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Capture Nature Acrylic Painting Class   more info 1 hour before event starts $35.00 $0.00

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Paint Out!

What better way to connect with nature than to immerse yourself and try to capture it in paint!  This 2.5 hour outdoor painting workshop will help you learn to simplify composition and capture the natural light using a limited palette and your imagination!  Perfect for those with a bit of painting experience, and it can be done in any medium (acrylic, oil or watercolour).

Instructor Gerard Mulhall is originally from Tipperary, Ireland, and received his BA in Art and Design Education as a mature student from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Many of his paintings reflect his love of nature and Alberta landscapes, and he is an experienced instructor and member of the Leighton Art Centre and Calgary Sketch Club. 

What to bring:  As a participant in this class, you are responsible for bringing your own painting supplies. Paint in any medium you are comfortable with (acrylic, oil or watercolour).  Please be sure to bring:

  • small sketch pad
  • limited palette (basic primary colours)
  • easel
  • small container for water
  • pen/pencil/eraser
  • garbage bag
  • cloths/paper towel
  • mixing tray/palette

 You'll also need these things!

  • hat, sunscreen, water, bug spray - anything you’ll need to be comfortable
  • a folding stool or chair to sit on or a blanket (if you are comfortable sitting on the ground)
  • wear old clothes or bring a smock to protect your good clothes from paint (although aprons will be provided by the artist)
  • please be sure to dress for the weather, as this class is outdoors!
    Also note that it will be a short walk to the painting site, and you will need to be able to carry all of your own supplies, so pack lightly!

Register today, only 10 spaces available!

Course fee: $35

Where to meet: Join us at the Cookhouse (yellow historical building) in the Bow Valley Ranch area of Fish Creek Provincial Park. (Take Bow Bottow Trail south until you enter Fish Creek Provincial Park; take your first right into the Bow Valley  Ranch and park in the main lot beside the red barn.  Follow the walking path west a short ways until you get to the Cookhouse)

Bad weather back up: Being an outdoor class, it may be necessary to move to an indoor location.  If this is the case, you will be emailed the details one to two days in advance. You can also call Friends' office at 403-238-3841. 

Photo image is of Gerry's amazing art!

Have questions about Paint Out!? Contact Friends of Fish Creek

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Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park
15975 Bow Bottom Tr. SE
Calgary, AB

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