Alison Watt - Painting the Large Canvas Workshop in November 2014

November 29th, 30th and December 1st - all day workshop

Tofino Arts Council is excited to bring Vancouver Island artist, Allison Watt BACK to Tofino in late November for a three day large canvas workshop.

Course description:

It is challenging to begin, let alone complete a large canvas! This three-day acrylic workshop is designed to help you get past the "I hate this painting" stage (which usually kicks in after about a day) when you might be tempted to start over or shove the painting in a closet. You will learn how to bring the canvas through several layers, working with colour, composition, and surface and surprise yourself by what you can achieve after three consecutive days on the same painting!

You may bring your own image as a starting point for the painting or work from ideas provided by workshop material. The aim is to stray from strict realism into the semi-abstract or abstract.

Students provide their own canvas (choose any dimension between 20 x 30 to 36 x 36).

Cost: $275

It's a great time to be in Tofino. Think storm watching and fresh oysters! Check out for accommodation ideas! 

To register for his workshop please email Maureen Fraser at

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