Man Painting En Plein Air

Our traditional Open Studio Sessions have moved outdoors for the summer months!

Open Studio En Plein Air Sessions are perfect for setting aside some dedicated time every week to get out of the house, work on projects and enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors with fellow artists. Chat, share tips and tricks of the trade and leave feeling encouraged.

An experienced artist is often available during Open Studio to provide you with advice, help with your current project and help you understand your artistic vision.

There is no formal instruction provided during these sessions.

Please read more information about what to bring.


New: We ask that all participants register in advance for our open studio sessions by noon the day before. Sessions that do not meet a minimum number of participants by this time may be cancelled. Sessions are non-refundable, unless cancelled due to low enrollment.

Details & Registration

Ages: 18+


  • No dates/times are available.

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Price: $5 per session

Location: Charles F. Watson and Family Gardens (Located at Main Street & Peel Village Parkway) - View a map for parking and directions to access the park.

Materials: Not Included

Skill Level: All Skill Levels

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What to Bring

We recommend participants bring the following:

  • A camping chair or stool to sit on
  • A drawing board, easel or pochade box
  • Art materials (pencils, paint, brushes etc.)
  • A container for water/brush cleanup
  • A cart or bag to carry your materials
  • Comfort items: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, drinking water, bug spray

The following items are available for pickup at the studio:

  • Drawing boards with clips
  • Water to fill your own container
  • Washroom facilities

Rainy Weather

If there is a high probability of rain, a notification email will be sent to anyone registered as far in advance as possible. Sessions will move indoors in the event of rain.