Do you like art? Have you tried Plein Air painting? Come join Alfonso who is an artist himself.

Cost: $45 CAD plus tax

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* Materials will not be provided, participants must bring their own. 

Plein-Air is an opportunity to open our eyes, and with our full senses discover the richness of the world always present. It is time to break away from seclusion and be inspirited by the beauty that surrounds us.

Participants will be guided to use their creative spirit to explore and discover the beauty of the season, making these sessions a memorable experience of time and shared moments of friendship with other artists. All skills levels are welcome. The class emphasizes the uses of watercolour but acrylics are welcome.

The transcendent beauty of the cherry blossoms continues to inspire artists during Vancouver’s signature springtime event, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF). The beauty of your surroundings in the breathtaking Queen Elizabeth Park capture’s your imagination as you paint outdoors – feel and love with a passion the gifts of nature: colour, light and cherry blossoms.

Artist Bio: 

Alfonso Tejada, BArch & MArch U.D

Alfonso is an Artist/Architect and urban planner, Art has always been a complementary part of his various areas of interest. His early artistic formational years began in Mexico in the Fine Arts School at Guanajuato University where he studied drawing, watercolour and metal etching during his undergraduate studies. He continued to develop his artistic and professional life living in San Miguel Allende arts colony and later in Vancouver. He also is a prolific painter and advocate of “plein air” painting, lecturing and teaching sketching and watercolour for various community centres in Vancouver and with The Federation of Canadian Artists.

He is a co-founder of the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s “plein air” sessions and of the Harmony Festival’s “plein air” competition in West Vancouver. Founder of the international Watercolour biennale with the Federation of Canadian artists. Along with his local pursuits, Alfonso maintains active participation in international encounters of “plein air” paintings in Spain, Portugal and Italy. He annually leads workshops in Mexico and Italy. He is also participating in numerous invitational international events leading solo and group exhibitions every year (Fabriano international and IWSCanada).

“Drawing, sketching and painting places, buildings and objects in the townscape has been discipline that has helped to strengthen my sense of proportion, scale, form and colour. I use sketching and watercolour painting on my drawing pad to capture time and places. My passion is to pain ordinary locations that capture my vision and leave a lasting memory to share with others in my work. “Vistas” of townscapes, both local and abroad have been my inspiration. All these start as sketches “plein air”, leading to the development of a finished product.”

Art is not a hobby, rather it is a life commitment to show and help others how to see magnificence in the ordinary.

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