Every Thursday (6 weeks)
Starting July 22nd - August 26th, 2021
6.00PM - 8.00PM (Pacific Standard Time) Via Zoom
Limited to 10 students!
Suitable for beginner and intermediate students.
FCA Online Mentorships
If you're looking for an accessible way to re-invigorate your practice, share in your challenges and get professional, live feedback on your artwork, FCA Online Mentorships are an excellent investment in your practice.
Benefits of Mentorship
6 weekly Live Zoom Sessions
We start this mentorship program with an evaluation of your current status, as well as an introduction to everyone in the group. Ann will discuss short and long term goals with you, which will define next steps on your artistic journey.
Each consecutive week will be built out based on where everyone is in their work and what their personal ambitions are for attending this mentorship program. Over this 6 week program you will takeaway practical ways to improve and develop your paintings.
About the Instructor - Ann Willsie, AFCA
Ann is known for her large-scale panoramic landscapes, florals and rural scenes of Canada. Bold, visible brushstrokes and thick, luscious oil paint are characteristic of her paintings, which have been described as contemporary impressionism. Gnarly old trees with their own linear personalities, grasses shifting in the wind, hidden marshes, - these are some of the subject matters which have inspired Ann’s landscapes.
Her florals portray the exquisite rhythm and flow which are at the root of nature surrounding us. They are larger-than-life, close up and personal, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the painting. They are an open invitation into the heart and soul of the natural world, a reminder of the peace and tranquility that exists if we but look for it.
For the past few years Ann has found new passion in painting outdoors, en plein air. This method of painting stems back to the mid 19th century. She has been involved in major Plein air events in B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario. She has won major awards for her plein air work, including first place at the Elora Plein Air Festival, 2018 in Ontario, third place in the 2017 Bragg Creek, Alberta Plein Air Festival and an Honourable Mention at the Parrsboro, Nova Scotia International Plein Air Festival 2018. She continues to promote Plein Air painting events and workshops throughout Canada.
Her work is shown in galleries across Canada and held in collections around the world. She is an Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.
Register online by clicking "Register Now", or register by phone at 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery (Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm).