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Plein Air Painting w/ David Sharpe

May 26 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Date: May 26th, 2024

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Cochrane Ranch House (outside)

Audience: 18+, all levels welcome (some painting experience with oil and/or acrylic is recommended)

Cost: $65

Description: In partnership with Come Paint Alberta, this workshop pays tribute to the traditional art of Plein Air Painting. Meeting in the green space of the beautiful Cochrane Ranchehouse, students will learn:

  • How to set up their painting equipment
  • How to prepare materials for a safe & effective on-site painting station
  • Basics of approach, design, color, composition & value

Leading by example, David will be doing a painting of his own to help get everyone started on the process. Once students are successfully set up and have begun their piece, he will take turns observing everyone individually to give personalized feedback and guidance. A rare opportunity to meet other like-minded artists while receiving one-on-one instruction.

In order to convey emotional meaning in our paintings, we must learn to see again, to use the head and the heart in tandem. This is what I attempt to convey with my painting and what I try to teach in my workshops” – David Sharpe

**For this workshop, please meet at the main entrance to the Ranchehouse to check in with your instructor prior to spreading out and setting up your equipment**


Please bring the following items for this workshop

  • paintbrushes in a variety of sizes
  • art panel (canvas or wood)
  • selection of your favorite oil or acrylic paint colors
  • a pochade box or tripod easel w/ palette
  • folding chair (if you wish to be seated)
  • Water bottle/snacks at your discretion (no food services on site)

Please note that this is an outdoor workshop so proper attire for the weather is required

Instructor Bio:

An Honours graduate in illustration from the Alberta College of Art and Design, David has taught Drawing and Design at The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Concordia University, and Capilano College in Vancouver. He has lectured extensively at Queens University, St Lawrence College and Humber College where he sat on the College’s Advisory Board. David has taught Plein Air Painting through Gallery Stratford and locally throughout BC & Alberta. His work has won numerous awards at plein air events and exhibitions and is actively collected in Canada and the USA.

He is also a founding member of the Ontario Plein Air Society & one of the few Canadian members of the prestigious and exclusive American Tonalist Society. In addition, he is an active and popular zoom painting instructor with Winslow Art Center in Seattle.

David’s work is represented by Village Studios in Stratford(Ontario) and Mountain Galleries in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, The Jasper Park Lodge and Chateau Whistler.


Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
255001 Glenbow Rd
Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7 Canada
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Route 22 Gallery is located on the land of the Treaty 7 people. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Treaty 7 territory and the cultural and oral practices of the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations as well as the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, (Métis Nation District 4) within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. It is a privilege and and an honour to share these lands as our collective home.

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