Heli-Accessed Painting Workshop With Mike Svob

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Professional painting instruction from the best classroom on Earth. Fly to a stunning location with the artist before breathing in and finding inspiration in some of the most astounding scenery in Canada. Mother Nature will happily be your muse.

Details

Duration: 3 Days
Starts in: CMH Cariboos Lodge
Ends in: CMH Cariboos Lodge
Group Size: 4-11
Difficulty: 1/5

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Workshop Trip At A Glance

  • Professional instruction
  • Explore stunning remote landscapes via heli-accessed hiking
  • Daily presentations on improving technique
  • Learn how to capture the grandiosity of nature

Painting Outside With Mike Svob

Learn from one of Canada’s eminent painters in an iconic landscape on a 3-day trip to CMH Cariboos. Venture to remote viewpoints via helicopter with a small group as Mike teaches you how to analyze, simplify and capture the landscape in bold, beautiful paintings with your own interpretations and inspirations. Evenings will be spent relaxing and dining at Cariboos lodge.

Your Partners In Safety

Our helicopters are flown by experienced mountain pilots who work closely with our knowledgeable guides. Together, they'll take you to all the best (and safest) vantage points for shots, and memories, that you won't believe.

Indulgence Included

Rest your brain and your limbs at the end of a long day of learning in our Cariboos lodge, where you can unwind and trade tips with your fellow students – or find some liquid inspiration at the bar.

WHAT MAKES THE PAINTING WORKSHOP SO SPECIAL? 

You will be part of a small group of 11 painters who will stay at the remote Cariboos lodge, and fly to stunning locations each day to paint within some of the most incredible scenery in the world. You’ll have the services of professional painter Mike Svob on-hand as he provides you with instruction and tips throughout the trip.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE? 

Our aim is to paint “plein air”, which means “outside”. You’ll fly to a few locations each day where Mike will do a demonstration and help everyone individually. You will do as many plein air landscape paintings as the conditions and time allow, but plan for three or four each full day. Once you return to the lodge, you’ll have further instruction and art discussion.

HOW MUCH PAINTING EXPERIENCE DO I NEED? 

All abilities are welcome. Whether you’re a beginner who has only done a few paintings, or a professional with many canvasses under your belt, you’re going to find this trip rewarding.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR THE PAINTING WORKSHOP?

All of your painting gear needs to be easily portable, packable and light. Once the helicopter drops you off at your location for the day, you need to carry your equipment by hand or in a backpack. Trolleys with wheels will not work on the terrain.

Your painting gear should weigh around 10-15 lbs / 5-7 kilos. Recommended equipment:

  • A sturdy, lightweight easel that can withstand some wind and hold your painting surface. A French easel paint box or similar will carry most everything you need
  • Any paint or drawing medium you wish to use; acrylic, oil, watercolour, pencil
  • Recommended colour palette:
    1. Titanium White
    2. (Hansa or Cad) Lemon Yellow
    3. Cadmium Yellow Deep
    4. Cadmium Red
    5. Quinacridone Magenta (Crimson or Alizarin)
    6. Cobalt Blue
    7. Ultramarine Blue
    8. Carbon Black
    9. This is the minimum, if you have a few other favourite paints, please bring them
  • A small bucket for rinsing your brushes (water is readily available)
  • Oil Painters: Mike highly recommends using a quick drying medium with your paint. Alkyd or Cobalt drier are effective. You will also need small sealed containers for you to clean your brushes.
  • A lightweight camera to capture this truly unique landscape (camera phones work great)
  • A few paint brushes (small to medium)
  • A sketchpad, paper, pencils, a sharpener
  • Paper towels and or rags
  • A bag for your garbage
  • Masking tape, a palette knife, small canvases, boards or paper. (Approx. 3 or 4 for each day).

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