Art in the Park - Artist in Residence
Brenda Beattie was born and raised in Banff National Park where she attended art classes at the Banff Center. She studied art at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC before marrying and moving to Fort McMurray, AB. While there, she did many pen and ink sketches and watercolors of the fast growing boom town. Her paintings became part of the collections of Syncrude Canada and Redwood Ready Mix. Brenda now dedicates her time to her art work in Ottawa, ON.
Creating a Travel Sketchbook
- Saturday, September 1, 2012, 2pm – 5pm
A course for beginner - advanced painters on keeping a sketchbook journal. Discover art materials and a few basic drawing techniques using pencil and pen; learn about light and shadow, trees and plants, figures and animals. Practice 5 minute pencil sketches before heading outdoors to sketch on location with notes and stories.
Using Watercolours in Your Travel Sketchbook
- Sunday, September 2, 2012, 10am – 2pm
Starting with a quick review of Creating a Travel Sketchbook, discover watercolour techniques of washes, wet in wet painting, splattering, and pen with watercolour. Then head outside for a plein air painting session exploring trees, plants, skies, clouds, and water.
What to bring: Lunch or a snack
What we supply: Materials and inspiration