Details for "Plein Air Painting on the North Shore"

Plein Air Painting on the North Shore

Workshop with

Sheree Jones 


 Who:  Beginners with some experience and all other levels of oil and acrylic painters

When: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022

10am - 3pm

Where: Outdoors on the North Shore, exact location to be determined


Scroll to the very bottom for the sign up button; please read the refund policy near the bottom of the page prior to registering.

Course Outline

Learn to paint with confidence in this two day plein air weekend workshop. I will guide you through simple steps to making a good plein air study, from choosing your subject, to editing and designing a solid composition, to executing the actual work. This workshop will also focus on: Colour mixing with a simple palette of warm and cool colours; how to edit a scene and create a solid composition; the importance of a thumbnail and value sketch; and the importance of keeping your sense of humour in the field "en plein air". There will be one or two demonstrations, and plenty of one on one instruction. Paint in your preferred medium (oils, water soluble oils, or acrylics) and open yourself up to new and exciting possibilities. 


 Supply List 

I will work with a limited palette in oils. I teach with the same colours both in acrylics and oils. The list below will give you a vast number of mixing possibilities with just six to seven warm and cool colours plus white.

Paints (oils or acrylics):

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow lemon (or)
  • Cadmium yellow light
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Cadmium red light
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Transparent earth red (oils)
  • Transparent red iron oxide (acrylics)
  • Viridian (no need to buy if you don’t have it) 
  • Any other paints that you are used to using in the field 
  • Portable easel (or pochade box with a tripod)
  • Viewfinder
  • Small sketchbook 
  • A double ended black sharpie pen with one fine point & one chisel tip (for drawing & note taking) 
  • Small canvas panels (6” x 8”,8” x 8”, 8”x10” or small sizes of your choice)
  • bring four to six if you like doing several small studies 
  • A pad of gray palette paper, or a wooden or glass plexiglass palette (for oil painters)
  • A Stay Wet palette or a pad of gray palette paper (for acrylic painters) 


  • A variety of brushes, medium to large size.
  • Two or three long flats or filberts (size 2, 4 and 8)
  • One round (if you like to use them, but I don’t usually) 
  • A palette knife (what you like to work with - I use a #7 size) 
  • Masking tape 
  • Odourless mineral spirits (for oils) 
  • Spill proof mineral spirits container (for oils)
  • Water and container (for acrylics)
  • Spray bottle (for acrylics)
  • Paper towel and plastic bags for garbage
  • Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat
  • Bottles of water and snacks



Sheree Jones is an artist and oil painter from North Vancouver, BC. She has been passionate about her art since “the age of crayons”. An active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Oil Painters of America & Plein Air BC, her work can be found in numerous collections around the globe. She leads workshops in her personal teaching studio & on plein air adventures both throughout BC and internationally.


As a respected teacher and mentor, Sheree’s enthusiastic energy brings inspiration to all those who come to work with her.

 Artist's Statement and Teaching Philosophy

My creative journey has taken me down many paths. I am a keen outdoor ‘plein air’ painter, preferring to capture my subjects directly from life. I carry my painting gear wherever I travel, from Mexico to Costa Rica to Spain and Italy and France. Painting from life be it the landscape, a still life set up in the studio or the human figure is an essential part of my art practice. I find painting en plein air to be the most rewarding.

I believe in sharing my love and knowledge of painting in a relaxed and encouraging environment. I take great pleasure in guiding students through their own creative process, encouraging them to listen to their own voice.


To Register


NSAG members: please login prior to registering for this workshop ($280.50).

Non-members select $350.63.


Registration Confirmation


Payment confirms your registration and participation in the workshop. If you do not receive an email confirmation within an hour of paying please check your junk mail/spam folder, and if you do not see a confirmation email contact the guild immediately at


Cancellation Policy


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


If the workshop is full and there is a willing replacement on the waitlist, you can cancel through Kolina Logan ( in which case a refund will be issued.


No refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the workshop start time.  NSAG reserves the right to cancel the course.




If you have any question regarding this workshop please contact Maureen Coles at

Cost & Status

  • CAN$280.50
  • CAN$350.63 with Non NSAG Member Workshop Fee
Spots Available:
7 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2022-04-22 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2022-06-03 11:59:00

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