This virtual studio program is a special opportunity for practicing advanced-level artists to fine-tune observational and technical skills under the guidance of award-winning artist David McEown.
Through guided perception exercises and live demonstrations, participants will learn to paint scenes from nature and enhance their understanding of the environment. This online studio program aims to help artists develop a personal visual vocabulary while interpreting sketches and photo references.
4-week online session
Dates: Saturdays, October 23, 30, November 6 and 13, 2021
Time: 12:15 to 3:15 pm (EST)
Level: Advanced. This workshop is not suitable for beginners.
Materials: Not included. Please click below for a list of suggested materials:
An internet connection, microphone and camera-enabled computer or smartphone is required. This class will be delivered via the video conferencing platform Zoom. You do not require a Zoom account to participate; the link to access the class will be sent to you in advance.
How to join: Once you have purchased the classes you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the class online. If you have any questions please contact our programs department.
Please note that this virtual studio program will not be recorded by the McMichael. Ticket sales are non-refundable.
About the Instructor
British Columbia-based artist David McEown has used the medium of watercolour for the past 30 years to explore and express many of the planet’s biomes. The subjects of his paintings span from the North Pole to Antarctica. David’s work is represented in collections worldwide.
David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, which in 2005 and 2018 awarded him the society’s prestigious A.J. Casson Medal. He is also a sought-after teacher and has conducted workshops and presentations for numerous art societies and museums.