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Light & Colour in Nature with Margaret Ferraro

Aug 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

En Plein Air for Beginners: Light & Colour in Nature with Margaret Ferraro

Saturday, August 27

10 am to 4 pm (EST)

Program Description

Have you ever been curious about painting en plein air? If you love visual art, nature and the outdoors, this beginner in-person course is perfect for you! Learn how to work in harmony with noise, wind, weather, and unexpected spectators while capturing the freshness and spontaneity that can only come from working in nature. Explore colour and light while outdoors and learn techniques to capture these aspects of the natural surroundings in your practice. Experienced instructor Margaret Ferraro will guide students through practicing the necessary skills to capture a scene, and techniques on how to stay focused on the composition, while making use of light and colour. Students will create several studies and at least one final pastel piece in this one-day workshop.

Workshop details

Materials: Not included. View a list of suggested materials.


About the Artist

Renowned Barrie-based artist and teacher Margaret Ferraro has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. Her accolades include exhibitions with the Pastel Society of America at the National Art Club in New York City and the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada outside Montreal. In 2009, Ferraro published her first book, A Time to Dance, and was named a master pastelist by the Pastel Artists of Canada. In her work, Ferraro moves between landscape, figural and floral subjects, using a layering technique that incorporates a combination of charcoal, ink, acrylic paint and pastels. Colour, value and temperature figure prominently in her compositions, reflecting the pattern of our natural world.


Work by past participants

Artist: Valerie Holt

Artist: Kathy Bryce

Artist: Ruth Booth

Artist: Kathy Bryce


Aug 27
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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