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Alert Bay • Fall Paint-Out Workshop with Doug Swinton and Sue Contini

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Monday, 23 September 2019 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 27 September 2019 at 8:00 PM (MDT)

Alert Bay • Fall Paint-Out Workshop with Doug Swinton...

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4-Day Outdoor Plein Air Painting Experience

  • September 23 - 27

$299 includes Friday Evening Dinner

Alert Bay is located just off Vancouver Island by a charming ferry ride from Port McNeill. This is one of the most beautiful place on earth. It offers old buildings, working and abandoned fishing boats, totems, wonderful hiking trails and the world class U'Mista Cultural Centre.

Special opportunity to paint, sketch and photograph in a magical place. Every corner of this island has something wonderful to offer.

This is a 4-day outdoor plein air painting experience. We will be painting on location each day with lectures and critiques in the evening. You will be working on your own or in small groups. There is so much to see and absorb that each of you may want to paint in very different locals. Also, due to the nature of the landscape and the area, it may not be possible to fit you all into one location.

Your instructors are Doug Swinton and Sue Contini.

“Lite teaching” will be provided thoughout the day. However, if you venture off of the island (which you may want and are welcome to do), you will not receive instruction until that evening. Each of you will be free to explore wherever you like and paint what inspires you. We will all meet-up in the evening which will be filled with lectures, demonstrations, critigues and discussions along with show&tell of the days work.

We can’t guarantee you will see a whale but we can guarantee you will have a whale of a time.

About Alert Bay

Vancouver Island North is the first word and last stop in western Canada for relaxed and spontaneous eco-adventure. The upper third of the North America’s largest island is unspoiled and largely undiscovered yet just a day’s travel from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. It offers a breathtaking palette of parks, forests, lakes, saltwater inlets and jigsaw-puzzle coastline. Black bears forage for berries, whales splash at sea and eagles glide overhead. The region also stretches past the shores of Vancouver Island to include magnificent Knight Inlet and a swath of the Great Bear Rainforest on the mainland of British Columbia.

Alert Bay is a half hour ferry ride from Port McNeil. The little island is compact and you can easily walk or bike your way around. However, it is hilly. Unless you’re a determined walker, we recommend that you bring your vehicle with you on the 40-minute ferry from Port McNeill. As you can see on our Ferry Schedule page , there are six sailings a day, about every 2.5 hours.


Seine Boat Inn - WEBSITE
Other Alert Bay Accommodations - WEBSITE


Please note this this may change depending on class needs and weather.

Arrive Monday.
5 pm Meet and greet and receive you painting package. 7:30 pm photo discussion

Tuesday day painting
Tuesday evening lecture & demonstration

Wednesday day painting
Wednesday evening lecture & critique

Thursday day painting
Thursday evening show & tell

Friday day painting
Friday evening group beach fireside dinner,beverages and wrap up.

Saturday hugs and farewell. :)

NOTE: You will receive a detailed Supply List upon registration.


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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

Monday, 23 September 2019 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 27 September 2019 at 8:00 PM (MDT)

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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.


All of the instructors at Swinton's are gallery showing artists. Whether you make art as a hobby or are wanting to become a professional artist, our teachers can lead you in the right direction. From the technical side of painting to achieving pure creativity, they will be there to guide you.

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