From Impression to Expression: Painting the Canadian Landscape with Marc Grandbois

A hundred years ago, the Group of Seven emerged as what became the major turning point to give Canadian art its own trademark.  Working mainly in plein air in the northern region of Saguenay, Quebec, artist Marc Grandbois is one of those artists following in the path of the great Canadian masters.  His contribution to the growing concern about the preservation of our environment is to create and show his original view of the natural beauty of the land. 

Marc Grandbois is a member of the Institute of Figurative Art and the Federation of Canadian Artists. His works are found in fine art galleries and several collections in Canada, USA and abroad.

To learn more about Marc and his work, visit his website at :

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students working in acrylic. There will be a mix of plein air (weather permitting) and studio work.

In the mornings Marc will demo his technique, palette and approach.  Students will apply this knowledge to their work in the afternoon either in the studio or en plein air. A group critique will be held at the end of the second day.

Attention will be given to the power of colors, light and gesture; how to simplify and magnify things to express the artist's feelings.

A supply list and a list of suggested colours will be distributed to students prior to the start of the workshop.

Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees may be paid at the time of registration or in two installments, $100 due at the time of registration, and the balance by cheque, post-dated to August 14th, 2019.  The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop where there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and issue a cheque for a full refund.


There are two workshops:

FIRST WORKSHOP DATE: September 14th and  15th, 2019

SECOND WORKSHOP DATE: September 17th and 18th, 2019

TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: March Community Centre, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata, K2K 1X7

FEES: KAC members: $265.00, non-members: $285.00.  LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS

To withdraw, please contact:  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than 4 weeks prior to the start of the workshop (August 14th).  There will be no refund issued after August 14th, unless your spot can be filled from a waiting list. 

Both workshops are full.  To place our name on a wait list, please contact the registrar: