Details for "Elevate Your Landscapes w/ Sheree Jones (September)"


Elevate Your Landscapes


Sheree Jones

  S Jones thumbnail_Naramata, BC View

 When: Saturday, September 28 + Sunday, September 29, 2024

 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

 Where: West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, Arts Studio

Medium: acrylic or oil

Fee: $240 (members); $300 (non-members)

Note: items should not be left overnight in the room at the time of the workshop; we are not assured that the room is secure. 


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


Are you a newer painter looking for some inspiration & guidance in a relaxed environment? Are you an avid painter looking to take your work to the next level? Then this fun and informative workshop is for you!.

Sheree will share her extensive knowledge with informative demonstrations, fun exercises and lively discussions. In this two day workshop she will guide you through simple steps to creating better landscape paintings. Working in the studio from reference photos you will learn how to translate good ideas from concept to canvas, focusing on colour & values and composition & design. Sheree will share her tips and techniques on:


  • working with a limited palette
  • how to get the colours you want how to make interesting darks and grays


  • working with thumbnails and value sketches
  • how to translate what you want to paint into a well thought out design
  • how to crop & edit a scene for greater impact

Supply List

I 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 seven warm and cool colours plus white.

Paints (oil or acrylics)

I use Gamblin oils mostly, but Opus brand in oils or acrylics are good value

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Lemon or Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson (permanent)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Transparent Earth Red (oils)
  • Transparent Red Iron Oxide (acrylics)
  • Viridian (the blue green in my palette, good for making darks with Alizarin)

Note: Bring the colours that you are used to working with. There is no need to go out and buy all of the above suggestions. If I were to limit my palette even further, it would be the following:

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Light
  • Alizarin Permanent
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Transparent Earth Red 
  • Small sketchbook
  • Double ended black Sharpie pen
  • Copic marker Neutral gray #4 (optional for value studies) 
  • Small canvas panels primed (5” x 7” or 8” x 10”)
  • A canvas size of your choice for your own project (not larger than 16” x 20”)
  • Pad of gray palette paper, or a wooden, glass or plexiglass palette (for oils)
  • Pad of gray palette paper, or a Stay Wet palette (suggested for acrylic painters)


  • A variety of brushes, medium to large size, whatever you are used to.
  • I use a variety of hogs hair and synthetics, long flats and filberts.
  • Be sure to bring sizes from #2 to #10 if you have them
  • A palette knife ( I prefer Opus #6 - their Italian made ones)
  • Masking tape
  • Odourless mineral spirits (for oils)
  • Spill proof mineral spirits container (for oils)
  • Water container (for acrylics) 
  • Paper towel and plastic bags for garbage
  • A cover to protect the table
  • Optional: an easel or a desktop easel


Artist Biography

S Jones bio photoSheree Jones is an artist and oil painter living in North Vancouver. 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 studio & on plein air adventures both in BC and internationally, most recently in Mexico and France. As a respected teacher and mentor, Sheree's enthusiastic energy brings inspiration to all those who come to work with her. "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. "My love of colour, of texture in fabrics, of shifting light in the landscape gives me the inspiration to put paint to canvas. Drawing from these elements, creating line, shape and form with strong design is what brings me to my easel each and every day.



Note:  items should not be left overnight in the room at the time of the workshop. We are not assured that the room is secure.

There is a cafeteria in the building that should be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. We also welcome you to bring goodies to share if you are so inclined--no obligation. We strive to have a friendly, inclusive, and sharing environment at our workshops!

Parking: day passes are available for the seniors' centre parking lot for those participating in programs over 4 hours. The SAC front desk will administer parking passes that allow you to park beyond the limit. Return them to the desk at the end of the day.

Address: West Vancouver Seniors' Centre, Arts Studio: 695 21st St, West Vancouver, BC  V7V 4A7

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 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.

Cost & Status

  • NSAG Member Cost: CAN$240.00
  • Non NSAG Member Cost: CAN$300.00
Spots Available:
8 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2024-06-05 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2024-09-27 11:59:00

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