Participants must be paid members of MAA for the year 2021-2022.

Brian Buckrell Composition Workshop

Composition is the arrangement of elements in a painting that let the viewers enter, holds them and takes them to a point of interest. It is considered by most to be the most important and yet most difficult part of learning to paint. It is built on the fundamentals that make those elements interesting and effective in creating a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional surface. This three-day workshop will focus on composition. It will be a mix of presentations, exercises and demonstrations. There will be a dedicated Facebook group to share information and comment. Lots of work, lots of fun.

Where – Zoom online
When – March 7, 9, and 11, 2022 ( Monday, Wednesday, Friday )
Time – Morning 9am – 12pm
Price – $115
Medium – Acrylics will be demonstrated (any medium is fine)
Max – 20 students
Registration – To register, please send an email to
Once you have received confirmation of registration, please send your payment by PayPal or E-Transfer payable to Note: payment is due no later than 24Jan 2022.
Extra – 10-day Private Facebook Group where you can post your work and get helpful information and critiques from Brian

About The Instructor
BRIAN BUCKRELL is a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Federation of Canadian Artists. He is also an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists. He paints full time in acrylic and oil. His paintings are reflective of his love of the outdoors, travel, agriculture and rural communities and the more he paints the more his work moves towards abstracted impressions of his subjects. He has won numerous competitions and awards for both his studio and plein-air paintings. His paintings have been featured in Arabella Magazine, South West Art Magazine and Plein-Air Magazine’s Plein-Air Today. He’s also featured in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylic Painters, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Brian is honored to be chosen as a presenter at the Plein-Air Convention in Denver, CO, next May.


One Day Alla-Prima Workshop
With Kelowna artist Linda Lovisa

We are very lucky to be able to offer a in person workshop with award winning artist Linda Lovisa. This workshop will focus on how to paint dramatic or calm skies over land or water, its your choice. Each student will bring in their own reference photo where the main focus will be on the sky. Stormy or sunny, night or day – Linda will show everyone how to paint their own reference alla prima. Be sure to check out her website.
When – Wednesday October 20th 2021
Where- Manotick United Church
Cost – $70 Payment is due no later than 8 Sept 2021
Time – 10am to 4pm
Medium – Acrylic
Max of 15 students

Kelowna artist Linda Lovisa paints Alla Prima (direct approach). This type of painting keeps the colours fresh and vibrant while mixing direct on the canvas. Her techniques include impressionism, symbolism and abstraction. Although she works primarily in acrylic, she continues to explore a wide range of media including pastel, mixed media and watercolour.
Linda’s paintings have appeared in exhibits across Canada and the United States and can be found in private and public collections nationally and internationally. Linda has been presented by The Federation of Canadian Artists, a Gold Award and an Award of Excellence.
Linda’s creativity and beautiful artwork can also be found in two children’s books she has recently written and illustrated in watercolour. She is looking forward to sharing more stories with you in her series,” The Adventures of Gordon the Canada Goose”.
After ten years of owning her own art gallery, displaying local artist’s creations, Linda has moved to a new chapter in her life. She continues to offer painting classes, is enjoying writing her books and painting commissioned pieces.


Brian Buckrell
June 2021

This four-day acrylic workshop will expose students to approaches for planning and developing an acrylic landscape painting. It is designed for the serious beginner (with acrylic experience) to the intermediate painter interested in strengthening fundamentals for developing strong acrylic landscape paintings. Oil painters using odourless solvents are welcome but all demos will be made in acrylics.

Day one we will review the fundamental principles of shape, value, colour and design that we will apply in our painting.  We will plan and paint together from a provided reference.  Day two we will review those fundamentals and you will paint from your own reference under supervision. Day three we will cover the fundamentals of perspective for landscape painters. Using a reference provided we plan and make a painting of an alley scene emphasizing both linear and atmospheric perspective. Day four you will paint again from your own reference under supervision and following the principles presented. 

Supporting the visual arts in the surrounding Rideau Area

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