Art in the Marsh

Join local artist and outdoorsman Richard Vandermeer to learn new techniques and to be insprired by Wye Marsh's natural setting to create wonderful works of art. 

Artists are welcome to register for one workshop or all of them - there are no pre-requisites. 

Nature Photography Workshop

This workshop will focus on nature photography, particularly birds. Richard will go over composition, camera settings, and approaching wildlife respectfully to get the perfect shot.

Please note, a digital SLR camera with at least a 200 mm lens is required for this workshop. 
All other materials provided for use during the workshop, to be returned at the end of session.

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pm 
How much: $75.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 10+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 

 


Drawing Workshop

Focusing on the fundamentals of drawing, composition, tone proportion etc. the student will be taken through ‘the steps’ of creating a fine art drawing from beginning to end.

All materials provided for use during the workshop, to be returned at the end of session.

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: TBD
How much: $75.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 10+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 

 


Oil Painting Workshop

Colour mixing technique and proper application of oil paint will be the focus of this workshop. No prior experience is required - bring only your enthusiasm as you learn to work with oil paints!

All materials provided for use during the workshop, to be returned at the end of session.

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: TBD 
How much: $100.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 10+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 


Watercolour Painting Workshop

Basic techniques like glazing, dry brush, wet in wet etc. will be covered during this ‘Voyage of Discovery’ workshop. Watercolour has long been considered a challenge, but Richard will help you uncover it secrets!

All materials provided for use during the workshop, to be returned at the end of session.

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: TBD
How much: $100.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 10+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 


About the Artist/ Instructor

This workshop will be lead by Richard Vandermeer. Born in Barrie, Richard has been painting and drawing since he was ten years old, developing his abilities on a self-taught basis until enrolling in the fine arts department at the Ontario College of Art’s four-year programme. Since graduating, he has since opened and operated a small gallery in Orillia, Ontario. Inspired by his love for fishing and nature, he believes good painting and drawing is the result of a firm understanding and knowledge of the fundamentals and principles in art. These workshop series are an excellent opportunity to fine tune your skills and learn from one of the best.