August 26: Painting Workshop at Falcon Trails

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: Falcon Trails Resort, outdoor location

Cost:: $125/ person (max 12 participants)

Enjoy the beautiful nature around Falcon Trails Resort, while painting the views that appeal to you.  Melissa Jean, a nationally recognized artist from Kenora, will guide you on your own path of what interests you and catches your attention.

This workshop is open to all levels.  A minimum of 9 registrants by July 15th will be required for the session to run.

Canadian artist, Melissa Jean, lives the lake life year round.  Melissa paints full time out of her Kenora, Ontario studio, as well as on location around Lake of the Woods and throughout other parts of Canada.  Through her unique perspective, she strives to capture the spirit and energy of the images she paintings.  

“I have an irresistible and unstoppable urge to create, that grows stronger with each new day.  I smile at the brush strokes that have become my own, like a friend who has suddenly become an old friend. We travel together and explore the hidden treasures of nature.” -Melissa Jean  

Nationally recognized, her work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide, as well as in galleries across Canada.  visit for more info.

Each participant will need to bring the following:  

  • Easel (that can be set up outside)

  • Paint

  • Water/turpentine

  • Rags

  • Palette

  • medium, brushes

  • At least 5 canvases (preferably no bigger than 12x16” or 16x16”, and no smaller than 8x8”. 11x14” is a good size).

  • Hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water bucket for brushes, and water bottle for drinking.  

  • A couple of snapshots in case it rains all day, to inspire an indoor painting.

  • Open mind, and a sense of adventure. 

Melissa looks forward to sharing some of the things that she has learned along the way, and helping you on your own personal creative journey.  In this open concept workshop, the goal will be to learn from each other, and develop new ways of capturing what we see and  love in nature, on canvas.  Melissa will also be talking a little about effective colour mixing, priming, varnishing, glazing and composition.

Yesterday I spent an awesome day out at Falcon Lake Trails Resort participating in a plein air workshop led by Melissa Jean. Great instruction, yummy lunch, a talented and fun group to paint with....AND even perfect weather! Now I cannot wait to get out side and paint again!!
— Lori Zebiere