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Paint in the Great Outdoors with Peter Corbett

By Contributor
August 1st, 2013

As part of a series of summer events revolving around the theme of arts and activism, Touchstones Nelson invites artists of all backgrounds and mediums to join Winlaw artist Peter Corbett on an outdoor painting adventure.

Participants will meet on Thursday, August 15, from 7-9 p.m., at Touchstones Nelson for a workshop covering design, composition, colour theory, process, and all recommended materials and supplies for painting outdoors.

The location for the day-long plein air painting excursion will be decided upon by workshop participants based on transportation and weather considerations.

On Saturday, August 17, the group will set off at 10 a.m. for a day of plein air painting, returning to Nelson at 3 p.m.

Peter draws from years of teaching experience and a deep love for painting outdoors. From his work as a wildlife biologist, he approaches art through a different lens than most artists, and he’s thrilled to share his unique perspective with others.

Over the past year, Peter embarked on a yearlong painting endeavor with fellow artist Glenn Clark, documenting the landscapes that would be impacted by Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. This workshop complements the culmination of that trip, Peter and Glenn’s exhibition, Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project, on display at Touchstones Nelson until Sept.15.

The cost of this two part workshop is $85 and $75 for Members of Touchstones Nelson.

To register, call the front desk at Touchstones Nelson: 250-352-9813.

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