Course Description

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Building on basic painting skills, this course is designed for the beginner or intermediate painter who would like to develop landscape painting skills. Course topics include fundamental composition development, colour mixing, tonal values, and under-painting, with a focus on individual expression and developing a personal visual vocabulary. Students will be guided through surface techniques including brushwork, texture creation, compositional and conceptual decision-making, and colour choices. Studio work will be supported by tutorials and discussions that explore examples of contemporary landscape painting, content, technique and style.


  • Strengthen individual observation skills and gain confidence reproducing landscape elements in paint on canvas,
  • Gain the ability to paint landscapes with a variety of techniques,
  • Familiarize with tonal value, colour mixing, and sureness with producing unique colours from a simple palette,
  • Generate unique compositions,
  • Develop an appreciation of contemporary landscape painting practices.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Landscape Painting Studio
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Jul 09, 2024 to Aug 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In-Person [Evening]  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $570.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Section Notes

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Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.