Okanagan Plein Air Painting Workshop


okanagan winery

Okanagan Lake

Otter Lake



Enjoy the beautiful
Okanagan in May!

The Okanagan valley of British Columbia, Canada offers a diverse landscape to paint including rural farm scenes, picturesque lakes, vineyards and orchards. In this 4-day workshop enjoy comraderie with other painters, wine, warm weather, and all that spring in the Okanagan has to offer.



  • 4 days of outdoor painting including group & personal instruction, valuable exercises, and demonstrations.
  • Painting at a local winery (wine tour optional)
  • BBQ dinner at Leah & Jerry's home one evening (will have a later start to painting that day with a session before the BBQ and then an evening paint).
  • Group lunch one day inbetween painting sessions.
  • Refreshments and light snacks throughout each day.


* Accommodations, other meals, and transportation to painting locations is the responsibility of each participant.



Workshop Dates:

May 16-19, 2014
Max. 10 participants - WAITING LIST


Cost: $490 + tax (in Canada)



To add your name to the waiting list call Leah at 250-558-0350 or send an email. A nonrefundable deposit of 50% is required upon registration with the remaining amount to be paid by May 1, 2014. Workshop fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot.

More details will be provided upon registration.
You can also visit the Workshop Preparation page for more info.



Where to Stay?

As all of the painting locations will be in various locations throughout the Okanagan valley we recommend staying in Kelowna or Vernon. Both are friendly cities adjacent to a lake with all amenities and major stores.


More about accommodations, restaurants and things to do in the Okanagan are listed below.

Okanagan Things To Do & Attractions:

- Golf - Here are a couple websites that offer golf info - http://www.okanagangolfpackages.com/ & http://okanagan.com/maps/golf_map.htm

- Tourism Vernon and Tourism Kelowna are great websites for things to do locally, and Hello BC has an extensive list for throughout the Okanagan

- Lake Activities & Beaches - Kelowna and Peachland both have nice boardwalks along the lakefront

- Lake Cruise - From Vernon - From Kelowna: kelownadinnercruises.com or thelakelounge.com or okanaganboattours.com

- Wineries

- Festivals & Events



Accommodations in Kelowna:

- An artist from of ours runs a beautiful Bed & Breakfast adjacent to their pear orchard. A beautiful quiet location in Kelowna with a pool and hot tub, plus her husband likes to entertain with music on the patio in the evenings. They have rooms available ranging in price from $130 to $180 per night. See their website for details.

- Here are a few websites with lists and ratings for accommodations in Kelowna:

- Trip Advisor

- Tourism Kelowna

- This website includes a list of most accommodations in the area - click here - as well as the Vernon Tourism website.

- This map shows accommodations in Kelowna - click here



Accommodations in Vernon:
- This website includes a list of most accommodations in the area - click here - as well as the Vernon Tourism website.

- This map shows all hotels in Vernon and particularly the main ones on the main road through town - click here

- A couple higher end accommodations outside of town that feature golf and spa services are Sparkling Hill Resort and Predator Ridge Resort



Restaurants/Meals in Kelowna:
There are too many to list but here are a few websites that will get you started:

- Google map that shows a list based on location

- Trip advisor that lists restaurants recommended by travelers

- Urban Spoon where you can sort results by type of cuisine

- For breakfast or lunch take-away it is a larger city so there are many places to stop downtown or along the main highway.


Restaurants/Meals in Vernon:
There are quite a lot of restaurants in Vernon. This Google map shows a list with locations of restaurants and you could also see Tourism Vernon's website where you can sort restaurants by type of food.



Most coffee shops offer something quick for breakfast or there is also a Denny's, The Pantry, 27th Street Grill, Bean There Bistro, Branches Cafe, White Spot, etc.

For Lunch items to go such as sandwiches & wraps there is:

- Multiple Tim Hortons locations

- Multiple Subway locations

- The Sprouted Fig - website - map

- Helmut's Sausage Kitchen - website - map

- Sunshine Corner Cafe - website - map

- Little Italy Market & Deli - website - map

- Nature's Fair Market (health food store) - website - map



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