Month: July 2017

Mohammad Atashzad, Summer 2017 Outdoor Watercolor Painting Courses

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A Sunny Day at Jericho Beach, 2017, Watercolour 11x15 in, by M. R. Atashzad

 Outdoor Watercolor Painting
Enjoy this magical medium watercolor painting depicting the wonderful location of Jericho Park & Beach in Vancouver’s West Side. You will experiment the fleeting light, shade and unpredictability of atmospheric conditions in plain air painting. You will explore the light, value, tone, linear and atmospheric perspective in a variety of subjects including the landscape/seascape, forests, mountains, beautiful bodies of water, logs on the fine sand, ships and boats on the horizon, and stunning views of West Vancouver, Stanley Park and Downtown from a distance. Class time will include sketching, live demonstrations, critique of artwork, and individual help for students.

In each session, you will create an amazing piece of artwork.

If you are interested in participating in this series of classes and need more information, please contact me by email: or call me at 778-328-8187.

Location:  Jericho Beach & Jericho Beach Park  

Cost:         10 Sessions (30 hours): $200   Drop-in: $25

Date: From Monday July 17, 2017 To Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

In the beginning of every class, students will meet the instructor beside the Jericho Beach concession.
Days & Times:

Monday:     July 17      9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday:    July 18                                           6:00-9:00 pm

Thursday:   July 20                                           6:00-9:00 pm

Friday:       July 21      9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Monday:     July 24      9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday:    July 25      9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Thursday:   July 27                                              6:00-9:00 pm
Friday:       July 28      9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Monday:     July 31      9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday:    August 1    9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Thursday:   August 3                                           6:00-9:00 pm
Friday:        August 4   9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Monday:     August 7   9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday:    August 8   9:00 am 12:00 pm   &   6:00-9:00 pm

Outdoor Drawing and Watercolour Supply List:

Watercolour paper with a weight of 140 lbs./cold-pressed such as sheets, pads or blocks
Watercolour box with at least 12 colours or if you choose tubes (include these colours): Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian Green, Hooker’s Green, Bright Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black
Watercolour Brushes: #2, #4, #8, #12, #18 round brushes and a 2.5 inch flat brush
Plastic pallet with 20 wells
Natural sponges
Lightweight board
Two plastic containers
Paper towels
Sketching pencils

Brown & grey coloured pencils for drawing on watercolour paper (Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils Number 176 & 273 are recommended)


Additional Materials:

Portable easels
A light weight folding chair
Bottled water
A sun hat
Digital camera
A jacket for the cool morning & evening air
An umbrella


Instructor Profile:

Mohammad Atashzad has over 30 years of experience in drawing and painting instruction at his own Atashzad Academy of Art in Tehran, Iran. Also, he has been teaching different art programs including “Watercolor & Acrylic Painting”, “Freehand Perspective Drawing”, “Artistic Rendering with Architectural Subjects” and “How to Draw Like an Architect” at several community centers in Vancouver since 2011.  He has published more than 500 watercolour paintings, which have been included in greeting cards, posters, albums and a book of his selected works. Moreover, he has held over 100 individual and group exhibitions around the world, such as France, Italy, Russia, England, etc.
Mohammad Reza Atashzad

Art Instructor

+1 778-328-8187