Centre for the Arts has watercolour workshop

A master water­colour workshop with water­colourist Gordon MacKenzie is set for this October at the Centre for the Arts here.

Author of the Water­color­ists Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist’s Essential Notebook/Landscapes, Mac­Ken­zie is offering a weekend retreat for water colourists.

In the three day intensive workshop, intermediate and ad­vanced watercolour painters will explore the more tradi­tional methods of composing a painting, focusing and alter­native, natural or instinctive approaches.

The fall classes, Compo­sition the Natural Way will help painters to achieve skills and techniques to compose.

MacKenzie has had 25 solo watercolor shows in Canada and the U.S. and his work hangs in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Far East.

The workshop takes place Oct. 24, 25, and 26 from 9am to 4pm at the Elora Centre for the Arts. To register, contact the centre at 519-846-9698 or visit www.eloracentreforthearts.ca.