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JohnDavid Anderson – Creating a Painting ‘Alla Prima’

JohnDavid Anderson – Creating a Painting ‘Alla Prima’


When:  Saturday,  January 12th, 2019

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Victoria Parks Community Centre, Mono Mills

Directions:  From Highway 9, turn south on Airport Road, then turn right at the first street, Calmon Drive, and then immediately right onto Victoria Crescent and left into the community centre.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for set up.  Tea/coffee and snacks are complimentary but please bring your own lunch.

Workshop fees:  OAG members: $55.00    non-members: $85.00

Non-members may join the OAG at the workshop.


To register, please send an email to Ali Leonard OAGworkshops@bell.net. Payment is required to secure your spot in the workshop. You can pay using PayPal, (as directed on the web site, orangevilleartgroup.com/workshops/) or mail a cheque, made payable to the Orangeville Art Group, to: 57 John Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2P6.  Please mention which workshop you are registering for.

For further information please contact Ali Leonard at the above email address or (519) 940-9209.

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Come and spend a day with JohnDavid Anderson who describes himself as a Canadian contemporary impressionist. Painting is a way for him to express an emotional response to light on surfaces in a space, using a range of values, edges and colours. He looks for elements of beauty within anything that light touches. For him it is the light rather than the subject that drives the composition. He likes to paint all in one session (alla prima) and to keep the painting fresh, loose, colourful and gestural.

JohnDavid will demonstrate his approach to painting alla prima using oil paints and will available for one on one coaching and advice for participants using either oils or acrylics.

 JohnDavid is a resident of Stayner and an award-winning artist and teacher. He conducts many workshops including teaching in the summer program at Haliburton campus of Fleming College, and recently lead an en plein air painting trip to the south of France.  


This workshop is appropriate for both acrylics and oils. Bring your usual materials for painting. JohnDavid will bring copies of a photo reference related to the specific skills he will be teaching. If you have a painting you are working on and would like some help with, bring that along too. Canvas size should not be less than 12”x16” and not greater than 18”x24”.  Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table, and only odourless solvents (no turpentine).

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