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Plein Air

Plein Air Painting workshop

with Helena Vallée-Dallaire
Saturday, May 13, 2023
from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please email Peter at to reserve your spot

Fee $60 

lunch included

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"Connect with the landscape! As a painter and teacher, I’m passionate about exploring the perceptions that come from really stopping and looking. In this plein air workshop, I’ll share techniques and offer close guidance. Whether you’re an experienced artist or picking up a brush for the first time, I look forward to painting with you soon!

—Helena Vallée-Dallaire

In this 1-day special workshop during the height of spring, we will paint views of the magnificent Shantigar landscape from observation. Techniques of how to capture light and build a strong composition will be shared in a morning demonstration. After lunch, participants will choose their spot to paint the Shantigar landscape, and Helena will provide one-on-one support. Suggested mediums are oils or watercolor.

All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced artists. 



11:00 AM - 4:00 PM with 1-hour lunch break. 



Bring your own materials, from a simple watercolor set and paper to oil paints, canvas, and easel.​

Suggested colors for a basic palette:
         Naples yellow

         Ultramarine blue or Cobalt blue

         Sap green OR Viridian

         Transparent red oxide

         Raw Umber

         Alizarin Crimson

        Titanium white


Helena Vallée-Dallaire is a visual artist trained in the classical tradition of the Old Masters. She studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Studio Escalier in France, the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, and the Grand Central Atelier in New York, before completing her MFA at the New York Academy of Art in 2018. She works as a cultural mediator and drawing teacher at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and has taught painting internationally, notably at Southfest in Thailand and at Atelier Mesones in Mexico City. She is a recipient of various prizes and honors, including three grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. She lives and works in the Laurentians region of Quebec.

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