myers Medal, the CFS Medal, the Dong Kingman Award, the Alden Bryan Memorial Medal at the American Wtercolour Society, New York, First Prize at the Lousiana International Exhibition, New Orleans, Best Flat Artist Buckle, Calgary Stampede 2015, and numerous other awards in International Exhibitions.

    He is a Senior Signature Member and Past President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA), receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, the Northwest Watercolor Society the California Watercolor Association, the Louisiana Watercolor Society, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, and a Dolphin Fellow ( the first Canadian to achieve this distinction) of the American Watercolor Society, In 2006 he was the first International Juror of Selection for the 105th. Philadelphia Watercolor society Exhibition and has served as Juror of Selection for the 139th. American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York, and Juror of Awards for the 29th. Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge, New York,

   Alan is also a noted mural and mosaic artist, with forty-seven completed works in Scotland, Canadian and the United States.

  Alan Wylie-The Lookout

The Look Out


 This workshop is:

This workshop is suitable for intermediate and more experienced artists. 

The experience will be about creating textures to enhance the story of the different surfaces in your work.


  Supply list for attendees

  * Preferably MDF, Masonite, or Wood panels … rather than Canvas.

12 x 16, 14 x 18, 16 x 20 or any odd shaped panels you have.
 * Your Acrylics,  Brushes,  2 Palettes,  Palette Knife,  Rags etc.
*  Impasto Acrylic Gel…. I use Stevenson, will see if I can find a supplier ( Opus doesn’t seem to have it )
 I have 4 x 250 mll tubs for sale.
* Photographs: Obviously containing textured surfaces…. close up of objects rather than afar. Try to have strong light in them.
* In addition to the materials suggested by the instructor, you are asked to bring your table easel, and a plastic table cloth (a cheap item found at a Dollar Store) is essential to protect the table.  There are some standard easels kept at the site that we can use.


 Alan Wylie -Atlantic inlet

Atlantic Inlet

 Administrative Notes:


RegistrationTo sign up for this workshop directly, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. Enrollment and waitlist status is also presented there. You can pay directly on-line by credit card.
You will need to make payment within 24 hours of your enrollment or it will be automatically cancelled so if you need assistance in paying, please contact Stephen Cowell, 
 [Payment by cheque is discouraged as this is unreliable when time is of the essence.] 

  This course may fill up quickly.  Do not hesitate to join the WAIT LIST. If it is full, do not be discouraged. Check back later- you may still be able to get in.

For every workshop we have run this year, we have had cancellations because of illness or change of plans.  Often even a wait list of eight names or more is moved up because "life changes things."  However, if you are on the wait list and change your own plans, please do not hold your space in the queue. Please take your name off the wait list and let someone else have a chance.   Be kind to your colleagues and remove your name if you have a change of plans. 



  If you are unable to attend a workshop, refunds are not issued, but you may find another person to take your place. 

 Only if the workshop is full and there is a willing replacement on the Waitlist, can you cancel through Stephen Cowell ( which case a refund will be issued.   


 No Refunds will be issued within 48 hours of the workshop start time. NSAG reserves the right to cancel the course within 3 weeks.


Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$190.00
  • CAN$237.50 with Non NSAG Member Workshop Fee
  • CAN$190.00 with NSAG MEMBERS ONLY
Spots Available:
3 of 14 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-07-27 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-10-18 23:59:00
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